It’s always fun to see how professional creationists make money by catering to the fantasies of their drooling fans. An example is the latest news about Answers in Genesis (AIG) — the creationist ministry of Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo), the ayatollah of Appalachia. We were alerted to this by our clandestine operative in Kentucky, code-named “Blue Grass.”
The Lexington Herald-Leader of Lexington, Kentucky has this headline: Ark Encounter admission prices go up for adults, down for children, and they have a comments feature. Here are some excerpts from the news story, with bold font added by us for emphasis:
Williamstown’s Ark Encounter has increased its individual ticket prices for adults, but has decreased its pricing for children. The new pricing structure will go into effect March 1, it was announced Wednesday. The goal for the pricing is “to help more families, churches, schools and other organizations to bring as many children to the Ark and museum as possible,” a news release states.
Ooooooooooooh! Hambo wants to help the children. Isn’t that wonderful? Then the newspaper says:
Adult tickets to the Ark will rise from $40 to $48 and senior (aged 60 and older) tickets will go from $31 to $38. Children under 4 years old will still get free admission, while prices for children to 5 to 12 years old will decrease from $28 to $15. Prices for teenagers will be $25. Combo tickets, which include passes to both the Ark and nearby Creation Museum, will also increase for adults and seniors but decrease for children.
Visitors to the Ark Encounter and Creation Museum have told Answers of Genesis President Ken Ham that the attractions are better than some of the nation’s most well-known parks, the release states. “Many of our visitors have told me that the quality of our Christian-themed attractions exceeds what they’ve experienced at the Disney parks, Universal Studios and the Smithsonian museums,” Ham states in the release.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! The news story continues:
Ham added that Disney and AiG’s attractions are competitors for family vacations. He said in the news release that families at Disney would have to spend hours waiting in long lines on short rides, while at the Ark and museum, families can “easily spend a full day or two at each location … rarely standing in a long line.”
Yeah, phooey on Disney! They can try, but they can’t compete with ol’ Hambo. Oh, for even more information on the fabulous new ticket prices, you can read about it at the AIG website: Popular Ark and Creation Museum Restructure Ticket Prices. They give you a comparison with the prices for visiting Disney World. Fascinating!
We haven’t tried to figure out the effect of these new prices, but we’re certain that Hambo has been poring over the numbers and has decided that by selling kids’ tickets for less, he can lure in more adults at higher prices, and thereby maximize his revenues.
Nothing about creationism ever makes any sense — except for one law of nature which can be verified by observing the evidence. You already know it, because we’ve said it before: As the moth is drawn to the flame, the simpleton seeks the charlatan.
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