Ohio’s amusement parks increasing prices

Wednesday, December 12, 2001 6:39 PM
Article from the Cincinnati Enquirer

http://enquirer.com/midday/midday1.html

Cedar Point will be $42, a $3 increase from last season

Paramount’s Kings Island will also charge $42 a $2 increase from a year ago

Six Flags Worlds of Adventure will charge $40, up from $38 last season

 

Al

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Wednesday, December 12, 2001 6:59 PM
Given that inflation will probably be above 4% this year, subtract those numbers by about a $1.50.

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Wednesday, December 12, 2001 7:15 PM
Most parks do this. Its not surprising. Consider new rides, increase in employee wages, etc. Its basically a no-brainer.

Oh yeah, this is news item worthy. Submit it.
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*** This post was edited by Chitown on 12/13/2001. ***

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Wednesday, December 12, 2001 7:27 PM
Why is it that my paycheck never reflects inflation?

I feel the pain of price increases!

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...Wondering what the 2002 season holds for all parks...

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Wednesday, December 12, 2001 8:47 PM
This is a major reason why I enjoy parks like PKI and SFWoA.:)They offer more fun for your hard earned money than just a bunch of rides.
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Thursday, December 13, 2001 6:58 AM
I think $42 is a lot of money to spend. And then you add on parking ($8 @ PKI, $7 (?) @ CP, $9 or $10 at WOA) and you've already got a very expensive day before you buy food, merchandise, or a ride on an upcharge attraction. Better hope you can get some discount coupons.

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SFA 2002-What are they building?

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Thursday, December 13, 2001 7:08 AM
It is a lot of money to spend especially since I don't get paid much to begin with. I Had no raise this year and I had to support my unemployed girlfriend.

Options:
1)forget about it and do something cheaper with your time.
2)skip the big parks in favor of small parks
3)move close to your favorite park and take advantage of the season pass
4)scour the world for discount tickets
5)carpool to save parking costs
6)avoid spending money inside the park and pack your own food in a cooler
7)visit parks at non-peak times, you'll still spend a lot but you'll get more for your money :)
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Thursday, December 13, 2001 7:22 AM
It's really more affordable these days to buy a season pass, even if you are a few hours away. $40 dollars for SFWoA is a joke! $42 for CP and PKI makes sense compared to other parks, but is still very high for one day. Buy a pass and enjoy the whole summer.
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Thursday, December 13, 2001 7:31 AM
I can't believe no one has said it yet. Normally when this topic comes up someone compares the prices to Orlando. So I guess I will.

It's still (last I heard) $50 after tax to get into the Orlando parks. The main difference is that you can usually find some sort of discounted tickets in the area or special multi-day offers. Plus standard season passes run much higher because the parks are open year round.

It's been 3 years since I've been living in the north and I almost laughed when I saw season passes for some of the parks as low as $80 - that's great! Most season passes I've loked into for the northern seasonal parks pay for themselves in 2 visits.

$40 or $42 dollars for a 10 to 12  hour day at the park (or even more in some cases) works out to a couple bucks an hour. I'd say it's worth it.

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Thursday, December 13, 2001 9:07 AM
Why is $40 for SFWoA a joke?  It includes admission to rides side, animal side and the waterpark is included.  That is a pretty good deal if you ask me and I am not a fan.
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Thursday, December 13, 2001 9:30 AM
This is now in the news. Move the conversation over there.
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