As the 2017 theme park season is about to kick off, Liz Walsh from Topdogdays has put together a few money saving top tips to help you make the most of your visit.
- Look Out For Rainy Day Guarantees
A number of theme parks now run a Rainy Day Guarantee that secures a FREE second day at the park if the weather hampers your day out. Often these offers are only available to those that book online but can be a great way to hedge your bets against the great British weather, (terms & conditions vary).
- Think Ahead
Generally theme park guests opt for rides & attractions that are located close to the park entrance & then make their way towards the back of the park. To get ahead of the queues why not head straight for the back of the park aiming for rides that are likely to pull in the greatest queues during the day! This way you’ll manage to get a couple of main rides under your belt before the crowds arrive.
- Height Checking Service
For those on the cusp of significant height markers, look out for height checking services running at the theme park of your choice, (ask at guest services). Once measured, eligible children will be given a wristband that will alleviate any potential difficulties at individual rides.
- Single Rider Queues
Look out for any Single Rider Queues available that can significantly reduce your queue times at a theme park. This free method allows individual riders to use up available space within a ride carriage. Whilst this does mean you won’t experience the thrill of the rides with your friends & family, you may well fit more into your day.
- 2 for 1 Vouchers
Each season we see a glut of 2 for 1 vouchers for a range of theme parks that can offer the best savings on a day at a theme park. Whilst vouchers cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer including online promotions, you can secure significant savings on entrance charges, (watch out for any excluded dates), for those willing to stock up on promotional household items.
- Early Access
Some theme parks now offer exclusive early access perks where select rides & attractions are available before the park opens to the public – a great way to get ahead of the queues! Often this perk comes as part of an overnight package for those that stay on site. Worth double checking if the theme park of choice runs such a scheme.
Liz Walsh writes for Topdogdays that provides information on days out on a budget. You’ll generally find Liz either searching out new places to visit or swimming laps in the pool.