Theme park deals for the summertime
By Mimi Slawoff
Universal Orlando Resort (Courtesy Universal)
Love the thrill and ambiance of themed rides and attractions? Five major theme parks around the country are offering bucket loads of deals to splash into exciting summer fun. From adventure attractions to animal shows to exciting rides, theme parks are a great place for kids and parents to escape the daily routine and enter a world of fantasy.
If you’re planning to bring the kids to their favorite theme park this summer, we have some great deals for enjoying the parks without breaking the bank.
3rd day FREE with 2-Day tickets at Universal Orlando Resort
What: Maximize your visit with a free third day at Universal Orlando if you purchase your tickets by June 7 and visit by June 20, 2015.
What’s Included: Get three days of admission for the price of two to both Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure when you purchase a 2-day ticket park-to-park ticket. Prices start at less than $65 for adults per day and $62 for children per day.
Discounted accommodation or FREE park admission tickets to Cedar Point
Cedar Point (Courtesy Cedar Point)
What: Too good to pass up, this deal includes free after 4 pm admission tickets to Cedar Point in Ohio — the second oldest operating amusement park in the US. A separate, second deal offers mid-week lodging discounts.
What’s included: When you stay two consecutive nights at a Cedar Point property between now and June 18, each registered guest will receive a complimentary after 4 pm admission ticket, valid for one-time use. Separately, with the Mid-Week Saver, you get a 40% off on standard summer rates on overnight stays Sunday – Thursday through June 18. Offers cannot be combined with any other discounts.
FREE kids’ admission at SeaWorld Orlando
SeaWorld Orlando (Courtesy SeaWorld)
What: Get up to two free child’s admissions to both SeaWorld Orlando and Aquatica Water Park with the Kids’ Free Package.
What’s Included: This super saver package includes accommodations at a SeaWorld partner hotel, admission to SeaWorld and Aquatica, up to 2 free kid’s admissions per park, and reserved seats for SeaWorld’s best shows.
3-night/2-day family package at Disney World Orlando
Walt Disney World (Courtesy Disney)
What: Stay in a standard room at one of Disney’s All-Star Resorts and get Walt Disney World tickets for a family of three (kids ages 3 – 9) with the resort’s Kid-Sized Package that starts at $889. Book through August 7, 2015 for stays most nights August 16 – September 10, 2015.
What’s Included: Perks of the package include Extra Magic Hours, complimentary parking and transportation and many other benefits you get when staying at a Disney property. The 3-night/2-day package is based on two adults and one child age 3 – 9. Tickets are valid for one theme park day and must be used within 14 days of first use.
Up to 20% off with Resort Hopper Package at LEGOLAND California
LEGOLAND California Resort (Courtesy Legoland)
What: Save over 20% on your family adventure at LEGOLAND California Resort when the water park is open from March to October.
What’s Included: The Resort Hopper Family Package includes a one-night stay in your choice of a pirate, adventure or kingdom-themed room at the LEGOLAND Hotel plus four 2-day resort hopper tickets to LEGOLAND California, SEA LIFE Aquarium and LEGOLAND Water Park. The second visit must be used within nine days of the first visit. Additionally, enjoy a free breakfast in Bricks Restaurant up to maximum room occupancy.
Mimi Slawoff of WriteMimi.com contributed this to MiniTime. She is a Los Angeles-based journalist and a seasoned family travel expert who explores the world with her three children and writes about their journeys.