View Full Version : entry fees

02-10-2005, 10:37 PM
I can't change my entry fees in the career mode. It doesn't give me the option to charge them. How do I charge a fee? I can do it in Sandbox mode but not in Career.

02-10-2005, 10:52 PM
Some scenarios do not allow you to charge an entry fee. Each scenario is different. Some allow you to charge for ride, some for entry, and some allow a combination of both.

If I remember correctly, you can't charge an entry fee until about halfway through the scenarios in career mode.

02-11-2005, 07:34 AM
Yup, and when it gives you the option to do both, I've found that it works out much better to just drop the entry fee, and charge for the rides...

Too many peeps come into the park, and stay there forever (or a REALLY long time, anyways)... If you're charging an entry fee, most of these peeps won't pay to ride rides... The peeps that remain in your park for a long time will have ONLY given you the entry fee (plus whatever they spend at the shops, but that's usually not worth it)...

However, if you don't charge them at the gate, they'll pay more for rides, and they'll keep paying you as long as they keep riding rides, which should be the entire time they're in the park (minus times to get food, bathroom, in a queue, etc)...

Basically, what I'm saying is that charging an entry fee will get you only a one-time source of income per peep... Charging for rides gets you a repeating income... In the long run, it's much better to have free admission, and charge as high as you can for rides...

02-11-2005, 12:59 PM
I have a different slant charging $10 when I have about six rides and adding $5 for every 3 more rides.

The peeps pay, and they also pay to ride the attractions.

Further when we plateau and no new peeps come in, a new ride, gets new peeps into the park, paying the admission fee, and advertising the park gets new peeps into the park and takes the level to a higher plateau.

02-15-2005, 06:11 PM
If you hover your cursor over the 'ENTRANCE FEE 0.00' It will tell you that the entrance fee cannot be changed in that scenario.... like someone else said, you can't change it until about half way through career mode!