the platinum pass is replacing the maxx pass which only cost $10 over the regular season pass price. now the platinum pass is $55 over the cost of the MA regular season pass price which was free 2 years ago...sounds like a 6 flags move to me.
regular season pass...$85 platinum pass....$140 parking pass...$35
if this is chain wide my pass stands to increase by %50 as Dorney always offered free parking to pass holders. *** Edited 8/29/2007 7:55:05 PM UTC by alfundo***
I agree with RavenTTD. This is only Michigan's Adventure's pricing. Canada's Wonderland has started selling 08 passes, but there's no mention of Maxx or Platinum passes, so maybe all the Platinum pass pricing details haven't been worked out for all of the other parks yet.
Last year the Maxx Passes prices were nearly the same at all parks (and certainly MA, CP, KI, and GL) so I assume that this will happen again. If it doesn't, guess who will be making one trip to Muskegon this year... *** Edited 8/29/2007 10:58:22 PM UTC by Touchdown***
I think Cedar Fair finally saw the stupidity in their Maxx Plus Pass. It was cheaper for me to buy an Oceans of Fun pass in addition to a Maxx Pass rather than getting the supposedly "best value". I'm greatly looking forward to this more reasonable price not just for all the CF ride parks but also my local separate gate waterpark. If WOF offers free parking with as well it will certainly seal the deal for me getting a Platinum Pass.
If the Platinum Pass is the only option for CF park reciprocity in VF country, I won't touch it. I won't drop nearly $450 into an option I just might use (cuz frankly? My kids voted against it this year) for the worthless 'bonus' of waterparks a zillion miles away.
I'll chuck CP, GL and PKI from next summer's itinerary and replace it with IB, Mt. O and HW. In a heartbeat.
Ham-fisted CF ticketing options will get the same salute from me that Disney's get....one with my most prominent digit waving high and proud.
Read the last line of the website "2008 Season Parking Decal
Cost: $35.00 each
Season parking decals are good for unlimited parking at any Cedar Fair park during the 2008 operating season. Season Parking decals are applied to the windshield of a vehicle, and are non-transferable.
Guests who do not wish to purchase a decal may purchase a season parking pass printed on a photo ID card."
To me that sounds like you get a separate pass with parking on it. So, you'd have a season pass for the park and a season pass for the parking. Two cards to potentially lose. :) But, you could pass the parking card around to different family members (or friends) which sounds a little counter-productive to me unless it has your picture on it.