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Offline Majestic Fan1982  
#1 Posted : Tuesday, July 24, 2012 3:08:08 AM(UTC)
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I was reading thru the website of the Kimberton community fair
located in chester county Pa area.. and i see that Reithoffer shows is doing
a nightly POP price of $16.00 every night of the fair from open to close
and a 12.00 wrist band special on saturday afternoon and back to 16.00
after 5 PM to close...

Most carnivals around here or county fairs wont do wrist band specials on
a weekend... I mean i understand why thats usally when the best crowds are
is on a friday and saturday night... so can anyone explain how such a big show
like reithoffer shows keeps wrist band prices that low??

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Offline Soda Guy  
#2 Posted : Tuesday, July 24, 2012 3:44:53 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Majestic Fan1982 Go to Quoted Post
so can anyone explain how such a big show
like reithoffer shows keeps wrist band prices that low??



Yes I can and so can many others that read here but:

A You wouldn't understand

B. You would then try and argue that you know better
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Offline Tre in GA  
#3 Posted : Tuesday, July 24, 2012 5:55:40 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Soda Guy Go to Quoted Post
Yes I can and so can many others that read here but:

A You wouldn't understand

B. You would then try and argue that you know better

Do you really find it worthwhile to do such things? I mean does it make you feel good or something? Make you feel like a tough guy to be an arrogant jerk on the internet? Is it something from your past that gives you the need to act like that? I am just curious is all, always wondered about people like you that constantly troll message boards looking for any chance to make a jerk out of yourself for all the world to see. And really, don't come back with some rant. Your not going to draw me into an argument.
trey
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Offline Majestic Fan1982  
#4 Posted : Tuesday, July 24, 2012 7:26:09 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Tre in GA Go to Quoted Post
Do you really find it worthwhile to do such things? I mean does it make you feel good or something? Make you feel like a tough guy to be an arrogant jerk on the internet? Is it something from your past that gives you the need to act like that? I am just curious is all, always wondered about people like you that constantly troll message boards looking for any chance to make a jerk out of yourself for all the world to see. And really, don't come back with some rant. Your not going to draw me into an argument.
trey


He just always feels like i know everything... if i knew everything
I wouldnt be asking questions on here... I remember one time where he went on and on
about a post then in some other post he tryed to drag me into it by posting my
User name... ehh but didnt work i ignored the whole other post lol.
But thanks for saying you dont wanna be dragged into an arguement..
I was asking a question about how they keep the wrist band prices so low.
Its not a post to argue on so no argueing... ehhh its to hot outside to argue anways :))
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Offline FriedPhil  
#5 Posted : Tuesday, July 24, 2012 7:45:47 PM(UTC)
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Maybe they raise the gate?

Two drink minimum?

I'm curious to see how well these new systems work where the carnival operator can program the wristband to get you to the head of the line on a ride by paying extra for the wristband.
Please do not exit the ride until it comes to a complete stop.
Offline Soda Guy  
#6 Posted : Tuesday, July 24, 2012 8:48:21 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Tre in GA Go to Quoted Post
Do you really find it worthwhile to do such things? I mean does it make you feel good or something? Make you feel like a tough guy to be an arrogant jerk on the internet? Is it something from your past that gives you the need to act like that? I am just curious is all, always wondered about people like you that constantly troll message boards looking for any chance to make a jerk out of yourself for all the world to see. And really, don't come back with some rant. Your not going to draw me into an argument.
trey


No troll here, most people on this board have my name and phone number. I like how you want your say then try and tell others what to do, like don't respond. As for majgestic, he has gone on about how he knows ride grosses have nothing to do with the number of rides it is actually the amount of land what makes those choices. What a great businessman he is!!!!!!!

As for why I answered the way I did? Well I could have said until you see the actually see the ledgers of the show playing the date you will never know. But Fried Phil had the best answer, wait and see how it goes the next few years to see if it was a great idea. It is like POP like most fairs have in Kentucky, it works there but other parts of the country it never became that popular.

