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10 Ways to Get a Six Flags Ticket Discount

The American Eagle's helix, Giant Drop, Raging Bull, and Viper roller coasters at Six Flags Great America, Chicago.

The American Eagle's helix, Giant Drop, Raging Bull, and Viper roller coasters at Six Flags Great America, Chicago.

Spending the day at a Six Flags amusements park may be filled with thrills and fun, but the price of a ticket can be a downer, especially for families.

With 16 parks scattered across the U.S., Six Flags offers fun for all ages, from water-themed rides to roller coasters. Adult tickets range from $68.99 to $89.99, but with a little bit of planning, it's easy to get discounts and avoid paying full-price.

Here is information for online price discounts and group savings to help you save on your Six Flags tickets for 2019.

Six Flags Ticket Prices and Discounts for 2019

Six Flags:Adult/Child Tickets at the ParkOnline PurchaseGroups (size)

California:

 

 

Magic Mountain: Los Angeles

$89.99/$59.99

Choose-Day: up to $25 off

$47.99 (15+ advance purchase)

 

 

Any Day: $89.99 use by 12/31/19

$48.99 (15+ walk-in)

 

1 free per 15 purchased in advance

 

 

 

Hurricane Harbor: Los Angeles

$44.99/36.99

Any Day: $44.99 use during 2019

$28.99 (15+ advance purchase)

 

 

Advance: save up to $8

Valid any day thru 10/6/2019

 

 

 

1 free per 15 purchased in advance

 

 

$33.99 (15+ walk-in)

Discovery Kingdom: San Francisco

$70.99/$50.99

Choose Day: up to $25 off

$33.99 (10-99)

 

 

Same Day: $56.99

$37.07 (15+ visit date required)

 

 

 

$41.19 (10+ not date specific)

Georgia:

 

 

1 free per 15 pre-paid

 

 

 

Six Flags Over Georgia: Atlanta

$71.99/$51.99

Choose Day: up to $20 off

$38.15 (15+)

 

 

Any Day: $58.99 use by 1/5/20

1 free w/ every 15

 

 

 

Whitewater: Atlanta

$48.99/$43.99

Info coming soon

$32.85 (15+)

 

 

 

order by 5/30/19 to get 2 free per 15 pre-paid

Illinois:

 

 

Great America: Chicago

$77.99/$57.99

Choose Day: up to $25 off

$40.55 (15+) valid thru 9/2/2019

 

 

1 free per 20 pre-paid

Maryland:

 

 

 

Six Flags America: Baltimore

$70.99/$50.99

Choose Day: up to $19 off

$37.50 (15+)

 

 

 

1 free per 15 pre-paid

 

 

 

 

Six Flags New England: Springfield

$71.99/$61.99

Choose Day: up to $25 off

$41 (15+)

 

 

 

$49.00 (15+ walk-up)

 

 

 

$33.50 (100+)

 

 

 

$37.50 (100+ walk-up)

Missouri:

 

 

1 free per 15 pre-paid

Six Flags St. Louis

$68.99/$53.99

Choose Day: up to $25 off

$42.74 (10-14)

 

 

Any Day: $60.99 use by 1/1/20

$38.35 (15-99)

 

 

 

1 free per 15 pre-paid

 

 

 

 

Great Adventure & Wild Safari: Jackson

$81.99/$50.99

Choose Day: up to $30 off

$35.18 (15+ thru 1/1/2020)

 

 

 

1 free ticket per 10 after meeting 15 min

 

 

 

 

Hurricane Harbor: Jackson

$48.99/$38.99

Info coming soon

$34.99 (15+ thru 9/22/2019)

 

 

 

1 free ticket per 10 after meeting 15 min

 

 

 

 

Great Escape & Splashwater Kingdom: Lake George

$64.99/$48.99

Choose Day: up to $20 off

$34.58 (15+) use by 10/27/2019

 

 

Any Day: info coming soon

1 free per 15 pre-paid

 

 

 

Six Flags Fiesta Texas: San Antonio

$82.99/$67.99

Choose Day 1 in Advance: up to $20 off

$37.88 (15+) valid for one day during 2019

 

 

Any Day: $72.99

 

 

 

 

Six Flags Over Texas: DFW

$82.99/$67.99

Any Day: $67.99 use by 1/5/20

$36.99 purchase by 5/15/2019 (15+)

 

 

Choose Day: up to $18 off

$41.99 (10-14)

 

 

 

 

Hurricane Harbor: DFW

$38.99/$33.99

Info Coming Soon

$27.99 (15+)

 

 

 

$29.99 (10-14)

 

 

 

1 free w/ 20

1. Coke Can Six Flags Discounts

Save your Coca-Cola brand soda can and bring it to the Six Flags ticket booth to get discounts at the park!

