How To Get Discount Theme Park Tickets

If you're taking a trip to a theme park like Disney, Six Flags or Universal Studios, don't pay full price for your tickets! There are plenty of ways you can get discount theme park tickets so you can keep a little more of your money in your own pocket.

Step 1

Buy at the right time. At certain times of the year, you can get tickets to theme parks at a discounted rate. Often, parks will offer seasons passes for the following year at the end of the current season. Visit the park or its website and look for deals on tickets. Buy early and you can save a bundle on your theme park pass!

Also, if you're a resident of a state that is near a Disney park (like California), all you need to do is show proof of address and you can take advantage of the ‘Two-fer' deal. Buy one theme park ticket, and you'll get the second one for free.  This deal isn't always available, so take advantage of it when it's on.

Step 2

Go shopping. If you're aware of deals going on around you, you can often get discount theme park tickets no matter where you live. Stores like Costco sell them park ticket packages for a very low price. You can enjoy nearly any theme park imaginable using these packages, and you can purchase your tickets before you get to your destination which will likely save you a bit of money.

Step 3

Visit Disney on your birthday. If your next theme park vacation is at a Disney park, you may be able to get in for free! Just show up on your birthday and you won't have to pay a penny. Of course, you will need to show proof of age and birth date. But if that's all it takes to get into this theme park for free, then it's definitely worth it!

Step 4

Check Ebay. Online auction sites like have great deals when it comes to discount theme park tickets. Surf the travel section on Ebay and look for theme park tickets. Some will be ‘But It Now', and others you'll be allowed to bid on. If you're lucky, you might be able to score theme park tickets for very little.

Step 5

Buy leftover tickets from someone else. Often when families travel to theme parks, they don't use their entire theme park ticket. That is, some of their Park Hopper pass may still be valid. Or perhaps the ticket allows for a free pass to the park within a month. Look for families offering up unused portions of theme park tickets and grab hold of these deals! A little bit of searching in the classified section of the newspaper can result in some greatly discounted theme park tickets.


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