Paramount Canada’s Wonder(where my money went)land
I’m a big fan of Canada’s Wonderland – I’ve gone pretty much every year it’s been open. They do a good job of adding rides and attractions each year and for the most part offer a fun time for all.
It’s no Six Flags or the like that the US has to offer but it can hold its own. It has the required roller coasters, death-defying drops, make-me-want-to-puke spins and kiddy rides that a park needs.
Now, I understand that they charge a lot for a one day entry fee. Most people who live in Toronto know that that’s for the out-of-towners who can’t do anything but pony up the cash for their kiddies who want a day of thrills. Most Torontonians know that if you beat the season start you can get a season’s pass for the price of less than 1 and a half visits.
So what’s my gripe of the day? It’s the price they charge for the damn concessions. It’s outta line. I mean, baseball player salaries, outta line.
We usually remember to take along our own snacks… but today I forgot and my kid was getting hungry around lunch time. I had to pony over almost $4 for a baggy of chips with no more than 7 “gourmet”, mass-produced chips. And I took a second mortgage out to buy a small soda.
How much can they keep raising the price on fountain pop? Fountain pop for g-d’s sake! It tastes like pi$$ and costs about a nickel per gallon to make! Argh!
Damn you Scooby Doo!