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Benefits and Disadvantages of Buying Atlanta City Pass

Updated on November 13, 2015

Attractions You Can Visit With Atlanta City Pass

  • Georgia Aquarium

  • World of Coca-Cola tour

  • Inside CNN Tour

  • Zoo of Atlanta / Atlanta History Center

  • Fernbank Museum of Natural History / High Museum of Art

Atlanta City Pass

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What Is The Atlanta City Pass???


Atlanta City Pass is a booklet, also known as a coupon kit of admission tickets to 5 of Atlanta´s most incredible attractions with a 42% discount overall. Prices may vary, but for 2014 it remains as mentioned on this article.

These tickets are “Option Tickets”, meaning you have an option to use them in 5 of 7 different tourist attractions.

City Pass Duration

The coupons are valid for 9 days AFTER their first use (not since you buy it), so you have a week and a half to visit 5 attractions. That is one attraction visit every day and a half. The booklet expires 6 months from the day you buy it.

Watch Atlanta City Pass Promo Video

4 Reasons to buy Atlanta City Pass

1. VIP Waiting

2. Saves Money

3. Map and Guide Inluded

4. Optional Attractions

1. VIP waiting lines

It does not mean you can just enter without making a line, City Pass holders make a line with other City Pass Holders only and not with the overall public to the included attractions.

Georgia Aquarium VIdeo

Georgia Aquarium

Georgia Aquarium is the largest aquarium in the world and the only one that houses 3 whale sharks outside of Asia. Thousands of species can be found here:

  • Sea Turtles
  • Hammer Sharks
  • Albino Crocodiles
  • Huge Manta Rays

An underwater glass tuneel will create the illusion that fish are actually flying all around you! A trip to the Aquarium is as magical as in the video, but there is always a good side and a bad side to this wonderful place that you need to keep in mind.

World of Coca-Cola Tour

Have you been to a Disney World attraction and seen the waiting line sign that says “45 minutes” and then actually waiting longer than that? Some of Atlanta´s attractions are so popular, like World of Coca Cola and the Georgia Aquarium, that lines take a long time before you can get the tour. There is actually two long lines you need to make before entering any of these attractions, the ticket booth line and the entrance line each take longer than 1 hour.

Fernbank Museum of Natural History

An incredible collection of prehistoric sculptures inside and outside of the Museum
An incredible collection of prehistoric sculptures inside and outside of the Museum | Source

City Pass grants you the preferential treatment by waiting in line with City Pass holders only, plus it avoids the ticket line. After the ticket discount, this is the most praised feature of Atlanta´s City Pass. It is also the most complained about on certain seasons of the year since Atlanta Pass City holders are too many. During vacationing season, the VIP lines can still be a long wait depending on the time of year.

There are a couple of travel planning tips you need to take in order to enjoy your holidays in Atlanta.

CNN Center Tour

2. Saves Money

You can save up to 42% of the normal ticket price on the 5 attractions. That is $53 dollars per adult and $46 dollars per child. That alone is reason enough to get the pass for you and your kid, but how much do you save if you go with a family of 5?

Atlanta History Center

Ancient colonial mansions, Civil War displays and a fine art and sculture collection.
Ancient colonial mansions, Civil War displays and a fine art and sculture collection. | Source

How Much Do You Save With The Atlanta City Pass?

Adults can save up to $53.28 dollars on a 9 day touring vacation per person.

Children ages 3-12 can save up to $46.60.

To help you understand how much can you save with Atlanta City Pass, below you can find a discount analysis for different groups of people.

My Adult Group Savings On The Atlanta Family Tour

Adults
Touring Atlanta Without Ticket Pass
Ticket Prices With Atlanta City Pass
1
$ 105,08
$ 74,00
2
$ 210,16
$ 148,00
3
$ 315,24
$ 222,00
4
$ 420,32
$ 296,00
5
$ 525,40
$ 370,00
BIG groups save BIG time

My Children Group Savings On The Atlanta City Tour

Children Ages 3-12
Touring Atlanta Without Ticket Pass
Ticket Prices With Atlanta City Pass
1
$ 76,68
$ 54,00
2
$ 153,36
$ 108,00
3
$ 230,04
$ 162,00
4
$ 306,72
$ 216,00
5
$ 383,40
$ 270,00
So a family of 5 (2 adults and 3 children) saves $130 dollars by using the City Pass. The pass is a great savings options for BIG family groups. The bigger the family the more reason you should buy it.

3. Map and Guide Included

The City Pass Booklet includes an easy to navigate map with all of the attractions, including detailed information of each like: opening and closing time, tickets cost, special presentations schedule, parking details, contact info and what you got to see once you get there.

Atlanta Attractions Locations

show route and directions
A markergeorgia aquarium -
georgia aquarium, 225 Baker Street Northwest, Atlanta, Georgia 30313, EE. UU.
get directions

B markerCNN CENTER, ATLANTA -
100 CNN Center, Atlanta, Georgia 30303, EE. UU.
get directions

Tour around CNN Center offices

C markerCoca Coca World -
The World of Coca-Cola, 121 Baker Street Northwest, Atlanta, Georgia 30313, EE. UU.
get directions

Just infront of the Georgia Aquarium

More Attractions with Atalnta City Pass

show route and directions
A markerZoo Of Atlanta -
Zoo Atlanta, 800 Cherokee Avenue Southeast, Atlanta, Georgia 30315, EE. UU.
get directions

Optional with Atlanta City Pass

B markerAtlanta History Center -
Atlanta History Center, 130 West Paces Ferry Road Northwest, Atlanta, Georgia 30305, EE. UU.
get directions

Optional with Altanta City Pass

C markerFernbank Museum Of Natural History -
Fernbank Museum of Natural History, 767 Clifton Road Northeast, Atlanta, Georgia 30307, EE. UU.
get directions

Optional with Altanta City Pass

D markerHigh Museum Of Art -
High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree Street Northeast, Atlanta, Georgia 30309, EE. UU.
get directions

Optional with Atlanta City Pass

City Pass Use

Why would you buy Atlanta City Pass?

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4. Option Tickets

The booklet allows you to visit three of Atlanta´s biggest attractions which are World of Coca Cola, Georgia Aquarium and the CNN tour. But you got two other option tickets to use from either:

  • Zoo of Atlanta / Atlanta History Center
  • Fernbank Museum of Natural History / High Museum of Art

Having options is great and here the balance goes onto to the animal world or on to the artistic world.

High Museum of Art

Modern Art collections in a minimalistic building
Modern Art collections in a minimalistic building | Source

© 2013 David Trujillo Uribe

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