CF Platinum pass question 2007/2008, Anyone already processed?

Friday, October 5, 2007 5:30 PM
I was considering going Sunday and getting my 2008 Platinum pass for next year. Then I read, NOT GOOD FOR 2008???????

Im just wondering if they are honoring them the rest of the season or do I have to purchase a one day pass on top of this?

Having second thoughts if the latter is true for a 8 hour day.

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Friday, October 5, 2007 5:53 PM
You mean 2008 passes for 2007? And I assume you mean at PKI?

The web site is pretty clear: 2008 passes are not good for 2007. I'd say that means that if you also want to go in, and you don't have a 2007 PKI or CF Maxx pass, then you'll need a ticket.

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Friday, October 5, 2007 6:09 PM

CF Platinum pass question 20087

Wow, someone likes to plan in advance! :)

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Friday, October 5, 2007 6:25 PM
Funny Vater. :) that was a uncorectable mistake unless I deleted the post.

Yes PKI Im talking about and it's just another example of the customer service levels dropping. (Maybe it should have been that way forever but Paramount and CBS did it for 14 years preselling the next years passes in the end of sept and oct and letting the purchasers use it for the remainder of that season.

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Friday, October 5, 2007 6:44 PM
Fixed it for you, Chuck. :)
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Friday, October 5, 2007 11:55 PM
I don't want this to turn in to a Cedar Fair vs. Six Flags thing but SF is continuing their policy of allowing those that purhcase a 2008 pass now to use it for the rest of 2007.

Doesn't seem very prudent on Cedar Fairs part to veer off of a long established practice at PKI but I suppose they're trying to have the same policy at all the parks. *** Edited 10/6/2007 3:57:18 AM UTC by Brad G***

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Saturday, October 6, 2007 1:27 PM
It's always been Cedar Fair poilcy to pre-sell season passes in the fall for the following year, but not allow them for admission in the current year. You get in next year with it, and that's it. That's always been the rule, I don't think they will ever change it, and now that they own the ex-Paramount Parks I really don't think anyone at CF cares what the practice or policy there used to be.

I still say, if it was two years ago and this buyout hadn't happened yet, we'd all have to buy two season passes instead of one. Except I think, seeing all what's happening now, I'd rather still have to buy two season passes.

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Saturday, October 6, 2007 2:10 PM
Under Paramount, they let you buy the next year's pass and it was valid for the rest of the current season. CF has now dropped that. All 2008 passes sold at the former Paramount parks will not be valid until January 1, 2008.
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Saturday, October 6, 2007 4:38 PM
I say good for them. This is another example of them bringing back gate integrity. They don't gain anything other than Chuck coming the rest of this year not spending money by allowing free entry the rest of this year.

This goes right along with the elimination of mass quantities of comp tickets. It's the right thing to do, even if some people find it uncomfortable the first year. They'll forget.

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Saturday, October 6, 2007 6:19 PM

Jeff said:
I say good for them. This is another example of them bringing back gate integrity. They don't gain anything other than Chuck coming the rest of this year not spending money by allowing free entry the rest of this year.

I agree. However it's a shame that the Cedar Fair park websites will not accept payments for Platinum Passes made by credit cards with billing addresses outside USA and Canada. I guess I'll just have to spend my UK pounds elsewhere. *** Edited 10/6/2007 10:20:18 PM UTC by Martin Valt***

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Sunday, October 7, 2007 2:51 AM
Jeff, Why do you gotta make everything personal?

Im a paying customer asking about a policy change that I couldn't even get anyone on KI's customer service phone line to answer. Today I got a answer. I can buy a one day pass for today, Enter the park and then upgrade for next year. However that pass is not good for another day this season.

It may be the right thing to do but I already know about 15 long time KI pass holders that aren't renewing for 2008.

Strange how you can use a PKI platinum pass for CP's Haunt but not KI's.

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Sunday, October 7, 2007 7:34 AM
But Chuck, if they are longtime pass holders, presumably they already have a 2007 pass, and so this policy change doesn't matter to them.

They may not be renewing, but it's not because of this.

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Sunday, October 7, 2007 1:11 PM

Charles Nungester said:
Strange how you can use a PKI platinum pass for CP's Haunt but not KI's.

Why is that strange? KI has decided to make Haunt an upcharge for 2008, while CP is staying with the included with admission format.

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Sunday, October 7, 2007 7:29 PM
Has anyone actually processed their Platinum for 2008?

A friend was becoming a passholder for the first time at CP, and they never processed her. I'm just curious if any of the current passholders were able to be processed yet.

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Sunday, October 7, 2007 7:36 PM
I had my Platinum Pass processed at Kings Dominion a week ago. No jacket yet, though. :)

In light of this conversation: the girl at the booth that I bought it from must have reminded me 4 or 5 times that the pass was not good for that day, as KD had always allowed current year admission with next year's pass, too.

- Jeff

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Sunday, October 7, 2007 8:49 PM
I suspect the parks that already have the "gate central" systems, the new properties, can already process passes, while the "old" parks will have to wait until the upgrade.
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Sunday, October 7, 2007 9:04 PM
I renewed my Dorney pass and was told it would come in the mail over the winter. I also need to go in November or December to pick up my jacket. Which means a 2 hour drive but that's no big deal for me since I can always find something else to do the day I head to Dorney and I can alway use a vacation day also to get it.
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Sunday, October 7, 2007 9:16 PM
Went today, Had a ball. Got my plat pass after having to actually buy twice.

Had a very difficult time making sure I got the PLATinum pass, They first rang me up for the reg pass and I told him at least five times. PLATINUM! got that worked out and then they tried three different times and finally I grabbed the Platinum pass off the counter in front of her and said this one :)

I know Rideman had that problem a couple years ago and it took three visits and all his receipts to get it worked out.

Still, Park was dead, Had a ball. Was IMPRESSED DELIRIUM is now at least a minute longer cycle giving at least four full swings.

SOB was MUCH IMPROVED expecially in the second helix and cloverleaf and didn't shuffle.

I say put Villain's trains on BEAST AND Modify Legends old train for SOB as a extra.

Chuck, who thought Beast was also running well and it was good to finally put myself into many rides I haven't been able to ride in awhile.
FOF, Delerium, Drop Zone.

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Monday, October 8, 2007 1:21 PM
So you want to put a train that derailed onto a coaster that injured riders?

Also, why on earth would you want to replace PTCs with Gerstlauers (spelling?)?

I say get rid of the G-Trains from Geauga Lake. If they move Villain, then it would be nice to get PTCs to go with it. The trains that were on it when it operated were terrible!

-Sam

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Monday, October 8, 2007 10:01 PM

Avalanche Sam said:So you want to put a train that derailed onto a coaster that injured riders?Also, why on earth would you want to replace PTCs with Gerstlauers (spelling?)?I say get rid of the G-Trains from Geauga Lake. If they move Villain, then it would be nice to get PTCs to go with it. The trains that were on it when it operated were terrible!-Sam

Well just be prepared to ride a Beast Brakeless and KI not to have to replace half the track twice a season.

The PTC's that are on it are not articulating and twist on the track in every curve. That segment from the second tunnel to the second lifthill gets retracked twice a season and the helix about once a year with patchwork needed.

It's a huge difference on SOB even though it had articulates. ALL the bouncing and shimmying it used to have and the beast has is gone. The rosebowl is just intense as hell and theres really no cure for that.

Note, They do not close the ride and retrack it. They do sections at night and even some work durring the day. They have for years.
Chuck *** Edited 10/9/2007 2:03:26 AM UTC by Charles Nungester***

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