Theme Park Visits: Before You Go
#1. Check out the best way to get there
Public transport, taxi or driving yourself – all have their pros and cons when it comes to theme parks.
Larger parks are often well serviced by public transport and you get dropped off close to the entrance. If you are driving check if there is a charge for the car park, how close is it to the entrance, and can you save money by booking it in advance?
#2. Book tickets in advance
Ticket prices vary depending on the time of year, but you can often make savings by booking them online in advance. Not only does this help your cash flow for these big days out, but can also mean less time in the queue when you arrive.
#3. Consider booking combined tickets
If your theme park visit is part of a longer holiday, look at what savings can be made by booking combined tickets for different theme parks and attractions. This may offer a cost saving if you plan on visiting multiple destinations – however, watch out for deals that seem too good to be true. If you get ‘free entry’ to several parks or attractions that you wouldn’t otherwise have visited, that are a long distance from where you are staying, or that have conditions of certain days/times to use, then this may not be as good an option as advertised.