1 pointI think it's a Return on Investment situation. SF has to make the decision based on where their revenue stream is coming from. Is it coming from passholders who will come to the park on crowded days to go to the shows? Or is it coming from the day-trippers who are coming to spend the money single day admission and a Flash pass to go to the front of the line on the coasters? From that perspective, the emphasis on bigger and faster rides provides a better ROI. They're better off investing their show budget into things like Dead Man's Party and other special event shows.
1 point^Agreed completely; the mazes would be a disgrace even for free. BUT to Matt's point, they've got people lining up to buy tickets like crazy, so why not charge, and why spend to upgrade them?