Six Flags Annual Pass: Everything You Need to Know Before Buying

In this page we'll go over what a Six Flags Annual pass is, the differences between the various annual passes, what perks they offer, how you can pay for it, and even the upgrades that you can make.

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What is a Six Flags Annual Pass?

A Six Flags Annual pass allows a pass holder to visit the park an unlimited number of times throughout the year, on all days that are open to the public.

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These passes offer benefits including complimentary parking, access to the water parks such as Hurricane Harbor, access to special events, and discounts, which we will all cover later.

Your pass is valid for the next 12 months after date of purchase.

This means that if you purchased your pass on July 1st in 2023, it would be valid until July 1st in 2024.

Six Flags Reverts Back to a Season Pass

Earlier this year, Six Flags has decided to move away from the Annual pass, and revert back to their famous Season Pass.

We've created an entire guide on everything that the Six Flags Season pass offers, the types of passes available, which parks offer which passes, and much more.

Know the Differences of Annual Pass vs Season Pass

It's important to know that an Annual Pass is different than a Season Pass.

A Season Pass typically gives you access for that entire 'Season' for the year, while an Annual Pass will be valid for an entire year.

For example, if you purchase a Season Pass in July, it will be valid until the end of that 'Season' which is typically until December 31st of that year.

You'll want to double check the terms of service for the Six Flags park that you're planning on visiting.

Types of Passes & Benefits

There are three types of Annual Passes at Six Flags, and they are the Thrill Seeker, Extreme, and Ultimate pass.

Pass Differences

The main difference is that the Extreme pass and Ultimate Pass allow you access to ALL outdoor Six Flags parks for the year, while the Thrill Seeker pass only allows you access to one specific Six Flags park.

Additionally, the Thrill Seeker pass has blockout dates, while the other two passes do not.

Thrill Seeker Pass

The Thrill Seeker Pass is the cheaper of the three options, and is about half the price of the Ultimate Pass.

Extreme Pass

The Extreme Pass is the pricier option, but if you're someone who frequently travels and enjoys going to different theme parks throughout the year, this is a great option. 

  • Unlimited visits to a Six Flags park and the associated water park (Note that not all Six Flags locations have water parks, we've written a guide detailing which Six Flags parks have water parks)
  • General Parking
  • Food & Merchandise Discounts
  • Specialty Rates For 5 Friends & Family Tickets
  • Admission to All Outdoor Six Flags Parks
  • 1 One Day Dining Plan

Ultimate Pass

The Ultimate Pass is the most expensive option that provides you every benefit that you can possibly think of, for when you are visiting theme parks frequently.

  • Unlimited visits to a Six Flags park and the associated water park (Note that not all Six Flags locations have water parks, we've written a guide detailing which Six Flags parks have water parks)
  • Preferred Parking
  • Food & Merchandise Discounts
  • Specialty Rates For 10 Friends & Family Tickets
  • Admission to All Outdoor Six Flags Parks
  • 10 Meal Dining Plan
  • 50% Off The Flash Pass For The Entire Season
  • $25 Merchandise Credit
  • Waterpark Seating Reservation (if the Six Flags park has an associated water park)

Monthly Payment Plan

The Monthly payment plan, also known as 'FlexiblePay' is a payment plan that you can follow to pay for your Annual passes.


Rather than paying for the Annual pass all at once, it allows you to have the flexibility to split up your payment over several months.

You'll pay the same amount every month, for 12 consecutive months.

How it Works

  1. Select which Annual Pass you want to purchase
  2. Input your contact and billing information
  3. Select which Upgrades you want (if none, click 'Continue')
  4. Review the Six Flags Annual pass monthly payment on the screen
    six flags annual pass payment schedule
  5. Agree to terms
  6. Check out

Pay in Full

FlexiblePay isn't the only option however, as you can also choose to pay the full price instead.

You'll simply select 'I would like to pay for my Annual Pass in full today' and you'll simply review the total amount and checkout (rather than review the monthly payment schedule and agree to those terms).

How to Get My Annual Pass

You can purchase directly from the Six Flags site, you'll just simply enter which Six Flags location that you want to visit, and then click 'Annual Pass'.

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When Should I Get an Annual Pass

If you're planning on visiting the park at least 2 times in a season, an Annual Pass may be a good option for you.

A Thrill Seeker Pass in particular, pays for itself in under 2 visits. 

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