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Theme parks like Busch Gardens can be a lot of fun, but it can also be quite expensive. From park tickets to snacks and drinks, it’s pretty easy to spend a few hundred bucks when you are at a theme park. That said, you needn’t worry because we’ve got a few smart tips to help you save money when you are at Busch Gardens Tampa.
Saving money on tickets
Say, you are a family of four, it’s likely you’ll end up spending at least $300 on tickets before you even walk into the park. Of course, ticket prices may be lower if you are visiting during off-season times, and prices may be a lot higher if you visit the theme park during holidays. Here are a few tips to save money on tickets:
- Go with a large group: Busch Gardens may offer you a discount on the price of the ticket if you go with a large group. Ensure you purchase the group tickets at least 2 days before visiting the theme park.
- Buy a season pass: If you know you’ll be visiting the theme park multiple times a year, get the season pass.
- Visit during off-season times: Unless you really have to, avoid visiting Busch Gardens Tampa during the holidays. Visiting the theme park during off-season times, which is between October and March, is much better for your wallet.
Saving money on food
If you’ve already been to Busch Gardens Tampa, you know there are food stands located all around the park. But, eating at these food stands can cost you quite a bit, and unfortunately, you cannot carry your own food to the theme park. That said, there are still a few ways to save on food.
- Buy a souvenir cup: Souvenir cups can seem a little expensive, but can really pay off especially if you intend to visit the theme park frequently. Once you purchase the cup, you can get soda refills and Icee refills for a lot less. What’s more, you can use your souvenir cup year after year.
- Bring your own water: Bottled water is quite expensive at the theme park. So, rather than buy bottled water at Busch Gardens Tampa, consider bringing your own water bottle. You can then fill it up at the water fountains when you need to.
- Eat small meals: The last thing you want to do when you know you’ll be going on rides at a theme park is eating a large meal. So, rather than eat a big meal for lunch, save your money by only getting small snacks throughout the day.
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