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Six Flags Season Dining Pass Overview

By on 02/05/2013

Six Flags Season Dining Pass

The Six Flags Season Dining Pass is a brand new offering for 2013. It’s a paid upgrade to your regular Six Flags season pass that provides a lunch and dinner meal for every trip you make to the park throughout the entire year. Once you pay for the season dining pass, you never need to worry about taking extra money with you to the park for food because your meals will already be taken care of for the day.

The program is actually quite simple. You purchase a Six Flags season dining pass at either the front gate ticket booth or online. I chose to purchase mine online so I didn’t have to wait in line at the ticket booth. Each Six Flags park has a different price for the pass. At my home park, Six Flags Magic Mountain, it costs $99.99 plus tax:

Six Flags Season Dining Pass

Once the transaction was complete, I printed my voucher and took it to the park with me. If you choose to purchase the season dining pass at the park, they will give you a printed voucher. You then take your voucher to the season pass processing center. If you bought your Six Flags season pass and Six Flags season dining pass at the same time, they will process them together and give you your new card. If you already have a Six Flags season pass, they’ll take your old card from you and hand you a new one with the ‘Dining’ option added:

Six Flags Season Dining Pass

For the rest of the year, every time you have your card scanned at the main gate, you will receive two dining credits for the day. The lunch credit is valid from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm. The dinner credit is valid from 4:30-7:30 pm, or park close, whichever is earlier. If you don’t enter the park until after 3:30 pm, you will only receive the dinner credit.

To receive a meal, simply visit one of the participating food locations and choose an eligible item from the menu. The menu boards have been updated to make it easier for customers to see which food options are available with the Six Flags season dining pass:

Six Flags Season Dining Pass

The items with the Season Dining Pass logo next to them are available through the program:

Six Flags Season Dining Pass

I felt like having some BBQ to break in my season dining pass, so I headed over to JB’s Smokehouse BBQ. The menu there is a little different, but they still made it really easy to see which meals were available through the season dining pass:

Six Flags Season Dining Pass

Once you make your selection, just hand the cashier your season pass and they’ll scan it, deducting your dining credit for that meal. There is absolutely no cost to you. I chose the BBQ Tri-Tip Sandwich. It came with kettle chips and it was pretty tasty:

Six Flags Season Dining Pass

There are no drinks included with the dining pass, but you have a couple of options. Of course, you can simply buy a drink at full retail. You could also buy a souvenir Six Flags bottle and get refills all season long for only $0.99 each. If you ask, you can also get a free cup of water, which is what I chose to do.

The Six Flags season dining pass is valid at these Six Flags Magic Mountain food locations:

  • Food Etc.
  • JB’s Smokehouse BBQ
  • Johnny Rockets
  • Katy’s Kettle
  • Teen Titan Tower Pizza
  • Totally Kickin’ Chicken
  • Wascal’s
  • Waterfront Commissary
For an extra $25, you can buy a combo season dining pass which is valid at both Six Flags Magic Mountain and Hurricane Harbor Los Angeles. The combo pass is valid at these Hurricane Harbor food locations:
  • Cowabunga Burger
  • Red Eye’s Kitchen

I’ve posted a complete listing of the food choices available, broken down by location here.

If you visit the park as often as I do, then this dining pass is a no brainer. Even if you visit as little as four time a year, you’ll still be money ahead. My meal above normally goes for roughly $15. Add another $15 for dinner and that’s $30 for just one day. After four visits, that would br $120, but with the season dining pass you’re already saving money.

Each Six Flags season dining pass is only valid at the park it was purchased for. Check the Six Flags web site to see how much the season dining pass is and which food locations are participating in the program at your local park.


  1. Eric

    02/06/2013 at 12:31 pm

    Obviously, the earlier in the season that you purchase this pass, the more money you’ll save. It would be kind of silly to wait till Fright Fest to get one. But is this pass available for purchase for the entire season, or is there a cutoff date?

    • The Coaster Guy

      02/06/2013 at 12:36 pm

      I suspect that if they continue the dining program, it will sync up with the season pass. In other words, when the 2014 season passes become available in September, so will the new dining passes.

  2. Casey

    02/07/2013 at 5:34 pm

    Great Update!!!I have a question.Does anyone know what West Coast Bash is and if you have to be invited to it?

    • Andrew

      02/07/2013 at 6:02 pm

      It is am event that Theme Park Review (TPR) puts on every year. It is a 2 day event. The first day is at SFMM and the next day (Sunday) is at Knotts Berry Farm. If you have an account on TPR, you can buy tickets to the event. It includes backstage tours, exclusive ride time before the park opens and after the park closes, Q and A with the park management and more. It’s a great event!

  3. Casey

    02/08/2013 at 2:39 pm

    How much are tickets usually?

    • MC

      02/08/2013 at 3:36 pm

      Next year for sure I’m down for season pass and eating pass Gold Combo for me.

    • Casey

      02/09/2013 at 1:55 pm

      For West Coast Bash.

  4. Looper

    04/17/2013 at 7:39 am

    Not sure if its been mentioned but SFMM now offers a $3.99 deal for refills for 1 day use only for use with souvenir cups that were purchased on a prior day. So instead of $0.99 refills that day pay $3.99 and drink all day. This deal was posted at Suzette’s Bakery and you will get a wristband for drinking for that day.

  5. Aaron

    07/18/2013 at 9:23 am

    My girlfriend and I both have the season dining pass options for Six Flags Great America(Illinois). We visit 2-4 times per week, and let me just say this is an awesome value. The selections at our park aren’t as varied, since all food is ‘American’ themed, but we have saved at least $100 so far. We were initially worried that the cost would go up / be discontinued since we see so many people using them, but like us, they still like to buy snacks, drink refils, and desert items. Also, they have recently added ‘upgrade’ options, so you can get a Turkey Leg or Premium Pizza for a $2 upcharge. Our passes were 74.99, Valid May Thru Oct 27 closing date. Hope this information helps.

  6. karen

    03/15/2014 at 1:59 pm

    How much is the souvenier cup with the season dining pass at six flags gurnee il

    • The Coaster Guy

      03/15/2014 at 10:40 pm

      I have no idea, Karen. I have not been to Six Flags Great America yet this year.

  7. Evelyn

    03/02/2015 at 1:40 am

    Dumb question… Is it cheaper to go ahead and purchase the souvenir refillable bottles online or is it same price at the park?

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