$3 soda = criminal

Sunday, December 23, 2018 9:48 PM

Why would anyone pay those outrageous prices for bubbly pisswater (aka beer) in a park? Or a stadium? Or a concert?


But then again, what do I know?
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Sunday, December 23, 2018 11:00 PM
DRE420's avatar

I find great value in the all season drink plan. $25 and refills every 15 mins is a no brainer, especially if you go multiple times a season. At that price point, I will continue to purchase it.


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Monday, December 24, 2018 12:25 PM
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I'm on board with the whole park branded sarsaparilla idea. It'd fit in perfect with the whole overhaul of Frontiertown. (If you've never had the stuff, the taste is hard to pin down but the best I can describe it is root beer with more oomph.)

Barring that, some nice draft root beer at the Last Chance would be fantastic.


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Monday, December 24, 2018 12:42 PM

I agree with DRE- I also like the cup option because it acts as portion control. When I was lugging around that bottle, I would drink the whole thing. Now with the smaller cup, plus the fact that I like a LOT of ice, I actually drink a lot less soda at the park. Sure I COULD get a cup every 15 minutes but that doesn’t mean I do...


But then again, what do I know?
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Monday, December 24, 2018 8:49 PM
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Sarsaparilla isn't my favorite but it's not bad. We used to drink it a lot when my husband was doing Civil War reenactments. Like Solly said, hard to describe other than similar to root beer but not root beer.

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Tuesday, December 25, 2018 12:26 PM
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The brand I can buy at my local stores is pretty good, but is very high in sugar. It's mentioned in the movie The Big Lebowski

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Tuesday, December 25, 2018 4:14 PM
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Can somebody explain to me what Sarsaparilla tastes like? I've never had it, and you guys are saying it's similar to root beer. As far as root beer goes, I've just had A&W. I've also had ginger beer(which made me want to vomit).


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Tuesday, December 25, 2018 7:30 PM
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That brand, and I assume others, are essentially like root beer in flavor, but more interesting to me. They're not anywhere near ginger beer, that is quite a different beast.

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Tuesday, December 25, 2018 7:50 PM
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Shane Denmark said:

Why would anyone pay those outrageous prices for bubbly pisswater (aka beer) in a park? Or a stadium? Or a concert?

There's numerous establishments inside and outside of the park that have real beer.

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Tuesday, December 25, 2018 10:39 PM
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DRE420 said:
$25 and refills every 15 mins is a no brainer...

If you don't mind the diabeetus. Yikes.


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Wednesday, December 26, 2018 7:50 AM

MichaelB said:

Shane Denmark said:

Why would anyone pay those outrageous prices for bubbly pisswater (aka beer) in a park? Or a stadium? Or a concert?

There's numerous establishments inside and outside of the park that have real beer.

Ok, why would anyone pay Cedar Point’s outrageous prices for REAL bubbly pisswater?


But then again, what do I know?
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Wednesday, December 26, 2018 4:37 PM

Step out of the park to the marina store pickup at 6 pack beer for $8.49 enjoy some on the tables and then walk right back in the park with your open beer. They’ve been allowing that for the last two years.


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Thursday, December 27, 2018 12:03 AM
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XS NightClub said:

Step out of the park to the marina store pickup at 6 pack beer for $8.49 enjoy some on the tables and then walk right back in the park with your open beer. They’ve been allowing that for the last two years.

That's useful information.

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Thursday, December 27, 2018 12:40 AM

Maybe at the marina gate but not at the resort gate. I tried to get my hand stamped at the waterpark so I could come back in my swimsuit without my wallet. I was pretty close to getting arrested. Maybe part my fault. I was not thinking. Your not going to get through the security theatre with an open container.

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Friday, December 28, 2018 3:30 AM
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I come back to this forum and saw this topic and thought what, someone is complaining about soda being $3, then I saw the first post from 2002.

Yay for the all season drink plan all I have to say, I know I use a 3 figure amount throughout the whole season.


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Friday, December 28, 2018 7:56 AM
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Cedar Point's prices for soft drinks and beer isn't out of line for what you pay at other event venues. The game changer for those that visit the park regularly was the all season drink plan.

While the quality of most of the park's food has gotten better over the last few years, there are still several places throughout the park where the food and/or service just inst good for the price. Im still holding out hope they replicate the Crystal Rock Cafe and bring it into the park for 2019. Seems to have worked very well at Kings Island.


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Friday, December 28, 2018 12:13 PM
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^Steve, here is some support for your first sentence. Last Sunday my son took me to the Cavs vs. Bulls game at the Q Arena. The vendor came up announcing "Beeeeeer Here". A guy ordered a Christmas Ale, price $12.50. I did not order any drinks, but at halftime we had jumbo hot dogs for $5.75 each. I drank from the nearest drinking fountain, my throat wasn't too parched as there was not much to cheer about.

Random observation: This thread is from 2002 and Jeff looks the same in his picture as he did back then!

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Friday, December 28, 2018 1:28 PM
Jeff's avatar

Also, my kid wasn't born. The image is on the profile, not the post.


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Friday, December 28, 2018 7:48 PM

Monster Jam at MetLife Stadium (Meadowlands/Giants Stadium) 3 summers ago; 2 hot dogs, chicken fingers, popcorn, 2 bottles of water, and a beer... $85. And the hot dogs were disgusting.


But then again, what do I know?
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Saturday, December 29, 2018 4:56 AM

Is this still an on going thing..,
If you don’t want to buy a $4.25 soda, don’t.
Apparently there are tens and tens of thousands of people that will.
cedar point did not invent this idea, they are not the highest price point in the market, they are not forcing you to purchase it. Grow up.

Criminal? What a joke.

It’s doing their job as required by law, maximizing shareholder (unit holder) interest.

It’s not a charity, it’s a for profit organization owned by thousands of people that demand the best return on their investments. That includes charging market acceptable prices for soda, water, rooms, entrance fees, surcharges, etc..

Last edited by XS NightClub, Saturday, December 29, 2018 5:06 AM

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