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Rider
06-15-2001, 04:50 PM
What do you charge for the rides in RCT?
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<BR>Coasters: $2.00
<BR>Thrill: $1.50
<BR>Gentle: $1.50-$1.00
<BR>Transport: $1.50-$1.00
<BR>Water: $1.50
<BR>Photos: $3.50
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<BR>What does every one else do? I would like to know.

Smoky
06-15-2001, 04:54 PM
With Roller Coasters (with the exception of Kiddie Rides) I usually charge around $6 the first year, $5 the second year, and keep dropping the price over time (or as conditions dictate), but thats usually for the big rides. With everything else I usually go for a dollar more than the computer price, with the exception of transportation rides.

CoasterManiac
06-15-2001, 06:23 PM
For me I just set the price according to how exciting the ride is. The more exciting the more I charge.

RiddRevenger
06-15-2001, 06:58 PM
At the beginning of the course of a park, i just set a entry fee. You make more money that way because the number of people entering your park is higher than the number going on rides. Then after about a year and a half, ill switch to paying for rides because your attendance level has usually reached its peak.

Kraken
06-15-2001, 07:44 PM
For coasters, I usually charge 2 bucks if it's a really big ride, but usually 1.20
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<BR>For the other rides, I usually charge 90 cents, and keep lowering prices if no one rides.

Steven
06-16-2001, 10:25 AM
At this moment...
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<BR>$39.00 park fee
<BR>$2-$2.50 for roller coasters
<BR>$.80-$1.50 other rides
<BR>
<BR>$1 profit on food items
<BR>$1-$4 profit on other items (maps, umbrellas, T-shirts, stuffed animals, etc.)
<BR>$.50 charge to go to the bathroom
<BR>$2 for on-ride photos
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Anaconda
06-16-2001, 10:30 AM
$40.00 entrance fee
<BR>nothing for the rides (I use a trainer for this)
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<BR>Maps-.10
<BR>Umbrellas-$3.00 ($5.50 during rain)
<BR>On-Ride-Photos-$2.50
<BR>And other stuff just $1.00-$2.50

theriddler
06-17-2001, 01:20 PM
omg, i charge so little.
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<BR>coasters : 1.00
<BR>water rides: .80
<BR>drop ride: .70
<BR>thrills: .50
<BR>gentle rides: .30
<BR>really gentle rides/ transprotation: .20

franklelock
06-17-2001, 01:47 PM
how do you people make any money? you should judge the price by rating, yes, but should also add a buck or two depending on what type of ride it is. if it's a regular steel, then the price by rating is ok. by it costs alot to make a steel twister, so you should charge more.

DasHaVIC
06-17-2001, 02:45 PM
What I usually do is charge at least 6 bucks for coasters and huge rides of the like. As soon as peeps complain, I drop the price by a couple bucks, and continue the process until its so old nobody wants to ride it. Of course, this rarely happens, so I usually make the big bucks off it. For smaller rides, like a log flume, I charge between 1 to 2 dollars, and for the kiddy rides, 1 dollar. With a decent entry fee, I always have enough money, well, most of the time anyway.

slipknot8527
06-17-2001, 03:36 PM
I charge around 2 bucks for everything for the first year and make a solid profit of about $50,000 then I make everything free. Keeps the people happy.

Medusa1861
06-17-2001, 03:43 PM
On all my parks that i can I automaticly put a park admission. put for the others i leave the prices how they are and replace rides when people think it is too expensive

Jonathan Gelert
06-18-2001, 09:38 PM
I always aim for realism in my parks. Nobody will actually pay $5 to get on a coaster, no matter how great it is, especially after paying 40 bucks to get in.
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<BR>Entrance fee: $40-50, depending on size
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<BR>Ride fees: Free!!
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<BR>On-ride photos: 3.50
<BR>Food/Drink: 1.50-2.50
<BR>Umbrellas: 3.50
<BR>Park Maps: Free

Anaconda
06-19-2001, 07:44 PM
Actually Jonathan, people in England pay aroud $5 to ride the Pesi Max Big One (of course for them $5 is like 3 pounds)

coasterlove
06-20-2001, 11:07 PM
How do you charge admission? A lot of the parks don't sem to allow you to charge admission, mostly in the add-ons anyway.

Coaster Canuck
06-22-2001, 09:35 PM
It all depends on the ride. Mostly though I charge as much as the peeps will pay. Water rides though I normally charge alot for. The peeps seem to pay alot for those. Escpecially if it's a desert map I charge alot for water rides.

RCTfreak
06-22-2001, 09:50 PM
No price for rides but a big cost for entrence fee

antfarm007
06-24-2001, 08:58 AM
I usually charge onthing for rides, but when I first start addmission is $5 and after every two coasters that go in I add $5. Also for all of you people who decrease addmision as the ride gets older, the AI is very dumb, so if you close the ride, bulldoze a single piece of track and then put it back there again as the same piece, the peeps are fooled into thinking you built a new ride!!!

