Employee with Platinum Pass?

Friday, October 26, 2018 3:47 PM

So I've been contacted by the park to schedule a Skype interview in January for an Internal Audit Intern position. If I do get the job, what happens to my 2019 Platinum Pass w/ All-Season Dining and Drink that has already been paid in full? Is my pass temporarily taken away from me completely, can I keep the card but my benefits are temporarily shut off, or can I keep my card and use all its benefits?

For the record, I do know that employee IDs act as a season pass at all Cedar Fair parks with free parking, but I was wondering if my Platinum Pass can still be used for passholder ride nights and if I can use my All-Season Dining benefits if I scan my pass in (since an intern rarely works open to close, this is a legitimate option for me).

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Friday, October 26, 2018 6:21 PM
kpr66's avatar

Your pass will still work as normal as long as you get it scanned at the gate. A lot of employees here have platinum passes just for the meal plan


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Wednesday, November 28, 2018 1:31 PM

I always still had mine when I worked at the park when I was in college.


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Sunday, December 23, 2018 4:04 PM
CoasterKyle1121's avatar

I had my platinum pass with the meal and drink plans on it during the 2017 season. Like kpr66 said, you have to scan it at the gate if you want to use the benefits. I actually heard that it’s frowned upon to use it during work hours now. I don’t see what the big deal is considering you paid for it though.


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Sunday, May 5, 2019 4:18 PM

I had one last year as well. Basically I couldn't use it during work because we are not allowed to eat in front of guests or anything like that. But once I got off of work as long as I changed my out of my uniform i could run back in and use my pass. It actually worked pretty well.

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Tuesday, May 7, 2019 4:07 PM
1000 years of force's avatar

Apparently it has been against the rules for employees to have a platinum pass AND the dining plan since its inception.

You can have the pass, just not the dining plan.

Word is that this season they are going to start enforcing that.

Tersly worded memos indicate punishment to include termination... beware.


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Tuesday, May 7, 2019 8:47 PM

That’s a little extreme to do that to someone who purchased the pass and dining plan to get a more desired meal than what’s offered in the employee bistro. I would gladly take Panda Express over a sliver of meat, boxed potatoes, and a scoop of succotash. But that’s just me, and I guess rules are rules.

Or, perhaps make another bistro closer to the middle/back of the park so employees in area 2 and 3 (rides) can enjoy it too. I swear, I couldn’t eat at stockade every day.

Last edited by TwistedWicker77, Tuesday, May 7, 2019 8:49 PM
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Wednesday, May 22, 2019 9:33 PM
Paisley's avatar

I don't understand why it would even matter if an employee has Platinum with a dining plan. If you paid for it and are not using it when you're supposed to be on the clock or out in uniform while on break what difference does it make?

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Tuesday, May 28, 2019 8:48 AM
1000 years of force's avatar

Paisley said:

I don't understand why it would even matter if an employee has Platinum with a dining plan. If you paid for it and are not using it when you're supposed to be on the clock or out in uniform while on break what difference does it make?

You'd have to ask HR. They sent out the nastygram indicating the new rules enforcement.

I asked and was told that the reason has to do with "number of expected uses by the public" or something like that.

According to my lead, it has been a rule since they came up with the meal plan, they just have not been enforcing it.

I was going to do this this season, but I like my job enough to not risk being caught.


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Tuesday, May 28, 2019 10:37 AM
JohnMosesBrowning's avatar

The HR response makes perfect sense. These kinds of products are priced using statistics collected over time that indicate how often the typical user uses the product. An employee is at the wrong end of that curve.


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Tuesday, May 28, 2019 5:52 PM

Having the meal plan for the sole purpose of convenience as an employee would make enough sense for me to want to get one.

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Tuesday, May 28, 2019 6:28 PM
Thabto's avatar

Then maybe they should come out with a special plan that is only for employees and can only be bought in HR. That way it doesn't throw off the statistics of average meal usage.


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Tuesday, May 28, 2019 9:27 PM
XS NightClub's avatar

And to price this employee HR meal plan would they simply divide the average number of employee days worked per season by the average number of meal plan holder visits then multiply that times $99 then add a $6 processing fee?


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