All Season Drink Plan Now Available

We found that the drink plan doesn't work at the sit down restraints, Chickie's and Pete's or Johnny Rocket's.


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Cargo Shorts's avatar

I imagine the reason is they don't want people using those locations as refill stations. It was the same at Red's last year at KI. Still makes it rather inconvenient and I don't see why they can't just require a food purchase to get a refill.

Pro tip for KI:
Go to Tom+Chee by Diamondback for your drink plan. They have T+C logo cups there in the regular size only, no shortys. (I hope that doesn't change) Plus the donut grilled cheese was tasty. (Not on meal plan, but the regular grilled cheese is.)

Cargo Shorts's avatar

Chicken Shack in Action Zone was the same last weekend with only the larger cups. Though I wouldn't recommend the place for many reasons. The most glaring was the chicken salad: two whole ~5oz breaded chicken strips just placed on top of a bed lettuce and handed to you. They have forks but no knives. How am I supposed to eat this?

TrinDawg41's avatar

I purchAsed a meal At a stand yesterday and one of the employees tried to upsell me the drink plan. He told me that the drink plan was equivalent to buying 8 regular sized drinks. So I wad led to believe that the drink plan used the regular size drink cups, which I know now that they use the small cups. I was disappointed in that. Would much rather prefer the regular sized cups for this plan. Still glad I purchased it though. Just would prefer the other sized cups.

The small cup thing all depends on where you go. Some locations don't have the small cups. (Yet? I dunno)
Small cups don't bother me, usually all
I want is a slug anyway. With larger sizes I often would throw part away. Where it's not so great is when it's with a meal. I tend to drink a lot when I'm eating so the small cup goes fast. If I can stretch my meal to fifteen minutes I can go get another, but...

You can finish eating in under 15 minutes?

SuperS0nicSam's avatar

All Season Drink plan does work at Johnny Rockets. I've used it there twice this week.

Last edited by SuperS0nicSam,

1) Many people on this site, some I assume are season pass holders, have complained about the price of a drink at Cedar Point.

2) Cedar Point introduces a plan that allows you to get a drink every 15 minutes all season long for $30

3) Now we are complaining about the size of the cup.

Really!?!?!? Wow!

I personally would like to thank Cedar Point for this plan. I have used this plan a couple of times so far and find it both fair and well worth the money.

CPJim123, some people are not happy unless they are complaining. And they complain about everything.

We asked the server at Johnny Rockets if they accepted the (disposable cup) drink plan and she told us "no." Must be early season confusion.

djDaemon's avatar

CPJim123 said:

3) Now we are complaining about the size of the cup.

Oh, please.

TrinDawg41 said:

I was disappointed in that. Would much rather prefer the regular sized cups for this plan. Still glad I purchased it though. Just would prefer the other sized cups.

That's not a complaint. It's perfectly reasonable constructive criticism.


Brandon

The size of the cup is not really an issue for me. What is sometimes an issue is getting a cup/fill in a timely manner due to closed stands and long lines at the ones that are open.

Another issue I ran into was at the Fresh Cut Fries place on the main midway, they were shoeing everyone to the kiosks for ordering rather than taking orders at the cashier window, but there is no way to order a drink cup on the kiosks. Hopefully they can add that option. When I got to the pick up window, I asked for a drink since I have the plan and the guy said I'd have to go back to the register. Grrrr. I just walked away and found somewhere else to get a drink in a while, but it was just annoying and not great customer service by anyone involved.


-Matt

Mr. Potato's avatar

I completely agree. Timely manner is the keyword. I don't necessarily mind if I have to wait a few minutes but that's almost never the case in my experience so far. And this is even with relatively low crowd levels. But, I've definitely passed on the urge to use the plan for a drink on multiple occasions already due to the constant and painfully slow moving lines.

I used the meal plan at Frontier Inn opening weekend and found a longer than usual wait at 3pm and realized that forcing everyone to use the touch screens made the time per transaction much slower due to the learning curve of guests using the machines versus a cashier placing the order. After placing my order on the self service machine I then discovered, as MDOmnis did, that selecting the paper drink plan was not an option and still had to go to the one cashier they have.

