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How to Find Discounts for Amusement Park Tickets

Updated on March 7, 2010
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While a trip to an amusement park will grant a day filled with joy and many happy memories, by the time you come home you may feel considerably  lighter because all your pockets will have been meticulously emptied. Indeed, an amusement park ticket today will easily cost several hundreds of dollars for a family of four, not to mention the high price tags associated with food, drinks, parking and all those tempting souvenirs begging to come home. Fortunately, there is a way around this and it often translates into starting a search for discounts. Your path towards substantial savings starts here.

How to Get Discounts for Amusement Parks

Discounts for amusement parks are often generally not advertised well. Indeed, at times it may feel like a treasure hunt for all those penny pinchers out there  looking to cut corners. However, knowledge is power, and by knowing where exactly to look for you will eventually find those treasured discounts that will make your amusement park trip feel ''more affordable''.

 Look for Packages

If you are planning to fly at your destination and stay at a hotel for a few days, then you probably are better off searching for special vacation packages. The secret for a good deal here starts by looking for dates when the amusement park is not at peak season. Most packages include airfare, ground transportation, hotel stays, park admissions and meals. Such packages can be found by visiting your local travel agency or performing an Internet search. 

• Check the Website

Often, the obvious goes amiss. Many times the amusement park website has special offers available during certain times of the year. Such discounts may be under the form of packages thanks to savings derived from partnering with hotel associations or other nearby attractions. Special rates for nearby hotels may also be present on links from amusement park websites.

• Credit Card Promotions

Many times credit card companies offer discounts to popular theme parks. Checking your credit card's for any of these promotions is advisable.  Visa Disney rewards card  for instance offers many perks and rewards for Disney fans, This card for instance may allow to  to save on merchandise available at selected locations at the Walt Disney World® Resort and 20% off guided tours.

• AAA and AARP

Membership benefits from such associations may offer amusement park and hotel accommodation discounts. Car rental discounts and airfare discounts may be included as well.Discounts on packages may be available as well.  Something over all worthy of being checked. 


Used video games, coins, books are common things sold at Ebay but amusement park tickets? Indeed, on Ebay you may find quite some unexpected money savers when it comes to amusement park tickets. Don't be surprised to find yourself competing with other bidders on some special offers. Always check for positive feedback and proof of honesty before bidding. Read all terms and conditions to avoid last minute surprised. Asking sellers questions is wise if you have any doubts before bidding. 

As seen, there are plenty of ways to save on your next amusement park trip. All it takes is to know where to look and compare prices for the best deals. Now that you have found substantial savings you may feel much better about your vacation knowing that it will not put a major  dent on your finances. To further save more, pack a light lunch, bring water bottles along and skip the over priced souvenirs opting  instead to frame your own pictures once home. 


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    • ocbill profile image

      ocbill 7 years ago from hopefully somewhere peaceful and nice

      glad I found this. I would have surely not checked with AAA

    • Darlene Sabella profile image

      Darlene Sabella 7 years ago from Hello, my name is Toast and Jam, I live in the forest with my dog named Sam ...

      Great hub, for people that have children this could save them a great deal of money.