Have you noticed that the cost of an admission ticket to an amusement park these days is pretty ridiculous? The “pay at the gate” cost of an adult ticket to either Kings Island or Cedar Point is $54.99. Oh, and don’t forget thaty they will charge you to park. Already a pretty penny but on top of that, you can’t bring your own food into the park! Here’s is their “outside food policy” from King’s Island’s FAQs page.
So, unless you have documented dietary needs, you are forced to pay those outrageous prices at their food courts. Now, I have a family of 5 and everyone is old enough to be an adult. That means, my cost, just to park and attend and park will be over $275. Now, my guys can eat so I am sure that my out of pocket costs to attend will top $400.
I know I always get so frustrated whenever we go to amusement parks because of the cost. Rather than enjoying myself I feel like I am always counting my pennies to make sure we stay within our budget. My opinion is they charge so much for admission that if I choose to bring lunch into the park, I should be allowed to, don’t you?
I know my voice alone can’t change amusement park policies but what if I got 100 people together, or 1000, or more? Do you think I could make a difference then?
Now normally I would probably just complain to my poor hubby but I just found out about Social Power. This is a great social platform where you can take your resolvable issues and share them on the site and Social Power works to raise awareness on their site. Concurrently, you use your social media outlets (Facebook, Twitter, G+, etc) to raise awareness.
Once 1000 support an issue Social Power turns it into an initiative. At this stage, “Agents of Change” are notified of the initiatiave they are capable of resolving. Yes, YOU can make a difference and Social Power can help. Check out this video to learn more!
I’d love for you to support my amusement park issue. Just click on the “visit sponsor’s site” button below and type ins “Amusement Parks Should Allow You To Bring In Your Own food”.