Visit Parks for Pennies: How to Save Money on Amusement Parks

How to Save Money on Amusement Parks

Visit Parks for Pennies: How to Save Money on Amusement Parks

Disneyworld, Sea World, Great America, Cedar Point, they are all excellent spots to treat your family to some summer fun (or a very warm place). These parks were created with family fun and entertainment in mind and will fall nothing short of providing exactly that. But what if an amusement park just does not seem to be in your budget this year? Lucky for you, there are quite a few ways that you can still enjoy this experience and save. Below, you will find five tips on how to save money on amusement parks. Enjoy all of the thrills for less!

Whether you are traveling with four or fourteen, these tips will be able to help you keep a little extra cash in your pocket when you decide to enjoy the amusement parks in your area. Take a look!

Five Tips: How to Save Money on Amusement Parks

1. Learn when the off season is.
All parks have an off season, and it is best to know when this is. For many parks, the winter months tend to be less crowded. What does this mean for you? Many parks offer deals and steals as a well of drumming up business during these slower times. Often, the few days before a holiday are also considered off season as well, so find out what the off season is at the park you wish to visit is. You will save money and spend less time waiting in lines.

2. Scour out discount cards.
Certain Visa cardholders, residents local to the park area, and service members are entitled to discount cards that will save them money or earn additional park perks. Be sure to find out if your Visa, county, or status qualify you for one of these discounts. If not, look online to see if any retailers in your area have coupon books valid at the attraction.

3.  Book your own transportation.
Whether you are flying or driving, take care of these arrangements yourself as opposed to having the park find you these deals. In those cases, you are sure to spend more. Instead, handle your own driving, charter, flight arrangements, etc. You will surely save a bundle.

4. Pack it, don’t purchase it.
Take a backpack and pack any necessities you think you may need. Sunscreen, medications, lotions, water, film, extra socks, etc. can all be found at park gift shops, but they will come at a hefty price. Instead, pack these items in your backpack and be prepared. You don’t want to have to shell out $10.00 for sunscreen when you have some at home.

5. Bring your own food.
Many parks do not have rules preventing anyone from bringing food into the parks. You can bring your own high protein snacks, bottled drinks, fruit bars, granola, and other snacks to keep you energized and also to keep you from spending inflated food prices. Stick to buying one sit down meal per day on your visit, and snacking with your own snacks to curb your appetite the rest of the day.

If you are visiting an amusement park this summer, you will want to give these five tips a try and see how much you can save. You won’t have to make huge sacrifices, nor will you need to spend a great deal of time or effort. These tips can be taken advantage of quite easily and the savings will be noticeable. Then, all you will need to worry about is which ride you are going on first!

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1 Comment

  1. March 10, 2014

    I love this post! I am an amusement park fan and have never paid full price! I’ve also saved tons of money by using tips 4 and 5.

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