Ohio parks raising prices for next season

Posted Thursday, December 13, 2001 8:40 AM | Contributed by wkyc.com

According to WKYC in Cleveland, Paramount's Kings Island will raise their admission by $2 to $42, Cedar Point will also reach $42 by going up $3, and Six Flags Worlds of Adventure will go to $40, up $2 from last year.

Read more from WKYC.

Thursday, December 13, 2001 9:03 AM
john peck's avatar Thats still a reasonable rate of increase, considering all the issues this country has had to deal with this year
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Thursday, December 13, 2001 9:58 AM
If you look at it that way, shouldn't the prices decrease, to attract more people?
I also noticed how close the prices are. If you had a choice to go to each of them, is there really any competition? I've been to CP and SFWOA, and CP is "worlds" better. I'm guessing it's a much better park that PKI, too. *** This post was edited by scanz on 12/13/2001. ***
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Thursday, December 13, 2001 10:06 AM
Can't wait to see how high parking will get, especially SFWoA who raised their parking last year by $2.
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Thursday, December 13, 2001 10:20 AM
LuckDog,

SFWoA's Parking fee is being lowered this season. It is official by Shannon at SFWoA. Expect a 1 or 2 dollar drop at SFWoA.

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Thursday, December 13, 2001 10:24 AM
I understand that parks must increase revenue to offset expansion and increased operating costs....  Is anyone else concerned that park admissions will eventually reach a level that will be too costly for a person/family with average income to justify?  While enthusiasts are not as sensitive to price as the general public, it is the general public that we as enthusiasts depend on to help us ultimately "fund" the new attractions/expansions we love.
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Thursday, December 13, 2001 10:33 AM
Yeah, raquet101, I agree, pretty soon the prices are gonna get ridiculous and for families of more than 4 its gonna be hard to visit an amusement park for just one day.  Getting close to 300 for a family of 5 its hard to do.  I'm sure this raise is just to help pay back some things from the poor economy.  Also 2 bucks is really nothin especially for big parks like that.  Good thing parking is going down, cause some of those prices are bad. 
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Thursday, December 13, 2001 11:35 AM
At SFOG they advertised reduced prices, including parking ($7) for the 2001 season.  Then it went back to $8.00 and then went again to $9.00 for parking.  Beware that the parking price decrease may not last long.
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Thursday, December 13, 2001 11:35 AM
But relatively how much is the admission really going up? I mean, I remember a time when five dollars could get you and a friend into the movies, now in some places, a ten spot might not get *you* into the show solo. Sure any increase sounds bad (like 75 cents for a candy bar) but when put into the proper context, perhaps it's not really anything bu "keeping with the times".

As long as the park increases dont out pace my COLAs (Cost Of Living Adjustments), I'll be fine :)

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Thursday, December 13, 2001 11:38 AM
$2 bucks can be alot of money for big parks like CP just think if there attendance is over 3 million per year that means the $2 dollar increase accounts for about $6 million dollars which pays for most of Wicked Twister.

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Thursday, December 13, 2001 11:56 AM
DawgByte II's avatar The season pass to Six Flags Darien Lake is a mere $44.99 right now for awhile. That's pretty cheap, and since it includes the park admission to all other Six Flags parks, it'll ALMOST pay for itself on the FIRST visit to Worlds of dventure. How cool is that?

Unfortunately, parking takes its toll. Unless they keep it at 9 beans, they got my b**ls in a juicer, because I still got to pay to get in.

For Cedar Point, I hope you all who are going there got the season pass when it was on sale before Oct 31st, because that was a pretty sweet deal. Even so, it's only like 5 or 10 dollars more currently. lthough it's not no $44.99, it also pays for itself by your 2nd visit. Parking isn't as bad, but still winds up costing you some money.

I think this kind of deterrs me from purchasing a regular days admission and gets me to think more on the lines of a season pass, even though I live further away than the standard season pass holder. Oh well, gives me a reason to take a lil' road trip!!
*** This post was edited by DawgByte II on 12/13/2001. ***

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Thursday, December 13, 2001 12:59 PM
Of course, I'm not that old, and I remember a time ten years ago when you could get into Cedar Point for half of what it costs now.  I know there's inflation, but this seems more than the average 2% increase.
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Thursday, December 13, 2001 1:58 PM
Thank God for season passes. This is ridiculous. That's more than the cost of a motel!
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Thursday, December 13, 2001 2:28 PM
What motel do you stay in for less than $40? I'd really like to know, since I always end up dishing out around $60.

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Thursday, December 13, 2001 2:38 PM
LOL! OK I was exaggerating (when do I ever do that?). But you get the idea. I'm turning cartwheels over the SFWOA parking fee reduction! Any other SF parks following suit? I'm not paying $10 to park at Great America again! I'd rather risk my life jumping over the fence by the Eagle!
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Thursday, December 13, 2001 2:42 PM
I was actually hoping you were serious and could give me a "heads up" on some cheap rates. :) Oh well...

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Thursday, December 13, 2001 3:57 PM
Jeff's avatar Admission will go to the level the market will bear. It will never go to a point that people can't afford it because they'll go out of business.

Think of the relative cost of other parks (Orlando) and other activities like sporting events.

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Thursday, December 13, 2001 4:41 PM
Finally other parks are starting to get up to the cost that us "Great Adventurians" have been paying for years.
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Thursday, December 13, 2001 5:00 PM
I've OFTEN stayed in motels for less than $40 a night and this has included a Knights Inn and a Super 8 near SFWoA, a Days Inn near CP and a Ramada near SFKK. Just check expedia.com before you make your final plans and you can often find cheap rates

Hell, I got a hotel for the Sugar Bowl for less than 50 bucks a night!
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Thursday, December 13, 2001 5:30 PM
If paying for parking each time is such a problem, why not get a parking pass.  They were only $25.00 at Cedar Point before October 31.  The price has since doubled, I think, but if you go often it's a great deal.
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