Zippin Pippin brings 45% boost in revenue to Bay Beach

Posted Thursday, June 23, 2011 12:28 PM | Contributed by Jeff

The city owned Bay Beach amusement park brought in more than $226,000 over last year because of the new Zippin Pippen roller coaster, with more than $726,000. That represents a more than 45% increase. The city was anticipating about a 20% increase.

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Wednesday, June 29, 2011 7:17 PM

I wonder what constitutes an essential service in Aamilj's world? I somehow get the feeling that public swimming pools and libraries don't make the cut either. What about public schools? Are those essential? Post offices? Parks? Roads? Where is this magic dividing line, as decreed by Aamilj?

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Wednesday, June 29, 2011 8:25 PM

You want to pay for police and firemen? Socialist!

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Wednesday, June 29, 2011 8:28 PM

Give everybody a gun and a bucket.

Problem solved. :)

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Wednesday, June 29, 2011 8:46 PM

Can we get a voucher if we already do?

For the record I only have a bucket. :)

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Wednesday, June 29, 2011 9:43 PM

This is one heck of a lot cheaper than what local and state governments spend on professional sports stadiums and more people get to use it. Pretty cool if you ask me but I love my city, state and national parks and I am thankful the government controls them. I don't entirely disagree with Aamilj, I just have a different opinion if that makes any sense.

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Wednesday, June 29, 2011 10:35 PM

It was so nice not having him here. Let's all go back to ignoring him.

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Thursday, June 30, 2011 12:02 AM

I actually have a license for a bucket concealed carry...

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Thursday, June 30, 2011 12:46 AM

...and for once I'm NOT the guy on the fringe *left*? Where was everybody in November? ;)

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Thursday, June 30, 2011 3:00 AM

Wouldn't giving away buckets be socialism? Lazy people shouldn't just be given buckets, they need to work for them. :)

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Thursday, June 30, 2011 7:26 AM

eightdotthree said:
This is one heck of a lot cheaper than what local and state governments spend on professional sports stadiums and more people get to use it. Pretty cool if you ask me but I love my city, state and national parks and I am thankful the government controls them. I don't entirely disagree with Aamilj, I just have a different opinion if that makes any sense.

Yeah, makes total sense. Everybody draws the line somewhere between what they'd want their government to spend money on and what they don't.

I'm not ready to proclaim victory for Green Bay, but I'm glad they're off to a good start and I hope it turns out well for the city and its people.

- Jeff

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Thursday, June 30, 2011 9:48 AM

New argument/opinion...

4. Believing that roller-coaster/amusement park building IS an essential government service is not a mainstream viewpoint. Roller-coaster building does not equate to funding schools/roads/libraries/(insert your favorite overstatement here)in terms of financial risk and/or public benefit.

...feel free to disagree/distort/chastise/etc!

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Thursday, June 30, 2011 10:32 AM

Feel free to stop posting again. Most of us enjoyed that.

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Thursday, June 30, 2011 11:53 AM

It's obviously not mainstream. Look at all of the people lined up to call for the resignation of city officials.

Oh wait, they're lined up for the roller coaster. My bad.

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Thursday, June 30, 2011 12:05 PM

Is there a way we can bring the hotel discussion to this thread? That would be great.

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Thursday, June 30, 2011 12:46 PM

If this thread could support that, Shades, it'd already be done.

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Thursday, June 30, 2011 1:02 PM

Is it possible to give Aamilj and billb their own private forum and let them at each other?

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Thursday, June 30, 2011 1:19 PM

On a hot day, most people just hang out in one of the three other hotel threads, then go home. So this thread wouldn't be able to support an overnight hotel discussion.

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Thursday, June 30, 2011 2:05 PM

^ <3 it! Rapt-ur-ous.... ;)

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Thursday, June 30, 2011 2:48 PM

Ensign Smith said:
Is it possible to give Aamilj and billb their own private forum and let them at each other?

What would be even better is if they didn't know it, and it looked like they were posting normally to them, but we could access a special thread that looked like they were arguing incoherently with each other. :)

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Thursday, June 30, 2011 3:09 PM

5. He who supports government subsidies for rollercoaster building under the premise that it is for the public good…essentially supports government subsidies for any and all goods and services.

The “public good” argument can be universally applied to any business entity. When we talk about lines in the sand, rollercoasters are at an extreme end of the spectrum. They are well to the left of the public library/sewage plant and a bit right of the barbershop quartet who can fart the Star Spangled Banner in four part harmony. While both certainly hold entertainment value that appeals to a certain segment of society, neither should demand government backing to succeed on their own.


...feel free to ignore/disagree/distort/chastise/roll-over/beg/channel Irving Janis/etc

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