New Ticket & WCUSA Pass Survey

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I recieved a somewhat surprising survey from Busch that was mostly about ticket prices and passes. The surprising part was it seemed to be reevaluating passes already. There were several sections about passes and they even used the legacy names on some. Lots of questions about single day ticket deals and in park deals as well.
 

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I've heard a few reports from people who have received this survey.

The biggest thing that has stood out to the people I've spoken to is that the park is pitching a series of Water Country USA-only pass options.

This, of course, directly contradicts the park's stated position with the new Membership program. The park said over and over again that their season-long admission offerings moving forward would include everything the SEAS Williamsburg properties have to offer—this was their repeated defense of not offering BGW-only pass.

If they decide to launch a WCUSA one-park pass, many BGW pass members who were just forced to buy a WCUSA pass when they didn't want one will be furious.

Additionally, I was dumbfounded to see many screenshots from the survey which included perks on these proposed Water Country USA passes that were vastly superior to those offered to even top tier membership holders. I hope that the park isn't foolish enough to actually consider bringing such passes to market because, frankly, their new membership holders will raise holy hell.
 
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Is it possible they could be asking about this because they are possibly ditching the membership program? Ir is SEAS that tonedeaf and each park does it's own thing?
 
Dec 2, 2013
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Our passes don't expire until mid October, so I have not yet moved to membership, and honestly, I really don't want to as we have no interest in WCUSA at all. The best policy would be to offer a choice between a single park pass / membership for either park or one that includes both - let people decide what they want rather than force us into buying something we won't use. I am annoyed that as a passholder rather than member, I can't participate in the sneak peek of HOS. Since our passes expire in the middle of the event, we will be forced to attend one of the first weekends (we are a 6 hour drive away) unless we want to pay more for admission. I honestly do not expect to switch to membership this fall.
 
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Interesting! I too, got the survey. Question #1 was, how old are you? (67) and question #2 was, what was my income with the option "prefer not to answer" which I selected. The survey then said I wasn't eligible. I guess this is their version of a "push poll".
 
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I got this too and it was so similar to the last survey you guys described, and I’ve been getting weird emails from them, that I figured it was a glitch that was sending out the earlier survey. So I quit it about 1/3 through. Also, it seemed like a lot of the questions weren’t applicable to me as a member/passholder... shouldn’t they know who they’re sending these to? Marketing that broadly doesn’t make sense if you want answers to be accurate.
 
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I've heard a few reports from people who have received this survey.

The biggest thing that has stood out to the people I've spoken to is that the park is pitching a series of Water Country USA-only pass options.

This, of course, directly contradicts the park's stated position with the new Membership program. The park said over and over again that their season-long admission offerings moving forward would include everything the SEAS Williamsburg properties have to offer—this was their repeated defense of not offering BGW-only pass.

If they decide to launch a WCUSA one-park pass, many BGW pass members who were just forced to buy a WCUSA pass when they didn't want one will be furious.

Additionally, I was dumbfounded to see many screenshots from the survey which included perks on these proposed Water Country USA passes that were vastly superior to those offered to even top tier membership holders. I hope that the park isn't foolish enough to actually consider bringing such passes to market because, frankly, their new membership holders will raise holy hell.
What were the perks?
 

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I've heard a few reports from people who have received this survey.

The biggest thing that has stood out to the people I've spoken to is that the park is pitching a series of Water Country USA-only pass options.

This, of course, directly contradicts the park's stated position with the new Membership program. The park said over and over again that their season-long admission offerings moving forward would include everything the SEAS Williamsburg properties have to offer—this was their repeated defense of not offering BGW-only pass.

If they decide to launch a WCUSA one-park pass, many BGW pass members who were just forced to buy a WCUSA pass when they didn't want one will be furious.

Additionally, I was dumbfounded to see many screenshots from the survey which included perks on these proposed Water Country USA passes that were vastly superior to those offered to even top tier membership holders. I hope that the park isn't foolish enough to actually consider bringing such passes to market because, frankly, their new membership holders will raise holy hell.
I am not sure you are being fair to the park here. They offered the membership this year and received quite s bit of criticism some dairy some not fair about it. In my opinion it would be tone deaf of them NOT to be looking at what other options or edits they might want to make in the future. Just because they went with this plan right now doesn't mean they should but stuck with it. For the record that is coming from someone who has been fairly please with hisc membership and would vote to see it continue if asked.
 
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