SeaWorld, Busch Gardens Think Twice About ‘Fun Cards’

In an effort to drum up what may be softening business, SeaWorld and Busch Gardens Tampa Bay are bringing back “Fun Cards,” reports the Orlando Sentinel.

Fun Cards allow Florida and Georgia residents one-year access to those parks. Included is admission to SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration and all of its 2012 events and Busch Gardens with its new $40 million Cheetah Hunt roller coaster.

The discounts were discontinued in June when attendance increased due to new attractions. SeaWorld’s Fun Cards cost $81.99 plus tax for an adult.

In August, SeaWorld announced a program in which customers could book two nights and get a third night free, along with free in-park dining and front-of-the-line access to rides. And, Walt Disney World announced last week that its free dining plans promotions had been extended for customers who book rooms in company hotels. A recent survey found that rates were down in most WDW resort hotels.

Discounted tickets and various promotions have been theme park staples for years, so it behooves anyone traveling to the theme parks to do some serious research into plans that best meet their family’s requirements.

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