Today, Sprint (NYSE:S) and Six Flags Great America join forces to celebrate Sprint customers with exclusive deals for the season. On select dates, Sprint customers will receive $25 off ticket prices1, free parking2, extended ride time for 45 minutes after the park closes, discounts off food and drinks, prizes when participating in the Sprint scavenger hunt around the park and special "surprise and delights". All park visitors can enjoy the highly anticipated Sprint Experience Store with free amenities including Wi-Fi.
The one-of-a-kind relationship, network upgrades and additions are estimated at $1.4 million.
"This collaboration with Six Flags Great America brings many benefits to park visitors," said Jim Mills, Sprint President of the Midwest. "We’re proud to roll out the red carpet for our customers on July 13, Aug. 5 and Sept. 30, while providing new and advanced network technologies to give attendees the best experience now and in the future."
Sprint Experience Store:
Sprint, for the first time, has opened an experience store for all park visitors at Six Flags Great America. It is open daily at the theme park starting at noon, and offers a comfortable indoor, climate-controlled environment with free amenities including Wi-Fi, charging stations, a big screen to watch a game, digital photo station, and shop exclusive deals on Sprint products3.
“Six Flags Great America is excited to launch the first-ever Sprint experience store with new technologies to enhance the park guest experience,” said Stephanie Borges, Six Flags VP of Strategic Marketing & Partnerships. “This innovative relationship creates a unique environment for our park guests where they can enjoy free WiFi, a place to charge their devices among other exciting benefits.”
Sprint’s Network Investment:
Sprint has invested heavily in its network at Six Flags Great America and surrounding areas (ex: Gurnee Mills) through the deployment of tools such as small cells. The company will soon be lighting up a new cell site at the park that features all three of Sprint’s spectrum bands – 800 MHz, 1.9 GHz and 2.5 GHz – to give customers its fastest, most reliable service. Later this summer the company expects to deploy innovative Massive MIMO technology to dramatically boost network capacity and data speeds for park visitors. This innovative technology is core to Sprint’s planned 5G mobile network launch beginning in first half of 2019 with Chicago among its first 5G markets.
Small cells are low-powered boxes installed on telephone poles, streetlights or other types of infrastructure throughout the theme park to boost data speeds. The small cells connect to the park’s Outdoor Distributed Antenna System (oDAS) in order to transmit Sprint’s 2.5 GHz service throughout Six Flags Great Americas.
These technologies will allow Sprint customers at the theme park to enjoy an even better data experience while streaming videos, surfing the web, and using their favorite online apps and services than before.
In addition to investing in public venues such as Six Flags Great America, Sprint is working to improve coverage, reliability and speed across Illinois. Today, Sprint has the fastest average download speed in the Central Illinois market4 and is #1 for fastest average download speed in Addison, Arlington Heights, Downers Grove, Elk Grove Village, Hoffman Estates, Lombard, Oak Brook, Oswego, Rolling Meadows and Vernon Hills.5
Sprint customers can take advantage of this offer by visiting https://sixflags.sprint.com/.
Sprint (NYSE: S) is a communications services company that creates more and better ways to connect its customers to the things they care about most. Sprint served 54.6 million connections as of March 31, 2018 and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; leading no-contract brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. Today, Sprint’s legacy of innovation and service continues with an increased investment to dramatically improve coverage, reliability, and speed across its nationwide network and commitment to launching the first 5G mobile network in the U.S. You can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint.
About Six Flags Great America and Hurricane Harbor:
Two great parks, one destination! Located between Chicago and Milwaukee, Six Flags Great America offers endless adventures for the entire family with 16 heart-pounding roller coasters, a 20-acre water park, spectacular shows, four children’s themed areas and over 30 rides and attractions.
About Six Flags Entertainment Corporation:
Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the world’s largest regional theme park company and the largest operator of waterparks in North America, with $1.4 billion in revenue and 25 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada. For 57 years, Six Flags has entertained millions of families with world-class coasters, themed rides, thrilling water parks and unique attractions. For more information, visit www.sixflags.com.
1 $25 off day entry to the park or season pass holders get to bring a friend for ½ off.
2 Limited to the first 50 Sprint customers who show their Sprint device.
3 Special offers only available at this location.
4 Based on Sprint’s analysis of Ookla® Speedtest Intelligence® data for average download speeds for Central Illinois Sprint market area from 4/01/2018 to 6/30/2018 for all mobile results. Ookla trademarks used under license and reprinted with permission.
5 Based on analysis by Ookla® of Speedtest Intelligence® data for average download speeds from 4/01/2018 to 6/30/2018 for all mobile results in the specified cities. Ookla trademarks used under license and reprinted with permission.