Podcast #37 Theme Parks

Published in the category General Practice, Life in the USA

My house is less than two hours from several theme parks.

Where I live is no more than two hours from several theme parks.

The most famous of these is Disneyland.

Disneyland is the best known of these.

I have to admit I’ve never gone there.

I hate to say it, but I’ve never been there.

It strikes me as being one big ad for the Disney corporation.

To my mind, it is a massive ad for the Disney organization.

Don’t get me wrong, I have nothing against Disney films.

Don’t misunderstand me, I’ve got no problem with Disney films.

But I find the intensity of the marketing by Disney to be offensive.

But I am put off by the intensity of Disney’s marketing.

Especially because it is aimed at children.

Particularly because children are the target audience.

Also, I have heard that the lines for rides are endless.

Also, people say that the wait times for rides are not to be believed.

The one theme park I have been to is Legoland.

Legoland is the one theme park I have been to.

The park features exquisite constructions made with Lego blocks.

A main feature of the park is beautiful Lego block constructions.

Sometimes they have a cityscape like that of New York or Las Vegas.

Sometimes they have the model of a city like New York or Las Vegas.

My visit there was seven years ago.

My visit there was seven years back.

Now rides and entertainment are the big attraction.

These days it’s rides and entertainment that are the big draw.

Tickets for theme parks are not inexpensive.

Theme park tickets don’t come cheap.

You can expect to pay $40 to $60 per person for an all-day admission.

An all-day admission goes for upwards of $40 to $60.

Plus the cost of food, drinks, and souvenirs.

Add to that the outlay for food, drinks, and souvenirs.

Many of the parks have annual tickets.

A good number of the parks offer yearly tickets.

I think theme parks will suffer if the economy goes bad.

My guess is the parks will not do well in a down economy.

People will look for cheaper family entertainment.

People will seek out less expensive family entertainment.

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