SFGADV Raises Parking Price

sws's avatar

Wow, where was he when I needed an economics tutor?

LostKause's avatar

Timber-Riderland will offer free parking, free sunscreen, free drinks, free admission, and free rides, shows, and attractions all year long, and the parking lot will be small enough for people to not have to walk "mid-timbers" (if you even know what THAT means) to get to the front gate. It will offer shiny, brand new rides year after year, so that the customer don't get bored and stop coming, and each year, when they don't make ANY money at all, they will stay open anyways, with the help of magical pixie dust and witchcraft.

Timber-Rider said:

Amusement Parks also include parking in their costs, just as those businesses mentioned that charge nothing. They are simply charging for parking to make huge amounts of extra cash on top of what they have already figured into their operating costs, and the price of an admission ticket. I'm sure they probably even figure in how much money they lose on parking if the lot isn't full every day. Even when they are making a profit from it.

I laugh when I hear the numbers. Oh boo hoo we lost 5,000,000 which is 15% of our yearly profit. But they don't talk about the 85% success. Always trying to get that loss down to zero. Yet they make it impossible to ever get down to zero percent, because everything is counted as a loss, and not as a gain. I wouldn't call an 85% profit margin bad. But they will.

This from a company that has annual sales of 2 billion.

You're no Milton Freidman

Timber-Riderland would also have free 5-star quality food. I'm curious would fast-passes also be free, our would that be covered under the whole pixie dust and witchcraft thing?

Lord Gonchar's avatar

For what it's worth, we just paid to park to see the local community fireworks at the park.

The shopping plaza closest to the park is blocked and you have to pay $5 to use it. I think the money is going to charity or local kids sports or something, but the point remains - I just paid $5 to park in a public lot, for the public fireworks at the public park in suburban Ohio.

And yes, there's lots of free parking but it's a longer walk by a decent clip.

I dunno, made me chuckle.

birdhombre's avatar

^ Well, at least you didn't pay $12 to park for 15 seconds of fireworks. :)

Lord Gonchar's avatar

All the fireworks going off in 15 seconds would be the coolest fireworks show ever.

HeyIsntThatRob?'s avatar

For a guy, yes. For a woman, probably not.

Wait. What were we talking about again?


Vater's avatar

birdhombre said:

^ Well, at least you didn't pay $12 to park for 15 seconds of fireworks. :)

According to that article it was advertised to be "bigger and more intense than in past years". Looks like they delivered.

ApolloAndy's avatar

^^What Rob said, again.

Hobbes: "What's the point of attaching a number to everything you do?"
Calvin: "If your numbers go up, it means you're having more fun."

HeyIsntThatRob?'s avatar


eightdotthree's avatar

There were people paying $25 to park at Station Square in Pittsburgh to tailgate in 95 degree weather and wait around all day to watch some fireworks.

ApolloAndy's avatar

Too bad they had to wait 20 minutes during the fireworks show to see them all!

Hobbes: "What's the point of attaching a number to everything you do?"
Calvin: "If your numbers go up, it means you're having more fun."

Lord Gonchar's avatar

Always have to come back to these pricing threads when I see prices that put things into perspective - and this example is even park related:

Just saw a friend post on Facebook that it costs $6 for a single ride on this Wacky Worm coaster in NYC.

rollergator's avatar

Ashamed to admit I've ridden that Wacky Worm...LOL! The "adult" ride at that park was the Huss Flipper, and that thing is a mean contraption. Once the kids begged off the ride, the operator told us to stay seated, hang on, and enjoy...and we did!

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