A man has revealed how he once ate all of his meals at Six Flags for an entire year - and how he paid just $150 (£108) for the honour.
Dylan, a 33-year-old electrical engineer in Santa Clarita, California, had just started an internship in 2014 when he rocked up at his new office and clocked the nearby Six Flags Magic Mountain theme park out of the window.
Working just five minutes away, the rollercoaster fan started looking up options for a Six Flags annual pass, but ended up stumbling upon a deal that meant he could eat two meals a day every at the park for an entire year for 'around $150'.
Speaking to MEL Magazine, Dylan said: "That entire first year, I don't think I ever went to the grocery store.
"I 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.
Dylan explained he paid for 'unlimited, year-round access to Six Flags, which includes parking and two meals a day'.
"If you time it right, you could eat both lunch and dinner there every day," he said.
Unsurprisingly, the set-up helped Dylan save a lot of money, although he admitted that the menu available during the first year was 'kind of lame' and 'wasn't healthy at all', with options including burger and fries, pizza and breadsticks or a 'pathetic sandwich and a refillable soda cup'.
He continued: "It was crazy - I was saving money, paying off student loan.
"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!'"
Eventually, Dylan stopped going to Six Flags quite so regularly, dropping it down to three or four lunches a week after his wife moved in.
"I stopped doing dinners - and weekends, too, since she's not as big into roller coasters as I am," he explained.
These days, he tries to 'stay away from the snacks and stick to healthier options' like carne asada salad and chipotle chicken salad, saying the menu has 'evolved' beyond the usual pizzas, burgers and sandwiches.
Dylan's never officially kept count of his meals at the theme park, but reckons the number reaches more than 2,000 - making his overall cost around 50 cents - having become such a well-known face that employees will often 'say hi' to him.
And it looks like his love affair with Six Flags Magic Mountain - which just announced it's building the world's tallest and longest single-rail roller coaster - isn't going to change, saying he's happy 'as long as they keep changing the menu'.
"We just bought a house here, so I'm not really going anywhere," he added.
Featured Image Credit: Instagram/@sixflagsmagicmountain
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