Save your Coca-Cola brand soda can and bring it to the Six Flags ticket booth to get discounts at the park!

One of the most popular ways to save on Six Flags park tickets is to bring an empty can of Coca-Cola brand soda (Coke or Sprite) to the ticket booth. Just remember, you have to bring the can with you to get the discount. Soda can discounts can vary by theme park, but they usually mean a savings of $15-$21.

Some people wonder if Six Flags still does the Coke cans in 2019 since Coca-Cola no longer prints discounts on the cans.The answer is yes they do. The can does not need to be specially marked to get the discount.

Keep in mind, the savings from Coke cannot be combined with other offers and can only be applied to adult-ticket prices.

Look at the table below to see the 2019 Coke discount amount for each Six Flags park.

2019 Six Flags Coke Offers

Theme Park

Coke Can Discount

Coke Online Ticket Discount

Six Flags America (Baltimore)

$15 thru 9/29/19/19

up to $25 thru 9/29/19

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (San Francisco)

$15 thru 12/31/19

up to $25 thru 4/17/19

Six Flags Fiesta Texas (San Antonio)

$10 thru 12/31/19

up to $20 thru 12/31/19

Six Flags Great Adventure (Jackson, NJ)

$15 thru 9/29/19

up to $30 thru 6/11/19

Six Flags Great America (Chicago)

$15 thru 9/29/19

up to $21 thru 9/29/19

Six Flags Magic Mountain (Los Angeles)

$20 thru 12/31/19

up to $25 thru 12/31/19

Six Flags New England (Springfield, MA)

$15 thru 9/29/19

up to $24 thru 4/21/19

Six Flags Over Georgia (Atlanta)

$15 thru 9/29/19

up to $21 thru 9/29/19

Six Flags Over Texas (Arlington)

$20 thru 9/29/19

up to $21 thru 9/29/19

Six Flags St. Louis (Missouri)

$15 thru 9/29/19

up to $21 thru 9/29/19

The Great Escape (Lake George, NY)

Kids price with Coke can (thru 9/29/19)

up to $21 thru 9/29/19

Coke online ticket discount

It is also possible to use the promo code "COKE" at sixflags.com for discounts on online tickets. You can either print these tickets or save to your phone.This discount is often more than the regular discount Six Flags gives for online ticket sales.

One thing to note is that there is a processing fee for each online ticket transaction. The fee is about the same whether you buy 1 ticket or 10. If you only need one ticket, you save more by bringing a Coke can to the ticket booth.

Take Great America Chicago, for example. You save $15 when you bring a can to the park. The online Coke discount for that park is $21. However, the online processing fee is $9 per transaction (not per ticket). So if you're only buying one ticket you save more by bringing a can to the ticket booth. In this scenario, if you buy two or more cans, you'll save more by purchasing them online even with the processing fee added.

2. Six Flags Coupons on Product Packages

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  • Ortega: Most discounts and coupons for Six Flags tickets can only be used for adult admission. In the past, Ortega had a coupon that can be peeled off its taco shell boxes and be used just for kids' tickets. With the coupon, children nine and under got in free on a weekday with the purchase of a full-price general admission ticket. The coupon also was for $10 off an adult general admission ticket. Both deals expired in 2015, but always be on the lookout for similar offers.
  • Wet Ones: Past years, Wet Ones had an offer where you texted or emailed your receipt showing a purchase of Wet Ones hand wipes so you could receive a coupon good for one free weekday kids' admission with the purchase of a full-price adult general admission ticket. This coupon was also good for $10 off a full-price weekend general admission ticket.
  • Other products: Watch for discounts on other food and product packages, as they often pop up throughout the summer months. Here are some from past years: Post Cereal, Polly-O and Kraft string cheese, Tony's frozen pizza.

