Kings Island VIP Tour 5-31-09

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Wednesday, June 3, 2009 1:16 PM
Raven-Phile's avatar

That's not the issue we're discussing here, though. We're talking about the fact that some people on here think the only people who do a VIP experience are people with "money to burn" so to speak.

I have friends that used to do VIP every year, because they live out of state and they could only go once a year in July, so it made sense for them, until this year when they scaled back the VIP so much, they say they fail to see the value in it anymore.


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Wednesday, June 3, 2009 1:23 PM
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Raven-Phile said:
Well, Gonch - to be fair, I'd have to wince a bit if I spent almost $400 on a "VIP" experience at Cedar Point, just because I'm a little over an hour away and I can probably go on a day in which I could do all of that and have money left over. Not to mention, I could spend that money on something electronic, or take it and go to Disney. :)

Not saying I wouldn't do the same...or even spend it. This isn't about whether or not it makes sense or how affordable it is. It's about the kind of people who do buy these things.

I'm saying the idea that someone pays for a VIP equating to a being wealthy on a level that means not having to care what you spend is a little off.

Ok, a lot off.

It's even funnier if you do go over and read the current DVC thread where people are spending $15,000 upfront and $1500 a year for what amounts to one aspect of the amusement park experience...and hell, I'd argue that those people aren't even wealthy enough to not have to consider what they spend.

I spend WAY more than $375 per person visiting amusement parks each year. Man, visiting one park a year on the VIP would be a huge reduction in park spending for me. If someone spending that much to visit one park doesn't have to worry about their money, then me spending what I do to visit lots of parks...well, I must be rich! (and the lack of zeroes in our bank account says otherwise :) )

Last edited by Lord Gonchar, Wednesday, June 3, 2009 1:24 PM
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Wednesday, June 3, 2009 1:30 PM
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Raven-Phile said:
That's not the issue we're discussing here, though. We're talking about the fact that some people on here think the only people who do a VIP experience are people with "money to burn" so to speak.

Yes, and that discussion moved into a discussion about the high price and limited offerings of CP vs KI. You even itemized the offerings as a comparison.

But yeah, suggesting that those who partake of the VIP experience have "money to burn" suggests they have no reason to prioritize the VIP experience in their budgeting and fiscal decision making. I don't think that's a reasonable assumption. There are many reasons people would value the VIP experience and therefore make an effort at being able to afford it.


"If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins." --- Benjamin Franklin

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Wednesday, June 3, 2009 1:42 PM
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I did itemize the offerings, because my "budget sense" was challenged. :)

It's true that KI's offers a whole lot more, but then again CP's used to as well.


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