It looks like the Six Flags lockers have finally gotten an upgrade, at least at Six Flags Magic Mountain. Last October, Screamscape reported that there may have been a contract dispute between Six Flags and Smarte Carte, the then current provider of the lockers in all of the Six Flags parks. During contract renegotiations, Smart Carte may have been asking for a higher percentage of the revenue share in their partnership, and Six Flags refused. Fast forward to Saturday, January 12th, and all of the Smarte Carte lockers have been removed from Six Flags Magic Mountain. I’m sure this change has likely taken place at all Six Flags parks, or soon will.
The new lockers are GoPod models, from Best Lockers. There are two options from Best Lockers; buy the lockers outright and keep 100% of the revenue generated, or partner with Best Lockers for no installation costs and get a small percentage of the revenue. Based on the Screamscape report, I’m guessing that Six Flags may have opted to buy them outright.
Here is what the main locker building at Six Flags Magic Mountain now looks like. There is a payment kiosk located at the end of each bank of lockers that it controls:
Every locker is controlled by a code that you generate yourself:
The kiosks are where you select your options and make your payment:
Everything is controlled via a touchscreen:
Choose your locker size (if applicable) and how long you need it for. The small lockers located at the rides are only $1 each per hour. In the main locker building, there are three sizes of lockers that can be rented for the entire day; standard, large, and jumbo. The prices for the all day rentals are $12, $15, and $20 respectively:
Payments can be made via cash or credit cards:
During the payment process, you select the unique 4-digit code that will access your locker. Don’t forget it! Once done, you will get a receipt with your locker number, but not the access code. The green light on your locker will be flashing to help you find it. All you do is is type in the access code on the locker keypad and the door pops open. You can open and close your locker as often as you like during the amount of time you paid for. If you go past that time, you’ll need to make another payment at the kiosk to gain access to the locker:
Here are the new lockers installed at the entrance to The Riddler’s Revenge:
Here are the lockers outside of Batman: The Ride:
Here are Scream!‘s new lockers:
The number of lockers located at Tatsu have been dramatically reduced:
All of the lockers have been removed from Viper:
All of the lockers at Apocalypse have been removed as well. I’m not sure if this is permanent or if they just haven’t completed installing all of them yet:
I’ve never actually had a need to use the lockers while at the park, however the new lockers do look much nicer than what they have replaced.