Besides exploring the new land, tourists always choose the exciting and interesting atmosphere for enjoying and amusement park is always the first choice. However, the amusement park is always the place which you spend a lot of money to buy tickets and related things. Therefore, the post will introduce 9 tips for saving money when playing in the parks.
1. Do not expect too much
The first thing you do not expect is that it will save a lot of money when you first come to the amusement park for recreation. If you go to the park one or more times a year, the best thing to do is spend the money.
2. Buy a long-term ticket
You should note to the incentive packages and fare discounts for major amusement parks (parks you can not visit in a day). You can usually choose to buy tickets on a daily basis or buy tickets for several days. It is best to buy a multi-day ticket (for example, a full week) which will save you significantly.
However, it is important to pay attention to the expiration date of the long-term ticket to make the most of your visit and not to be delayed and to discard the ticket you purchased.
3. Do not over-believe the coupons online
If you search for “Disneyland coupons” on the Internet, you will find a lot of results with attractive offers from online discount coupon sites. However, you must carefully consider the applicable terms as well as the actual fare. At the same time, you should also check out some online ticketing sites to pick the best fare instead of just one single page. In fact, depending on the time, promotion policies that pages have fare differences in selling. However, you should buy the ticket directly from the park to avoid the lack of prestige tickets and false ticket, or pay additional service fees and commissions for third parties.
4. Buy ticket in advance
You can buy tickets directly at the park gate. But if you proactively determine the date of departure and pay for the tickets in advance, the park will be “welcome” to welcome you.
Many parks offer substantial discounts on online tickets (except Disneyland). If you buy a pre-sale ticket, you usually receive a substantial discount. For example, in the United States, if you purchase your ticket online three days in advance to Six Flags Over Texas, you will receive a $ 20 discount for each ticket. Some parks, such as Kings Dominion, do not require pre-order discounts, but they are also reduced by $ 22 if you purchase tickets online during the day.
5. Do not visit the holidays, peak season
Is it absolutely necessary to visit Disneyland on Christmas day? It’s the peak season and you pay $ 124 for one ticket. But if you choose to visit Disneyland on a midweek day in September, the fare is only $ 97. A ticket to Universal Studios in Orlando is $ 124 in peak season. If you come here on a crowded day like Halloween, you will have to pay $ 110.
6. Buy discount packages at department stores or supermarkets
Using discount packages when shopping at department stores and supermarkets can save you money, it is important to choose reputable stores or supermarkets. In the US, grocery chains such as Safeway and Kroger also sell amusement park tickets and gift cards. When combined with a credit card such as an American Express Blue Cash Preferred card, the cardholder can save 6% of the normal price.
7. Choose the right meal
Most people like to bring food to eat and many parks also allow visitors to bring snacks. However, not all parks allow and many people do not like to carry and hold too much in the entertainment. Therefore, a small suggestion for you to choose a meal at a restaurant in an amusement park is more “economical” than not to call the accompanying side dishes. If you avoid gaining weight, you can order chicken sandwiches without fries, which will save you one or two dollars for each meal, but you do not worry about your body getting fat after a fun trip.
8. Follow the park’s social-networking channels
In order to receive notifications about discounted tickets, you should follow the notifications from your favorite Facebook, Instagram and Twitter channel. The park’s social networking site also updates frequently on special events or quickly announces any incidents that have closed the park.
9. Protect the electronics
Many amusement parks have games that force you to go on a boat, cross the waterfall and even make you drowsy when you join. Water, of course, is never a “good friend” of a smartphone so you need to carry a plastic bag that can protect your phone when it comes to motoring games. It may sound simple, but this kind of care does not cost you a fortune after the trip if your phone or tablet, unfortunately, breaks down.
Besides these tips, you should save money by other ways such as visiting with the group of friends, because some parks will discount for the group of people.