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Postby jamesdillaman » Sat Aug 16, 2008 6:58 am

boo... on the plus side this should increase locals frequency in going to the park and spending money on food and drink, where the park can make a killing with higher margins...

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Postby FeelTheFORCE » Sat Aug 16, 2008 6:59 am

Awesome! I've always wanted them to do this because I'd like to go a few times a year, but I hate the thought of paying $30+ dollars every visit. It's nice, too now that I will just be able to swing by in the evening for an hour or two.

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Postby DenDen » Sat Aug 16, 2008 7:12 am

OMFG! As a Kennywood Alumni, I'm am FREAKING over this news, but at the same time, with it's new owner, I kind of expected this.

Looking back, it took them years to adopt a pay-one-price admission when all the surrounding parks were doing it. And when they started, it was only one day a week, Sundays. Ride-All-Day admission was $8 for groups, and $10 individually. Ahh, the memories.
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Postby Devious » Sat Aug 16, 2008 11:26 am

According to what i've read, kennywood was NOT sold to anyone, it's still owned by the family, as they'd need a majority vote they dont have to accept a purchase offer

that said, i'm buying one the second they go live
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Postby KPfreak519 » Sat Aug 16, 2008 11:32 am

I've heard they will start selling them on November 1. I definitely plan on getting one. Although I'm not sure if this is a good move for the park, as most of Kennywood's visitors are locals. If alot of people in Pittsburgh buy the season passes, Kennywood may end up losing money on this.
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Postby DenDen » Sat Aug 16, 2008 12:31 pm

Devious wrote:According to what i've read, kennywood was NOT sold to anyone, it's still owned by the family, as they'd need a majority vote they dont have to accept a purchase offer


You're a few months out of the loop. It WAS sold. hehehe.
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Postby Jew » Sat Aug 16, 2008 12:42 pm

Forgive me if this is a stupid question...but what is the big deal?

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Postby ParkTrips » Sat Aug 16, 2008 12:51 pm

well its something new at a park that had never offered a season pass.. I dont think its as big of news as the sale to Parque, but its noteworthy at least. at least its news and not just some crap thread asking which coaster youve been on has the most inversions ;-)

I'm kinda shocked it took this long with Lake Compounce offering passes for a few years now!

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Postby BarryH » Sat Aug 16, 2008 1:08 pm

To this I say: finally! :)

Next thing you know, they will have an exhibit named "Dave Thomas' Carnivorous Bees." :)

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Postby Little Coaster Girl » Sat Aug 16, 2008 1:47 pm

Now if we could just get Knoebels to do this. It would be a little harder to do since you dont pay for admission or parking, but it would be kinda neat to have a pass for the season. :)
I wish i lived closer to pittsburgh than i do so i could visit more often. Maybe if they ever finish 99. :roll:

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