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Theme park deals, discounts and promo codes for May 2009

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Published: April 30, 2009 at 1:26 PM

If readers are interested, I'll plan to post on the final Thursday of each month the best current discounts that I've found on tickets to top theme parks. Feel free to post any additional discounts or promo codes that you know of, in the comments. (I'll update this listing as you post better deals.)

Universal Orlando
The best deals for Universal appear to be on the resort's own website: http://www.universalorlando.com/tickets/hot-deals.html.

  • $99 7-day, 2-park ticket
  • Buy 3 nights hotel, get 2 more nights free
  • Layoff protection plan; deposits refunded if you lose your job before your trip.

    Walt Disney World
    Check Disney's website at http://disneyworld.disney.go.com/special-offers/ for current deals. Now featuring free Disney Dining Plan on 5-night, 6-day packages, valid for stays most nights Aug. 16 to Oct. 3.

    Free admission on your birthday, too.

    SeaWorld
    SeaWorld Orlando offers adult tickets at the kids' price, $64.95, with a second day free on its website.

    AAA offers one-day tickets for $58.50 (adult) and $49.50 (kids) to SeaWorld San Diego. (Here's the page for AAA discounts to all Busch-owned theme parks.) The current Southern California AAA magazine promoted two Fun Cards for $119 and kids at half price using the promo code SWCAAASmr09, but that code had not yet been actived on the SeaWorld website when I tried it.

    Busch Gardens
    If you are in AAA, you can get Busch Gardens Williamsburg tickets for $51.95 (adult) and $41.95 (kids) using the Busch AAA link.

    At Busch Gardens Tampa, the BGT website offers adults at kids price, $59.95, with a second day free.

    Six Flags
    Several Six Flags parks are offering double-digit discounts via the Six Flags website:

  • $24.99 to Six Flags Magic Mountain
  • $34.99 to Six Flags Great America
  • $39.99 to Six Flags Great Adventure

    In addition, if you use the promo code WOMANSDAY you can buy a free kids' ticket with full-price adult ticket purchase.

    Disneyland
    The 2fer deal continues for local residents in May, replaced with the $99 three-day park-hopper in June. Tickets available online and at local groceries.

    For visitors, there's two days free when you buy three.

    Free admission on your birthday, too.

    Universal Studios Hollywood
    AAA offers a one-day ticket for $54.99 and the Universal website offers a two-day ticket for $67.

    Legoland California
    You can get one-day tickets via the Legoland website for $53 (adults) and $48 (kids) using promo codes from RetailMeNot.

  • Readers' Opinions

    From Amanda Jenkins on April 30, 2009 at 4:04 PM
    Thanks for posting this Robert. I know that one hears of deals but then, if they are like me, forget about who is offering what. I like being able to see all of them at one time.
    From Joshua Counsil on May 1, 2009 at 2:01 PM
    Great idea. Surely will help with the August planning.

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