Theme park deals
By Jordan Estrada
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade (Courtesy Universal Orlando Resort)
Itâs never too late to book a family vacation to a world-class theme park, especially with so many deals being offered by resorts in Southern California and Florida that include luxurious hotel lodgings and theme park bonuses for travelers with kids.
The following six theme park/hotel packages offer great savings for families, but they’re only available for a limited time, so take advantage while you still can!
The Wizarding World of Harry Potterâ¢ Exclusive Vacation Package
What: Experience a magical vacation at Universal Orlando Resort with The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Exclusive Vacation Package. For as low as $155 a night per adult, families who book by December 15, 2015 for travel through December 31, 2016 can let out their inner witch or wizard.
Whatâs Included: The package includes a 4-night stay at a Universal Orlando hotel, 3-days admission to Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure, early admission to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter an hour before the parks open, and breakfast at The Leaky Cauldron and the Three Broomsticks restaurants.
From $96/nt at Universalâs Cabana Bay Beach Resort
Cabana Bay Beach Resort (Courtesy Universal Orlando Resort)
What: Stay a while at Universal Orlandoâs affordable and family-friendly Cabana Bay Beach Resort, with rates from as low as $96 when you stay for 4 nights and $81 for 7 nights. Book now through October 1, 2015 and November 29 – December 17, 2015.
Whatâs Included: Purchase tickets to either Universal Studios Florida or Universalâs Islands of Adventure to qualify for Early Park Admission to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter one hour before the park opens.
Disneyland Package at the Historic Mission Inn Hotel & Spa
The Historic Mission Inn Hotel & Spa (Courtesy The Historic Mission Inn Hotel & Spa)
What: Enjoy overnight accommodations at the historic Mission Inn in downtown Riverside along with Disneyland single park theme park tickets for two adults and two children. This offer is available through September 30, 2015, with rates starting at $560.
Whatâs Included: The Historic Mission Inn Hotel & Spa Disneyland Package includes free valet parking and a $50 dining credit that can be spent at any of the hotelâs onsite restaurants.
Knottâs Berry Farm Package at the Historic Mission Inn Hotel & Spa
What: Book hotelâs Knottâs Berry Farm Package for as low as $332 and enjoy Knottâs Berry Farm tickets for two adults and two children, as well as accommodations for one night at the Mission Inn Hotel. Valid from now through September 30, 2015.
Whatâs Included: Families who choose this package also receive $50 spending credit to use at any of the hotel dining establishments and complimentary valet service. After spending the day at Knottâs Berry Farm, prepare for a memorable night at a National Historic Landmark hotel.
Universal Studios Hollywood Breakfast & Parking Package at The Garland
The Garland (Courtesy The Garland)
What: Relish in daily breakfast for two plus free self-parking with the Universal Studios Hollywood Breakfast & Parking Package at The Garland hotel in North Hollywood, located right around the corner from the park.
Whatâs Included: When booking the package, families can choose a 1-day park ticket to Universal Studios Hollywood or several other ticket options for various prices. The Garland also offers complimentary shuttle service to Universal Studios and Universal CityWalk.
Families of 3 Save with a 3-night/2-Day Walt Disney World Vacation Package
Disneyâs All-Star Music Resort (Courtesy Disney)
What: For as low as $903 a night, families of three can indulge in a 3-night/2-day stay in a standard room at Disneyâs All-Star Music Resort that includes a special theme park ticket package. Book now through September 18, 2015. Valid for stays on most Sunday to Thursday nights from October 4 through October 8, October 12 through November 5, November 9 through November 19 and November 29 through December 10, 2015.
Whatâs Included: This package includes one theme park day tickets. Moderate and deluxe suites are available for a different price, and some resort rooms are excluded.
Jordan Estrada contributed this to MiniTime. He is a freelance travel writer from Southern California who spends him time gardening, studying music and performing with his band.