03-08-2017, 07:12 PM
(03-06-2017, 09:50 PM)DragonTamer Wrote: They may not offer it on the coupons you're getting, but they do still offer it for some large groups who rent out pavilion/terrace space for events (which is quite a substantial bunch of people). Gets them into the park for their event, but doesn't include rides. That's what Z was pointing out, and is the reason they still check for hand stamps.
Yes, I realize that, and I apologize if I sounded harsh or anything like that - that wasn't my intent.
In fact, that was really the reason I was asking - even though the Stake Lagoon Day coupons no longer seem to be offering free entry for those just planing on walking around (a "walk-around pass" as the Lagoon website calls it), the fact that Lagoon's still doing the hand stamp as a "proof of purchase" that had to be shown to ride attendants kind of implied to me that there might be sort of possibility of legally getting a walk-around pass, and I was rather hoping that some such option was available for "regular" customers, through something like a little-known promo code or something similar; currently, nobody in the family has a job whose employer has any sort of "Work Lagoon Day," and there's really no way for us to pull together any large enough group to get 25+ people to qualify for either the "Group Discounts" or "Family Events" promos as outlined on Lagoon's website (the tickets under both the "Group Discounts" and "Family Plan B" under the "Family Events" are still $39.95 + tax, and I've seen other coupons elsewhere - Stake Lagoon Day, as well as coupons from stores like Costco, Macey's, and Deseret Book - offer similar discounts, and while sure, even though that price range - or even full-price - won't bankrupt anybody in my family, that's still a fair bit of money to pay to just walk around watching other people go on the rides).
(Although yes, I have considered the possibility that Lagoon is only doing the hand stamping because of concern over some people figuring out how to sneak into the park in some way; I know there are sometimes outside companies, like Arby's and Subway, that do have an operating presence in the park, and I imagine it wouldn't be too hard for someone to try to use it to their advantage.)