Posted Friday, November 2, 2007 10:25 AM | Contributed by Jason Hammond
Geauga Lake's Wildwater Kingdom has announced its 2008 operating schedule, admission pricing and season pass
pricing. Daily admission is $23.95, $15.95 after 4 p.m. Junior and senior admission is $11.95. Parking is $5. Children age 2 and under are free. Season passes are $44.95, junior and senior passes are $34.95. Guests who buy a season pass through Nov. 11 will also receive a FREE Cedar Fair V.I.P. jacket.
Cedar Fair announced in September that the amusement park would operate as a water park only, after operating the amusement park for four seasons.
$44.95 is not a bad price for a season pass, and some of the perks aren't bad. Sure, you won't be able to get into CP or KI with the pass, but if you're only intention is to go to the waterpark a few times, I think it's a good value, and how about that jacket?
I guess my only fear for anyone who was a supporter of the rides is that your questions have been answered--there are no mention of any themepark rides at all. In fact at a total size of 11 acres, I'd say that leaves no room for anything else but waterslides.
I think you need to read between the lines a bit... a whole lot of people are going to buy passes because, "For 11 bucks more, we can come back all summer." Only they'll probably come back once if at all, so the cost per visit is $22.50. Makes sense to me.
$23.95 is steep for just the waterpark compared to $26.95 for the whole shebang, but we have to keep in mind how underpriced $26.95 was for that park in the first place. (And I mean real-world underpriced, not Gonchar-world. ;) ) They can't exactly come out charging 11 bucks.
More importantly, I think, is what they'll do with the in-park pricing. Will it still be $4 Pepsis, or will they be more in line with what a typical attraction of this sort would charge?
How late was the waterpark open in previous seasons? I'm wondering how much time you get for that $15.95 twilight rate.
Also, I'm wondering about the proposed schedule, with weekends only until the second week of June, plus closed the last week of August. Soak City, Dorney WWK, and even Waldameer offer more days at either the beginning, end, or both. Is the weather or school schedule that different in that section of Ohio?
Soak City caters to the resorts guests primarily, so there are different rules there. But yeah, there's no point in being open during the week until the first week of June here, as the kids are mostly still in school.