Where to Buy the Best Discounted Theme Park Tickets for Orlando

Question of the week: Where to find discounted theme park tickets?

Hey guys!

Being a self-proclaimed ThemeParkHipster makes me the main one in my group of friends who “knows” the ins and outs of theme park tips.

One question I always get is, “How can I get cheap theme park tickets?”

My goal is to guide you through some of the easiest ways to find your Orlando park tickets for your next trip.

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We’ll Go Over

  • Best Orlando Theme Parks and How to Get Cheap Tickets
  • The Top Theme Park Ticket Sellers
  • Where to Find Amusement Park Theme Park Tickets Around the Country
  • Tips for Finding Deals

Best Orlando Parks for Discounted Theme Park Tickets

Purchasing park tickets doesn’t have to be such a hassle as one might think. Today’s technology gives us the power to shop around for the best theme park deals right at our finger tips.

Busch Gardens Tampa Discount Tickets

Thinking about making a solo trip out to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay anytime soon? This wild and adventurous theme park is known to have some of the best roller coasters and thrill rides in Florida.

Busch Gardens Rides with colorful roller coasters.
Busch Gardens Rides

Formerly known as the Dark Continent, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay invites you to seek adventures in the lush and mysterious lands of Africa.

Busch Gardens opened in 1959 and is a theme park brand owned by SeaWorld Entertainment with two locations in Tampa, Florida and Williamsburg, Virginia.

You’ll be happy to know that you can now get a Groupon Busch Gardens deal and save on your theme park ticket.

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When preparing for your trip, remember that all ticket prices and discounts are subject to change at any time.

If you check Groupon and notice that there are not any deals going on, then listed below are some other ways to get discounted theme park tickets from Busch Gardens.

Busch Gardens Deals and Discounts

Hipster Power Tip: You should think about using the CityPass deal in Tampa which allows you to visit multiple attractions, including Busch Gardens, for one low price!

Regular Busch Gardens Tickets and Prices

When planning out your solo trip, you’ll want to know how much does it cost to go to Busch Gardens in Tampa?

Let’s breakdown the different ticket options you will have at the park.

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Busch Gardens Parking Price
  • $20: General parking for cars, motorcycles, trucks, recreation vehicles and campers (50% off for Bronze Annual Pass Members; FREE for Silver, Gold and Platinum Annual Pass Members)
  • $28: Preferred parking (50% off for Silver Annual Pass Members; FREE for Gold and Platinum Members)
Busch Gardens Discount Tickets
  • One day admission starting at $96.32
  • Play & Dine: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay + Eat Free All Day starting at $111.53
  • Fun Card Pay: For a Day, Get All of 2019 at Busch Gardens plus Adventure Island FREE starting at $109.99
  • Tampa Bay CityPASS: Attractions include: Busch Gardens® Tampa, The Florida Aquarium, Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo, Clearwater Marine Aquarium and Chihuly Collection presented by the Morean Arts Center OR Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI). $109.00

Get your cheap Busch Gardens tickets here.

SeaWorld Orlando Tickets and Discounts

SeaWorld Orlando is one of the few aquatic theme parks left in the nation that can be enjoyed as a half-day or whole-day park, depending on your goals for that day.

However, it is quickly becoming a park that may need a whole day to conquer.

SeaWorld Orlando Turtle Trek
SeaWorld Orlando Turtle Trek

They also have a strong commitment to conservation by providing financial and scientific support to organizations focused on animal rescue and rehabilitation, conservation education, habitat protection, and species research.

Teachers are currently able to visit SeaWorld Orlando for free!

How Much is a SeaWorld Orlando Ticket?

  • One-day admission starting at $79.99
  • Multi-Park Tickets starting at $54.99 per park
  • Dine with Shamu starting at $29.00 for adults, $19.00 for kids
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SeaWorld Orlando Shark Mural

What age is free at SeaWorld Orlando?

