Jew wrote:How much is actually new at Fright Fest?
Willoughbys and Brutal Planet have been around for ages, and even Jokesters and the Bog have been around for 3 years (I think) now...
So one new maze for $5? Again, that's not a big deal to me, and $5 for a maze is still a great deal considering all the other options (even the local professional haunts charge more)...but for a guest who has been coming for "free", I can see where there might be frustration over paying for essentially the same thing that has been free for ages. Magic didn't help themselves any by releasing that information so late either.
I completely disagree.
I have been a guest who has been coming for years for "free" but never bothered with the mazes because I didn't want to stand in the long line.
This year the $5 wristband enabled me to do mazes I had never done before because it reduced the wait in line.
Brutal Planet and Warehouse 13 were both new to me and I hadn't been in Joksters or Willoughby's in about 8 years.
So it was well worth the $1 per maze to take a run through each one without having to wait in line.
I think it's fair to say that no matter what they decide to charge for, someone is going to complain. It really comes down to this - if you don't feel it's worth $15 for parking, $5 for a maze wristband, or $1 for a fluffy, fluffy bunny filled with medicine and goo - DON'T GO.
And you probably shouldn't be going to sporting events, concerts, county fairs, movies, or any other theme park for that matter because you're going to get charged extra for stuff there too....
My recommendation to you if you want to save those extra bucks is STAY AT HOME! Don't go ANYWHERE! Don't get DirecTV. Don't get NetFlix. Don't spend ANY money on entertainment. Take up knitting and crochet. I hear that you can get yarn REALLY cheap at most discount stores.
--Robb "It's embarrassing that anyone on this forum would make a big deal over $5." Alvey