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2024 Six Flags Flash Pass Guide: All You Need to Know

A Flash Pass is one of the most popular passes at every Six Flags park.

In this guide, we'll explain what a Six Flags Flash Pass is, the different types of Flash Passes available, and if it's worth it.

    What is a Six Flags Flash Pass?

    A Six Flags Flash Pass is an additional cost that provides visitors access to a separate, and quicker Flash Pass line to minimize and sometimes even eliminate having to wait to ride the most popular rides.

    six flags flash pass wristband at entrance of ride

    As of 2024, a mobile device is required to use a Flash Pass, as that's where you'll reserve your rides from.

    Types of Flash Passes Available at Six Flags

    The type of Flash Pass that you purchase determines how long you'll need to wait to use it, as they have differing wait times.

    all six flags flash pass options

    There are four types of Flash Passes offered at Six Flags including:

    1. Regular Flash Pass - Holds Your Place in Line Virtually

    2. Gold Flash Pass  - 50% Faster Wait Time

    3. Platinum Flash Pass - 90% Faster Wait Time

    4. All-Season Flash Pass - Skip the Lines For the Entire Season

    1. Regular Six Flags Flash Pass

    regular six flags flash pass

    The Regular Flash Pass will hold your place in line virtually, allowing you to avoid having to physically stand in line.

    For example, if the wait time is 30 minutes for a ride, you'll still wait the full 30 minutes, however, your wait will be virtually allowing you to continue exploring the park in the meantime.

    The app will notify you at the 30-minute mark that you may now head to the Flash Pass line for the ride you reserved.

    six flags x2 flash pass entrance sign

    2. Gold Six Flags Flash Pass

    gold six flags flash pass

    The Gold Flash Pass is up to 50% faster than the normal wait time at the regular line.

    For example, if the wait time for a ride is 30 minutes, with a Gold Pass, you'll only need to wait 15 minutes (saving you 15 minutes with the Flash Pass).

    3. Platinum Six Flags Flash Pass 

    platinum six flags flash pass

    The Platinum Flash Pass is the fastest pass available, as it can reduce your wait time by up to 90%.

    For example, if the wait time is 30 minutes, the Platinum Flash Pass will only require you to wait 3 minutes, saving you 27 minutes with the pass.

    4. All Season Six Flags Flash Passes

    An All Season Flash Pass requires a valid Six Flags Season Pass and allows Pass holders to skip the lines to rides for the entire season. 

    These Flash Passes work exactly as the ones we covered above, however rather than only lasting for one day, they last for as long as your Season Pass is valid.

    six flags all season flash pass options

    There are 3 types of All Season Flash Passes available including:

    1. All-Season Gold Flash Pass - 50% Less Waiting For the Season

    2. All-Season Platinum Flash Pass  - 90% Less Waiting For the Season

    3. All-Season National Platinum Flash Pass - 90% Less Waiting at 12 Eligible Six Flags Parks

    Eligible Six Flags Locations to Use the National Platinum Flash Pass include:

    1. Magic Mountain
    2. America
    3. Discovery Kingdom
    4. Fiesta Texas
    5. Great America
    6. Great Adventure
    7. La Ronde
    8. New England
    9. Over Georgia
    10. Over Texas
    11. St. Louis
    12. White Water

    How Does a Six Flags Flash Pass Work?

    Purchase the Flash Pass

    Visitors can purchase the Flash Pass through the Six Flags App, or at the park inside the Flash Pass headquarters.

    six flags flash pass headquarters

    We ended up purchasing inside of the Flash Pass headquarters, but unless you have questions, we'd recommend doing it directly from the app to save time.

    line inside the six flags flash pass headquarter

    The reason is that in the Flash Pass headquarters, the staff will walk you through purchasing the Flash Pass through the app on your phone anyway.

    The staff will have a QR code for you to scan with your mobile device which will direct you to create an account with your email address and enter your ticket/pass numbers.

    Link Your Flash Pass to Your Account

    Once you've entered your information and payment details in the app, your phone will receive a prompt to collect your Flash Pass wristband from the staff at a ride entrance of the Flash Pass headquarters.

    six flags flash pass code

    Each wristband contains a unique wristband number, which you'll input into the app, and then click the save wristband button.

    After this is complete, you'll be allowed to immediately begin reserving rides from the app.

    Begin Reserving Rides

    The app will provide an approximate estimated time of when you can use your Flash Pass for each ride, and remind you when it is near your ride time through a notification.

    six flags flash process

    When it is your time to ride, you'll head straight to the Flash Pass entrance of the ride to check in to your ride reservation, show your wristband and/or app for the ride staff to scan, and then you can walk down to the loading docks of the ride.

    six flags flash pass entrance

    Reserve Your Next Ride After Checking In

    After scanning and checking into the ride, start reserving your next ride!

    If you're lucky, by the time you're finished with your current ride, it may be time to ride your next one.

    Flash Pass Prices Change By the Day

    It's important to know that Flash Passes vary in price depending on which day you decide to go.

    In general, the busier the park is when you're planning to visit, the higher the Flash Pass cost.

    For example, the Summer months and the weekends tend to be more expensive than weekdays.

    Know That Flash Passes Are Non-Refundable

    It's very important to know that once you've purchased a Flash Pass, you can't return it, or receive a refund.

    You'll want to ensure that you're well informed before deciding to purchase this pass, as well as be sure that you're available to go to the park on the date that you've chosen.

    Is a Flash Pass Worth It?

    If you're visiting on a weekend, especially during the busier months of the year, a Flash Pass is absolutely worth it.

    When the park is busy, ride wait times can extend to several hours, which you can avoid by investing in a Flash Pass.

    If you're visiting on a weekday, a Flash Pass may not be worth it as ride wait times are traditionally much shorter, and you won't need to wait in line for a long period.

    Flash Pass Watches Are Less Common Nowadays

    Although a few parks still offer Flash Pass watches, they are moving towards only using a mobile device instead.

    Flash Pass watches were touchscreen watches that were given to visitors who purchased Flash Passes, allowing visitors to reserve rides by using the watch.

    flash pass watch

    From this watch, you were able to see which rides you'd reserved, change your reservations to other rides, or even cancel your reservations for a ride.

    Whenever your ride was ready, your watch received a notification.

    Flash Pass Options Vary By Park

    The rides included with the Flash Pass at each Six Flags park are different.

    Flash Pass For Each Six Flags Park

    Below, we've created a guide for each Six Flags park, that will show you exactly which rides the Flash Pass works for.

    Frequently Asked Question

    Is the Flash Pass For One Person?

    Yes, each person has to pay the full price for their own Flash Pass.

    If you have a group of 5 people, all 5 people will have to pay for their own Flash Pass, and each person will receive their own Flash Pass watch.

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