2023 Cedar Fair Season Pass News - CP Food Blog (2022)

Welcome to our annual review of the next season’s passes from across the Cedar Fair family of amusement parks.

Every August when Cedar Fair parks release their next season passes, it is the cheapest time of the year to purchase or renew. This year, several parks are the first out of the gate to release their 2023 pass details (Michigan’s Adventure and Schlitterbahn), which also gives us the first glimpse at what to expect at other parks, specifically for Platinum passholders where the prices remain the same across all parks. Other parks passes and add-ons will be populated as more news is released.

2023 season passes are good for the remainder of 2022. Typically add-ons are not valid in the current year. 2023 Platinum dining is good in 2022 only at park of purchase; valid at all Cedar Fair properties in 2023.

New for 2023, Cedar Fair is rolling out a new tier of season pass, the Prestige Pass and Prestige+ Pass.

The Prestige Pass, as of the time of writing, are only available at Carowinds, Cedar Point and Kings Island (8/4/22).

**Updated pricing below effective 9/6/22, original pricing from 8/4/22**

Carowinds
Prestige: $275 $225
Prestige+: $375 $325

Cedar Point
Prestige: $325 $299
Prestige+: $425 $399

Kings Island
Prestige: $325 $299
Prestige+: $425 $399

This new tier is similar to the Platinum pass. Where the pass offers a premium is with the following benefits:

– 1 Free Fast Lane Plus when you purchase by August 14, 2022 (Kings Island and Carowinds only)
– 15% off food and merchandise
– Enhanced Pass Perk Rewards, but we do not have much faith in the program (Pass Perks Analysis).
– Preferred Parking
– Preferred Dedicated Entrance (2 hours each morning; does not mean 2 hours of ERT)
– 1 Front of the Line Pass per visit (good for Fast Lane Plus attraction)
– 2 Bring-a-Friend tickets per year (guests get same benefits for day as Prestige members)
– Access to VIP area
– Access to waterpark VIP area

Prestige+ offers the following additional benefits:
– 15% off food and merchandise to all “Cedar Fair Park+”
– Unlimited visits to all “Cedar Fair Park+

For those that purchase the Prestige or Prestige+ pass in 2022, you will be able to utilize all the benefits this year except preferred parking, preferred entrances, and reserved VIP waterpark areas (all coming in 2023).

If you start digging into the legal terms and conditions of the Prestige and Prestige+ passes, here is some additional interesting details.

Prestige is only valid at park of purchase, including parking. So this pass does not operate like a Platinum pass, good at all parks.

Prestige+ is like a Platinum pass and good at ALL Cedar Fair properties, with the exception of Castaway Bay and Knotts Scary Farm.

The following additional add-ons can be purchased for the Prestige and Prestige+ passes:
– Prestige Dining Plan- $115 $105 (Caro); $130 (KI); $125 $109 (CP)
– Prestige+ Dining Plan- $149
– Prestige All-Season FunPix- $51.99 (Caro); $56.99 (KI); $66.99 (CP)
– Prestige 2023 Season Pass Fast Lane- $575 (Caro); $799 (KI); $950 (CP)
– Prestige+ 2023 Season Pass Fast Lane- $999 (Caro); $999 (KI); $999 (CP)

If you are trying to decide in the Prestige passes are good for you, see our family’s evaluation of Platinum vs Prestige and how we made our decision on which pass to get for 2023.

Below we will go into detail on all the other Cedar Fair park passes.

California’s Great America

Platinum Pass- $250; $240 Renewal
Platinum Dining- $149
Platinum All-Season Fast Lane Plus- $999

Summer Pass- $79; $75 Renewal (Valid thru Labor Day 2022/2023)
Gold Pass- $95; $89 Renewal
Pre-K Pass- Free

All-Season Dining (Summer/Gold)- $88/$95
All-Season Drink Program- $34.99
All-Season FunPix- $49.99

2023 All-Season Locker Rental- $115
2023 Season Pass Fast Lane (Silver/Gold)- $450

Canada’s Wonderland

Note: 2020 and 2021 season passes are valid through September 5, 2022. Keep that in mind if you are a Platinum passholder wanting to visit parks beyond that date, as you will need to renew early.

Purchase between 8/11-8/14 and get 1 FREE Fall Fast Lane Plus to be used between September 10-October 30, 2022.
All Renewal Passholders: Get 1 FREE Fall Bring-A-Friend to be used between September 10-October 30, 2022, excludes Halloween Haunt and WinterFest.

Platinum Pass- $250; $240 Renewal
Platinum Dining- $149
Platinum All-Season Fast Lane Plus- $999

Regular 2023 Pass- $79; $75 Renewal
2023 All-Season Dining- $92
All-Season Parking- $60

Gold 2023 Pass- $104; $99 Renewal
2023 All-Season Gold Dining- $102
All-Season Gold Parking- $75

All-Season Fast Lane Plus- $499
All-Season FunPix- $44.99
All-Season Drink Program- $34.99

©Canada’s Wonderland

Carowinds

Purchase between 8/11-8/14 and get 1 FREE Fall Fast Lane to be used any one public operating Saturday or Sunday between 8/11-10/30/22. Fall Fast Lane is NOT valid for SCarowinds or during park buyouts.