Kids 2 and under can get free SeaWorld admission.

*All SeaWorld ticket, dining, tour, and merchandise pricing subject to change.

You can find discounted SeaWorld Orlando tickets on Undercover Tourist who have a relationship with the theme park and is able to get you a cheaper theme park ticket price.

Universal Orlando Tickets

You can save money if you know how to do Universal Orlando on a budget!

I don’t want you to worry about breaking the bank for a chance at experiencing the famous wizard and the world-class theme park attractions.

Things to do at Universal Orlando with couple splashing in the water at Volcano Bay.

Before you start your Universal Orlando budget planner, you should know that the resort has 3 theme parks with another one opening in the future plus multiple hotels to choose from and the famous CityWalk.

Universal Orlando Resort Theme Parks:

  • Islands of Adventure
  • Universal Studios Florida
  • Volcano Bay

How much does it cost to go to Universal Studios in Florida?

The cost of admission starts at $125, but keep in mind that prices are always changing.

How to Find Cheap Universal Tickets?

There are a few different ways to get Volcano Bay, Islands of Adventure, and Universal Studios Orlando discounted tickets, so let’s go through them.

Revenge of the Mummy Ride at Universal Studios Florida
Revenge of the Mummy Ride at Universal Studios Florida
1 – Use Professional or Club Discounted Rates

If you’re a part of a professional organization or travel club, always check to see if they have any theme park discounts. Professional dental, pharmacy, and AAA organizations are just a few examples of companies that have theme park deals.

AAA usually has significant discounts on Universal Orlando theme park tickets, so be sure to look there if you are a part of the organization.

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2 – Get Universal Orlando Tickets from a Trustworthy Website and Purchase the Multi-day Park Pass

Be sure to find discounted Universal Orlando tickets that are one or two days short of your total vacation length.

Buy your Universal Studios Florida ticket directly from Universal’s website or from a reputable source such as Undercover Tourist. Undercover Tourist usually has special rates for Orlando theme park visitors.

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Hagrids Magical Creatures and Motorbike Adventure Photo: Universal Orlando Resort
3 – Check Local Travel Agents for Orlando Theme Park Ticket Packages to help do Universal Orlando on a Budget

There are a lot of authorize travel agents in the Central Florida area. I personally use Destinations in Florida as my theme park vacation planner.

Travel agents can help you put your whole plan together. They usually know the different Universal Orlando discounts and deals that are available right away before anyone.

They also know different time frames that are best for you to book. They’re really good with when it comes to planning a customizable Orlando vacation.

Buy your cheap Universal Orlando Resort theme park tickets here.

Walt Disney World Orlando Park Tickets

One of the top ways to save on Disney World theme park tickets is to book your trip with a Vacation Package through an authorized Disney Travel Agent.

Through the authorize vacation sellers, you will be able to get a significant discount on your Walt Disney World vacation package. Your theme park tickets will also get scooped up in that whole package price.

Haunted Mansion Sign and Logo

Plus, you’ll be able to make payments on your trip which helps alleviated the pressure of needing to have all your money upfront.

If you’re only planning for a one day visit to one of the Disney parks, then I suggest purchasing your cheap Disney tickets from Undercover Tourists.

Hipster Power Tip: Get your discounted Disney tickets that are one or two days short of your total vacation length. If you will be at Disney for four days, maybe book only two days to go to a park. On the first day in Orlando you may be tired or jet-lagged. Use that day to explore Disney Springs or discover your resort.

How much can you expect to spend on Tickets at Walt Disney World?

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Epcot Theme Park
One-Day Ticket VALUE Season
 AdultChild
1-Day Magic Kingdom   $109$104
1-Day Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, or Disney’s Animal Kingdom           $109$104
1-Day Park Hopper       + $60 more+ $60 more
1-Day Park Hopper Plus (includes Water Parks, Golf, and the ESPN Complex)         + $80 more+ $80 more

*Prices subject to change*

One of the cheapest ways to visit Disney World is to purchase a multi-day ticket. For each additional day that you add to your Disney vacation, the cheaper your ticket gets.

