In today’s overall economy we have been often seeking for ways to save cash. But we do not desire to quit our much needed vacations both. So I’ve compiled a summary of means to save money when visiting a concept park!arung jeram dufan
Below are a few methods that we help save cash when heading into a theme park with the day:
Help save $$ on Food/Drinks
•Pack your own lunch! Most parks now will let you bring inside your very own food so double check 1st. I know at Disney & Sea World you can deliver your own private food. Especially since my son has food allergies.
•Bring your personal drinks- or a cup for water! Beverages can easily cost $3-7 depending on what sort of cup you get. Most places will put ice & water in your cup for you.
•If it’s a theme park you will visit more than once, consider ‘investing’ in their drink cups or popcorn buckets- refills are usually extremely cheap. We have cups & popcorn bucket for Sea World & refills are $.99 each as opposed to $3-7!
Help you save $$ on Parking
•Look for free parking. Parking can be quite expensive- running about $15 a park. Consider carpooling. Find out whether there is another lot where you can park and take a shuttle over. (Downtown Disney offers free parking, and you can hop on the Disney bus for free and go to any of the theme parks from there.)
•If you are going into a concept park that has liscenced characters (like Disney, Universal, Sea World, etc.) buy items beforehand at a retail store. Your kids won’t care! I have seen ALL sorts of Disney character toys and books at the Dollar Tree for a buck- at Disney, the same item would cost $5 or more! Want a shirt? Buy it at Walmart or Target or online BEFORE heading to the topic park. Present it as a gift to the kids the morning of the trip. Signature books- look for them online, or have the kids make their individual special book to the characters to sign. Buy a large present before the trip, and tell the kids when they get home that Tinkerbell, Lightning McQueen, Mickey, or whoever left a gift at home for them. Consider buying items that are related to the park but not actually from there. For example-if you’re going to Sea World, instead of buying a $20 Shamu plush, buy your kid a killer whale or dolphin plush from Toys R Us or Walmart for $5 beforehand. Get creative!
•Give each child a certain amount of money. Tell them that is their spending money and once it’s gone that’s it! You do not overspend and it teaches your child the value of money- even if they are little.