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Thursday, July 11, 2013


Do your kids love theme and amusement parks? Okay, what kid doesn’t, right? But have you looked at the price of admission to these places lately? And I’m not just talking Disneyworld. Even local theme and amusement parks can set a family of four back a few hundred dollars for a day of loop-de-loops.

Did you know that most of these parks offer group discounts? So do professional sports teams. Before scheduling a trip to your local theme park or a major league baseball stadium this summer, check out their websites to see the number of people required to qualify for a group discount. By teaming up with a few other families, you could save as much as half the price of admission, depending on the venue.

A little pre-planning and organizing will put money in your pocket to spend on those pricey hot dogs and sodas. Remember, most of these places don’t allow you to bring in your own food, and the food can wind up costing as much as the tickets.

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