Frequently Asked Questions: Kennywood Picnic
Who sponsors the Kennywood Picnic each year?
Though Staff Council coordinates the picnic and sells tickets, Carnegie Mellon upper administration actually subsidizes ticket sales to enable staff members to enjoy a discounted rate.
Why is there no longer a $5.00 staff ticket?
Employees were afforded the luxury of a $5.00 picnic ticket each year for over a decade. 2009 is the first year that the cost has gone up to a $10.00 ticket for staff members. The cost to staff has gone up because the cost of subsidizing the difference between what staff members pay and what Kennywood charges Carnegie Mellon for each ticket has risen considerably over the course of ten years. However, $10.00 is still a significant discount; the gate price this year is $39.99*, a savings of $29.99 for staff members!
What is the cost for additional tickets?
Each staff member has the option to purchase up to nine tickets in addition to the $10.00 staff ticket. This year, staff members may purchase up to four tickets at $15 each and up to five additional tickets at $20 each.
Can I use Carnege Mellon picnic tickets on another day?
Tickets purchased through Staff Council may be used on other dates through the end of the season, with the exception of the $10 staff ticket (this is valid only on the day of the event). There is an additional surcharge of $10.00 per ticket for each picnic ticket that is used on a subsequent weekend.
* Price effective June, 2013 - all day FunPass