Can Geauga Lake truly answer this question.

Friday, April 9, 2004 7:37 PM
I was reading the FAQ on the Geauga Lake website and this was one of the questions.

Can I just keep my Six Flags Worlds of Adventure Season Pass and use it at other Six Flags parks?

  • No, these Passes will not be accepted by any Six Flags park or property in 2004.

I haven't seen any release from Six Flags stating that this was the case. SF already received the money from these pass sales.

Friday, April 9, 2004 8:09 PM
I think an ever better question is why they're not accepting "Read to Succeed" passes.

Q. My child participated in the Six Flags Read to Succeed program and was awarded a certificate. Can it be used at the new Geauga Lake?

A. These tickets will be honored at any Six Flags park, but will not be honored at Geauga Lake.

That's low. That's really low, and this policy totally discourages reading for kids who have certificates and live near the park.


Friday, April 9, 2004 8:34 PM
As for the "read to Succeed" program. In alot of these kinds of things, the program purchases teh tickets from the company (in this case SF). So basically CF wont' see any real $ out of it. How long has SF given the gate away at parks in the hopes that in park spending will save them??

The SP question. I'm sure they're not going to post that without having talked to SF about it. It makes sense that it won't if the only options that are being offered is a GL pass (done on the rides side) or a refund (done on the Animal side, the same side where SF employee's still work, takign care of animals and SP issues).

It's a bussiness.. not a charity.. *** Edited 4/10/2004 12:35:08 AM UTC by Red Garter Rob***

Friday, April 9, 2004 8:35 PM
Cedar Fair won't see any real money? Are you kidding? How about parking, games, food, and souvenirs? How about a potential repeat customer?


Friday, April 9, 2004 8:41 PM
You're right.. I don't know what I'm talking about.. I'll shut up..

Where you work?

Friday, April 9, 2004 8:57 PM
Volcano: if those programs were so profitable, perhaps Geauga Lake would still be called Worlds of Adventure.
Friday, April 9, 2004 9:41 PM
Those programs were not about profit. They were about positive PR. Furthermore, they were TINY. There's no way a "Read to Succeed" program had any impact on the bottom line-- postively or negatively. I think it's just in very poor taste that Cedar Fair is taking this reward away from children.
Friday, April 9, 2004 9:54 PM
EVERYTHING effects the bottom line...
Friday, April 9, 2004 10:00 PM
And I'm sure, in the long run, these programs affected the bottom line *positively*. Stop being a fanboy.

It's also worth mentioning that these programs exist successfully at several other Six Flags parks. If you're really worried about distributing a few comp. tickets to kids then let's just get rid of comp. tickets altogether.


Friday, April 9, 2004 10:03 PM
"fanboy" .. that's funny.. hehehe

Actually.. if you knew.. you'd be surprised... I point out error if I see it.. If I work for said company or not. *** Edited 4/10/2004 2:04:53 AM UTC by Red Garter Rob***

Friday, April 9, 2004 10:21 PM
The frantic mass distribution of comp. tickets was seen as the only way to bring people in. They helped kill the park. I agree, let's eliminate the comps.
Friday, April 9, 2004 10:27 PM
Do you really think Cedar Fair is going to eliminate all comp. tickets at Geauga Lake?
Friday, April 9, 2004 10:31 PM
All, no. Many, you bet.
Friday, April 9, 2004 10:41 PM
Which is fine. I don't care if they discontinue the Read to Succeed program after this year, but they should *at least* honor the tickets given out over this past school year. Plus, it's not as if these kids are going to the parks alone. Their parents and siblings have to buy tickets to get in...
Friday, April 9, 2004 10:43 PM
There is another way to look at this.

If the diner down the street is sold to another owner, and that own changes the name, management, and parts of the menu, do you expect them to honor the previous owner's coupons? I wouldn't.

Friday, April 9, 2004 11:11 PM
That's irrelevant, because you would likely have your own coupons available.

Plus, like I said, this is a children's program! How would you feel if your child worked hard in order to receive a pass to Six Flags and very-much looked forward to the visit, only to have the new owners suddenly take that privilege away?

Friday, April 9, 2004 11:12 PM
Businesses accept competitor coupons regularly. That's not a good comparison CoasterDad.
Friday, April 9, 2004 11:13 PM
I have to agree with Volcano here. Just like CF said they would honor contracts with performers and what-not, they should also honor the Read to Succeed program for this year.

It's not going to hurt thier bottom-line.

Friday, April 9, 2004 11:29 PM
Even though it was a great way to encourage kids to read, there is no reason for Cedar Fair to accept the coupons. As we know, everything affects the bottom line and because Cedar Fair is out to make money while having good PR, there is no reason why they can't have both. There is no reason why people that were in that program won't go to that park now that they can't benefit from that program. They will probably be more like to go because SF managed their parks so poorly. Although I doubt the GP knows that but what ever.
Friday, April 9, 2004 11:59 PM
Here's an expanded answer from the announcements page.

Q: I’ve already used my Six Flags Worlds of Adventure season pass at another park, why can’t I keep my pass to use it for the rest of the summer at other Six Flags parks?

A: This decision was made by Six Flags, Inc. If you have questions as to why you can’t keep your pass, we encourage you to visit to address this issue.


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