I have to admit that as a Six Flags Magic Mountain season pass holder, I breeze right past the ticket booths out front without even giving them a passing glance. Therefore, I was quite surprised when I was waiting in front of the park the other day and saw digital reader boards/monitors inside each ticket booth. I’m not even sure if these are new or not because I can’t remember the last time I even looked inside one of these booths.
I almost didn’t even notice them because they are not very visible. The bright California sun combined with the very reflective, tinted, and presumably bullet-resistant glass makes a better mirror than a window, and the monitors blend in nicely with the dark interior of the booth. As you can see here, the glass is very reflective:
I think I counted five or six different screens that the monitors rotate through, stopping for about 30-45 seconds per screen. This is good for displaying lots of general information, but very frustrating for someone who simply wants to know how much a daily ticket is going to cost them and they just missed that screen. They must then wait a few minutes for the daily admission screen to come back around. I think each pair of booths should have two monitors – one that permanently displays all the various ticket prices and another one that rotates through all of the other information such as park hours, VIP Tours, and anything else they want to advertise.
Be careful what you do in front of these booths when you don’t think anyone is watching:
Does anyone know how long these have been in operation? I’m thinking they were probably installed just a couple of months ago, when all of the on-ride photography booths got new monitors installed. Does that sound about right?