There is something for everyone who still has an inner child. Make the most of your theme park visits by reading the Travel Economist’s guide to some of the most popular parks.
Some general points to consider:
• Buy tickets online before you arrive. It will probably be cheaper and you will usually avoid the admission queues too.
• Plan your visit carefully. Theme parks are big and you can save time and avoid unnecessary queuing if you know where you are going. Some parks are cheaper during the week.
• Another way to save time is to download the theme park’s mobile app. You can keep an eye on the queuing times for the different attractions, find restaurants and have a handy map of the area.
• Remember that expensive parking fees are not included at most theme parks. Check other methods of transport and parking in advance. Some hotels offer free transfers to and from nearby parks.
• Admissions fees for a whole family will make a large dent in your wallet. Keep an eye out for discounts online and with the parks’ associate companies. If you are thinking of visiting more than one park or intend on making recurring visits to the same park, there is money to be saved by buying combination tickets.
• Be prepared for the fact that most food to be found at theme parks is expensively priced hamburgers and pizzas. Have something to eat beforehand as you are not usually allowed to bring your own food.
You can find more information (in Swedish) at www.forex.se/reseekonomen, where, amongst other things you can find tips and advice when hiring a car in the USA.