What's Included in a 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.

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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.



Types of Season Passes

There are 3 types of passes including the Gold pass, the Platinum pass & the Pre-K pass.

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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.

valleyfair platinum pass

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


Pre-K Pass

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.

valleyfair pre k pass

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

 Pre K-Pass
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!

valleyfair soak city

Free Parking

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.

Special Events

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.

valleyfair bring a friend


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).

Appreciation Days

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 e-ticket 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! These are available on a first-come, first-served basis, which means that they will sell out.

season pass fast lane

All Season Dining

Enjoy lunch and dinner every visit!

All Season Drink Refills

Free refills on every visit!

all season drink refills

All Season Photo Pass

Enjoy unlimited ePhotos at Wild Thing and Renegade!

valleyfair wild thing

Purchasing Upgrades/Add-Ons

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.

Pass Perks

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. 

Refund Policy

It's important to note that season passes are non refundable.

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