Cedar Fair FUNforward Presentation

Sunday, February 5, 2012 3:45 PM

maXairMike said:
$40 is the average over all of their guests for the year, I believe, which actually makes perfect sense. I mean, I seem to see a lot of cheap enthusiasts on any given day when I go, and they probably spend even less than those $7 teens that are clogging the midways bouncing their basketballs and acting all tough. ;)

Wait - are you saying those $7 teens spent money to play a game to win a basketball? There goes their $7 cap.

While I do agree that there are teens (and adults for that matter) who use their pass to get into the park(s) and then do not spend money on anything else, how many do this? With the recent Cedar Fair pie chart showing a roughly even split between season pass, group sales, and regular admission it would take a whole lot of $7 teens to overcome the inertia that the teens in the other 2/3 of the pie spend.

And it seems the teens that I see in the park (I don't know which section of the pie they come from) seem to be spending money on games and food. I don't think the $7 teen is a very significant part of Cedar Point's crowd.

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Sunday, February 5, 2012 9:31 PM

I'm sorry, did the sarcasm font not work? ;)


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Monday, February 6, 2012 8:46 PM
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$7 is remarkable. That means on average a Season Pass holding teen makes 10+ visits a year (assuming $70 for the pass). If they spend an average of $2 per visit, it becomes 14 visits. At $4 average per visit, it becomes 23 visits.


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Friday, February 17, 2012 12:36 AM
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Just one more comment. Is it said how they get these numbers? I mean if you have 3 million plus visitors every summer, spending on average $40 in the park, that would add up to $120 million just on spending in a single season, not including the additional $150 million on admission, depending on how many people are season pass holders. And, I'm sure that the amounts I came up with are wrong as well.

I love these companies who come up with these amounts. I worked for Meijer, and they had this whole idea of average spending of their guests, with over 5,000 guests through the doors of our store every day, and up to 10,000 on the weekends. And, they base their sales, and labor on customer flow, and get their asses kicked every time. Because they understaff based on these statistics, and run out of product because they don't order enough based on those stats, or have too much.

I don't think with the massive number of guests that Cedar Point has that coming up with an accurate price estimate is possible. Yet there will always be some brainiac that assumes it can be done.

Last edited by Timber-Rider, Friday, February 17, 2012 12:39 AM
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Friday, February 17, 2012 12:45 AM

Why not? They know how many tickets they sell, they know how many people enter the park, they know how many pass holders are in the park, they know how many of what optional items they sell, and they know how much money is spent and what it is spent on. How does that not give them enough data to do some averages? Meijer has a much harder time of it because they don't have tickets or turnstiles...

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Friday, February 17, 2012 1:24 AM
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Timber-Rider said:
Just one more comment...I don't think with the massive number of guests that Cedar Point has that coming up with an accurate price estimate is possible. Yet there will always be some brainiac that assumes it can be done.

F'n magnets. How do they work?


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Friday, February 17, 2012 9:38 AM
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If you can't measure your per cap numbers of average admission, you wouldn't be in business. It's not hard.


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Friday, February 17, 2012 10:33 AM
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I don't think with the massive number of guests that Cedar Point has that coming up with an accurate price estimate is possible

Look what you wrote and tell me what's wrong with that sentence. Look closely.


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Friday, February 17, 2012 3:33 PM
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Timber-Rider said:
Yet there will always be some brainiac that assumes it can be done.

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Friday, February 17, 2012 8:07 PM
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Lord Gonchar said:

F'n magnets. How do they work?

HAHAHAHAHA! I hate ICP! HATE HATE HATE!


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Friday, February 17, 2012 9:09 PM

I'm so proud of myself. I actually figured out what ICP was without resorting to Google or anything else.

Don't get the "f'n magnets" reference, though :(


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Friday, February 17, 2012 10:08 PM

Here you go:
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Friday, February 17, 2012 10:50 PM
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Worst "band" of all time. HATE THEM WITH A PASSION! How can anyone like that crap? GRRRRR!


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Friday, February 17, 2012 11:41 PM
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It was a really great reference given the quote. Didn't think it'd go over so many heads. Trust me, it's LOL funny. :)

I mean, not understanding how a company can keep accurate numbers is the theme park forum equivalent of that ICP lyric.


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