Renewal Passholders: Get 1 FREE Fall Bring-A-Friend to be used any one public operating Sunday between 8/11-10/30/22. Fall Bring-A-Friend is NOT valid for SCarowinds or during park buyouts.

For Prestige and Prestige+ passes, please see discussion above.

Platinum Pass- $250; $240 Renewal
Platinum Dining- $149
Platinum All-Season Fast Lane Plus- $999

Silver Pass- $99 (Not valid for SCarowinds or Winterfest)
Silver Dining Plan- $99

Gold Pass- $120; $115 Renewal (Does not include Carolina Harbor waterpark or SCarowinds)
Gold Dining Plan- $105
Pre-K Pass- Free

All-Season Drink Plan Paper Cup- $34.99
All-Season Drink Plan Plus Paper Cup- $49.99 New for 2023: Drink plans include fountain beverages all parks; ICEE, hot chocolate and coffee at Carowinds ONLY. Not valid for Starbucks or Cinnabon.
All-Season Tumbler- $49.99 New for 2023: Free refills all season on fountain beverages all parks; hot chocolate and coffee at Carowinds ONLY. Not valid for Starbucks or Cinnabon.

All-Season FunPix- $51.99
All-Season Fast Lane- $575

Cedar Point

**Updated pricing below effective 9/6/22**

Renewals get 1 free bring-a-friend ticket good 8/11-10/30/22, excluding Saturdays.

For Prestige and Prestige+ passes, please see discussion above. You can also read our families evaluation of Platinum vs Prestige to see how we made our decision on how to renew or upgrade.

Platinum Pass- $250; $240 Renewal
Platinum Dining- $149
Platinum All-Season Fast Lane Plus- $999

Gold Pass- $125 $99 (Gold passes do NOT get early entry at Cedar Point in 2023.)

Summer Pass- $99 (reintroduced 9/6/22) (Parking and admission to Cedar Point only through Labor Day)

Pre-K Pass- Free

Summer Pass Dining- $99
Gold Pass Dining- $125 $109
All-Season Drink Plan- $34.99
All-Season Tumbler- $49.99 New for 2023: Free refills all season on fountain beverages all parks; hot chocolate and coffee at Cedar Point ONLY. Not valid for Starbucks or Cinnabon.

All-Season Fast Lane Plus- $950
All-Season FunPix- $66.99

Dorney Park

All Passholders: Enjoy FREE visits the rest of this year and UNLIMITED visits in 2023 at Dorney Park. Purchase between 8/11-8/14 and get 1 FREE Fall Fright & Fast Lane (excludes Saturdays) to be used between 9/16-10/30/22.

Renewal Season Passholders: Purchase before 10/30/22 and get 1 FREE Bring-A-Friend. Bring-A-Friend is valid any public operating day 9/16-10/30/22, excluding Saturdays.

Platinum Pass- $250; $240 Renewal
Platinum Dining- $149
Platinum All-Season Fast Lane Plus- $999

Silver Pass- $89 (excludes Saturdays)

Gold Pass- $104
Pre-K Pass- Free

All-Season Silver/Gold Dining- $94
All-Season Drink Plan- $34.99

All-Season Photo Pass- $59.99
Season Pass Locker Rental- $135
Season Pass Fast Lane- $250

Kings Dominion

Purchase between 8/11-8/14 and get 1 FREE Sunday Fast & Fright Lane Plus to be used any one public operating day between 9/25-10/30/22.
Renewing Passholders: 1 FREE Friday or Sunday Bring-A-Friend to be used any one public operating day between 9/25-10/30/22.

Platinum Pass- $250; $240 Renewal
Platinum Dining- $149
Platinum All-Season Fast Lane Plus- $999

Silver Pass- $89 (Not valid for evening Haunt or Winterfest)
Silver Dining Plan- $95

Gold Pass- $104; $99 Renewal
Gold All-Season Dining- $99

Pre-K Pass- Free

All-Season Drink Plan- $34.99
All-Season Drink Plan+- $49.99 (includes fountain beverages, ICEE, hot chocolate and coffee; not valid for specialty hot chocolate, Starbucks or Cinnabon)
All-Season Tumbler- $49.99 (includes fountain beverages, hot chocolate and coffee; not valid for specialty hot chocolate, Starbucks or Cinnabon)

All-Season FunPix- $51.99
All-Season Locker Rental- $130
All-Season Fast Lane Plus- $329

Kings Island

All Passholders: Purchase between 8/11-8/14 and get 1 FREE Fall Fast Lane Plus to be used any one public operating day between 8/11-10/30/22. Excludes Saturdays & Sunday, 9/4.

