King’s Pointe to increase season family pass fee

King’s Pointe Waterpark will have a rate increase for the family season passes for the 2014 summer season. The rates for a family pass will be raised by $15.

From December through February the cost is $215, $240 from March to April and $265 after May 1.

This is the first time season passes have been increased since 2011. Currently, rates start at $200 from Dec. 1 to Feb. 28, $225 from March 1 to April 30 and $249 after May 1.

King’s Pointe would also increase the rate for families wanting to add additional family members to the plan from $30 per person to $45.

During the 2013 summer season there were 284 family season passes sold with over $40,000 in revenue coming from season passes.

The estimated revenue would now be around $51,120 after the increases.

The season passes would be the only rate increases for the 2014 summer. All daily, Buena Vista County, twilight and special event night rates would remain the same.

For anyone outside of Buena Vista County, it costs $15 for adults and $12 for children for a day at King’s Pointe Waterpark.

BV County residents are charged $8 for adults and $6 for kids. Children three and under are allowed entrance for free.

For the twilight hours, anytime after 3 p.m. is half price, Friday nights are $7 and there is a $5 dive-in movie on Saturdays.

The additional revenue will help offset rising expenses with staffing and ongoing maintenance costs for the waterparks.

King’s Pointe General Manager Nick Edwards said the waterpark employs almost 100 staff members during the summer and finding quality individuals to be lifeguards can be challenging. The outdoor waterpark will open on May 24.