Save on Theme Park Admission


Experiencing the thrills and chills of a major theme park isn’t cheap.  In fact, paying for a family of four to visit kid-friendly vacation destinations like Six Flags Great America or Universal Studios can really put a dent in your bank account.  Still, taking a spin on the latest and greatest amusement park rides is what makes summer so memorable.

If you are an adrenaline junkie, but are short on cash, consider the following money-saving tips that will allow you to get your theme park fix this summer without going bankrupt:


Coke Cans:  Coke can discounts are a simple way to save big on Six Flags’ admission tickets.  Simply look for specially marked cans that offer $20 off a one-day general admission pass.  That’s a huge savings, especially if you are a regular Coke drinker.  To score the discounted price, bring an empty Coke can to the amusement park’s main gate.  In addition, you can use the promo code: “COKE” if you are purchasing your ticket online.

Stores:  Many local merchants located near Six Flags locations offer tickets and passes at drastically reduced rates.  For example, Jewel-Osco grocery stores near Six Flags Great America just north of Chicago offer deals that knock $15 to $20 off one-day admission tickets and up to $25 off season passes.  In addition, Kroger stores located in the southeast U.S. sell discounted Six Flags season passes to both Six Flags parks in Georgia.


Website:  The popular California theme park features several admission deals on its official website.  Currently, you can snag a two-day pass for just $89.  This is a major steal given that regular one-day admission for the 2013 season is $80 for adults.

Stores:  This summer Premium Outlets is offering stupendous savings on admission to Universal Studios, including a three-day pass for $69.  Get details on the deal at Premium Outlets’ website.

AAA:  Members of the automotive club receive $3 off admission for up to 6 people and 10% off food and merchandise purchased at Universal Studios.  All you need to do to get the discount is show a valid AAA card at the admission gate or at restaurants or stores throughout the park.  You can save even more on admission if you purchase your tickets at a local AAA office instead of at the park.




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About Michele Cheplic

Michele Cheplic was born and raised in Hilo, Hawaii, but now lives in Wisconsin. Michele graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in Journalism. She spent the next ten years as a television anchor and reporter at various stations throughout the country (from the CBS affiliate in Honolulu to the NBC affiliate in Green Bay). She has won numerous honors including an Emmy Award and multiple Edward R. Murrow awards honoring outstanding achievements in broadcast journalism. In addition, she has received awards from the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association for her reports on air travel and the Wisconsin Education Association Council for her stories on education. Michele has since left television to concentrate on being a mom and freelance writer.