3. Buy Tickets Online at Sixflags.com

One of the easiest ways to get a discount is to simply purchase your ticket online at sixflags.com at least 24 hours in advance of your visit. The amount of the savings varies by theme park, but can range from $15-$25 per general admission ticket.

You can print your online ticket or save it to your phone.

4. Six Flags Season Pass

A Six Flags season pass book.

A Six Flags season pass book.

For frequent visitors, purchasing a season pass is a must. Not only do season pass holders enjoy significant savings off admission, but the booklet is filled with lots of other valuable coupons. For example, the GOLD Six Flags pass includes free parking at every Six Flags location. Other pass books offer significant savings on bringing friends along. Season pass books are cheaper when purchased early in the season or when bought online in multiple numbers.

The Summer Thrill Pass costs less than the regular season pass, but does not come with the coupon book and is only valid during the summer season (not for off-season events like Fright Fest).

5. Group Discounts

It's tons of fun to spend a day at an amusement park, but it's even more fun when you go with lots of friends!

Six Flags offers significant savings to groups. Minimum numbers vary by park, so make sure to find out ahead of time what restrictions apply near you. At Great America Chicago/Gurnee, a minimum of 20 is required for discounts. At Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey, discounts are available for groups as small as ten.

When you go with a large group and purchase tickets in advance, you can receive one free ticket for every 10, 15, or 25 admissions purchased (depending on the location).

See the table above for 2019 Six Flags group ticket prices for each theme park.

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Green Lantern Roller Coaster, Six Flags New Jersey

6. Grocery Stores and Other Merchants

Grocery stores and merchants located near a Six Flags amusement park often have tickets and passes available for purchase at discounted prices. For example, grocery stores like Jewel Osco sell Six Flags tickets for the following prices (including tax), valid at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, IL (Chicago):

  • One-day ticket: $60.31 (compared to $77.99 + tax at main gate)
  • Season pass: $93.59 (compared to $189.99 + tax at main gate)
  • Season pass (4 or more): $83.19 each (compared to $189.99 + tax each at main gate)

Kroger stores, located in the southeast U.S., sell discounted Six Flags season passes and may sell discounted one-day general admission tickets to both Six Flags parks in Georgia.

7. Hotel and Resort Packages

Hotels and resorts near Six Flags parks may also offer discounted ticket packages.

Hotels and resorts near Six Flags parks may also offer discounted ticket packages.

If visiting a Six Flags park is part of your vacation plans, be sure and ask about ticket packages to the theme park before booking your hotel room. It may be worth paying a little more for a hotel room if it comes with discounted or free theme park tickets and a free shuttle. Plan ahead.

For example, the Holiday Inn Convention Center in Gurnee, IL is worth considering for visitors of Six Flags Great America. It usually offeres Great America packages and has a free local shuttle to get you to and from the Chicago theme park.

Often hotels near Six Flags theme parks may sell discount tickets to their guests.Be sure and ask the front desk when you reserve your room.

The original Six Flags Railroad train ride, "General Sam Houston, still in operation at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington.

The original Six Flags Railroad train ride, "General Sam Houston, still in operation at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington.

8. Employers and Credit Unions

Companies and businesses located near Six Flags amusement parks may give their employees discounted admission tickets. Reduced-priced tickets also can often can be purchased at local credit unions.

Twisted Colossus, Six Flags Magic Mountain

9. Six Flags Read to Succeed

Six Flags has a reading club, Read to Succeed, designed to encourage children in grades kindergarten through sixth grade to read. Students who complete six hours of recreational reading earn a free admission ticket to a participating Six Flags park. Teachers can earn free tickets, too. Teachers with ten or more students participating in the program are eligible for a free ticket. The school must be within a 250-mile radius of a Six Flags theme park.


10. Discover Credit Card

If you use your Discover credit card to purchase Six Flags tickets or passes (either online or at the main gate) you will receive a 5% discount. This same discount is also available for all purchases made within the theme park.

