2008 Six Flags Souvenir Cup Policy

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Do you agree with Six Flags new requirement of allowing $.99 refills on the current year cup only?

Yes
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No
22
20%
Don't care
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17%
 
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Postby Hercules » Wed Mar 12, 2008 8:54 pm

^ The refills add up quick? Once again, how much soda are you people drinking? And how much do you need to drink?

^^^ It was a nice gesture? I don't think it was a nice gesture as it was more of an overlook by old management. And I'm sure they aren't forgiving people with anything. It is a policy that should have been implimented much earlier.

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Postby YoshiFan » Wed Mar 12, 2008 9:09 pm

Even at 1 soda a day, at 20 trips a season, the $1.98 refills at Dorney are $20 more than the $0.99 refills at SF.

I usually have 1 - 2 sodas a day on average when I am not at a park. I drink diet soda (I know that has bad stuff in it as well).

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Postby coaster05 » Thu Mar 13, 2008 3:37 am

See I have never been to the same park more then twice in a season. I would rather see 20 different parks, then the same park 20 times. To me the cups are just not that good of deal, and I would hate to carry those big things around all day, paying fluffy, fluffy bunny filled with medicine and goo fees, putting them in bins, etc.

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Postby NINCUB » Thu Mar 13, 2008 6:03 am

I myself don't spend the money on souvenir cups as they would just clutter a cabinet.

I think it is kind unsanitary to let someone use a cup they have had for a couple of years or more old. Yuck. Some people are just not as clean as other people. SERIOUSLY!

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Postby Hercules » Thu Mar 13, 2008 6:12 am

^^ I get your point about seeing other parks Rich, but there are some that just can't do it either because of age, money, lack of transportation etc. So getting something like a refillable cup is probably a good choice for them. I just don't get why they have to refill it so much.

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Postby Teacups Make Me Sick » Thu Mar 13, 2008 8:07 am

^Refillable cups are better for the environment...

But the wasting of toilet water due to the amount of times one goes to the bathroom after drinking 10 gallons of soda isn’t so good for the environment.

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Postby coaster05 » Thu Mar 13, 2008 8:34 am

Hercules wrote:^^ I get your point about seeing other parks Rich, but there are some that just can't do it either because of age, money, lack of transportation etc. So getting something like a refillable cup is probably a good choice for them. I just don't get why they have to refill it so much.


That was really more of my opinion on why I don't think their a good deal. Sorry if it came off as criticism for those who do massive revisits. My bad.

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Postby Hercules » Thu Mar 13, 2008 9:30 am

Teacup's Make Me Sick wrote:^Refillable cups are better for the environment...

But the wasting of toilet water due to the amount of times one goes to the bathroom after drinking 10 gallons of soda isn’t so good for the environment.



I never said that the concept of refillable cups is a bad thing. I think it is great as I am an advocate of recycling and doing good for the environment. I just don't get why people drink so much of the stuff.

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Postby larrygator » Thu Mar 13, 2008 10:16 am

As I stated before I like the change, even though in the past I have carried around one of my 3 refillable cup (bought over the past 5 years) throughout the season to various SF parks.

As to why people drink so much of these beverages. Personally, I used to get one refill a day. However, due to dehydration problems I started experiencing last year I began getting two refills each day (usually Lemonade) last season.

Living in New York Cty, I am accustomed to the greatest tap water in the world and don't like the taste of tap water outside of New York City. Especially, when New Jersey tap water is the choice at SFGAdv.

If there was a Six Flags on the moon I would probably pack light and not bring my souvenir cup on the trip.
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Postby ahecht » Thu Mar 13, 2008 1:54 pm

I'm kinda mixed on this. On the one hand, the cup is by far the most expennsive part of a soda you buy at the park (since the actual drink is virtually free for Six Flags). On the other hand, who would expect to be able to use the same cup from year to year.

Not that it matters to me -- I avoid soda and cups of water are always free.
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