If you are sick of the cold and long for summer fun, the PEF Membership Benefits Program (PEF MBP) has just what you need.

“We are very happy to announce that PEF MBP is offering three Family Fun Days this summer for PEF members, retiree and family members, at discounted prices,” said PEF MBP Administrator Stephanie McLean-Beathley.  “These events were super popular until they were interrupted by the pandemic.  Last year, we were able to offer one Family Fun Day in New Jersey, and we are delighted to get back to offering three again in 2022.”

This year’s events will be:

    • July 9 at Six Flags Great Adventure Park in Jackson, N.J.;
    • July 23 at Darien Lake in Darien Center, N.Y.; and
    • August 6 at the Great Escape in Queensbury, N.Y.

The events will be held on the designated dates, rain or shine.

Buy Tickets Now!

PEF MBP will begin selling tickets for these events beginning the first week of April on a first-come, first-served basis.  Watch your email in box and follow PEF MBP on social media to be one of the first to learn when tickets will go on sale. Tickets will be available for purchase on or call (800) 342-4306, ext. 243.

“It’s our experience that these tickets will sell out fast, so don’t delay in reaching out to us,” McLean-Beathley said.

Tickets to these events are only $20 per person and cover the price of entering the park, parking and entrance to the water park.  Your ticket also includes a buffet lunch that will be available from noon to 3 p.m.  No ticket is needed for children age 2 years and younger.

Because these events are so popular and the ticket price is so greatly reduced, you may choose to attend only one of the three events.  You may not split your tickets between two events.   Each member or PEF retiree will be eligible to purchase up to six tickets to the event they choose and they must personally pick up their tickets (photo ID required) at the park on the day of the event by 2 p.m.  Parking passes will be sent to the member or retiree in advance of the event.

Although MBP representatives will be at each of Fun Day events until 3 p.m., your tickets are good for the whole day until the park closes.

If you plan to attend the Darien Lake Family Day event in western New York and want to avoid a long commute to get there or return home on the day of the event, a variety of overnight lodging accommodations associated with the park, are available at 20% off regular rates. Lodging options include hotel rooms, cabins, RV hook-up sites, and camping sites. Reservations can be made with the park independently by calling (585) 599-2211, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. More information will be available on the Darien Lake Family Day event web page.