PKI 200 mile rule

Saturday, August 6, 2005 7:33 PM
I was wondering if anyone knew what the PKI private event 200 mile rule exactly is. I'm planning a trip in sept to CP and notice PKI is having a private event that weekend.

I've only heard that if you travel more than 200 miles that you might get admittance to the park with the PE.

One more thing, since I have a pass to the park would I be able to use it for admission to the PE or would I have to pay full admission.

Thank you to anyone that can give insite to this.

Saturday, August 6, 2005 11:32 PM
Private events are just that and not open to the public.

I would suggest hitting the contact button on and ask the park yourself.


Sunday, August 7, 2005 2:20 AM
If you know the park is closed to the public on a certain day why would you even try to go? Especially if you really are over the 200 mile mark.
Sunday, August 7, 2005 12:47 PM
If I remember correctly, The 200 mile rule is an informal rule that the park uses for family's and such who where unaware of the park being closed that day.

Basically, if you live within 200 miles, tough luck. If you live outside of 200 miles they MAY consider letting you in if circumstances call for it. (Family's on vacation, etc.)

If you know they are having an event those days... do not even try to go.

Edit: I have also heard that if you have a season pass they automatically will not let you in, assuming you are willing to drive there multiple times a year anyway.

This is just what I ""remember" though. Always contact the park for the real story.

*** Edited 8/7/2005 4:51:14 PM UTC by James K***

Sunday, August 7, 2005 4:07 PM
MD I just wanted to make the most out of my trip. There aren't many parks open in sept. plus I wanted to try out there new coaster. I had originally planned to go this week but things at work prevented that. The other thing about PE's is the park shouldn't be very crowded.

I had only heard tidbits about the 200 mile rule and I was hoping someone could fully explain it.

Thanks James K *** Edited 8/7/2005 8:08:26 PM UTC by Bartman2***

Sunday, August 7, 2005 4:15 PM
I'm with James and Michael... even if you could possibly oil your way in, trying to get in on the day of a PE would be low class. Basically crashing someone else's party that they've paid a LOT of money for.

Sunday, August 7, 2005 4:32 PM
Even if the "200 mile rule" really exists, you're not the person it was made for. You know right now that the park isn't going to be open on the day you want to go. You're not a family who packed up and drove halfway across the country to go to Wally World just to find out that, oops, it's closed.

Taking advantage of loopholes, if they even exist, just because you want to go on a certain day and a certain day only is classless. You're not the kind of visitor the rule is there for (still assuming it's even there in the first place).

Sunday, August 7, 2005 9:10 PM
This is why I asked now instead of at the gate. If they allowed all people that traveled from far away to enter when they have a PE I would go but they don't. I would still be a paying customer.

I wasn't sure what the rule was exactly and still don't but I know enough now to not want to try it.

It's hard to find out if you don't ask.


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