Posted Tuesday, July 28, 2015 9:57 AM | Contributed by Jeff
Just one family day out at a theme park can cost more than an overseas sunshine break, figures show. Ticket prices at some major attractions have soared by as much as 200 per cent in the past 10 years – an eye-opener for families hoping a “staycation” will help cut costs in the school summer holidays.
Read more from The Mirror.
But... nearly all of those attractions now exist entirely on a 2 for 1/BOGOF arrangement. No one pays the full price, the real price exists only so it can be slashed in two.
If you buy a newspaper - you'll get vouchers for 4 people, if you buy cereal - you'll get vouchers for 4 people. Burger King - 4 people. Bottle of water - 4 people etc.
As I read the story, I couldn't help but wonder.... how much has the price of the Mirror gone up since 2005?Last edited by slithernoggin, Wednesday, July 29, 2015 12:02 PM
Just for the sake of argument/discussion...
7% inflation over ten years roughly doubles prices...
Not sure about the Mirror price increases over the years but it's still (along with the Daily Mail) one of the most expensive toilet tissues in the UK. And it isn't soft and gentle, even if you use it 3-ply...
Of course, they're comparing all these alarming prices folks will pay if they avoid discounts and layer on all available up charges with a trip that bundles everything together at a discount.
According to their survey, 91% of respondents say that theme parks are not a good value. I wonder: that's 91% of how many people?
UK hates poor people.
I found the comparison to a vacation in France being cheaper kind of amusing. I suppose it depends on what you do when you get there but I highly doubt that if you send a family of four to France that they are going to just sit there in the sun and say "Yep, we're in France how lovely". They're going to do things...and that will cost money...which I'm sure will make France cost more than your local amusement park.
^Not if we're going just to take selfies in front of the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower, and the Arc de Triomphe... ;~P
Vive le France!Last edited by rollergator, Thursday, July 30, 2015 10:08 AM
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