GL, IOA, BGTB Vouchers/Discounts??

Wednesday, July 28, 2004 4:51 PM
Hey all,

Well, it's just a few days now until I set off for my big American tour, I'm so excited!

I'll be hitting Geauga Lake, Islands of Adventure, Busch Gardens Tampa, Cedar Point (3 Days WAHOO!) and finally Paramount Kings Island. I've already got tickets sorted for CP and PKI.

However, I'm on a fairly tight budget and want to get the best possible value for money on tix for Geauga, IOA and BGTB so I was wondering if anyone here knew of any special offers, vouchers, discounts etc that are available for these at the moment.

Absolutely anything may be helpful so all comments are more than welcome!

Should have a good set of pics when I get back too if they're wanted for the main site.

Cheers, Tom.

Wednesday, July 28, 2004 5:05 PM
Have you checked each park's website or called them directly to inquire about discount offers? That's the best place to start.


Wednesday, July 28, 2004 5:07 PM
Thanks, yeah I've had a look around the websites, Geauga aint too bad actually at $35 each but I'm not liking the looks of nearly $60 each for IOA and BGTB. Phoning isn't really an option as I'm in the UK right now!
Wednesday, July 28, 2004 6:07 PM

As far as GL is concerned, AAA is the best deal. An $8 off coupon can be found on the official site. *** Edited 7/28/2004 10:07:33 PM UTC by SFWoARules!*** *** Edited 7/28/2004 10:07:43 PM UTC by SFWoARules!***

Wednesday, July 28, 2004 7:55 PM
As far as IOA and BGT are concerned you can usually get a special pass that allows you to hit those two parks plus Universal, plus Seaworld, plus Wet And Wild for 14 days in a row. The pass is usually under 200 bucks and is a really good deal if you want to hit both Universal Parks, Busch Gardens and Seaworld. It would be a shame if you went to Florida and didnt even ride Kraken ;)
Thursday, July 29, 2004 5:48 AM
Unfortunately I only have time to do 2 parks in the Florida area so the big pass ticket wouldn't really work out.

Best I've found so far is full price on IOA (sigh) and 10% off e-tickets on the Busch website (better than nothing).

Thanks so much for the Geauga tip, I never spotted that coupon before, that's an easy $16 saved, well worth it!

Thursday, July 29, 2004 8:02 AM
Geauga Lake tickets are $26.95 at Giant Eagle, and the AAA discount price is $25.50 (or 24.50 online) where near a $16 savings, but around $9.50 or $10.50 off...the price for admission is $34.95 now. What makes you want to come to GL in Ohio? Dominator (formerly Batman Knight Flight) and X-Flight? Other than that, CP is a better coaster park, and GL is in a transitional year (alot is closed, restrictions for children are extreme, and the park is extremely overpriced for almost everything)...about 1/3 of the park from 2003 is now gone, including all the animals and many other rides and waterpark areas....Are you going to GL because its in the Cleveland vicinity?
Thursday, July 29, 2004 8:53 AM
Ignore the jaded people, GL is still an excellent park if you've never been there. It's definitely worth the visit if you're not a local. Their impulse gives you a different feel than Wicked Twister at CP, Dominator is fun, Villain can be an excellent coaster and X-Flight's worth the ride if you haven't been on a Vekoma Flyer. You'll never notice that "1/3 of the park is closed" since you were never there when it was there. Just go and have fun with it - and if it's a hot day, the waterpark is a lot of fun.

BGT I know there are coupons at the Wendy's right down the street from it on the USF campus (I always got coupons there), but other more local people can probably get you better discounts.

Thursday, July 29, 2004 10:14 AM
Don't forget the unrestrained madness and "classic-ness" of the Big Dipper: my favorite wood topped only be Shivering Timbers!
Thursday, July 29, 2004 10:43 AM
Impuls-ive...I wasn't trying to say that the park wasn't fun, just wondering why someone to goto GL from Florida....there are a few unique things that are nice about the park. I do beg to differ on the 1/3 being closed...I'm not just talking animal park, 25% of the waterpark is closed for the remainder of 2004, and 2 excellent 2-year old family rides are in pieces on the former-animal side, that would have been nice to see somewhere in use this year...wish they would move them somewhere now to use, there still is time :)
Thursday, July 29, 2004 1:36 PM
Well first off, he's going to CP and PKI too, so he's doing an OH/FL tour (strange tour, but we'll leave that for another thread). But regardless, he's not going to notice parts of the park that were there last year and aren't this year.

Does 2 flat rides and some part of the waterpark that I didn't even notice existed (I didn't see any closed signs or anything) still ruin your experience that badly? I feel bad for you that you can still be that pissed off about the closing of Sea World as you were the days following the announcement.


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