Admission to entertainment and attractions is, for many people, one of the biggest expenses of travel.
After all, those who enjoy visiting quality museums, well-kept zoos, and thrilling theme parks tend to pay a pretty penny for access to such wonderful entertainment. That said, this doesn’t have to be the case.
You see, many full-time RVers have caught on to the fact that reciprocal memberships can be used to save a boatload of money while traveling. These memberships work by giving cardholders full access to a “home” attraction while also offering up free or discounted admission to a number of sister attractions.
Whether you’re a full-timer or casual RVer, if you travel often, this can be extremely beneficial. Many RVers sing the praises of museum reciprocal memberships. However, there are actually a variety of other options out there, and many are rarely spoken of. Today, we are going to discuss some of the amazing options for families and thrill seekers who are looking for their all-access pass to exciting amusement parks.
Below we have listed five amusement park reciprocal memberships you are sure to love. Invest in one or two and have fun getting your adrenaline fix as you travel this beautiful country in your RV.
1. Six Flags Gold Pass
Everyone loves a trip to Six Flags. The rides, characters, and entertainment come together to give visitors a theme park day they won’t soon forget.
Now, imagine a world in which you could visit the Six Flags theme parks anytime you felt like it. Not only that, but you can visit any of the Six Flags parks. This means that no matter where in the US you happen to be, there is always one fairly nearby.
This all-inclusive experience is exactly what the Six Flags Gold Pass gives you. Additionally, it includes free parking and a free “bring a friend” ticket. This pass can be found for under $100 and can be purchased from any Six Flags park.
2. Cedar Point Platinum Pass
Those who prefer Cedar Fair parks will be happy to learn about the Cedar Point Platinum Pass. This pass covers admission to all eleven of their amusement parks, two outdoor water parks, and free parking.
Some of the parks owned by Cedar Fair include Knott’s Berry Farm, King’s Dominion, Cedar Point, and California’s Great America (just to name a few). They could easily entertain a traveler for an entire year. Some parks do close for the winter season, so plan accordingly.
This pass can be acquired at Cedar Fair or on their website for $215 per person. It saves you money after only 3 or 4 visits.
3. Busch Gardens or Seaworld Platinum Pass
The Busch Gardens or Seaworld Platinum Pass is another great deal for thrill seekers and families. This pass is available at any park owned by Busch Gardens and includes all nine of their parks, including all Busch Gardens and Seaworld locations. It also includes Sesame Place among a few others. Additionally, those who purchase this pass are given free parking at all parks, as well as other amazing discounts and benefits.
To purchase this pass, simply head over to your local Busch Gardens-owned park or visit Busch Gardens or Seaworld online. The cost varies based on where you purchase from but is typically between $200 and $350.
4. Merlin Pass
Little thrill seekers may prefer smaller thrills. A Merlin Pass includes admission to all Merlin Entertainment attractions, which means both Legoland Florida and Legoland California are included, as well as the Legoland water parks and Discovery Centers.
Other included attractions are the Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museums and Sea Life Aquariums.
The Merlin Pass can be purchased online for $279 per person. This is a wonderful value for anyone who loves Lego and wants to spend some time immersing themselves in tons of fun.
5. Herschend Attraction Pass
The final pass on this list provides discounted admission to the many Herschend attractions. In order to acquire the pass, simply purchase a season pass to the Herschend park nearest you. This gives you unlimited free admission to the park you purchased from, along with 50% off one-day admission tickets to several Herschend attractions.
Not sure which attractions are owned by Herschend? That’s okay, we’ve compiled a list for you. This pass includes:
- Dollywood Theme Park (Tennessee)
- Dollywood Splash Country Water Park (Tennessee)
- Wild Adventures Theme Park (Georgia)
- Stone Mountain Park (Georgia)
- Newport Aquarium (Kentucky)
- Adventure Aquarium (New Jersey)
- Silver Dollar City (Missouri)
If you are a fan of these exciting parks and attractions, this might just be the pass for you. Considering that the passes start at just $60 each through Stone Mountain, this is a deal that can’t be beaten.
We hope this list helps you and your family find the perfect set of thrills for your next year of RV travel. After all, life just wouldn’t be complete without some RV road trips and a good number of adventures.