Kings Island Opposes Ticket Tax In Ohio

MASON, Ohio (AP) - Kings Island amusement park and The Beach
Waterpark are joining to fight against an admissions tax they say would hurt a tourism industry already hit by high gas prices.
City council members are debating the idea of an admission tax.
Some say it's needed to help pay for road improvements near the parks.
Ticket taxes on concerts and ballgames are fairly common in Ohio. At least 68 municipalities have some sort of admissions tax, which have been legal since 1994.
According to the Ohio Department of Taxation, three-fourths of the cities charge 3 percent. Mason's city leaders are considering a 1 percent to 3 percent tax on tickets.
Tourism is the top industry in Warren County, which is home to Kings Island and dozens of hotels and restaurants just outside
Information from: The Cincinnati Enquirer,

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  • by Teresa Location: Kentucky on Jun 26, 2008 at 07:17 AM
    Right on Catsfanagain!!! I totally agree
  • by Catsfanagain Location: Kentucky on Jun 26, 2008 at 03:21 AM
    Well I kind of disagree with Kings Island on this. If people can afford to pay $5 - $7 dollars for a large drink and $20 dollars for a large pizza then I am quite sure they can afford another couple bucks on the ticket sales. I can not help but laugh after the insane prices they charge for any service at all inside the park that they would dispute a 1 -3% tax on admission tickets. I honestly think that amusement parks should be investigated and price limits should be enforced on food and beverages because there is some definite price gouging going on with them. I mean I was just there a couple months ago and a large drink was like $5.00 and refills were $2.00. That is insane profit considering it takes less than .75 to make a large fountain beverage. But with the economy in the shape it is in we will see those prices come down shortly. It is just a shame that so many places are willing to flat out rob fellow Americans. Profit is one thing Greed is another....


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