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Florida Residents: It’s Discount Attraction Ticket Time!

Capone’s Dinner & Show isn’t the only Orlando attraction offering half price tickets. Today through December 31, 2013, Florida residents can purchase tickets to Wet ‘n’ Wild at half the cost of the regular admission price!  The only catch? Some of the tickets must be purchased online (and a few other details… keep reading).

Wet 'n' Wild Water Park Orlando

Wet ‘n’ Wild is a very popular water park located on International Drive. This area is very busy with tourists, and many of them are from Florida. This discount attraction ticket deal is great for visitors to Central Florida. Whether you’re traveling here from the panhandle, northeast coast, southwest coast or the Keys, Central Florida has a lot to offer our own residents, especially this time of the year. The half price admission cost for Florida residents is $27.50 plus tax. You can purchase up to 6 tickets on one ID. It is good for one day only. Perfect for visitors.

If you live in Orlando or a nearby town, as a local resident, you might be interested in some other options which Wet ‘n’ Wild offers. You can “buy a day” and get the rest of this year free. It also includes a $5 discount, so the price is $50 plus tax. Not bad. The Day Platinum Pass is also an excellent value. You pay full price general admission ($99 plus tax) and get the rest of the year free – plus – you get to skip the regular lines! (One time per visit.) On some days, this won’t seem like that great of a value, but there will be several more weeks of warm-weather crowds, so the lines will still be longer on certain days. If you have a favorite ride, use the Express Pass on that ride and enjoy the perks. The Express Pass bargain deal must be purchased by September 2.

All of Wet ‘n’ Wild Florida Resident offers are not valid during special events, after-hour events or private parties. They all expire on December 31, 2013. The one-day half price tickets and the Day Platinum Pass are available online only. You can get the “buy a day” get the rest of the year free ticket deal at the water park.

At Capone’s, there isn’t a catch at all for their half price tickets. This Orlando dinner show offers fantastic discount attraction tickets year round, online or at the box office. If you’ve never experienced this entertaining evening of fun, do so now! They even offer a special gift for Florida residents (be sure to click the direct link to this great offer). It’s a fantastic time of the year to visit some of the Orlando area’s must-try attractions and dinner show opportunities. It’s a great time to be a Florida resident!

Orlando Attraction Offers Florida Discount

Throughout the year Orlando Attractions offer Florida residents discounts on admission into their theme parks. Now through March 31, 2013 Gatorland is offering $9.99 admission per person if you have a valid Florida license. This takes $15 off the regular adult admission cost! No matter what age, the cost is only $9.99. A family of four can visit Gatorland for about half the cost of one adult ticket at one of the other larger Orlando theme parks!

Gatorland has grown in the past few years, so if you haven’t visited this Orlando attraction lately, you should. The most exciting expansion is their zip line experiences. These thrilling adventures take you high above the park where the view is spectacular. Read more from an earlier post.

Egret photo from Orlando attractionAnother area that is increasing in popularity is Gatorland’s bird rookery. While it has been around since 1991, this alligator breeding marsh has grown into one of the largest and most accessible wading bird rookeries in Florida. Over 20 different species of birds can be seen here. Since some of these birds are endangered, Gatorland has set up a Photographer Pass program from February through June 16th. The cost runs from just $19.99 for a single day up to $99.99 for an entire year. Bird watching has grown into a huge business, and since Florida is located along many migration paths, Orlando attractions which feature bird sanctuaries are a magnet for bird watchers.

After your day at Gatorland, make your reservations to visit the Orlando attraction which doubles as a dinner show attractionCapone’s Dinner & Show. They offer a year-round Florida resident special of a free gift. The show at Capone’s is family-friendly and your entire flock (or gang) will enjoy it. The only birds you’ll see at this Orlando attraction are jail birds! They’re fun to watch though and will have you laughing like a kookaburra!

Great Theme Park Deal for Florida Residents

Tourism so far in Central Florida has been good for 2013. The warmer weather has attracted thousands of visitors from colder climates into our local theme parks to enjoy being outside without the snow gloves and boots. The warmer weather isn’t just for tourists though, and neither are some of the great theme park ticket deals that the attractions are offering. If you are a Florida resident, you are most likely enjoying this warm weather too, and now is a great time to catch up on area theme parks at a fraction of the normal cost.

The best attraction ticket deal that I have ran across lately is the Walt Disney World 3-day Discover Disney ticket. From January 5 through June 3, 2013, Florida residents can check out any of the 4 Walt Disney World theme parks for 3 days for only $199 plus tax. Add another day for only $10. There are blackout dates (spring/Easter break for many schools – March 23 through April 5), and you may only visit one park per day, but this is still a fantastic deal!