Renewal Gold Passholders: Get 1 FREE Fall Bring-A-Friend to be used any one public operating day between 8/11-10/30/22. Excludes Saturdays & Sunday, 9/4.

For Prestige and Prestige+ passes, please see discussion above.

Platinum Pass- $250; $240 Renewal
Platinum Dining- $149
Platinum All-Season Fast Lane Plus- $999

Summer Pass (Valid 2022 through Labor Day AND 2023 through Labor Day)- $105; $99 Renewal
Summer All-Season Dining- $99

Gold Pass- $130; $124 Renewal
Gold All-Season Dining Plan- $130

All-Season Drink Plan (paper cup or bottle)- $34.99

All-Season FunPix- $56.99

All-Season Fast Lane Plus- $799
All-Season Locker- $155

Knott’s Berry Farm

Renewing Passholders receive a FREE BRING-A-FRIEND daytime ticket valid for 1 admission to be used between August 11-November 17, 2022 at Knott’s Berry Farm (Regular pass) or Soak City Waterpark (Gold pass).

Platinum Pass- $250; $240 Renewal
Platinum Dining- $149
Platinum All-Season Fast Lane Plus- $999

Regular Season Pass- $130; $120 renewal
Gold Season Pass (not valid for Scary Farm)- $170′ $160 renewal
Regular/Gold All-Season Dining Plan- $139
Regular/Gold All-Season Parking- $80

All-Season FunPix- $56.99
All-Season Drink Plan- $34.99
All-Season Locker Rental- $165
All-Season Fast Lane- $675

2023 Scary Farm Pass- $

Michigan’s Adventure

All Renewal Passholders: Get 1 FREE Bring A Friend at Michigan’s Adventure during the 2022 Season thru 9/5/2022 (excludes Saturdays).
All Platinum Renewal Passholders: Get 1 FREE Bring A Friend at Michigan’s Adventure thru 9/5/2022 (excludes Saturdays) or Cedar Point during the 2022 Season thru 10/30/2022 (excludes Saturdays).

Platinum Pass- $250; $240 Renewal
Platinum Dining- $149
Platinum All-Season Fast Lane Plus- $999

Season Pass- $89 (Parking now included)

All-Season Dining Plan- $85
All-Season Drink Plan- $34.99
All-Season Photo Pass- $59.99

All-Season Fast Lane- $140

Schlitterbahn

Renewing passholders get 1 FREE Bring-A-Friend at Schlitterbahn New Braunfels/Schlitterbahn Galveston (depending on place of purchase) valid thru 5/31/2023.

Season Pass- $99; $95 Renewal
Texas 2 Splash Pass (Includes both Schlitterbahn Galveston and Schlitterbahn New Braunfels)- $115; $109 Renewal
Platinum Pass- $250; $240 Renewal

All-Season Dining- $85
Texas 2 Splash Dining- $95
Platinum Dining- $149
All-Season Drink Plan- $34.99

All-Season FunPix- $44.99

All-Season Fast Lane- $150
Platinum All-Season Fast Lane Plus- $999

Valleyfair

All Passholders: Enjoy FREE visits the rest of this year and UNLIMITED visits in 2023 at Valleyfair. Purchase between 8/11-8/14 and get 1 FREE Fall Fast Lane (excludes Saturdays) to be used between 8/11-10/30/22.

Renewal Season Passholders: Purchase before 10/30/22 and get 1 FREE Fall Sunday Bring-A-Friend. Bring-A-Friend is valid any Sunday public operating day 8/11-10/30/22.

Platinum Pass- $250; $240 Renewal
Platinum Dining- $149
Platinum All-Season Fast Lane Plus- $999

Silver Pass- $75 (not valid Saturdays)

Gold Pass- $85; $85 Renewal
Pre-K Pass- Free

All-Season Silver/Gold Dining Plan- $85
All-Season Drink Plan- $34.99
All-Season Tumbler (good for fountain drinks, coffee or hot chocolate; does not include specialty hot chocolate , Caribou or Cinnabon)- $49.99

All-Season Fast Lane- $299

Worlds of Fun

All Passholders: Enjoy FREE visits the rest of this year and UNLIMITED visits in 2023 at Worlds of Fun. Purchase between 8/11-8/14 and get 1 FREE Fall Fright & Fast Lane to be used between 9/16-10/30/22.

Renewal Gold Passholders: Get 1 FREE Fall Bring-A-Friend to be used in 2022.

Platinum Pass- $250; $240 Renewal
Platinum Dining- $149
Platinum All-Season Fast Lane Plus- $999

Silver Pass- $84 (not valid for Haunt 2023)

Gold Pass- $94
Pre-K Pass- Free

All-Season Silver/Gold Dining- $94
All-Season Drink Plan- $34.99
All-Season FunPix- $49.99

All-Season Fast Lane Plus- $275
All-Season Locker Rental- $145

References:
2022 Cedar Fair Season Pass News
2020 Cedar Fair Season Pass News

Information subject to change at any time. Refer to your specific park for the latest pricing info.

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