Kennywood - Interesting Promotion

Tuesday, August 29, 2006 1:04 PM
If you visit Phantom Fright Nights on Saturday, Sept 23, all food (including Potato Patch Fries) will be free. Not a bad way to attract visitors to preview weekend, eh?

http://www.kennywood.com/tickets/pfn.php

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Tuesday, August 29, 2006 1:55 PM
Wow. I wonder how much money they lose on one day of free food.

Is Phantom Fright Nights getting better?
I've yet to be at the park during this time... so I've never experienced it.

Josh

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Tuesday, August 29, 2006 2:00 PM
I love kennywood and its not as you think. On the website it says they will get a voucher and it will be good for some food. So its not like unlimited free food.
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Tuesday, August 29, 2006 3:42 PM
If you haven't been to Phantom Fright Nights...you're missing A LOT! It's one of the best halloween productions put on by a park in the nation! It's a definetly MUST do! Be warned though, it's getting so popular...at least closer towards Halloween that the park gets PACKED!
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Tuesday, August 29, 2006 3:48 PM
I can't imagine how ridiculously crowded it would be that night. I wouldn't touch that with a 10-foot pole.
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Tuesday, August 29, 2006 4:03 PM
Sounds like a great idea. I think it's going to be very packed that day.
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Tuesday, August 29, 2006 4:27 PM

Michael Relko said:
I love kennywood and its not as you think. On the website it says they will get a voucher and it will be good for some food. So its not like unlimited free food.

I'm not sure where you read that, but it isn't correct.

Directly from the website under "Some restrictions apply":

RESTRICTIONS:
The following restrictions apply to the FREE FOOD offer:

All guests wishing to receive free food must be in line at the food stands in order to be served. One person cannot obtain multiple orders for others not in line.

One order per customer. You may order, for example, one burger, one fry, one drink at the same time but not 6 burgers, 6 drinks, etc.

No Take Out food permitted

You may obtain free food from as many stands as you wish, but must wait in line to be served each time.

Not all regular stands will be open. See list below.

Kandy Kaleidoscope will not be open

The Phantom's Free Food Frenzy offer is available only Saturday, September 23, 2006 from 7 – 11 pm.

No other discounts or offers accepted.

Phantom Fright Nights admission tickets marked ‘TRADE' are not valid for September 23, 2006

FOOD STANDS AND MENU FOR SEPTEMBER 23, 2006:

note: Stand list and menus subject to change without notice.

LOST KENNYWOOD BBQ Soft Drinks, Burgers, Hot Sausage, Hot Dogs, Wings

MIDWAY REFRESHMENT STAND
Soft Drinks, Hot Dogs, Chicken, Philly's, Fries, Cotton Candy

STAR FUNNEL CAKES
Soft Drinks, Deep Fried Oreos, Funnel Cakes, Pretzels

STAR CHICKEN
Soft Drinks, Chicken, Fries, Nachos

PEDRO'S
Soft Drinks, Nachos, Tacos

PIZZA WAREHOUSE
Soft Drinks, Whole Pizzas & Slices

NUGGETT
Dip Cones, Soft Drinks

JUICE BAR
Cappuccino, Coffee, Pretzels, Popcorn

GARFIELD CART
Sippers & Pretzels, Hot Coffee and Cappuccino

SMALL FRY
Chicken & Fries & Toppings

POTATO PATCH
Patch Fries & Toppings

LIFE SAVERS
Pretzels & Coffee

FUDDY DUDDY
Pretzels & Coffee

PAGODA
CLOSED

BIG DIPPER
CLOSED

KANDY KALEIDOSCOPE
CLOSED[b/]

-Tambo

*** Edited 8/29/2006 8:27:45 PM UTC by tambo***

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Tuesday, August 29, 2006 4:49 PM
Cool promo. I'm sure the park will be crowded, but I'd still go if I were in town that night...
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Tuesday, August 29, 2006 5:35 PM
Bah. I'm going to be IN Pittsburgh that night, but I'll be at a comedy club :( Someone eat some Potato Patch fries for me, please... ;)
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Tuesday, August 29, 2006 5:46 PM
^^ The PARK will likely be very crowded, as will the food lines...wonder how the RIDE lines will be?
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Tuesday, August 29, 2006 6:13 PM
Here's an idea...they could offer anytime during the season a wristband with the same privilage....I'd drop $25 on something like that in a second!
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Tuesday, August 29, 2006 6:44 PM
The problem with that is that you could just wait in line four times and feed your entire family for free.

It really only works if it's all or nothing.

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Tuesday, August 29, 2006 6:45 PM
Parks have tied in drinks and parking to admission price, so who'll be the first to try food?
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Tuesday, August 29, 2006 6:53 PM
Kennywood will try it if this goes well.
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Tuesday, August 29, 2006 7:17 PM

Peabody said:Here's an idea...they could offer anytime during the season a wristband with the same privilage....I'd drop $25 on something like that in a second!

Ummm, at USH last year, it was $20. Now, USF and IoA are offering the same deal...except for the same $20, drinks are NOT included at the FL parks....there's also a slight upcharge ($5 I think) to make the all-day-pass good at both USF and IoA (i.e., "complex-wide").

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Wednesday, August 30, 2006 1:06 AM
But each person has to wait in line each time to get one order per person. If the lines are even moderately long, how many lines will one person be able to get through in 4 hours?

I guess a person will get $19.50 worth of food, or $19.50 worth of rides (or $3 less with the Giant Eagle ticket). Kennywood won't be going broke on this promotion. I think it's a good idea for an occasional event.

One good thing is you lose the frustration of a clueless customer trying to figure out how much they owe, and a clueless kid at the register trying to figure out how much change to give. Might actually make for a more efficient line.

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Wednesday, August 30, 2006 1:10 AM
I think the promotion's brilliant personally. I had always marked the first days of Fright Nights to go because they have always been the least crowded. Now Kennywood has to go and ruin that by running this promotion and (likely) jamming the park full of people.

Curse you, you ingenious bastards!

;) (said lovingly, of course)

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