Let’s face it; Theme park or Amusement park tickets aren’t exactly cheap, especially when you’re going on a family trip. With a party of four or more going, costs can escalate into the thousands and you will most likely have to save up for month’s to go. If you’re savvy though, you could shave off hundreds of pounds, just by shopping around on the internet.
So let’s say you’ve always wanted to visit the famous Florida theme parks, Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, SeaWorld and even Legoland. You may think that you would have to fork out for individual tickets, but you would be wrong. Now, if you are a regular to the Florida attractions, this might seem like teaching grandma to such eggs and is more of a tip for first-timers.
There are combo tickets for multiple parks which are cheaper than buying individually. The most popular of these is the Orlando Flexticket which gives you access to all of Universal Studios parks, SeaWorld, Aquatica and Wet n’ Wild for 14 days. That’s enough to keep you entertained for a 2 week holiday! It’s perhaps the best start you can take towards your trip and is a favourite amongst Florida park veterans.
Then there is Walt Disney World, which is perhaps the most popular of all the theme parks. There are loads of options for this and include all of Disney Resorts parks including Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach. Options for length of stay include 21, 7 or 5 days, but there is usually an offer for 14 days for the price of 7 which is the most popular choice amongst visitors.
So this is the first part of researching which tickets you can get for cheaper, but we can still get them even cheaper… it’s all in the timing. Buying tickets during the summer holidays will be the most expensive because this is the parks’ busiest time. That’s why we need to find out when the quietest time is, which is when the tickets are the cheapest.
Florida’s peak season is during the months May until August and the quietest time are the months following from September until November. After this the parks get busy again with the arrival of the Holiday season, Christmas and New Year’s Eve. Buy the tickets after the summer holidays and you could save a few extra pounds.
It doesn’t end there though; we can get even cheaper tickets still. Buying directly from the parks won’t be the cheapest option. There are specific websites that offer discounted prices as brokers of tickets and can shave off a few more pounds from the total price. You can find these by doing a quick Google search or finding forums such as The Dibb or Money Saving Expert, which are full of people talking about the cheapest prices and any coupons which might be available.
These sites can also offer additional extras in their packages such as 10% shopping vouchers, kids eat free coupons or restaurant discounts. It’s worth exploring each offer to see which one gives you the most.
So before you jump into buying your Florida theme park tickets, remember to do your research first. You don’t have to break the bank for that once-in-a-lifetime trip and with all things; there is always a cheaper option. Get your combo ticket, go at the right time, research the web and have a great time!