Cedar Fair's theme park season passes set new mark

Amusement park operator Cedar Fair Entertainment Co. says its push to increase season pass sales paid off last year.
Associated Press
Feb 19, 2013

 

The company whose parks include Cedar Point and Kings Island in Ohio said Tuesday that it sold a record number of season passes last year.

It says season pass visitors made up about 40 percent of its total attendance in 2012.

The company with headquarters in Sandusky says overall attendance nationwide fell just short of its record 23 million visitors set last year.

It also says guests spent more money on food, games and souvenirs in the parks — but spending was down at its hotels.

Cedar Fair owns more than a dozen amusement parks and water parks around the country, along with a handful of hotels.

For a story on the company's 2012 earnings, pick up a copy of Wednesday's Register.

 

Comments

Informer

More than likely its due to the payment plan option they had online when purchasing your pass. It was smart thinking for a down economy. I hope its back this year!

happycamper01

We just purchased the passes on the payment plans so yes, they are offering it. I am glad they offer it because many families can't afford to pay for all the passes at one time. It is the first time we have ever had passes and we are looking forward to the the fun. We bought the Platinum passes because that option includes all the parks including Soak City and parking which is a big plus! We may even go to Kings Island this year for something new since we have never been there!

2kids

I agree Informer. We bought passes because of that and we haven't been to cedar point in over 15 years!

phroggy

How can the attendance be shy of the record this year when the season hasn't even begun yet?

wiredmama222

where is that? I don't see it?

phroggy

The company with headquarters in Sandusky says overall attendance nationwide fell just short of its record 23 million visitors set last year.

It's grammatically incorrect.

kelliandnate

@ Happy Camper....King's Island is really nice. I would highly recommend it. What I found interesting was the fact that they have a rewards program for season pass holders. I don't understand why Cedar Point can't offer that. It allows you to accumulate points to earn rewards such as fast passes.