What parks used to sell tickets and now sell pop?

Wednesday, April 25, 2001 3:59 AM
What parks used to sell tickets and now sell pop? I think that cedar point used to back in the day, but now they sell pop(pay one price). What other parks do/or used to sell tickets for there attractions?
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Wednesday, April 25, 2001 4:55 AM
DisneyLand (hence the term "E-tickets")
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Wednesday, April 25, 2001 4:56 AM
Kennywood used to be entirely a ticket based park. Now they use an either/or system. Pay the general admission ($7.50) and buy tickets to ride the things you want. Or you can purchase a ride all day pass.

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Wednesday, April 25, 2001 5:00 AM
Most of your existing parks that started off as "traditional" amusement parks did that.

Hersheypark, my home park, did that. Long before I can remember, they had a free entry policy (not even a fence around the park) and a pay per ride policy. If my memory serves from my first visit to Hershey way back in the early 1970's you could pay for a wristband that would allow you to ride unlimited. I am not sure if admittance was free, or at a very reduced rate. Of course now they are strictly POP except on special occasions (Spring time in the Park, Hersheypark in the Dark, and Christmas Candy Lane).

Dorney Park operated on a Pay per Ride basis at least up until the early 1980's (my first and only visit... hopefully to be corrected this year). Now they are POP.

Knoebels still operates that way... pay per ride (or on week days you have a POP option).

Lakemont Park in Altoona also has a Pay per Ride plan along with a POP option (and at $7.95 it is a real good deal!)

Lastly, Williams Grove has a admission price (its $1... gotta keep out the riff-raff somehow!) and its pay per ride.

Not sure about Dutch Wonderland (its been years since I have been there).

I think that takes care of South Central Pennsylvania.

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I promise I won't go off on a rant about those @#$%^&*! Toboggan's again.
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Wednesday, April 25, 2001 10:55 AM
SCBB used to have tickets only. Now you can get an all day wristband. You can still use tickets though.

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Wednesday, April 25, 2001 11:00 AM
I remember having a string around my wrist, with a yellow metal tag with the old CP logo on it for POP. This was back in 1972 on my first visit, I was 7.

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As heard on Amtrak 44: "If you look out the left side of the Train you will see the coasters of Cedar Point."
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Wednesday, April 25, 2001 11:13 AM
Camden Park in Huntington, West Virginia, is an either/or (or at least I was the last time I looked). There's an admission fee of under a dollar, and you can buy tickets or get a wristband. I remember when the admission fee was a quarter. My ex and I used to drive over there on our lunch hour, pay the quarter, buy tickets for the woodie, ride it once or twice, then go back to the office. A great way to break up a long day!
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Wednesday, April 25, 2001 11:46 AM
Adventuredome at Circus Circus is like that. You can by tickets ranging from 3 to 5 dollars or by an all day wrist band for $18.95
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Wednesday, April 25, 2001 2:01 PM
The pavillion at Mrytle Beach just changed over you have to pay admission and pay for tickets too.

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Get ready to fly over Six Flags Oh..er I mean Six Flags Worlds of Adventure this summer with X-Flight!
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Wednesday, April 25, 2001 3:01 PM
I still have memories as a kid going to Disney World and buying tickets to ride attractions. Sorta nostagic (sp) in a way. Least I think that was DW, I was pretty young :)

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Mark Hansen
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Wednesday, April 25, 2001 4:54 PM
Disneyland, Knotts and Magic Mountain all di at one time.

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"Is Al still down there counting dimples and chads?"
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Wednesday, April 25, 2001 9:15 PM
Six Flags Worlds of Adventure used to have ticketzs way back when it was Geauga Lake. My mother can remember going there on Fridays for nickle ride night in the early sixties.
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Thursday, April 26, 2001 6:03 AM
Is Michigan's Adventureland still ticket-based? My wife and I are driving east on I-80 this summer, and will likely swing north for a few circuits on Shivering Timbers. I'm wondering if we can do that without buying all-day admissions?
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Thursday, April 26, 2001 6:09 AM
No, Michigan's ADventure is POP only. You can usually save money off the cost of admission by stopping into Meijer (for all the West Michiganders out there) or other grocery stores, to buy some cans of whatever soda company MA has a deal with to get money off at the gate with an empty can and isn't this a run on sentence? Sorry about that.

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Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.
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Thursday, April 26, 2001 8:27 AM
Thanks slither. What is the gate price? Thanks in advance... sorry for posting off-topic.

Cheers,

CL
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Thursday, April 26, 2001 10:56 AM
Morey's Piers is both tickets and POP. Not a bad deal, all 87 rides for about $35, which includes a 3 hour waterpark session. Both waterparks they operate in Wildwood are gated, and Pier admission is not required to visit. If you purchased tickets for all the rides, the cost would be well over $150 to ride.
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Thursday, April 26, 2001 11:28 AM
Well pretty much all parks offer you the option of purchasing wristbands in which give you access to all rides. I can't think of many that don't give you that option.

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Thursday, April 26, 2001 1:27 PM
Well, Casino Pier in Seaside Heights is almost a ticket only place. Same with Jenkinson's South in Pt. Pleasant. Both great places, but only a limited number of POP options. Actually, practically every place on the Jersey Boardwalk is that way. Playland in Ocean City, Steel Pier in AC, Gillians in Ocean City.

Its still a great thing that so many places like Morey's Piers, Casino Pier, Jenkinson's, Playland, etc., all offer the chance for grandparents to share a ride with their grandkids, along with french fries and milk bottle games.

The few only parks left that offer the open family environment are Conneaut Lake, Lakemont, Kennywood, Knoebels, and a few others. That is what makes all the independents so special, a place for the whole family to enjoy.
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