Cedar Fair Season Passports

Wednesday, October 2, 2002 9:46 AM

I was looking at 2003 passports for Worlds of Fun. A single adult passport is $59 and can be used to gain access to WOF as well as any 5 "sister" CF park. A 2003 season passport at Cedar Point is $85 and is also accepted at any CF park.

Am I missing something? What's the catch? Why does CF charge $85 for a CP 2003 season pass that gets you the same access as a $59 WOF season pass?

Guess the only downside is if you'd rather pay $59 for a season of CP rather than $85 you'd have to make an early season trip to WOF first and get the passport processed.

BTW...2003 for VA is $80 and for MIA is $85 which are also CF parks. Anyway, just something I noticed

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Wednesday, October 2, 2002 9:50 AM

No catch...it's just that a season pass to WOF is cheaper because the park doesn't offer as much as CP does. Look at it as a deal if you live near WoF.

Someone suggested on another thread that we CP'ers should travel to WoF to get our passes because of the cost savings...but it would cost the difference in price for many of us to drive for 8-12 hours, not to mention parking passes are only good for the park you purchase your season pass at.

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Wednesday, October 2, 2002 10:00 AM

Actually, WoF's website is wrong... If you get your WoF pass before the end of October it is only $49. I use my WoF pass more at CP than I do at WoF - but I live in St. Louis and can easily get to Kansas City to get my WoF pass processed. It is doubtful that people would make a special trip to K.C. from Cleveland just to save $40 on a pass...

Considering that probably 90% of the people who buy passes only use them at their home park, a season pass can only cost as much as the individual park is "worth", not the whole chain... (the same reason that a SFKK pass costs less than a SFMM pass.)

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Wednesday, October 2, 2002 10:09 AM
It's price discrimination. Because there are two separate markets in which the demand and price elasticity of demand are different, CF can maximize profit by charging different prices. In other words, more people are willing to buy a CP season pass, than WoF.

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Wednesday, October 2, 2002 10:24 AM
Six Flags does the same thing. It just depends on which park you purchase your pass from. It depends also on the attractions at your "home park".

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Wednesday, October 2, 2002 6:44 PM
I will say that WOF is also in a price competition with area parks SFStL and SDC/CCity. Of the three, SFStL is the most expensive (sad that it is actually more than SFoT - where I got my SF pass). Cedar Point can charge that much because PKI, SFWOA, MIA, SFGAM and some of the others charge in the same ball park. It has to do with the park's offerings and then what the others are charging in the area - prime example is Orlando and WDW.
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Wednesday, October 2, 2002 6:56 PM
Kinda like SFMM's being $90 and SFDL's being $54?

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Wednesday, October 2, 2002 9:52 PM
You can buy your 2003 WOF season pass here: http://www.cedarfair.com/cfstoregroup1/showdetl.cfm?&DID=9&Product_ID=303&CATID=27 All you need to do before using it at other CF parks is to get it processed there. Processing begins in March and the parks opens for 2003 on the first weekend in April (This is when I would like to see ya at WOF.). The very best time to process your passport is on Fri evening the day before opening day before it closes at 6:00. You would then be ready to enjoy opening day at WOF. In the past few years opening day at WOF had very light crowds and usally have good capacity on the rides so you gotta enjoy your selves here @ KC.

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*** This post was edited by Sawblade5 on 10/3/2002. ***

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