Saturday, May 3, 2008
Between the wonderful work of a governor that couldn't control spending and a legislature that couldn't stop spending, the Golden State of California has gotten itself into a Herculean budget crisis.
According to the Los Angeles Times, they're now talking about a tax on entertainment that will affect all aspects of it...
Including theme parks.
Lovely. Just Lovely. I'm sure the politicians up in Sacramento that have never ran a company and never had to meet a budget know exactly how this will hurt business for the parks, both Disney and everyone else's.
How much could this affect the price of admission?
A one day Ticket to one park at the Disneyland Resort would go from $66 to more than $70 dollars, a ParkHopper ticket would go from $91 to almost a 100 dollars and a Premium Annual Pass would increase from $379 to well over $400. These legislators really have absolutely no understanding how something like this could drag down attendance and thus the economy even more.
This plan isn't just stupid... it's absolutely goofy.