Valleyfair Season Pass | Simply Explained
You've seen the season pass signs all around the park, and you've heard of people getting them every year, and that they're worth purchasing at minimum just for the perks.. But what are they?
In this page we'll go over what a season pass is, the differences between the various season passes, what perks they offer, how you can pay for it, and even the upgrades that you can make.
Table of Contents
- What is a Season Pass
- Types of Season Passes
- Season Passholder Benefits
- Easy Pay Plan
- How to Get My Season Pass
- Season Pass Upgrades
- Loyalty Program
- Refund Policy
- Cheap Single Day Tickets
What is a Season Pass?
A season pass allows a pass holder to visit the park an unlimited number of times throughout the year, on all days that are open to the public.
They also come with benefits including free parking, access to special events, and discounts, which we will all cover later.
The Valleyfair park isn't open year round, which makes season passes that much more valuable.
This year, the park is open May 22nd - September 6th.
We will update this page if later dates are announced.
All 2020 Season Passes will be honored during the 2021 season.
Types of Season Passes
There are 3 types of passes including the Gold pass, the Platinum pass & the Pre-K pass.
Gold Pass & Platinum Pass
Both of these passes provide almost all of the same benefits, with one difference. The Platinum pass offers access to all Cedar Fair parks, not just Valleyfair.
This means that they have all of the season pass benefits, for all Cedar Fair parks.
If a Platinum pass holder decided they didn't want to go to Valleyfair one day, and went to visit Worlds of Fun, they would enjoy the same perks such as free parking for example.
Differences: Gold Pass vs Platinum Pass
|Gold Pass||Platinum Pass|
|Access to All Cedar Fair Parks|
|Access to Valleyfair||
Access to Valleyfair
|Access to Soak City||
Access to Soak City
|Free Parking||Free Parking|
|Can use a Payment Plan||
Can use a Payment Plan
|Food & Merchandise Discounts||
Food & Merchandise Discounts
|Bring a Friend Discounts||
Bring a Friend Discounts
|Soak City Cabana Discounts||
Soak City Cabana Discounts
This pass isn't in the same category as the other two passes as it's intended for kids of ages 3-5, and it's also free.
Rather than purchasing this pass, you redeem it.
In order to redeem this pass, the child must be present and you will have to bring documents proving their age. These documents can be an original birth certificate or passport.
Pre-K Pass Benefits
|Access to Valleyfair for the Season|
|Access to Soak City for the Season|
Season Passholder Benefits
No Blackout Dates
Enjoy your holidays stress free at the park!
If you're planning on visiting more than once in a season, paying for parking every time that you visit can easily add up. This is a very underrated perk.
Passholders will have access to special events such as being the first to be able to see the ultra popular Valleyscare, exclusive ride times for your favorite rides on select dates, and even being able to stay after hours at Soak City once the park closes to the general public.
Bring a Friend Days
Valleyfair has had 'Bring a Friend' offers in the past where you'll be able to receive discounts on tickets for up to 6 friends to bring along with you for ultimate fun.
When you show your Gold or Platinum pass, you will be eligible to receive 10% off of food and merchandise in the park (at participating locations).
Season Pass Appreciation days have also been held in the past, with passholders who were in attendance receiving a free fast lane voucher!
Easy Pay Plan
The Easy Pay Plan is a payment plan that you can follow to pay for your season passes.
This is convenient as it allows you to have the flexibility to split up your payment over several months, rather than paying it all at once.
How it Works
There is an initial payment that you will have to pay upfront, and the rest of the payments are split up over a period of 4 months.
How to Get my Season Pass
After you purchase your season pass, you'll bring your eticket to the admissions building (right outside of the gate) to receive your season pass ID card.
The same process applies for obtaining your Pre-K Pass.
Season Pass Upgrades
Season Pass Fast Lane (Most Popular)
Skip the lines at your favorite rides! Unfortunately these have already been sold out for the 2021 season.
All Season Dining
Enjoy lunch and dinner every visit!
All Season Drink Refills
Free refills on every visit!
All Season Photo Pass
Enjoy unlimited ePhotos at Wild Thing and Renegade!
This is an important section to make sure that you understand.
The season upgrades/add ons that you purchase will be charged in full.
That is, unless you bought the season upgrades at the same time as your season pass. In this case, you can pay for both with the Easy Pay plan.
Valleyfair's Pass Perks is a loyalty program for season passholders. It essentially works similarly to a credit card loyalty program.
Every time that you visit the park, it counts towards possibly earning prizes that you can redeem on future visits.
It's important to note that season passes are non refundable.
Cheap Single Day Admission
Traveling to Valleyfair for a day or 2?
Take advantage of our massive discounts! Our prices will always be cheaper than the gate.
You will receive your tickets directly to your inbox instantly. You can find out more about how this easy process works through our Why Us page.