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Travel Tip: How to Save Money on Theme Parks This Summer

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disney 2It’s theme park season and that can mean spending big money. But there are some ways to save on theme parks this summer.

Disney has raised its ticket prices, and it’s not cheap. You can save a few bucks through an authorized ticket reseller, like Costco and AAA also sell discounted Disney tickets.

But plan carefully: the park hopper add-on package may sound like a deal, but it’s hard to hit more than one park in a day.

It’s usually worth staying in a property that’s inside or attached to a theme park, so you can save on parking and get other benefits. Plus, you can save on those hotels by going in the fall or spring, instead of the high seasons.

Universal Hollywood has some web-only deals, like $5 off tickets online. Their authorized ticket reseller is aRes Travel, which has discounted prices and deals like a second day free.

Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, Virginia, has vacation packages that are usually cheaper than paying a la carte for park tickets, hotel, and food.

Again, the shoulder season is your friend: a fall package is far cheaper than any summer deal.

For more information, visit the Theme Parks Archives.

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