More Ways to Save at Six Flags

With just a little planning, it's easy to save money on the cost of a general admission ticket to Six Flags parks. Look into these other ways to receive discounts:

  • City Passes and City Go Cards (save on admission to multiple attractions within a city)
  • Entertainment books
  • Military discounts
  • Alumni associations
  • Other organizations like AAA

Share Your Six Flags Experience!

If you have had good luck getting discounts for Six Flags park tickets, share your experience below! Or, if you've had trouble with any of these, or other, ways to save money at Six Flags, let us know that too. You may help another amusement park lover save some money.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

Comments

Hoda on August 12, 2018:

Thank you very much for your helpful tips. I wanted to buy a ticket for the water park in Los Angeles with my discover card, but I can't use 5% off on the purchase. What should I do to use it?

Zaida on July 17, 2018:

I being taking my Son every year for his birthday since he was 13 years! Sadly This year will be the last time due to him turning his famous 21st. Hopefully he will keep going because He LOVES, LOVES, LOVES Six Flags.

Eric Farmer from Rockford Illinois on February 19, 2018:

I have been to Six Flags Great America multiple times. It is very fun.

Kimberly on July 06, 2017:

If you are a pass holder, do you get a discount on daily tickets bought for a friend, even if it is not a "bring a fring for free" day?

PTermin on October 31, 2016:

Can you only use one can per admission of can you use a lot of cans to get a lot of money off

Christa on August 18, 2015:

Text or email receipt to what number

Kristen Howe from Northeast Ohio on April 16, 2015:

This was a great hub. I used to go to Six Flags in NJ, when I lived in NJ. Great tips that could apply to Six Flags or any theme park. Voted up for useful!

lizeth on December 24, 2014:

awe some

William Gibstat from NY on October 20, 2014:

Great list! I knew some of them, but I didn't realize there were so many ways. You should never pay full price at Six Flags.

Andrew from Rep Boston MA on July 19, 2014:

Most corporate McDonalds stores (at least in MA) have a coupon for Six Flags that's 2 dollars off!

~thranax~

Kristin Trapp (author) from Illinois on August 07, 2013:

You can often find individual Coke cans in the coolers at convenience stores and gas stations. Also, the cans inside the multi-packs of Coke are usually printed with the Six Flags coupons, even though it is not indicated on the box/carton itself.

Girl on July 10, 2013:

Wow this really helps but what stores have coke cans

epichealthyjunc from Hometown, Illinois on May 01, 2013:

This is Really a Gem right here Sister!

yourpark from New York on September 16, 2012:

Can you give a discount code to save money on Six Flags New England? Thanks!

Kristin Trapp (author) from Illinois on June 11, 2012:

I know in the Chicago area, I've seen them on the cans of Coke in 12-packs and on single cans that you might buy in a restaurant. The cans in the case aren't visible and it does not say anything on the box.

Njksgirl on June 10, 2012:

I can't find any coke cans with that coupon on it and we're going this week!

Kristin Trapp (author) from Illinois on June 02, 2012:

lilredsaver - Thanks for letting me know that. It's good to know that these tips allowed you to work Six Flags into your vacation plans. By the way, if you go to a Six Flags with a water park (i.e. Hurricane Harbor) the admission ticket is good for both the amusement park and water park. Have Fun!

lilredsaver on June 02, 2012:

Thanks so much for the tips! My husband and I were just talking about maybe including Six Flags in our vacation plans...and these money-saving tips have sealed the deal!!

Kristin Trapp (author) from Illinois on May 21, 2012:

Thanks randomcreative!!

Rose Clearfield from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on May 21, 2012:

Awesome resources!!

Kristin Trapp (author) from Illinois on May 21, 2012:

Thanks kashmir56. Amusement parks can be quite expensive so every little bit helps. Most of listed discounts are significant enough to add up to a good amount of money saved. Your comment and vote are appreciated.

Thomas Silvia from Massachusetts on May 21, 2012:

All great information to help everyone going there this summer to save money. Well done!

Vote up and more !!!

Kristin Trapp (author) from Illinois on May 20, 2012:

tipstoretireearly - And just in time for summer savings! I cannot even imagine paying full-price at the gate.

tipstoretireearly from New York on May 20, 2012:

Just in time for the summer!