And, yes, Wynn's and Encore's numbers dropped. Because it's just common sense and almost a rule in Vegas - you stay where you park.
In the history of ICA, that had to be the most idiotic, stupid, brainless, ludicrous idea that anyone could have thought of.
Except when someone decides to pollute my wine experience with their cologne. I mean really people.
People get off and on the bus at the various stops from the Strip to Downtown, and any number of them are worthy of a Night Court episode.
I will admit that some Napa Chards have exceeded the idea of balance in favor of the overdone ("What was that vintage? 2006 Louisville Slugger? Yum!") With that being said, I'd rather have an overoaked Chard than one that tastes like lemonade laced with pineapple juice. I want WINE, not a melted popsicle.
“We come here to go to shows, spend money at the restaurants, spend a lot on rooms and at the tables, and tip well. This feels like extortion.” They “used” to like coming to Vegas.
We – the locals – were spared having to pay the fees until December 29, when, according to the thought processes of the MGM Illuminati, locals would pay, too, therefore increasing their revenues by – get this! – millions. Hahahaha! Delusional!
I, for one, went from "annoyed" to pissed. I don't know who did the editing/abridging, but I'd bet my firstborn that it wasn't Rex Pickett. Sorry, Zach! That was figurative.
My recommendation? There are lots of other properties in town that don't charge for parking because they already know and appreciate that you're supporting their businesses by paying for rooms, gaming, shows, events, food, shopping, and more. MGM just wants a pound more flesh.
By making a last grasp into the pockets of those who keep them in business, they have shown that the customer experience is secondary to their gluttony.