VIDEO: Tips To Visit a Theme Park on a Budget

Tips To Visit a Theme Park on a Budget
Since The Cyclone first drew thrill-seekers to Coney Island in 1884, theme parks have become an ultimate vacation destination…but it can be an expensive one too.  At we have some tips that can help you save money and turn your theme-park vacation into reality.

Our first tip is to opt for a regional park.  The United States boasts more than 400 amusement parks, and while mega theme-park chains may have the most marketing dollars, visitors can bag great savings and avoid crowds by hitting up smaller, regional theme parks.  Many regional parks offer discounted tickets, so check local businesses like banks and grocery stores for special offers.

The second tip: Go after 4 p.m. Some parks offer deep discounts on “Twilight Tickets” that are valid during evening hours.  If the park is open until 10 p.m., that means you can spend up to six hours in the park without the sun beating down on you.  That’s a double bonus of comfort and savings!

Finally, travel during the off-season.  By traveling when others aren’t, you can find savings through cheaper airfare, hotel deals, and specials at local restaurants looking to bring in customers. Visiting at times other than summer, weekends, or holidays typically guarantees that you’ll be able to enjoy your favorite ride as many times as your heart desires.  

So don’t let a theme-park adventure bust your budget.  Good luck saving, and have fun riding!

Published: 11 Sep 2012 | Last Updated: 12 Sep 2012
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication


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