Taking a spontaneous trip with the family can be a lot of fun. It can also be rather costly. The best trips are the ones that get planned out in advance. That way you can plot out the most effective course of action with regard to buying tickets and saving money. That is certainly true if you are planning to visit SeaWorld San Antonio. There are some terrific insider tips on how to save for this day of family fun.
Buy in Advance
What you need to know about SeaWorld San Antonio is that it is actually two distinct parks: SeaWorld and SeaWorld Aquatica. It might take you three days to enjoy all that those parks have to offer. We know it is three days because the flex pass offers you unlimited visits between the parks for three days. You can also purchase a single day/single park pass online. If you make that purchase at least three days in advance of your trip, then you can save up to $15 on each ticket. That is just the beginning of the savings.
Kids under three are given free admission to the park. Any active duty military personnel and up to three members of their families can get one free admission per year. Veterans and Texas teachers also get discounts that are worth checking out.
There are also SeaWorld San Antonio coupons available online. A quick search will have you hooked up for these special SeaWorld deals. You just have to read the fine print to make sure that there aren’t any restrictions that might impact you visit.
Go for the Dining Pass
Anyone who has visited a theme park will know that the food costs can sometimes be a bit expensive especially when you’re feeding a big family. SeaWorld has a great option with their dining pass. It lets you enjoy one entrée, one side or dessert and one non-alcoholic beverage every two hours. Just show your dining pass wristband at any of the restaurants and you’ll be good to go. Essentially you could enjoy three meals for the price of one. That covers breakfast, lunch, dinner and a few snacks!
If you think that you might only be having one big meal at the park, then make it the buffet at Rosita’s Café. It is all-you-can-eat pizza, pasta, salad, drinks and a desert for a great price.
You should also consider buying a refillable souvenir cup. This will help keep everyone in the family hydrated throughout the day. Park rules allow for each person to bring in one bottle of water. Take advantage of that rule and know that the water will go fast.
Buy a Game Card
There is a lot of fun to be had at SeaWorld and it’s not all about getting splashed by sea creatures. There are carnival style games scattered throughout the park. Most of these games are “win games.” That means every player walks away with a prize. Typically, to play a single game it would cost around $5. The $20 game card lets you play all 25 games. That could have you leaving the park with a whole lot of stuffed animal prizes.
SeaWorld is an outdoor adventure park like no other. SeaWorld Aquatica is a water park like no other. Translation: You’ll be spending a lot of time under the sun and that means the family needs sunscreen. While you’re sure to find it at the park, you would be better off bringing your own sunscreen to save money.
Use a Movable Locker
Between towels, bathing suits and baby supplies you could be carrying a bunch of stuff that might make getting on the rides problematic. There are lockers outside each of the rides. An all-day movable locker pass gives you a code you can use at any locker anywhere in the park. Just type the number in your phone notepad to make sure you won’t forget it.
Visit the Animal Connections Conversation Center
The Animal Connections Conversation Center allows you to interact with dolphins, stingrays and other sea creatures. There are also animal ambassadors that will answer all your questions. Best of all, it is free!
With a little planning you can take advantage of all of these SeaWorld San Antonio discounts and have a fun and affordable trip with the family.