Obviously, the first thing one must do is download the app and figure out where in the plethora of other apps you are going to put it. Luckily I have a folder dedicated to Theme Park apps. Yep, I'm a dork. =)
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A new app has been released by Six Flags that has some pretty great capabilities so of course we took some time today to play around with it, gathered some screen shots and we'll review it for you below.
If you'd like to download it you can do so from the Android or Apple store.
Written by Gregg Condon
Once you download the app you can either enter in your pass number or scan it. I had no problem scanning my pass and it came right up.
Perks and Conditions and where the pass is valid at. Your home park is also featured at the top by default.
You can also access your Rewards and Coupons to see what's already on your pass. Bonus!!!
If you are visiting another park you can click the "Park Selection" and see hours, events and rides at any of the Six Flags parks.
Parks are listed alphabetically (by state) and are easy to navigate through them. La Ronde and Six Flags Mexico are also included.
Once you've selected your park the hours will display as well as options for buying tickets and a list of rides in alphabetical order.
You can also filter the rides by Thrill Level and Height Requirement.
Any special events are listed such as Season Pass ERT events and other events like the Coaster Challenge at Six Flags Great America.
Most of the parks events looked like this, easy to see what they are, the dates and whether you want to take the chance of a park full of cheerleaders. =)
So that's about it for our review of the new app. Overall we think the App is a great improvement over any of the 3rd party apps out there. The ability to have your pass in your phone alleviates the need for an "oh crap" pass since most of us grab our phones before anything else prior to leaving the house.
Obviously the one thing missing from the app ... ride wait times. This is probably the #1 ask for all of these apps and probably the hardest thing for most parks to implement. Hopefully an easy solution will come one of these days. Maybe scanning your phone at the entrance and exit while using the app? Of course, most people won't remember to do the 2nd scan.
Have you downloaded the app yet? Let us know what you think. And Apple users, let us know if there are any differences on that app. We're interested to know.