We bought Six Flags Over Texas season passes last year on black Friday. Since the passes were so cheap and we knew we could not bring food into the park, we decided to splurge on Combo Deluxe Season Dining passes for a couple of our family members. When we purchased them, they were $94.99 per pass, which seemed steep, especially since it was almost double the price of the park pass, but it has been worth every penny. We started using it at Holiday in the Park in December of 2014, and it is good through the entire 2015 season.
So here's what you get:
- Select lunch and dinner menu items every time you come to the park
- One select snack menu item every time you come to the park
- The combo pass works both at Six Flags Over Texas and Hurricane Harbor
Last Wednesday we went to Hurricane Harbor with eight kids and three adults. Have you ever been swimming and not brought snacks? There's just something about swimming that makes people (especially children) extremely hungry. Here's what we got with our pass:
- 3 chicken strip baskets - $10.99 each = $32.97
- 3 funnel cakes (because we could) - $7.99 each = $23.97
- 3 more chicken strip baskets - $10.99 each = $32.97
Total value received = $89.91 (in one day)
We chose the chicken strip baskets twice because they're easy to share, but there are many other great options. The portions didn't feed 11 people fully, but it gave everyone a quick snack to keep them going.
While they offer a grilled chicken salad, there are other healthy options for those not looking for high calorie meals. I like to share the chopped beef sandwich with my son, and put it on lettuce from the condiment bar.
As you can see, with no limit to how many meals you can enjoy in a season, this pass could easily pay for itself. Add in some snacks, and my favorite part is that we don't have to leave the park to refuel.
I mean my favorite part is letting my kids get the food and snacks that we've never purchased at the park before because of keeping a tight budget. Now I just have to get as much as I possibly can out of it!
One caution - watch the hours of availability. I've missed the window for meals a couple of times, so make sure you know what hours you can redeem your meals. The hours are different at Six Flags Over Texas and Hurricane Harbor.
Not having to worry about food (which is constantly on my mind), has freed me up to enjoy the time I spend with my kids at the park...which makes the value of the pass priceless.
Betsy Strauss is an unexpected homeschooler, mother of three, who is in a relationship with a sweet man for life. She loves reading books, drinking coffee, and learning anything with her kids.