Busch gardens and Kings Dominion

Saturday, May 2, 2015 1:51 AM
Phillies2's avatar

http://wtvr.com/2015/05/01/virginia-theme-park-giants-busch-gardens...is-summer/

It appears that the 2 parks will be working together this year, I'm interested to see what the deal will be

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Saturday, May 2, 2015 4:32 PM
LostKause's avatar

Wouldn't it be cool if they offered a flex ticket like the parks in Florida do, like a ten-day ticket including many parks and attractions for one price?


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Saturday, May 2, 2015 5:17 PM
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Williamsburg Yorktown Daily has an article on a 2015 State of Virginia tourism initiative, which includes "Virginia Family Thrills 2015 will also include a joint ticket to both parks."


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Saturday, May 2, 2015 5:30 PM

I guess Virginia really is for lovers. Even competing amusement parks are getting into bed together...


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Saturday, May 2, 2015 10:54 PM

The amusement business is not nearly as competitive as we like to think. Many parks could not exist without their "competitors". Once in a while these kinds of programs can be a great idea and attendance booster for both parks.

It's surprising to see the degree to which everybody in the business knows what everybody else is doing, and how friendly so many people are to each other. These parks all know that the best strategy is to play to their own strengths, to be a better choice for their audience than the other park. The fact that everybody seems to have worked for everybody else also doesn't hurt.

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Saturday, May 2, 2015 11:30 PM
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This reminds me of the weird phenomenon where CVS's and Walgreens seem to pop up right next to each other. You'd think the competition would make them want to be as far apart as possible, but I guess it's mutually beneficial somehow.


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Sunday, May 3, 2015 1:58 PM

Oh, we had an intersection here in Columbus where there was a Rite Aid, a CVS, a Walgreens, and a Drug Mart, one on each corner. I called it Pill Hill. The Rite Aid has since turned into something else, so now people in the neighborhood are inconvenienced by having only three choices.

I know we're all getting older, and pharmaceuticals is big business, but how much Kleenex, makeup, collapsible garden hoses, and OvGloves are we really gonna need?

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Sunday, May 3, 2015 6:22 PM
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I think it's not a question of how much we need, but how much they can talk us into buying :-)


Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.
-- Groucho Marx

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Sunday, May 3, 2015 9:13 PM
kpjb's avatar

RideMan said:

The amusement business is not nearly as competitive as we like to think. Many parks could not exist without their "competitors". Once in a while these kinds of programs can be a great idea and attendance booster for both parks.

It's surprising to see the degree to which everybody in the business knows what everybody else is doing, and how friendly so many people are to each other. These parks all know that the best strategy is to play to their own strengths, to be a better choice for their audience than the other park. The fact that everybody seems to have worked for everybody else also doesn't hurt.

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

That is very true in general, but what I find interesting in this particular case is that Cedar Fair was always the exception to that rule. Perhaps this is another step forward under the Ouimet regime.


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Sunday, May 3, 2015 11:04 PM
D_vo's avatar

So now we can expect Knott's and Disneyland to have a joint ticket too, right ;)


I call Cedar Point my home park even though I live in the Chicago Suburbs.

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