Theme park deals, discounts and promo codes for July 2009
Published: June 25, 2009 at 11:32 AM
Park PR people, please post your deals in the comments, or e-mail me.
Two pieces of general advice:
- If your employer, school or credit union sells discounted movie and local attraction tickets, they might sell discounted theme park tickets, as well, even to out-of-town parks. Always check with them to see if you can find a better deal than those listed here.
- Six Flags, Cedar Fair (Cedar Point, Knott's, Canada's Wonderland, etc.) and some Busch/SeaWorld annual passes can be used at other parks in the chain. If you'll be traveling, you might find cheaper deals buying those passes through parks other than the one closest to you.
At Disneyland, The best deal for Southern California residents is a three-day park-hopper for $99. All three days must be used within 45 days of first use. Tickets available at local grocery stores, and on the Disneyland website.
The best deal for Disneyland visitors is two days free with the purchase of a three-day ticket. A similar deal is available on hotel/theme park packages - two days/nights free with a three day/night purchase. Details and booking available on the Disneyland website.
At Walt Disney World, rumors abound that Disney will bring back its buy-four-nights, get-three-nights-free offer that it ran earlier this year. Currently, Disney World is offering free dining plans with 5-night, 6-day packages, valid for stays most nights Aug. 16 to Oct. 3.
Both Disney World and Disneyland continue to offer free admission on your birthday, too.
The following deals continue to be available via Universal Orlando's website:
At Universal Studios Hollywood, the best deal for local residents is a $60 unlimited admission pass that is good for six months. For tourists, USH is offering two days for the price of one, when bought online. Both offers are available via Universal's website.
AAA offers a one-day Universal Hollywood ticket for $52.99. (The AAA deals for Universal Orlando are no better than the $99 7-day pass available on the Universal website.)
SeaWorld Orlando offers adult one-day tickets at the kids' price, $64.95, with a second day free.
SeaWorld San Diego offers the same deal, priced at $55. If you use the promo code SWCAAASmr09 you can get the same price on adult tickets and kids tickets for $27.50.
SeaWorld San Antonio offers free kids admission with stays at participating local hotels.
SeaWorld San Antonio also sent along the following additional deals:
Pass Members Sundays: 30% off, food, merchandise and tours. Valid on Sundays now through December 31, 2009. Dining and tour experiences require advance reservations and subject to availability. Includes 30% off the Dine with Shamu Summertime Splash.
4th of July Celebration: Fireworks display with reserved seating inside Ski Stadium. Each guest will receive popcorn, a bottled drink and a "glow-in-the-dark" souvenir. Wristband required for entry, cost: $20.95 per person. Pass members receive a 10% discount. Click for reservations
All you care to eat picnic: $12.95 and $8.95 for children. Pass members receive 10% discount or 30% on Sundays. Available on select days only. Reservations here.
At Busch Gardens Williamsburg, adults can buy a one-day ticket for the kids' price of $49.95, or a Fun Card that provides admission for the rest of the year for $59.95. See the BGW website for links.
Busch Gardens Tampa also offers adults at the kids price, which is $59.95 for the Tampa park, but you also get a second day free.