with disney raising the price on the park tickets, everyone is all in a huff about it. i just had a thought that makes me realize there is no need to huff over a price of a ticket:
yesterday, rob and i went to Great Adventure for his birthday. for one day, a ticket costs about $64. yeah, that’s a lot of money for one day in a theme park.
if you go to one of those little amusement parks where you have to buy tickets that you need to get on rides, you spend about that much money on those tickets. Jerseyans ought to be familiar with Keansburg where you buy all of these tickets for your kids to go on the rides. once you go through the tickets and junior still wants to go on his favorite ride for the 6th time, you have to buy more tickets.
now, you go to a bigger amusement park, like WDW or Great Adventure and you spend that much money on one ticket to get in the park. that one ticket gives you the freedom to go on whatever ride as many times as you want without the stress of “do i have enough tickets to go on more rides?” you also get shows at the bigger theme parks and parades, too!!! do these little parks where you buy individual tickets to give to the ticket collector at every ride have shows and parades? no.
i know it may sound expensive for some to have to pay $67 or whatever the new price is to get into MK or AK or MGM or Epcot, but think of all that you can do with that one ticket compared to if you had to buy individual tickets and had to rip off 8 to go on Space Mountain?
that’s my philosophy and thought for the day. haha.