I saw a news piece today about Six Flags declaring bankruptcy. Now I understand about the need for income to cover maintenance and upkeep on the rides. I understand about the competition for bigger and better rides. I even understand the enormous staff it takes to keep a themepark running.
If you make the ticket price so high that no one can afford to buy them, then pretty soon, no one shows up to spend their hard-earned dollars at the park. And then you go out of business.
Another post listed five restaurant chains that will likely go out of business this year. Again, most of them can't compete at a fair price. And the customers are going some where else.
There's a fine line out there for businesses to walk. Too much? People go some where away. Not enough? The company goes bankrupt because there's not enough income. Yep, the economy is not doing so hot. But ultimately, it all boils down to supply and demand.