Disney Florida Resident Discover Deal
If it has been awhile since you’ve been to Disney, a lot of new attractions are in place. Two new castles in the Magic Kingdom join the Cinderella Castle. If you’re a “Little Mermaid” or “Beauty and the Beast” fan, you’ll enjoy these great additions. At Epcot you can now create your own virtual concept car and put it through its paces in the re-imagined Test Track. Pirates of the Caribbean join Hollywood Studios this year. These are just a few of the things to “discover” with this great Disney ticket deal.

Many special events will be taking place at our Central Florida attractions in the coming months. Disney is creating a great promotion for Valentine’s Week with special moments and entertainment geared to lovebirds. Disney princes join their princesses to meet park guests in special settings, prix fixe menus turn up at select restaurants and Valentine’s collectibles will be offered for the week.

If you’re a Florida resident, take advantage of the great weather and these theme park ticket deals. The weather and special offers don’t get much better than this! Enjoy!

Most Expensive Theme Park: Universal

Universal Orlando Resort is now the most expensive theme park in America. This week, Universal raised the price of a one-day, one-park ticket to $88 before tax. That’s $3 higher than a similar ticket at Walt Disney World. Other tickets for Universal’s theme parks also went up in price. There is some good news though. People who buy their tickets online will still get a discount, and Florida residents are still rewarded with some great summer deals.

First, here are the current ticket prices for Universal (these do not include tax):

    1-day: $88 adult, $82 child
    2-day: $119.99 adult ($60 per day), $109.99 child ($55 per day)
    3-day: $135.99 adult ($46 per day), $123.99 child ($42 per day)
    4-day: $145.99 adult ($37 per day), $132.99 child ($34 per day)
    1-day: $123 adult, $117 child
    2-day: $139.99 adult ($70 per day), $129.99 child ($65 per day)
    3-day: $152.99 adult ($51 per day), $140.99 child ($47 per day)
    4-day: $159.99 adult ($40 per day), $146.99 child ($37 per day)

Now for a couple of Universal’s Florida resident deals. The 3 Extra Month deal offers just that, now through August 31, when you purchase a two-park annual pass, you’ll get three additional months. They are also offering Summer Vacation Packages which start at $95 per adult. You must book the package now through August 31 and travel prior to December 20, 2012. Upgrades are available, but the basic offer sounds pretty good and includes:

  • 3-night hotel accommodations at a nearby Universal Partner Hotel
  • 2-day base ticket to Universal Orlando theme parks
  • One-day admission to Wet ‘n Wild Orlando waterpark – located just minutes away from Universal Orlando – featuring an all-new family water play area, Blastaway Beach, scheduled to open in June
  • Access to live entertainment at Universal CityWalk
  • Early park admission to experience The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and, for a limited time, The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man (valid for travel through June 30).

So while Universal Orlando Resort may be the most expensive theme park, they are at least attempting to make it financially easier on some of their guests. Unfortunately, Disney and the other theme parks usually follow suit, so expect an announcement in the very near future with their price increases. They may not make the announcement ahead of time, so buy your tickets now, if you’re planning on visiting soon. Here at Capone’s Dinner & Show, we too must increase our ticket price to keep up with the ever-increasing gas and food costs, but more on that in my next post.

Enjoy Orlando’s theme parks and remember, after a day at the park, our gang is here to welcome you with open arms (and a few Tommy Guns), great food (all-you-can-eat buffet) and loads of comedy before, during and after our show.

Florida Resident Deal at Universal Orlando: 3rd Day Free

If you are a Florida resident and do not have an annual pass to Universal Orlando, you should check out the new Florida resident special that Universal Orlando Resort is offering. It is perfect for the Florida resident who is already planning to visit Universal before the end of June and wants to spend more than a day or two at the park.

An exclusive Third Day Free offer will allow Florida residents to purchase a 2-day ticket at $99 and get a third day free! Be one of the first to watch the Universal’s Superstar Parade and Universal’s Cinematic Spectacular: 100 Years of Movie Memories as they will both be starting May 8th.

Universal has already re-launched the Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man attraction which now features 4K digital high definition animation, a new music score and new high-tech 3-D glasses. The upcoming Cinematic Spectacular will be narrated by Morgan Freeman and celebrates Universal Pictures’ films on waterfall screens within the Universal Studios lagoon synchronized with music, fountains and fireworks. Universal’s Superstar Parade will entertain guests with some of their favorite characters and larger-than-life floats and hundreds of energetic street performers. You can also use your Florida residency to experience the new Blue Man Group show and their new finale and receive $35 off regular adult ticket prices.

What’s the catch? You must purchase your 2-day ticket before May 31, 2012 and use the 3rd day before June 30, 2012. You must have a Florida ID and purchase your tickets online. The tickets are not valid for separately ticketed concerts, shows, and special events.

It’s great to be a Florida resident when the deals are good. Take advantage of this spring-time deal. The summer crowds, heat & afternoon showers will be here soon, so get it while the gettin’ is good!

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