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This man ate exclusively at Six Flags resorts for seven years. How much money did he save?

An electrical engineer in Santa Clarita, California, spent seven years eating meals for $150

The “Welcome Back” sign at Six Flags Magic Mountain.
Two visitors jokingly dance as they walk underneath a “Welcome Back” sign at Six Flags Magic Mountain on its first day of reopening to members and pass holders in Valencia, Calif., Thursday, April 1, 2021.
Jae C. Hong, Associated Press

Dylan, an electrical engineer in Santa Clarita, California, noticed something about the Six Flags unlimited annual pass — it included food.

The pass, which runs for $150, includes access to rides and free parking. But that’s just a part of the story. The unlimited pass includes two meals every day.

Two meals. Every day.

So Dylan took advantage. He told Mel Magazine that he “timed it so I was able to go there during my lunch break, go back to work, then stop back for dinner on my way home.”

“It was crazy — I was saving money, paying off student loans,” he said.

And don’t worry — Dylan didn’t just eat junk food like corn dogs and pizza. He said Six Flags has “got decent options now” for their meals.

For example, he ate “Thanksgiving Dog,” which is a Thanksgiving dinner wrapped around a turkey dog. He also ate some vegan options like black bean burgers and meatless meatball subs, according to AV Club. He figured out how to “stick to healthier options” when he was eating at the park.

But like all things, Dylan’s plans changed. He stopped going to Six Flags on a regular basis when his wife moved in. His daily visits became more sporadic, getting three to four launches per week, per LAD Bible.

“I stopped doing dinners — and weekends, too, since she’s not as big into roller coasters as I am,” he said.