Cedar Fair FUNforward Presentation

Friday, January 27, 2012 6:47 AM

Funny you should mention separate parking (unless that was your intention). See slide 56.


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Friday, January 27, 2012 8:55 AM
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I'm waiting for limo service to be offered. Pick me up at my door, take me to the park and roll out the red carpet as I pass by everyone in line for the front gate.

Security detail would be nice, as well. Don't wanna deal with the stargazing peons as I step out of the limo.

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Friday, January 27, 2012 11:49 AM
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I don't walk on stinky carpet. Only fresh rose petals laid beneath my feet by virgins will suffice.


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Friday, January 27, 2012 12:22 PM
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djDaemon said:
Funny you should mention separate parking (unless that was your intention). See slide 56.

Slide 56 brings a smile to my lips and a tear to my eye.

Cedar Fair has finally figured it out.

Remember when SF caught so much crap for doing things like this? I'll refrain from linking to posts from 5 or 6 years ago with myself defending all these "premium offerings to benefit-oriented consumers" as the future of the big park experience. But everyone who said things like $20 premium parking, VQ, $4 drinks and in-park advertising (see slide 57) were going to put them out of business was wrong...way wrong. :)

It really is funny how much trickle-down there is from what Disney does. Now there's a Disney guy at CF and Shapiro's a couple years removed from SF. This is CF's time to move. Put that distance back between themselves and SF that existed a decade ago.

And while we're at it, Slide 54 has a couple of magic words we've dicussed quite a bit too - Dynamic Pricing.

It's all really encouraging stuff.


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Friday, January 27, 2012 2:35 PM

My first experience with the "premium" parking was at Disney with their AAA lots. But, with their trams it doesn't particularly matter to me where I park.

At Legoland Florida they have a Premium lot (a big one) up close to the gate and it is a pretty good walk (no trams) from the peasant lot. When we walk through a 3/4 empty premium lot even my young children are asking, "why don't they park people up here?" I just them them, "these are for the special people...and we are not that special." Good life lesson for future middle class Americans.

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Friday, January 27, 2012 2:37 PM

I'm waiting for limo service to be offered.

That's not at all that difficult to imagine, really. It's hard to swing a dead mouse in Orlando without hitting a town car transfer. All those guys in the luggage area with names on whiteboard signs? Yeah, that's them.

In fact, for the sorts of folks that are in the target demographic for some of these things, booking a town car once every so often---for a trip to the airport, or a night on the town---is not at all that unusual. It might not be an every day experience, but it isn't a laughable idea on its face.


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Friday, January 27, 2012 4:59 PM

If I leave town for more than 10 days I take a town car to the airport and back. It's cheaper than a cab since I live way out in the burbs and they have more luggage space, which is needed when traveling with the wife.

I can't think of many instances where I would take one to a park though.


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Friday, January 27, 2012 7:33 PM

Vater said:
I'm waiting for limo service to be offered. Pick me up at my door, take me to the park and roll out the red carpet as I pass by everyone in line for the front gate.

Security detail would be nice, as well. Don't wanna deal with the stargazing peons as I step out of the limo.

And they provide you with a large foam finger for you to wave, except it's not the index finger that's extended.

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Saturday, January 28, 2012 12:48 AM
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I didn't find anything in that article that was fun forward. Only proves that they are more interested in bringing in more pay per play attractions to boost their income, instead of offering exciting attractions that everyone can enjoy with their regular admission. And, most will probably be the lamest attractions they can find, that people will be willing to pay for..with the lowest cost.

And, you can bet that the whole "we're not using frozen beef" will see menu prices jump a couple bucks just to pay for the advertising. It doesn't mean that the food will be any better. It just means that you will be paying more for the non beef products that probably won't change, suchs as drinks. Like the $9.95 smoothies at Michigan's Adventure.

I also find you fast lane supporters very insulting. I hope that they start charging $100.00 each for you idiots to cut in line. maybe $500.00 so you can park right in front of the gate, where you get the red carpet treatment to the door, where they charge you $50.00 for the photo of you walking across the carpet with people dressed as fairys sprinkling fairy dust at your feet as you walk by. While they push the lady with the walker out of the way, so you can get the gate first. And, the point of all that is, is the parks are listening to what you are saying about what you think is your given right to afford these things, and are going to find new ways to get every cent they can from you. While they continue to care less and less about what their guests want as a whole.

Eventually all this greed will lead to people not being able to afford to go to their parks. Which will generate less income, and less effort to add major attractions that you will still be willing to pay to cut in line for. I know one thing. I don't think they will ever add fast lane to Michigan's Adventure, they said all parks. I don't see it working there.

I didn't find anything in that article to get excited about at all.

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Saturday, January 28, 2012 2:04 AM
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:)


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Saturday, January 28, 2012 10:02 AM
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Now that post was truly a work of art. Read 'em and weep, Krause. :D

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Saturday, January 28, 2012 10:03 AM

There are some posters here who seem to be distant relatives of each other. And maybe not that distant.

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Saturday, January 28, 2012 10:18 AM
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Bird, are you talking about Timber-Rider's "pushing old ladies with walkers out of the way" post above? It IS hilarious.

I just hope they someday price the poor, stinky people out of being able to even visit their parks. I can't stand having them in my way all of the time. lol

Last edited by LostKause, Saturday, January 28, 2012 10:18 AM
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Saturday, January 28, 2012 11:06 AM
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Yeah, your Q-bot posts got nothin' on T-R. :)

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Saturday, January 28, 2012 2:21 PM
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I wish they would out price most people from parks. No lines and only beautiful and/or upperclass people? Yes please.


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Saturday, January 28, 2012 3:35 PM

It's called "Discovery Cove." About $300 per person in season for a day. They do throw in a week or two at Sea World for "free" though.

Last edited by Brian Noble, Saturday, January 28, 2012 3:37 PM
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Saturday, January 28, 2012 7:15 PM
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^^ Like SouthPark Mall Charlotte? ;)

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Saturday, January 28, 2012 7:42 PM
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I'd only pay the $500 upcharge if I got to punch the old lady with the walker.


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Saturday, January 28, 2012 11:36 PM
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That's beyond awesome on so many levels!


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Sunday, January 29, 2012 9:07 AM

^^ kpjb that's only worth $500 if you get to punch her and take her overpriced meal too. ;-)

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