Last year Mel Magazine published an article profiling a guy they call Dylan. No last name was provided and Dylan isn't his real first name. Well that story about an anonymous guy in a magazine I've never heard of, went viral. The subject matter was fantastic! Dylan bought an annual meal pass at Six Flags amusement park for $150. Dylan explained "that includes parking and two meals a day. If you time it right, you could eat both lunch and dinner there every day.”
Dylan has been doing just that for 7 years! Since 2014 he drives the 5 minutes from his office to have lunch and dinner. “It was crazy — I was saving money, paying off student loans. One of my coworkers said she spent $1,500 a month on eating out, I was like, ‘Yeah, I’m not going down that road!’”
If he ate 10 meals a week for 50 weeks a year that is 500 meals for just $150 bucks, that averages just over 30 cents a meal!
There's no way to prove that he actually did it, but he claims that savings on food allowed him to pay off his student loans much quicker than any of his friends. More importantly to Six Flags it was possible.
They have now redone their pricing because of that story.
Six Flags restructured their passes in January to include three tiers, but even the most expensive one, priced at $329.99, only includes a “10 Meal Dining Plan.”
As for Dylan “I’ll ride out my current pass for the rest of 2022 and see if they have any good offers pop up. But I’m not interested in any of the passes they’re currently offering — at least as far as meal planning goes. I do want to get a few rides on the new Wonder Woman roller coaster before my pass expires though, and if there are any big coasters planned for 2023, I may grab a standard pass. Otherwise, I’ll be parting with Six Flags for a while.”