The park’s management has admitted that last year’s ticketing changes led to a drop in visitor numbers, and has promised a new system of ticketing in time for summer 2014.
Since summer 2012, customers have no longer been able to buy single tickets to visit the dolphinarium, planetarium, aquarium or the newly built Doghill area, a theme village based on the comics of Finnish illustrator Mauri Kunnas.
Instead, visitors have been forced to pay for an access-all-areas wrist pass, the price of which was itself raised on the previous year.
On Saturday Särkänniemi will begin its Christmas season, being celebrated for the first time in the Doghill village area.
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