The Olympic park. Is it free to enter?

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  1. Bill Hicks

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    As the threads title.
    Thinking of visiting the Olympic park this weekend, but is it free or is there a charge?

    Read a post somewhere that it's a tenner for adults but it's an old report.
     
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    Its a tenner with an additional £15 to go up the scaffolding structure thing (forgotten its name, orbit?), not sure if there are limited numbers of tickets though so i'd check that as well
     
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    The words 'Olympic' and 'free' in the same sentence

    :rotfl::rotfl::rotfl:
     
  4. Bill Hicks

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    Can I not pay on the door?
     
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    oh and it's £2.80 for Innocent Orange Juice and £3.00 for Vitamin Water, seeing as you can't bring in your own food they'll be making a killing selling all of these.
     
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    There are no tickets available online for the park - which is a shame as I would like to take a trip up the orbit during the games. If anyone knows a way of getting in please shout :)
     
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    Im not sure- as imbw says all the online ones appear to be sold out or gone, i'll ask a friend, she's been working there so should know
     
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    I'll give a fiver to anyone who works there that can slip me in through a hole in the fence.
     
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    Only if you've got a cash or a Visa card. Plus you'll need a Visa card to get the cash either in the park or it's surroundings.
     
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    Hi,

    I saw the food/drink prices on the news last night. What a con! :mad: £8-50 for Fish and Chips. £3-30 for Coke!

    The fact that LOCOG only lets you take in 100ml of liquid, is a swiz in itself. Even small kids juice cartons/bottles are 125ml-175ml in content size. (100ml is roughly less than a third of a pint.)

    In fact, I can't think of any drink that you can buy that comes in 100ml containers! (If anyone can show me otherwise, I'd be interested to see!)

    This is definitely a Games for the rich, and for the sponsors, rather than the ordinary British public! :(


    Pooch
     
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    What?! :eek::eek:

    The only thing i can think of under 100ml is the probiotic drinks, but its just not the time or place for one :laugh:
     
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    To be fair there is free drinking water available at every venue and you can take in plastic bottles they just have to be empty.

    The 100ml thing is because the security is like you are going on a plane. Personally I think the security situation is ludicrous but I'm aware thats not a popular view. If terrorists want to get in they will be members of the security team imo.
     
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    The coke is £2.30, not £3.30 and while I agree the food is expensive it's really not any different to any major event you visit. At every concert and major sporting event I've ever visited here and abroad the food and drink is a rip off.
     
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    Quote dietary needs, food intolerance etc
     
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    Duly ammended.
     
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    I dont think the food is madly over priced given the venue and actually sounds quite good (maybe im just hungry :laugh:) but the drinks are ridiculous, over £4 for a small bottle of heineken :eek:, I can get 20 for twice that when theyre on offer
     
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    Agreed the prices are pretty similar to a premiership football ground and cheaper than something like the Grand Prix.
     
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    Loving the notion that it's not a rip-off compared to other rip-offs! :D
     
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    Sure beats paying over a fiver for a very tiny pie at Twickenham
     
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    Only McDonald's are allowed to sell chip/fries on their own. Other sellers have to sell only chips with fish.
     
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    where have you read that?
     
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    :D

    Dunno if it's free but it could be... ticketless. Whatever that means :confused:

    I guess McDonald's will be busy then looking at the food prices :)

    Go with a KFC bargain bucket and a Superdry T shirt on and see what happens.

    There are glory holes already? :)
     
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2012

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