If you're coming from out of town, then they want you to buy the 3-day ticket for $150, or better, the 4-day for $170 (on line prices listed). Or, what I do, the $240 AP that only blocks out 35 days (holidays and summer Saturdays).
So, the 1-day ticket is so expensive, only to make the 4+ day tickets such a bargain in comparison.
Hopefully the new fingerprint bio-metric devices will work out, and DLR can switch to the WDW model of 1 AP that costs $500-ish, and expect everyone else to go with non-transferrable, 10-day hoppers with 1 year expiration.
And for Greg, who has "22 world-class coasters and at LEAST 6 really good flat rides"?Magic Mountain I believe has close to that number of coasters, BUT never runs them all at the same time. AND their flat rides are a joke.Plus, when you get to that number of coasters, they start to repeat themselves after about 15 or so.
I know that when leave home to visit a new park, I rarely look at the price. I personally always looked at theme parks as somewhat of a bargain when one could spend $30 at the movies, or $40 for ten go-kart laps at a local funpark.