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Postby chadster » Tue May 22, 2012 5:10 pm

Interesting read on the GPP Facebook page. Apparently the pricing model ABC released may not be the final pricing structure after gathering feedback from their FB fans. They also promise to detail final pricing and and an official opening date this week, looks like Memorial Day is a no go.

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Postby chadster » Wed May 23, 2012 10:33 am

Limited opening announced to Facebook Fans starting on May 25th. A list of rides that will be in operation is below.

HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT for our Facebook Fans! You are the first to know! We are opening Friday, May 25th for an Exclusive Sneak Peak to the Pier! Special pricing is set b/c some of the rides are still under construction. We hope you can make it out! We know there are going to be a lot of questions and we'll do our best to answer them all!


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Hours:

Friday, May 25 – Sunday, May 27
10 a.m. to midnight

Monday, May 28
10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Tuesday, May 29 – Thursday, May 31
Noon to 9 p.m.

Friday, June 1 – Saturday, June 2
10 a.m. to midnight

Sunday, June 3
10 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Monday, June 4 – Thursday, June 7
Noon to 11 p.m.

Pricing:

All Day Ride Pass
•$21.99** for adults (48” and up)
•$16.99** for children (under 48”)
•Good for all rides all day and Pier access

Pier Pass (Walk-on)
•$10* for adults (48” and up)
•$8* for children (under 48”)
•Pass required for admittance to pier; ride tickets sold separately at booths/kiosks (good for day of purchase only)

Individual Ride Tickets
•Starting at $4.00* per ticket
•Must purchase a walk-on pass to gain access to the pier

* Plus tax
** All day come and go unlimited ride access

Available Rides:

- Carousel
- Texas Tea Cups
- Big Wheelin'
- Frog Hopper
- Pier PileUp Bumper Cars (adults/kids)
- Rock N Roll
- Sea Dragon
- Sky Shooter
- Gulf Glider Swing Carousel
- Cyclone
- Revolution
- Pirate's Plunge
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Postby kidcoaster 2 » Wed May 23, 2012 10:36 am

$10 to just walk in? Hopefully that is just for this weekend because that seems high.

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Postby chadster » Wed May 23, 2012 10:41 am

^They are trying to control access to the Pier and don't want a free for all. It's a fairly small space and from what I've been told it will be a permanent fee. If you buy the all day ride pass you don't have to pay the $10 walk on fee.

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Postby kidcoaster 2 » Wed May 23, 2012 10:43 am

chadster wrote:^They are trying to control access to the Pier and don't want a free for all. It's a fairly small space and from what I've been told it will be a permanent fee. If you buy the all day ride pass you don't have to pay the $10 walk on fee.


I completely understand the fee, just curious how well $10 will go over I know other parks that charged less and upset alot of people.

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Postby chadster » Wed May 23, 2012 10:47 am

They seem to think it won't affect business. I'm guessing grandma's and grandpa's taking the grand kids to the park would be the most likely to pay to enter and not want to ride. Time will tell though as they've said they are very willing to adjust the pricing based on people's voices and business demand. But I have seen several people voice their dissatisfaction over the fee.

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Postby Chittlins » Wed May 23, 2012 2:01 pm

It the nature of some to bitch. If it wasn't this, it would then be about the parking or the cost of a coke. It totally get what they are doing. They don't want it to become a teen hangout and they want paying customers to take up limited square footage.

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Postby johnychen » Thu May 24, 2012 11:11 am

More pics. Looks like they have begun testing.
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Postby QueerRudie » Thu May 24, 2012 1:52 pm

Looking at that pic, I think it's actually fitting testing rather than running the circuit: The lap bars are all up- and typically Gerstlauer rides won't leave the station unless down/locked for dispatch. My best guess is they're doing a push through/pull back over the brake runs for clearance checks.
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Re: Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier Discussion Threa

Postby chadster » Fri May 25, 2012 10:01 am

Rides closed today are the following:
- Ferris Wheel
- Revolution
- Texas Star Flyer
- Iron Shark

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