How a US $ 150 annual theme park pass helped pay off a student loan

Six Flags was only a five minute drive from the office he worked in.

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Six Flags was only a five minute drive from the office he worked in.

A 33-year-old electrical engineer from Santa Clarita, Calif., USA, revealed how his annual Six Flags Magic Mountain pass of US $ 150 (NZ $ 209) helped him pay for his student loans.

In an interview with Mel Magazine, the 33-year-old who goes by his name Dylan, said he took full advantage of the pass, which entitles him to several meals a day all year round.

“You can pay around $ 150 for unlimited year-round access to Six Flags, which includes parking and two meals a day,” he explained. “If you choose the right time, you can have lunch and dinner there every day. “

He used the pass to pay off the student loan debt he had accumulated, get married, and buy a house in Los Angeles.

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As part of the annual pass, the theme park offers guests the option of lunch and dinner as well as unlimited drinks on any day the park is open.

He said he was inspired by the idea when he was doing an internship in 2014, with a Six Flags just a five-minute drive from the office he worked in.

“During that whole first year, I don’t think I ever went to the grocery store,” he added. “I timed it so I could go on my lunch break, get back to work, then stop for dinner on the way home. … It was crazy – I was saving money, paying off student loans. One of my coworkers told me that she was spending $ 1,500 a month eating out, and I was like, “Yeah, I’m not going down that road! “

For the most part, Six Flags’ food products aren’t exactly healthy, so he’s been cutting back on his intake these days.

After seven years of saving money with his Six Flags trips, he said he has since bought a house nearby.

“I’m really not going anywhere,” he said. “As long as they change the menu, I’m happy.”


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