Wednesday, February 25, 2004 8:10 PM
I plan on buying a cedar point pass, and so are my friends. I am curious do they have a family pack. Where 4 people get one for a discount? Also do they have days where you can drive out to the park before it opens to get one and get your picture taken before the park opens?
Wednesday, February 25, 2004 8:23 PM
To being an "us" for once - instead of a "them".
Thursday, February 26, 2004 4:05 PM
Well I have seen that before but they do not get too much into detail...They really do not answer my questions at cedarpoint.com
Thursday, February 26, 2004 4:10 PM
The answers are there. They list all of the season pass options on that page: SEASON PASS, COMBO PASS, JUNIOR SEASON PASS, and JUNIOR COMBO. Since there's no mention of a family pack or discounts, it's reasonable to assume that it isn't offered.
A little further down the page:
Your season pass certificate may be redeemed for a photo I.D. beginning April 22, 2004 at the park's Season Pass Center (located at the main gate).
Thursday, February 26, 2004 4:28 PM
Your season pass certificate may be redeemed for a photo I.D. ......what do they mean by this statement?
Thursday, February 26, 2004 4:45 PM
When you order your pass you get a paper certificate, each piece has a different coaster pic on it. I think the season pass was TTD or Raptor, but whatever. You take that to the park, and they take your photo and give you a picture ID to use as your season pass. The original certificate is just a voucher till you get your pass.
But then again, what do I know?
Thursday, February 26, 2004 5:40 PM
Does anyone know of the hours of the season pass center? I plan on going up during a Saturday in May, but I live 7 hours away so I won't get there until sometime in the afternoon (depends on when I leave, of course). I didn't see or find anything on their site that had the hours of the season pass center (does this mean its open during all hours that the park is?) Thanks!
Thursday, February 26, 2004 8:24 PM
Can you buy your season pass when you get out to cedar point or do you need to get the voucher thing before hand
Thursday, February 26, 2004 10:10 PM
You can buy it when you get there or you can buy it before hand either by mail or by the internet and process it when you get to the park either the day you plan on visiting or before the season started. The hours should be posted on Cedar Point's website sometime shourtly what the hours are for u to redeem you pass.
Top Thrill Dragster
Thursday, February 26, 2004 10:20 PM
badmetalpurple: You forgot to mention an important part. If it's your first year buying a Season Pass, you have to redeem it at the park (meaning you can order through the mail off cedarpoint.com, and when you get your voucher in the mail, fill it out before you get to the park, and then redeem it for your picture ID at the Season Pass Office at Cedar Point). If it's not your first year, you can redeem it through the mail, assuming you like your picture. That's what I did this year.
Friday, February 27, 2004 9:06 AM
very true. i did forget about that. This is my first year of being a season pass holder. I have worked there for the past 5 years but now i am a season pass holder. But yes you can redeem it through the mail after your first season. *** Edited 2/27/2004 2:07:10 PM UTC by badmetalpurple***
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2004 Cedar Point Season Pass Holder
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2006 TL Mine Ride
Friday, February 27, 2004 9:18 AM
Even more season pass info....
TOP's Friendly Market (a grocery store 4 minutes from the park) Almost always sells the season pass certificates (the paper for the actual pass) for around $10 less than CP.
As stated you can redeem your pass online and have them mail one to you (using last year's photo ID), only if you had a pass last year.
CP has one of the WORST Season Pass processing centers in the nation. They have 4 cameras cramed in a little room. (they REALLY need to go down to PKI and learn how to do it (heck even SFWoA can teach them a lesson or two when it comes to pass processing)).
When going to process your season pass at CP if going after 4pm on weekdays expect around 1-2 hour wait. It's AMAZING how many people come out for this event. There's a line for buying the paper and parking pass. Line for filling the paper out. Line for getting the picture. And a Line for recieving the pass. Though in due respect I always have a lot of fun talking to all the CP enthusiasts.
I'm assuming weekends are just as bad since most kids and familys have off school and work. CP will tell most people to try and show up before lunch.
DRESS WARM!! Even if it's 60+ degrees and sunny it will be VERY cold with the lake breeze. SOooo many times I have been up there to get my pass and people show up wearing shorts...they usually end up leaving the line.
Hope some of this helps for anyone who hasn't gotten a pass yet. :)
"The Future of Roller Coasters"
*** Edited 2/27/2004 2:19:34 PM UTC by RollerCoasterGod***
Friday, February 27, 2004 9:42 AM
I still don't get the season pass thing. I mean, when they upgraded to a computer-based system, I fully expected that with that upgrade they'd get their act together and go all out. I've never waited more than five minutes for my PKI pass, and that's on a busy Saturday early in the season. It makes no sense.
Friday, February 27, 2004 2:55 PM
It's just palin and simple - bad customer service. They have your money already, and by the way the S.P. processing is set up, could care less about speeding people through.
Friday, February 27, 2004 8:19 PM
That's not it. That isn't the way the park operates. If it was, they wouldn't run three trains on coasters when it isn't busy.
The actual real delay that I see is all of the paperwork nonsense. The technical details aren't nearly the entire issue. The PKI system is cool because they type in your name and the certificate number, and take your picture. No one spends more than 60 seconds in there, and with several dozen cameras, they can process thousands of passes per hour.
Friday, February 27, 2004 11:24 PM
That is pretty much how SFGAm processes their passes (like PKI).
My favorite MJ tune: "Billie Jean" which I have been listening to alot now. RIP MJ.
Saturday, February 28, 2004 8:08 PM
Perhaps the park doesn't see the need for an investment in dozens of cameras because pass processing peak is such a short period of time.
But it does seem that some time could be shaved off if the whole process was a little more organized... or somehting
Sunday, February 29, 2004 5:27 PM
I should have known better, but, when I went to CP in May 2003 (a Sunday) I waited 1.5 hours for my season pass to be processed. It was horrible. A CP official did come out and tell us that if we had a 2002 season pass, our pic was saved and I could go to the resort office and get my 2003 pass there with my 2002 pic. It was nice to see that they recognized the tremendous wait and offered a solution, but they do need to take a page from PKI's book. *** Edited 2/29/2004 11:59:11 PM UTC by browntggrr***
Sunday, February 29, 2004 5:38 PM
Had the park not decided to buy just a few $10,000+ color printers and bought a bunch of <$10,000 black and white printers (ala PKI) there wouldn't be this problem.