Amusement Parks, More of a Leisure and a Luxury

August 24, 2006 at 5:13 pm | Posted in Fun at The Amusement Park, Philippine Amusement Park Industry | Leave a comment

It’s a happy fact for most amusement owners here in the Philippines getting the most out of the advantages on exploiting the timely boom of the Amusement Industry. Most entrepreneurs who invest in amusement and amusement parks are earning a significant amount of money through different amusement machines.

The sad instance is of course because here in the Philippines, the vast majority of patrons of any amusement are either the middle earning people or the massive poor. Why is this so? I work in a prestigious amusement also and the fact that i see all sorts of people vying to get rides and fun games and arcades are mostly those who as i’ve mentioned before belong to the poor category. Sad but true, and we have to learn to accept the fact. Prices of tokens range from 5 php up to 7 php and you get the pleasure of having that certain amount in a few seconds and for the lucky veterans maybe a few minutes.

On my everyday life in the amusement, i have always made it a point and made it  be an automatic action to see to it that all the machines we maintain are at their most top conditions. While roving around first thing in the morning, i  see that either students or the regular medal games addicts are the familiar faces everytime and become the very first present in our place. These people spend money inside not knowing and noticing that soner or later they cannot control anymore their spendings because of the nature of some amusement machines to provide fun to everyone.

Becoming fond of these games they don’t notice they have little by little become addicts of the said games. This i guess is the valued characteristic that makes people come to such places again and again. Another sad fact about amusements these days is that most big spenders in games where you can win tokens are the basic masses or the poor who as i could only guess at some sort of basis spend money in an undetermined amount because of the nature of the said games which is addicting as like gambling and drugs. I have even seen some of them who as their first timers in our place look a little bit ok but after spending quite some time for about months and even years of playing look none the less like those other people i could only describe as poor. Sometimes they would even just rely on asking for a piece from winning players.

Funny how but they couldn’t even notice at times how they look or i could perceive maybe that they don’t bother looking on the mirror and see what they have subjected their souls in valuing more at going to the place and be the first ones waiting for the place to open as if they are employees themselves. I guess the most important thing for them is having fun without taking into consideration the true concept and limits of it.

I just feel lucky enough that i get to play most every amusement machine in our branch because it is my job to see to it that players get the most out of their peso value. Not to mention that it includes my family who also enjoy my privileges being a regular employee of an amusement company having to play out the free token we have each month.

This is the reason why i feel that the amusement these days are sort of concentrating too much on providing fun through providing amusement machines that are for me not meant more on just to amuse people but also to earn a significant amount of income through it regardless of what it does to the persons who patronize it.

Of course people have their own choices to make and therefore it is also for them to feel whatever consequences it would partake to them later. I’m not saying that it in fact it is a bad business because if i would be given the chance to invest on such a business, one of my first choices would also be the amusement.

I am writing this blog post to the point that i do not intend to mislead people who might read it but instead make it clear that we all have our choices given the same circumstance and this industry has made me the person that i am now which is a better one than before. The industry has helped me in all aspects of my life, from finacial, personal, family and to becoming the more goal-oriented person that i am.


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