Four parks in the Six Flags chain abruptly jettisoned their membership programs for a new, more expensive passholder system. 

For now, the change is only in effect at four Six Flags parks: Magic Mountain and Discovery Kingdom in California, as well as Six Flags Over Texas and Fiesta Texas. While prices vary between the parks, the three new tiers are:

  • Thrill Seeker Pass (only good at your home park and includes blockout dates)
  • Extreme Pass
  • Ultimate Pass

Other Six Flags parks that have closed for the winter, including Six Flags Great America and Six Flags Great Adventure, the old memberships are still on sale. However, Theme Park Tribune has learned that the new pass tiers will be rolled out at every Six Flags park later this year.

The benefits differ from the existing membership tiers, and are generally more expensive while offering smaller discounts and fewer benefits. For example, the Ultimate Pass, which costs $330 at Magic Mountain and $300 at the other three parks, offers five skip-the-line passes for the entire year — while the Diamond Elite membership offered two passes on each visit. 

Current Six Flags members are grandfathered in, and will maintain their perks as long as they keep making payments. 

The move away from memberships comes two months after Selim Bassoul took over as the new CEO and president of Six Flags.