I guess I should have said it is an unanswerable question because the people who know aren't telling. Is that better?
Offline Tre in GA  
#7 Posted : Tuesday, July 24, 2012 9:24:23 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Majestic Fan1982 Go to Quoted Post
He just always feels like i know everything... if i knew everything
I wouldnt be asking questions on here... I remember one time where he went on and on
about a post then in some other post he tryed to drag me into it by posting my
User name... ehh but didnt work i ignored the whole other post lol.
But thanks for saying you dont wanna be dragged into an arguement..
I was asking a question about how they keep the wrist band prices so low.
Its not a post to argue on so no argueing... ehhh its to hot outside to argue anways :))

I like the way he comes back and replies to my comment and plays like "Oh no, you had me all wrong".
Priceless.
trey
Offline Hippie Bill  
#8 Posted : Tuesday, July 24, 2012 10:34:13 PM(UTC)
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If I remember it correctly, that fair has always been POP for the entire run. I played it back in the early 90's and it was then.

The joints made money then too. The marks were nice, and the fairground was a nice country type fairground.

There must be something in it or Riethoffer wouldn't play it.
"Hit the last two and finish it up for the large."
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Offline joan  
#9 Posted : Wednesday, July 25, 2012 2:44:00 AM(UTC)
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Maybe their per caps go up dramatically when they do pop for a reasonable price. I don't know though..
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#10 Posted : Wednesday, July 25, 2012 5:04:48 AM(UTC)
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KY IS FULL OF COUNTY FAIRS DOING $10 POP'S
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#11 Posted : Wednesday, July 25, 2012 10:46:07 AM(UTC)
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When S&S was in Kimberton, it may have been a POP fair for admission. They may have found that many people came because of this reason and when Reithoffer took over, decided to make rides POP and drop the addmission. Also, with many shows in that area refusing to run any POP, it may bring a lot of people in because they know the value there. As far as how they are making money, Reithoffer may book a lot of concessions with a high lot privilege.
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Offline Pizzagod  
#12 Posted : Wednesday, July 25, 2012 12:13:31 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Benjibear Go to Quoted Post
When S&S was in Kimberton, it may have been a POP fair for admission. They may have found that many people came because of this reason and when Reithoffer took over, decided to make rides POP and drop the addmission. Also, with many shows in that area refusing to run any POP, it may bring a lot of people in because they know the value there. As far as how they are making money, Reithoffer may book a lot of concessions with a high lot privilege.


Wait a minute....Carnivals book a lot of concessions and charge high privilege? Who would have thought such a thing?
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Offline Jackpotter  
#13 Posted : Wednesday, July 25, 2012 1:29:40 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: jb Go to Quoted Post
KY IS FULL OF COUNTY FAIRS DOING $10 POP'S


Yes it is, whether right or wrong to most people, that's just how it is here. In fact, and I may stand to be corrected on this, but I think Fred Kissel really started the POP Fair in Kentucky in the late 80s. Before that most fairs had a $2 or $3 gate then usually the carnival had a couple of armband days or nights for $10 or so...but most of the time it took tickets.

There are very few county fairs in Kentucky that aren't POP anymore. Unless I'm mistaken, all of Kissel and Myers spots are POP and I think most of Casey's Rides and Belle City's are too. Between those four carnivals you have the majority of KY Fairs. Funtime has a few spots and Derby City has a few spots and maybe a couple more shows but those are the main ones besides NAME at the state fair.
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#14 Posted : Wednesday, July 25, 2012 1:36:11 PM(UTC)
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Yes it is, whether right or wrong to most people, that's just how it is here. In fact, and I may stand to be corrected on this, but I think Fred Kissel really started the POP Fair in Kentucky in the late 80s. Before that most fairs had a $2 or $3 gate then usually the carnival had a couple of armband days or nights for $10 or so...but most of the time it took tickets.

There are very few county fairs in Kentucky that aren't POP anymore. Unless I'm mistaken, all of Kissel and Myers spots are POP and I think most of Casey's Rides and Belle City's are too. Between those four carnivals you have the majority of KY Fairs. Funtime has a few spots and Derby City has a few spots and maybe a couple more shows but those are the main ones besides NAME at the state fair.


Jackpotter I also think that Billy O'Conner with Irish Concessions was booking with Fred at the time. I know other areas tried it, but went away from it. Some committees didn't want the carnival to have fence to fence control. Not saying that is how it is in KY but when other carnivals looked at it that is what they were asking for.
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#15 Posted : Wednesday, July 25, 2012 2:00:47 PM(UTC)
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Wait a minute....Carnivals book a lot of concessions and charge high privilege? Who would have thought such a thing?


If they do that I hope they don't start charging for show shirts and ID's, I mean the dings could be endless.
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