This excerpt taken from the FUN DEF 14A filed Mar 28, 2008.
Phantom Unit and Option Programs
We maintain the Amended and Restated Senior Management Long-Term Incentive Compensation Plan which allows us to award phantom units to members of senior management including the chief executive officer, the general managers and corporate vice presidents who report to the chief executive officer. The awards are determined by the Compensation Committee annually. The awards are based on the achievement of annual performance targets and various factors considered by the Compensation Committee and are payable in cash or units, or a combination of both, as determined by the Board, in the third and fourth year after grant. The phantom
unit awards accrue additional phantom units on the date of each quarterly distribution paid by us, calculated at the NYSE closing price on such date. If a participant is terminated or resigns prior to any payment under this plan, that unpaid amount is forfeited. In the event of death or disability during employment, retirement after age 62 or a change in control, actual awards for that year, as well as any unpaid awards for prior years, will be paid on a lump sum cash payment within ninety days of the event, subject to compliance with Section 409A of the Code. In the event of a change in control, the percentage of base award for that calendar year will be calculated as if 100% of the target level had been achieved.
We also maintain the Amended and Restated 2000 Equity Incentive Plan which allows us to award options, unit appreciation rights, restricted units, and other types of unit awards. Traditionally we have granted options under this plan to certain key employees and units to our directors as part of their annual compensation. Options are issued with an exercise price no less than the closing price of the Partnerships units on the NYSE the day prior to the date of grant. Certain options granted in prior years have been variably priced, meaning that the exercise price declined by the value of cash distributions declared on the underlying units. All options vest ratably over five years and expire ten years from grant. We have not awarded any options since 2003, but we do continue to award units to our directors annually.