Cedar Fair Water Parks

Saturday, July 13, 2002 10:53 AM
Why aren't the water parks at most Cedar Fair parks included in the park admission, like at Paramount and Six Flags parks?

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Saturday, July 13, 2002 11:08 AM
Because their water parks are bigger. PKI's water park is kinda dinky and crappy, but it cools you off.

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Saturday, July 13, 2002 11:21 AM
I know Valleyfair's water park is included..it is quite small though.

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Saturday, July 13, 2002 11:25 AM

Michigan's Adventure and Dorney's water parks are Included in their admission.

I think if the water park was pre-exsiting before the Cedar Fair purchase and was included in the General Admission then it stays that way, but if they build it/or purchase a water park then they will charge admission.

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Saturday, July 13, 2002 11:31 AM

3 of Cedar Fair 6 amusement parks include the water park with park admission and 3 don't.

Does that count as "most"?

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Saturday, July 13, 2002 4:23 PM

If you want to get techincal, only 37% (3 of 8) of CFLP's water parks are included with a paid admission to one of their parks. Currently 50% (3 of 6) of CFLP's Amusement parks include a water park with paid admission. So to get even more technical, there is one water park included to every three amusement parks. :) Can I stop now?

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Saturday, July 13, 2002 5:09 PM
Yes please do swoosh :). Anyways, yeah, the reason for the added price is bigger water parks.

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Sunday, July 14, 2002 7:30 PM


DP's WhiteWater Kingdom is plenty big and so is MA's. Both of them are larger than CP's Soak City. VF's is teeny, teeny, tiny (7 different slides, Lazy River, kiddie splash area) and actually used to be an added-cost attraction.

The only rhyme or reason to the extra-fee policy is what the market will bear. VF's extra-fee policy didn't pan out, DP's and MA's waterparks were complimentary when the parks were purchased and WOA was already a second gate.

Now I'm going to stick my neck out and say CP's Soak City will never be complimentary. That's right, never. Why? Capacity. When half the folks attending the park run for the wavepool in a park that only draws 400K-1.5 million guests a year, it's perfectly okay....but not a park that draws CP's numbers. It flies in the face of CP's concepts of capacity. To do it right, they'd have to add another wavepool or two in Soak City parking lot area, which would cut into parking capacity. Frankly, the investment as a whole would have NO payoff --lost revenue from the second gate, increased staffing for more facilities and no appreciable increase in attendance.

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Sunday, July 14, 2002 7:59 PM

Well you do kinda pay for the water park at Dorney. Admission is cheaper in the spring and summer when the WWK is closed. ;)

I remember going to Dorney (pre CF days) and you could go to either place and just pay for that. Heck I even remember when there was a parking lot between the waterpark and the amusement park.

Speaking of Wild Water Kingdom when are they gonna add somthing new. The last thing they got was the Aquablast and that was about 6 years ago. I guess they don't really have to sinc there are only two water parks in driving distance (Camelbeach about an hour or so and Hurricane Harbor at SFGAdv).

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Monday, July 15, 2002 6:16 AM
"DP's WhiteWater Kingdom is plenty big and so is MA's. Both of them are larger than CP's Soak City. VF's is teeny, teeny, tiny (7 different slides, Lazy River, kiddie splash area) and actually used to be an added-cost attraction."

DP:WWK bigger than Soak City? No way. I've been to both and CP:SC is MUCH bigger.

Men are like parking spaces... the good ones are all taken and the rest are handicapped or too far away.


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