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Getting The Most Out Of Your Theme Park Vacation

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Dreaming of a warm weather getaway? With much of thenation locked down in freezing weather,  planning a getaway with the kidsto a warm-weather theme park might just be the ticket. And, let's face it, theattractions just seem to be getting better and better. Not to be outdone byUniversal's Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Disney has launched a Star Warsattraction that seems to be getting all the buzz. But what will a trip for fourcost you? The answer is: Plenty.

The theme park business has gotten so big, in fact, thatsome allow you to buy your vacation on an installment plan. Average prices fora single day at a single park are cruising just below $100. So you'll want toplan your excursion with care to make sure Junior's vacation doesn't pre-emptJunior's college education.

Here are some tips for getting the most out of your themepark vacation. First off,  buying multiple day passes can reduce yourdaily costs to visit.

  • Check the websites of your destinations to findout if you can score a deal by planning multiple visits in advance. Keep inmind that traveling to one of these parks will still be cheaper than takingyour kids to a foreign capital (they'll probably enjoy themselves more, too).
  • Before you even look at package prices at thetheme parks themselves, check out the hotels in and around the parks.

Many offer incentives with early admission,complimentary travel and passes that will help you skip the line. Considerbooking an offseason trip to score the richest incentives. The best times tovisit are weekdays in the shoulder months of March, April. September andOctober. Twilight admission deals abound, too. (That's typically after 4 p.m.)Schedule your visit for weekdays, instead of weekends, and you'll score evenmore savings.

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