CoolCoasterKid
06-24-2001, 08:32 PM
I rarely charge admission. Most, if not all of the LL parks do not allow you to charge admission, so I just stick with that rule. I try to put things in perspective, as if I was to go to the park, and I wouldn't pay to get in and then to go on rides. Instead, I just boost up the prices on everything else...
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<BR><b>Coasters</b> - depends (Min. - $3.50, Max -$6.50)
<BR><b>Thrill rides</b> - $1.50-2.00 (except for Go Karts I might charge a bit more...)
<BR><b>Gentle Rides </b>- I usually leave these at the computer level...
<BR><b>Transportation Rides</b> I usually don't build any of these except for chairlifts, but I usually charge $1.00-$2.00
<BR><b>Food</b> I either leave it as it is or lower it.
<BR><b>Shops/Maps</b> I leave these as they are, except that I lower the map coast to 20 cents.
<BR><b>Bathrooms</b>I charge 20 cents. I know this is kind of mean, but the guests don't mind... <IMG SRC="/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_razz.gif">
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<BR>It always seems to take a while for me to get money - I usually have to build at least 3 coasters before I start getting a lot of cash. Maybe it's because I don't charge admission, but it always works for me.

Orient Expressman
06-25-2001, 09:11 AM
Park Entry: 55
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<BR>Rides: Free!
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<BR>I make a ton of money this way.

Brandon Baker
06-26-2001, 05:47 AM
I charge $2.50 for coasters and $1.50 for all other rides.
<BR>I charge no entry fee.
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Tycoon
06-26-2001, 05:17 PM
In parks where you can charge for park admission, I usually raise the fee $4 or $5 whenever peeps say my fee is too cheap. When I have a really big park, I never charge more than $65 because some peeps come to the park with not much more money than that. In parks where I charge for enterance, I make all rides free except Go-Karts (30c) and roller coasters (50 or 60c). The peeps don't mind...
<BR>I usually raise food and drink prices 10c from the original price. Photos usually $3.00.
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<BR>In LL parks where you can't charge for park admission I make roller coasters $2.00 to $5.00 (Occasionally as high as $5.40) depending on the size, excitement, and age. Larger water rides I charge between $2.00 and $3.50 and smaller water rides and most gentle rides I leave at the default prices. Same for the smaller thrill rides, except for Space Shots and roto-drops, which I usually raise to $2.50.

Uman
06-26-2001, 05:34 PM
You know that good Go-Kart track? Mega Track, or whatever? I can get away with charging $15 for that

Tycoon
06-26-2001, 07:25 PM
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<BR>You know that good Go-Kart track? Mega Track, or whatever? I can get away with charging $15 for that
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<BR>Wow. I've never tried to charge that high... and I've made better Go-Kart tracks than that... <IMG SRC="/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_evil.gif"> <IMG SRC="/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_evil.gif">

Natelox
06-26-2001, 07:34 PM
$39.00 for entrance, $20 for umbrealls, maps free, rides free, Tshirts $5 hats $5 cuddley toys $4

TopGun77
06-26-2001, 07:47 PM
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<BR>On 2001-06-15 18:58, RiddRevenger wrote:
<BR>At the beginning of the course of a park, i just set a entry fee. You make more money that way because the number of people entering your park is higher than the number going on rides. Then after about a year and a half, ill switch to paying for rides because your attendance level has usually reached its peak.
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<BR>yeah, me too, except i charge 1 dollar for the coasters at the beginning, but i leave the other rides free.

Coastercameron
06-26-2001, 08:21 PM
Well,
<BR>I charge as much as the peeps will pay! One the LL senario with the Hypercoaster park that you have to get ticket sales up to $8000 I charged $6.00 for about 6 of the rides! I get $8.something for my Rapids ride and I kept a full Queue for it!

Thunderbolt
06-26-2001, 10:34 PM
Well, as long as you let the peeps in the park for free, you can charge them twice the rides excitement for each ride. Example: if you have a coaster with 6 excitement, you can charge 12 dollars and get away with it for a while.

Hendrix007
06-28-2001, 12:28 PM
in my best park i charge...
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<BR>entrance fee: $58
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<BR>coasters:1.20-2.50
<BR>
<BR>thrill rides:1.00-2.00
<BR>
<BR>gentle: .50-1.00
<BR>
<BR>transport: 1.00-1.50
<BR>
<BR>water:1.00-2.00
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<BR>And i'm still the best value park in the country

WannaWanna
06-29-2001, 01:16 PM
I never charge addmission to the park, but charge for the rides. I go by the excitement rating, rounding the price to the nearest tenth, or 10 cents. I normally charge $3.00 for on-ride photos and $.20 for the bathrooms. When I build a food or souvenir stall, I leave the price the same.

XploshN
07-02-2001, 07:10 AM
i keep free admission, then charge alot for the rides- if you get a good coaster going, and people love it, sometimes it can make more money than charging admission!

birderboy
07-12-2001, 04:44 PM
Entrance - $20
<BR>Coasters - $1.25 (launched) to $2.50 (big ones)
<BR>Thrill Rides (includes water) - $0.50 (Scrambled Eggs) to $1.50 (Go karts)
<BR>Gentle Rides - Free (hedge maze) to $0.50 (ghost train)
<BR>Transportation - $0.50

Steven
07-14-2001, 02:02 PM
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<BR>On 2001-06-16 10:25, MaqAttaq wrote:
<BR>At this moment...
<BR>
<BR>$39.00 park fee
<BR>$2-$2.50 for roller coasters
<BR>$.80-$1.50 other rides
<BR>
<BR>$1 profit on food items
<BR>$1-$4 profit on other items (maps, umbrellas, T-shirts, stuffed animals, etc.)
<BR>$.50 charge to go to the bathroom
<BR>$2 for on-ride photos
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<BR>My park entry fee is now $42
<BR>$2-$3.50 for roller coasters (I have some very highly popular rides despite the high cost)
<BR>same for everything else.
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<BR>All profit on all rides tho <IMG SRC="/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif">.

zappacosta
07-16-2001, 09:46 AM
i usualy just have a high entrance fee