Some upcharge attractions such as Skycoasters provide extreme experiences and have a price to match. Others such as Go-karts are more modestly priced and often found in places such as FECs or by themselves. The only real gripes I have with upcharge attractions are when an upcharge attraction replaces an attraction that was included in the POP or park admission or when there are too many such attractions in a park with a substantial admission price. Several mentions of these concerns have been made regarding parks such as Carowinds and SFGAdv. *** Edited 3/19/2007 12:26:33 AM UTC by Arthur Bahl***
You do realize how long the line for a Skycoaster would be if it were included with admission
Sometimes a bigger version of an upcharge ride is introduced. This happened with the Screamin' Swings. KBF, DP and Moreys had upcharge swings with low capacity. Now there are larger versions at CP, VF, KW, and LC that are included in park admission.
Bolliger/Mabillard for President in '08 NOT Dinn/Summers
Years ago, some parks ran the low capacity O-Plane rides as upcharges by not including them in the universal ticket system. You had to buy a special ticket for them.
I also remember when the now defunct Crystal Beach park went to POP only admission. They decided to make their biggest coaster, the Comet, an upcharge rather than price admission to include it.
Don't get me wrong, I love Kennywood too, and it's one of the stops on this year's itenerary, but maybe slow down and give it a rest for a little while?
I often mention other parks in my home state and in Ohio including a thread that specifically involved DelGrossos. I have also had an ongoing interest in the saga of CLP which appears to now be turning for the better and I am looking forward to the coming of Ravine Flyer II at Waldameer.
As for Six Flags, about which I have some opinions, my last visit to a Six Flags was in 2000 to the now defunct SFAW. My esperience there was a good one and I actually enjoyed the park. The only thing I saw wrong there was the excessive food prices, a problem I also noted in the past at Paramount parks when I was there. SFAW did not have pay queue systems at that time, by the way.
You have probably noted that I sometimes also mention defunct parks in my area such as West View and Idora. These parks had a great history and are greatly missed by many in the area.
Also, what about that topic about HW? It was interesting to discuss possible themed areas that could be added there in the future. *** Edited 3/19/2007 7:50:22 AM UTC by Arthur Bahl***
I personally like the way Cedar Point does their PPE with Challenge Park. It's basically a stand alone attraction like a family entertainment center(FEC. I expect to PPE at FEC's.
I do like how Cedar Point set up their upcharge attractions though. Put them outside the park gate and charge them individually. I'm way more likely to pay for attractions when they're outside of the park.
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