Reduced hours at all Paramount parks this year
Written by Pete Brecht
When Paramount's Kings Dominion released its 2006 calendar a week or two ago, I noticed that they had cut back on both the operating days and operating hours. They're opening for the season a couple of weeks later, and they no longer are staying open until 10pm on summer weekdays (it's now 9pm). At first I thought that this was just a response to nearby BGW's similar schedule change that had already been released.Tweet
However, the schedules for Carowinds and Kings Island were just released, and they also show serious cutbacks in the hours they'll be open this year. Carowinds is closing at 8pm on summer weekdays, and PKI isn't opening until 10am on any day (used to be 9am). Also, PKI is closing at 10pm in the summer; I'm pretty sure that last year they were open until 11pm or even midnight, at least on Saturdays.
Is this just a general cost-saving measure, or are they in trouble financially? I'm particularly annoyed about the 9pm close for PKD since that makes it difficult for me to go there after work during the summer and make the drive worthwhile (I live over an hour away).
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