You can learn more about the multi-day Park Hopper tickets here!

The Top Discounted Theme Park Ticket Sellers

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Undercover Tourist

One of the best theme park authorized ticket sellers is Undercover Tourist. I’ve used Undercover Tourist in the past for my Universal Studios Hollywood trip.

Their website was easy to use and when I sent them a message on Twitter, they quickly responded to my inquiry.

Disney World Orlando Theme Park Tickets

Since 2000, Undercover Tourist has provided authentic attraction tickets at discounted prices, as well as insider planning tips and excellent customer service.

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Hollywood Studios

Undercover Tourist goal is to help you save time and money on your trip to Walt Disney World® Resort, Universal Orlando Resort™, Universal Studios Hollywood™, SeaWorld® Orlando, SeaWorld® San Diego and more attractions in Orlando, Los Angeles and San Diego.

Groupon

Groupon is now providing Universal Orlando Resort tickets!

For a limited time, you can grab some Universal Orlando Resort™ Multi-Day tickets to three theme parks, from $56 per day.

Kennedy Space Center Rocket Garden
Rocket Garden

Groupon is also offering deals for 2 Park or 3 Park Ticket to SeaWorld Orlando, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and more (up to 40% off)!

Groupon Theme Park Tickets

Honestly, I never thought I’d see the day where Groupon would give us the option to purchase discounted theme park tickets.

In addition to Universal Orlando Resort and SeaWorld Entertainment tickets, Groupon helps you enjoy even more local attractions such as Fun Spot, Kennedy Space Center, and I-Drive NASCAR Indoor Kart Racing for the low!

Kennedy Space Center tickets on groupon with giant orange and white space shuttle.
Kennedy Space Center

Groupon is also one my favorite discount sites where I buy great deals for different restaurants and activities to do in any city I visit.

Groupon believes in building the daily habit in local commerce, offering a vast mobile and online marketplace where people discover and save on amazing things to do, see, eat and buy.

Read 5 Adventurous Things to Do in Orlando Besides Theme Parks here.

Destinations in Florida

Destinations in Florida helps you not only grab the best theme park deals, they also help you plan a full out vacation to Walt Disney World and any theme park you are interested in.

They also special in Disney cruises, just in case you want that epic Disney trip with a cruise to top it!

Destinations in Florida will help you plan your family or solo vacation, all at NO COST to you.

Orlando Theme Park Ticket Packages with Destinations in Florida Staff Members
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Destinations in Florida is a Florida based travel agency specializing in Disney World, Universal Orlando, Disney Cruise and Florida vacations. They are the local travel experts I have used on multiple occasions to help plan my theme park vacations.

Laura is my discount vacation connection and you can let her know that I sent you over. Call her at 877-918-8941 or Request a Price Online.

Where to Find Amusement Park Theme Park Tickets Around the Country

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Hipster Power Tip: Always start with the official theme park website to see if they have any deals.

7 Tips for Finding the Best Theme Park Deals

  1. Use Discount Websites for Cheap Orlando Activities
  2. Book Vacation During the Off-season
  3. Avoid Ticket Fraud by Choosing a Reputable Ticket Seller
  4. Upgrade to an Annual Pass
  5. Don’t Miss Out on Military and Teacher Discounts
  6. Shop Around for the Best Deals
  7. Purchase Tickets Online
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Final Thoughts

Overall, remember to look around the web to find the best deal. You can find discounts to many of the world’s popular theme parks by doing just a little bit of digging. 

If you have any additional tips or suggestions, be sure to leave them in the comment box below.


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Until next time, Happy Park Hopping Hipsters!

NikkyJ

(Original Date: April 22, 2018/Updated October 8, 2019)

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