In all honestly, using either the dining plan or drink plan ends up almost always being some sort of hassle. I debated getting it this year but admittedly caved. But it no doubt leads to dozens of poor customer service experience throughout the course of a season. How this continues to be this big of an issue year after year blows my mind. Especially with the new attention to detail being placed in other areas.


Gemini 100 (6/11/01)

Mr. Potato said:

I used the meal plan at Frontier Inn opening weekend and found a longer than usual wait at 3pm and realized that forcing everyone to use the touch screens made the time per transaction much slower due to the learning curve of guests using the machines versus a cashier placing the order. After placing my order on the self service machine I then discovered, as MDOmnis did, that selecting the paper drink plan was not an option and still had to go to the one cashier they have.

The whole process wasn't very clear so when they called my number before even getting to the cashier I grabbed my food, then grabbed a cup and said hell with it. If they wanted to stop me, they could look up my plan. It's clear the drink plans have sold quite a bit because the long, tedious lines are everywhere. I will not buy the drink plan next year and will stick with my courtesy cup of water.

We had nothing but headaches when it came to the drink plan on Sunday, but I'm hoping it's just because it's new and they have to iron out details.

WHen we got there I went over to the season pass office and said I had bought the bottle plan but wanted to switch our plans to the cups. The gentleman at the window took both of our passes, scanned them, did something and then told us we were all set.

We were not all set. When we tried to get a drink later they told us we had the bottle plan.

We had a late lunch at Melt so I didn't worry a bout it for a while, but eventually we wanted another drink, so we made our way up to guest services and asked if they could straighten it out. They took the passes, did their thing, and said we were all set.

We went to the nearest open window to test it, and got our drinks no problem.

On the way out of the park later we stopped to get another drink and we were told we had the bottle plan.

Not sure when I'll be back, but hopefully we'll get it straightened out eventually.

CP Maverick said:
You can finish eating in under 15 minutes?

Well, apparently you don't know me very well.

What happens is I tend to drink a lot while I'm eating. The drink is used up before the hot dog is or the fries are.

And keep me off the list of complainers, I think the drink plan has been well worth it and I've had no problems. As stated I can go to CP or KI for a whole day and not spend a dime of cash money.
On Tuesday at Cedar Point I bought a couple of gift shop items, a vintage Rotor keychain and a vintage Rotor embroidered patch. Purely impulse purchases that I may not have gotten if I'd been saving my billfold for food and drinks.
(Btw, I didn't need a keychain nor do I have a denim jacket. I'm just Rotor-obsessed.)

TrinDawg41's avatar

One thing I have been noticing is that people are going to food stands to refill their drink cups. It seems to take up a lot of time when you go to a food stand just for food. I think CP needs to get more refill stations throughout the park to alleviate wait times for ordering food. It's really annoying when u have long lines for people who just want drinks. This needs to be fixed.

Thabto's avatar

I had no issues using it at Kings Island this weekend. I have had no issues whatsoever this season.


Brian
Valravn Rides: 24| Steel Vengeance Rides: 27| Dragster Rollbacks: 1

This weekend was our first visit to CP this season Friday through Sunday, we have 4 passes with the drink plan and one of them worked just fine on the first try. The other 3 for some reason were listed as the refillable bottle plan instead of the disposable cup. Long story short, after the second trip to guest services I thought we had everything worked out. However, on our way out of the park Sunday 2 of the 4 passes still showed as the refillable mug option, not the disposable cup. Luckily each time we encountered this the employees did give us the cups and advised us to go to guest services...

Even after these minor issues we experience this weekend I still give the disposable cup option high marks, it is so much better than the refillable mugs. Even more so this year as our daughter is old enough we no longer need her stroller which doubled up as our mug transporting device...

There is no potential problem Cedar Point cannot overthink. It's like they secretly enjoy hassling paying customers just to
Prevent someone from getting over a 99 cent cup of pop on them...


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