I will get back down to Disney and BGT next year, we'll see how that pans out.
I heard that the hopper tickets are really the best way to go. Any truth to this?
It also mentiond that rooms at the hotel breakers started at $55 a night. How times have changed.
what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard.
Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it.
I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.
-- Alan "back in my day we had to build our OWN rollercoasters... in the RAIN..." Jacyszyn
In 1989 I could see the Indians from behind home plate for $5.
In 1989 a concert ticket could be had for less than $20.
All prices go up...not just theme park tickets.
Seriously though. This past weekend my wife and I were shopping and found these book marks that showed you how much things cost the year you were born. In 1965 (my birth year) the average house cost only $16,000!
There is a little bit of headroom. If you've been following the Social Security discussion, you know that wages have been rising slightly faster than prices. Since that generates extra disposable income, it only makes sense that entertainment prices rise disproportionately to soak up the spread.
It would be interesting to see a competent analysis of core inflation, wages, and entertainment pricing, but I'm way too lazy to follow up today.
And don't forget, back in the 60s, we went to the Atlantic station where my dad paid 29.9 for gas-- just gas, no premium, no unleaded-- and either Brownie or Boots pumped it (no they weren't dogs or cats). And with a fill-up (less than $3.00) we'd get either a glass or an autographed picture of one of the Phillies-- OK they sucked then-- but now you couldn't get an autograph from a restroom attendant for that price.
Then we'd make our annual trip to either Knoebels or Lakewood (we did each one once a year) listening to the AM radio as we went-- until we lost the signal in the mountains. If we were going to Lakewood, the back of the car would be packed full of picnic stuff. And oh yeah, Lakewood would let you bring in booze, not that I cared about that when I was a kid. I'm convinced the park would have closed much sooner if they didn't allow it.
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