Monday, August 3, 2009

Tips For Amusement Park Deals

Posted by The Delightful Gourmet at 10:16 AM

So my family and I decided to do a get-away to Six Flags Magic Mountain on Sunday. Not only were the kids screaming as they went down all of the action packed roller coasters, but so was my wallet. Money was flying out faster than the G Forces that thrilled my kids. Next time, I am going prepared! How do you save money when the kids are dying of thirst, begging for ice cream and ogling every churro cart that comes into sight? Here are a few handy tips you may want to use before hitting the theme parks this summer.

  • Go online before you go. Most theme parks have a website that may have special deals, promotions or pricing that you would not be aware of unless you visited their site first. At Six Flags there is a special promotion that lets you bring in your Flip Video Camera to receive a free Flash Pass which helps avoid long lines. A very worthwhile tip if you are visiting during summer!

  • Before purchasing tickets, visit sites like www.couponmountain or any other coupon site. Type in your destination and you may find a valuable coupon code that is not listed on their site. This could save you up to half on ticket purchases. For Magic Mountain, the coupon code COLDSTONE lets adults get in for the child's price.

  • Look for special deals on dining. Some parks may have dining packages that lets you save when you purchase ahead of time. At Six Flags, you can purchase a souvenir cup for $12.99 and get refills of fountain soda all day for free. At first, I found this to be expensive but it ended up saving us quite a bit of money. With four thirsty kids and twelve hours of fun, this would have added up fast!

Don't avoid amusement parks because of cost. Do your homework and you could have a wonderful trip filled with summer fun and memories if you learn how to take advantage of all the money saving tips available.

3 comments on "Tips For Amusement Park Deals"

Robert said...

Thanks for the great tips. It really does seem like when I take my family to an amusement park I spend a ton of money. Im already spending a ton just to get in the door so these will come in handy on my next family trip.

Sarah K said...

Thanks for the link to coupon mountain. I found exactly what I needed there.

The Delightful Gourmet on August 31, 2009 at 10:45 AM said...

Coupons are great. I have become addicted. Most companies offer some kind of coupons so before I buy anything online, I check for coupons.


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