Cedar Point raises admission price, too
has increased the price of its one-day admission ticket by a buck, to $42.95. Seasonal parks, such as Cedar Point, typically only change their prices mid-season to cut them in reponse to sluggish attendance. A mid-year price increase
Is Cedar Point attendance really that good this season? What can our readers in northern Ohio report?
Disney World and Universal Orlando increased their base prices earlier this month. And Cedar Point's been the target of take-over rumors. A price increase, if it doesn't hurt attendance, would boost revenue numbers, making the company more attractive -- or at the very least helping corporate cash flow.
I was there back on the 10th, and the place was packed to the freaking gills. The lines can be summed up in one sentence: "Disaster Transport had an hour line." Think about that for a while. . .
Um... I'd rather not. ;-)
I just meant that in the sense that if one of the least popular rides was rocking an hour, you wouldn't need an Etch-a-Sketch to do the math and see that the E-ticket coasters' lines were out the (largely unshaded - thanks!) queues.
Off topic, thanks Robert (sorry, didn't realize we couldn't edit frontpage topics).
When I was there earlier this summer in July, the park was packed despite the presence of rain. I would say that the majority of people who attend Cedar Point either have season passes, stay at a CP resort and get the packages, or get discount tickets. Some probably pay full price at the gate, but not a whole lot. The park is just fine to raise prices because they lowered them two years ago to combat a sagging economy and have raised them back to where they were. It won't hurt their fan base and it sure won't hurt their bottom line, which needs all the help it can get right now. Quite honestly I'm impressed that they've chosen to keep tickets at that price. They could probably get away with 50, although increasing the price that much at once isn't wise, and they have managed to offset attendance decreases by making a lot of money with their resorts and increased guest spending. 44 bucks isn't bad at all for a day at Cedar Point. It sure beats the heck out of 70 for Disney or Universal.
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