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Clark Howard: Theme parks

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Updated: 7/24/2013 8:55 am

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The price of admission to theme parks has reached record highs, with some costing as much as $100 per ticket. Consumer Adviser Clark Howard has a few suggestions that could save you money.

Wow! The cost of going to the happiest place on earth puts a frown on my face because it's getting so expensive.

I mean, we're talking about the century mark for a one-day 
pass to the amusement parks in Florida, slightly less in California. So, we're talking big, big, big dough. 

So does that mean you disappoint your children or the child in you and you don't go to Disney or Universal or Sea World?
Actually, you just change how you do the vacation if you've got to stretch that budget just a little more. And I have some time-tested 

Number one - particularly for Disney world in Florida, stay outside the park not inside. The hotel market is ultra competitive. You can get a decent room for, believe it or not, under fifty bucks a night. Now that will stretch a buck. 

And eat breakfast and dinner outside the park so you're limited to one meal inside whatever park you're going to.
One other thing, you want to look at the unofficial guide to Walt Disney world to know the best ways to visit the parks.


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