Kings Island sponsoring a tax vote "tailgate party"

Posted Thursday, February 4, 2010 12:07 PM | Contributed by Jeff

Mason City officials are expected to vote on the proposed 3-percent admission and 5-percent parking tax against visitors to Kings Island and other Warren County amusement attractions Monday, February 8. The plan, which has been discussed for several years, was presented at the November 23 council meeting, but was tabled after an abundance of public comment against it.

Kings Island is having a tax vote tailgate party prior to the City Council meeting on Monday, Feb. 8, in the Kings Island International Restaurant.

See the event page from Kings Island.

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Thursday, February 4, 2010 1:44 PM
Jason Hammond's avatar

If it wasn't a 3.5 hour drive, I'd go. Free food baby. ;)


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Thursday, February 4, 2010 5:35 PM

- A promise was made that an admissions tax would never be enacted whenKings Island was annexed into the city of Mason in 1997. Whatconfidence can other business prospects have?

I told ya so!

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Friday, February 5, 2010 7:15 AM
D_vo's avatar

I think it's a shame. Between Kings Island, The Beach, and the tennis center across I-71 from KI, the majority of business brought to Mason is from tourism. And now they're trying to make a few extra bucks (okay, lots of extra bucks) by taxing their bread and butter. I hope they vote it down.


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Friday, February 5, 2010 11:12 AM
ridemcoaster's avatar

Hmm.. I am in Dayton currently until next Wed... and I do like Tailgates..

Though like most protests, especially when free food is involved, most wont really know why they are really there.. :)


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Friday, February 5, 2010 12:23 PM
Jeff's avatar

Yeah, I didn't even think about the tennis venue, does that count too? They don't charge for parking, but I know from experience that the tennis and volleyball tickets can get pricey.


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Monday, February 8, 2010 9:15 PM
D_vo's avatar

I wasn't really sure about the tennis center, but in either case it doesn't matter. Just got a text from someone who went to the event and the tax was voted down. So no extra fees. Maybe now I'll use the money I would have spent on taxes, and use that to buy a fry to go with my $6 hamburger :)


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

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Monday, February 8, 2010 11:45 PM
LostKause's avatar

I hope that's true D vo. That would be excellent news.


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Tuesday, February 9, 2010 12:38 AM
Lord Gonchar's avatar

LostKause said:
I hope that's true D vo. That would be excellent news.

Yeah, I think we'd all be excited if he really does decide to buy a fry to go with his burger. ;)


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Tuesday, February 9, 2010 8:44 AM
Jerry's avatar

Looks like the tax didn't pass -

I can't link to it but here is the excerpt from the Pulse Journal....

"MASON — The cost to park and play at Kings Island might not go up when the amusement park opens this spring after city leaders shot down proposed admission and parking taxes.
With more than 200 people in attendance, Mason City Council, with the exception of the biggest proponent of the taxes Councilman Tony Bradburn, voted against both the proposed 3 percent ticket and 5 percent parking tax legislation."

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Tuesday, February 9, 2010 7:35 PM
D_vo's avatar

^^lol thanks Gonch. I knew my eating habits would someday inspire the masses.


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

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Tuesday, February 9, 2010 10:51 PM
Lord Gonchar's avatar

We all do what we can. :)


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Wednesday, February 10, 2010 4:25 PM
ridemcoaster's avatar

Wow.. Was there more than 200 people? I guess i cant count.. I was mostly bored and wanted to see how big a hub-bubb it was.. But got told about Jungle Jims (when I was asking what interesting things to partake of), so decided to bail for that instead. Got lots of random stuff there

Either way seemed like a bunch of folks at the "tailgate".


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