It’s Thanksgiving — are you ready to hit the stores? If you’re still in that turkey coma or just don’t want to be pulled away from all the pigskin action, there are some great theme-park deals to be purchased from the comfort of your own home. Of course, not having to fight the crowds is a gift in itself!
SeaWorld Orlando has dubbed the day “Blue Friday” and is offering quite a few deals to save you some green. Beginning at 12:01 a.m. Friday, you can purchase these Buy One, Get One Free offers for admission to the theme park and its water park, Aquatica:
** BOGO SeaWorld Orlando 1-Year Annual Pass; a savings of $156
** BOGO SeaWorld/Aquatica Orlando 1-Year Annual Pass; a savings of $180
** BOGO Full-Paid, Any-Day SeaWorld Orlando Ticket; a savings of $75
** BOGO Aquatica Orlando Single-Day Ticket; a savings of $19
** BOGO SeaWorld Orlando/Aquatica Orlando Combo Ticket; a savings of $89
Visitors also can receive significant savings on offers for these experiences in the park:
** BOGO SeaWorld Orlando Quick Queue Unlimited; a savings of $19
** Buy one Adult Santa’s Fireside Feast, get one Child Santa’s Fireside Feast free; a savings of $19
** BOGO Dolphins Up-close Tour; a savings of $59
** BOGO Sea Lion and Otter Tour; a savings of $39
** BOGO Wild Arctic Up-Close Tour; a savings of $59
My family and I have experienced the Dolphins Up-close tour and highly recommend it. If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you know that my 10-year-old daughter is in love with dolphins, and this experience was perfect for her with two feeding opportunities and even a training session. I wrote about our tour here. If you have a dolphin-lover in your family, this deal offers significant savings.
One of the other deals is for Santa’s Fireside Feast, and we have enjoyed that as well. My son and I attended the seasonal event at the Seafire Inn Restaurant a couple years ago. It’s a great way to meet Santa and Mrs. Claus without a long line and to feast on a traditional holiday meal. One child can attend for free with each paid adult.
To take advantage of the Blue Friday deals, guests must register to receive SeaWorld Orlando’s e-mail updates or already be subscribed at http://seaworldparks.com/en/seaworld-orlando/ Fans can subscribe any time between now and Dec. 1 to participate. The deals are available through 11:59 p.m. EST on Monday, Dec 1.
In addition, SeaWorld Orlando is offering free admission to the theme park for each child with a paid adult for the holidays. That deal can be purchased and redeemed through Dec. 31.
SeaWorld’s 2015 FunCard is on sale now and it’s valid for the remainder of 2014 and all of next year — with no blackout dates. So, adults pay $95 plus tax and kids ages 3 to 9 pay $90 plus tax for the holidays and an entire year of general admission.
Finally, guests who visit SeaWorld on select days through Dec. 31 also can experience SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration for the price of regular admission. This is a wonderful value, especially when you consider that other area theme parks require separate tickets for holiday events.