Sunday, July 30, 2006

Inflation

Today I went to Six Flags.....so I don't overshadow this bit of info, the summary of that was it was a relaxing (hot) day, but I got to do and see (and eat) some of my favorite things (I love the Spongebob 4D 'ride'!), they have over 10 new rides this year, thanks to a bunch of Six Flags around the country closing. BUT I'm so glad I was prepared by Holly for the price of parking=FIFTEEN dollars! Just a few years back it was 8, which was outrageous, but in addition to that, 15 pays for the 'cheapest' parking....way out where the TRAM comes to get you! To get close enough to the Park to HEAR it, much less SEE it (maybe I stretched that a BIT, but I think it makes more of an impact!) you have to pay 20, or 30 for 'premium.' Six Flags is great, but it's not Disneyworld! I think that's the last 15 dollars they will be getting out of ME for quite some time.....The ticket prices have almost doubled as well, you would think that would cover it. On top of all of that, there are no longer guys who direct the traffic to the next lane....so they cut employees, raised prices and segregated parking sessions.....nuts! Whew, it's just a good thing I'm filthy rich.....ha ha ha, I sit around all day laughing at the clever little jokes I tell myself!

6 comments:

Nicole said...

That's expensive!

Wow, I didn't realize that they had gone up that much.

Holly said...

I've noticed Christy that you forgot to mention the little detail that the tickets you got in with were FREE! I know the parking was high but at least you were able to get into the park with $90 worth of free tickets. You can't top that. I will agree with you though that that price is outragous and frankly I think Six Flags is going to put themselves out of bussness if they don't get real soon.

Christy said...

Free tickets are the only way I'd be able to afford to go! It was the most expensive free activity I've ever done, with food and parking it was 50 some dollars! The tickets are really pricey, but the cost is posted on all the coupons before you go and it would be something you think to ask about, I think the price of parking is what is so tricky! I mean, who would expect to pay 15 dollars? And it's not like once you loaded your family up and got out there you would turn around at that point! I don't know what their thinking is....but I suspect some of the people that run Six Flags also run my school district, the thinking seems very similar ;oP

Maurine said...

WOW, and we were annoyed that its now $8 to park at Disney.

Nicole said...

Wait a minute! Wait a minute! You got the Six Flags tickets for FREE?

So, instead of paying $90 admission (I assume this is two tickets at $45, per the website) + $15 for parking (= $105), you only paid the $15 for parking?!

I'm not sure I can feel bad for you anymore...

:)

Roslynn said...

WOW!! $15 bucks is too much. I know that I live in SC but, for $15 that covers more than half of my hair appointment and I can get some really cheap stuff from Wal-Mart on $15. Not to mention when DVD's go on sale $15 could just about cover it. Well, I don't blame you, I wouldn't be visiting Six Flags for quite some time!