Monday, May 20, 2002 7:30 PM
My fiancee, Catherine, and I are doing a coaster trip for our honeymoon this August after our marriage. We plan on visiting some parks we have not previously visited. Are there discounted admission tickets available for the following parks: Kennywood, Knoebels, Hershey and Dorney? If yes, where can we acquire them besides AAA? Appreciate any help!
CATHERINE ROCKS! WHEN BIGGER BABEES ATTACK!
Monday, May 20, 2002 8:23 PM
Try local hotels.
My wife is GM at a hotel here in Allentown and both Dorney Park and SFGAdv have sent her tons of promotional materials (including tickets).
I'm not sure what the price is but guests can buy tickets when leaving the hotel in the morning. I'm assuming it'd be discounted to some degree. I imagine you may find a better deal on coupons at other loacations in the area (for instance, Dorney has coupon at Wendy's, Burger King, etc), but the hotels close to those parks may be a good starting point.
I'll have to ask her how the prices compare to prices at the gate.
Monday, May 20, 2002 8:25 PM
No specifics on the parks that you listed, but in general check local grocery stores and fast food restaurants. Also if you are close buy check with the personnel department where you work and the parks and rec department with your county governement.
Tuesday, May 21, 2002 5:12 PM
Thank you for the suggestions. I appreciate it. Never thought of local hotels.....but wondering if they are really discounted tickets or just ticket booth price at a non-ticket booth.
CATHERINE ROCKS! CP RULES!
Tuesday, May 21, 2002 7:00 PM
If you stay at a Hershey hotel, you can buy discounted tickets at the hotel. How much of a discount, I don't know.
Tuesday, May 21, 2002 8:44 PM
Another aspect of the hotel thing that I forgot to mention is those little displays they usually have in the lobby with borchures from local attractions. Ironically my wife just brought home a bunch or Hershey coupons that she received to put in the display.
There's coupons for $6 off regular admission to Hersheypark.
$1 off of one strip of tickets for either Hersheypark in the dark or their Christmas Candylane.
$1 off admission to Hershey Museum or Hershey Gardens.
Also $3 off admission to Dutch Wonderland.
So that's another place to check when in the area. The displays in the hotel lobbies.
Tuesday, May 21, 2002 8:55 PM
Some aaa offices offer tickets at a discounted price. You must be a member but it pays for itself. However, my local office recently discontinued selling park tickets.
Wednesday, May 22, 2002 5:22 AM
Last year, Dorney's website had a list of places that you could pick up discount coupons (we got ours from Burger King). When we showed up at the gate though, the exact same coupons were all over. There were tons of them on the ground and on top of trash cans and everywhere. It would've been really easy to just pick one up off the ground and use it.
The legend lives!