For those park goers who like to savor their park memories through park entrance and ride photos, Cedar Fair has announced something great for 2016. The world-class park chain is going to be offering FunPix at its flagship property, Cedar Point. Park guests will be able to buy an all-day photo pass for $29.99 while season pass holders will be able to buy an all-season photo pass for just $10 more.
Why is it great for park guests?
Park guests can now get more bang for their buck when it comes to photo purchases. There’s no need to buy those $15 photos anymore and tote them around the park throughout the rest of the day. There’s no need to write down photo numbers in hopes of figuring out which ride photo is the best one of the day and still available when park guests decide to make that purchase. Instead, park goers can simply get all of the photos from park visits in a digital format and use them in whatever manner they like. Park guests will even be able to pull up their photos from the Cedar Point mobile app. Overall, park guests can save a few dollars while capturing even more lasting memories from their visit to Cedar Point in 2016.
Why is this great for Cedar Point and Cedar Fair?
The move towards a FunPix system is something that is long overdue. Over the past few years, parks within the Cedar Fair chain have tinkered with different photo pricing, promotions, and options. Some parks have, like Carowinds, have provided guests with all-day photos via email for about $30, and other parks in the chain have turned to USB drives wherein park guests pay a set amount at the beginning and then pay $5 or so for each additional photo. While these options were nice, Six Flags seemed to have the best option of the two with their all-season photo pass option, something they have been mastering over the course of the past few years. This new options really bringing Cedar Fair up-to-date with the trends in the industry and matches much of what their competitors are offering. Additionally, giving more convenient options to park guests empowers those guests to share their memories in greater abundance and with enhanced quickness. Both of these characteristics should put more great photos out in the social media world, thereby enhancing the brand in the minds of park goers, their friends, and their families.
Limitations in 2016
While this is a great step forward for Cedar Fair, the system is currently only scheduled to be offered to park guests at Cedar Point and not at their other parks around the country. While it appears that other parks will be getting this system in the years to come, platinum pass holders will have to be patient as Cedar Fair looks to fine-tune and perfect this new photo system. If it is as popular as it is expected to be, it will surely be expanded to other Cedar Fair properties. So, while Six Flags offers their season photo pass at all of their properties, Cedar Fair guests might have to wait another year for a complete roll-out. Still, this is great news, saving park goers a few extra dollars during their 2016 Cedar Point visits!