Pay Up, Ditch the Line

Ah, the marketplace.

You have to celebrate when the wonderful apparatus that is supply and demand reveals with harmonious clarity
and purpose the greed and determination of rich families who visit theme parks. To wit: a policy at some parks
that allows customers to pay to skip line.

It cost one man $600 to tour Busch Gardens. At the Empire State Building $35, or more than double the
regular entrance fee, will get you preferential treatment. That is, you will wait no longer than 20 minutes for the
soaring Willy Wonka Glass elevator ride to the top. But Disney, to whom ALL guests are VIPs (finger down
throat) such policies are forbidden.

An interesting look at a practice that most of us didn’t even know existed.