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    Post Who's thrilled about paying sales tax on theme park tickets?

    If the Governator has his way, you'll pay an extra 9.25% on tickets to DLP/DCA, KBF, and Seaworld.

    Getting into SFMM will set you back an additional 10.25%.
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    Re: Who's thrilled about paying sales tax on theme park tickets?

    If he's including an extra tarriff on amusement parks, I think there will be some very large industries against it. If it's the normal sales tax, oh well.

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    Re: Who's thrilled about paying sales tax on theme park tickets?

    Isn't sales tax already included or charged when you buy your tickets? From what I heard he's talking about adding a temporary 1.5% increase.

    Maybe we should go online and buy our tickets through AAA in Oregon. NO STATE SALES TAX!!! (at least there never used to be)
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    Re: Who's thrilled about paying sales tax on theme park tickets?

    Raising taxes in a poor economic climate is the absolute worst thing possible to do. Whatever happened to Arnold's assurances that the state's budget didn't require tax hikes in order to close the gap? I seem to remember that in his first campaign...

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    Re: Who's thrilled about paying sales tax on theme park tickets?

    You currently pay no sales tax on admissions to amusement parks, sporting events, theater, etc.

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    Re: Who's thrilled about paying sales tax on theme park tickets?

    Quote Originally Posted by perlster View Post
    You currently pay no sales tax on admissions to amusement parks, sporting events, theater, etc.
    Are you sure? It's not already fixed in the tickets?

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    Re: Who's thrilled about paying sales tax on theme park tickets?

    The sales tax is INCLUDED in tickets to theme parks, sporting events, concerts, etc... ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

    Unless you live in a state that doesn't put sales tax on those kinds of items.

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    Re: Who's thrilled about paying sales tax on theme park tickets?

    Here is Disney's response to this tax:

    The Mouse is mad over Governor’s plan to tax tickets

    November 7th, 2008, 11:01 am · 39 Comments · posted by Adam Townsend



    Disneyland is predictably angry about Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s plan to tax theme park tickets and tickets to sporting events to reduce state revenue shortfalls. (At-a-glance fact sheet of the proposal IS HERE.)
    “We oppose the Governor’s proposed theme park tax because it unfairly targets the tourism industry and may deter new visitors to the Golden State at a time we need them most,” said resort spokeswoman Lisa Haines in an e-mail statement. “This tax is not worth the risk to an industry that is a proven job creator and economic engine for California’s growth.”
    To read the rest of the article go here.

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    Re: Who's thrilled about paying sales tax on theme park tickets?

    Horrible idea.

    The bulk of state and municipal revenues come from concessions, food and souvenir taxes on items bought once inside the Parks. That's already a large chunk of money.

    If a tax is put on the admission price, before you even enter the gates.....people will just stop spending money once inside the Parks. And, this new tax won't offset the big losses coming from these existing consession taxes.

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    Re: Who's thrilled about paying sales tax on theme park tickets?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wendygirl View Post
    Here is Disney's response to this tax:

    To read the rest of the article go here.
    What hypocrites. And I'm talking about Disney. Disney has no problems raising ticket prices at least a few dollars once every year or two. But add on a sales tax and they start screaming bloody murder.

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    Re: Who's thrilled about paying sales tax on theme park tickets?

    I think it stinks.

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    Re: Who's thrilled about paying sales tax on theme park tickets?

    Quote Originally Posted by DisneyIPresume View Post
    What hypocrites. And I'm talking about Disney. Disney has no problems raising ticket prices at least a few dollars once every year or two. But add on a sales tax and they start screaming bloody murder.
    Let's not forget Disney is a business. Higher ticket prices mean more income. Of course, if people stop coming, they would get less income, at which point they'd lower prices.

    A tax hurts Disney's business because less people will visit and Disney gets no part of that tax revenue. So they lose income.

    When will government learn that higher taxes lead to higher revenue in the short term, but a weaker economy and therefore less revenue in the long term and that lower taxes lead to lower revenue in the short term, but a growing economy and therefore more revenue in the long term?

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    Re: Who's thrilled about paying sales tax on theme park tickets?

    Ohh Hot topic! I don't mind paying the increase...i'm the type that has to get into the parks... even if some dollars are suddenly added on as I expect them to for years to come.
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    Re: Who's thrilled about paying sales tax on theme park tickets?

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    Re: Who's thrilled about paying sales tax on theme park tickets?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mickeyfan3 View Post
    Isn't sales tax already included or charged when you buy your tickets? From what I heard he's talking about adding a temporary 1.5% increase.
    It's never, EVER temporary.
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