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Old 07-05-2012, 05:11 PM   #106
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Hi,

planning a possible visit to DC this fall.
What would be the cheapest way to do it, knowing we're not passholders & are not interested in Sea World & other parks ?
We just want to do the dolphin swim at Discovery Cove & stay in a nearby hotel.


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What are your dates? How many people, and what are their ages?
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Old 07-08-2012, 10:31 PM   #107
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Thank you so much for this great thread! We are going in October and I typed in the promo code and the passholder discounts are available for our dates. So if I am calculating this correct my total would be for 2A/2C:

$169 x 4 = $676
+ $119 annual pass
= $795

instead of $229 x 4 = $916

Still a savings of $121...correct? Is this the best way to do it? We will not have time to go to Sea World, so just a day at DC is all we need.
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Old 07-08-2012, 11:15 PM   #108
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My dates are Oct 31, Nov 1, for 2 people, 1 adult, 1 10 year old.

I'm thinking the annual pass just doesnt save enough when only buying tickets for 2?

We are not particularly interested in Sea World or Aqautica, but since they are "free" with Discovery cove, we'll plan to spend a day in each.
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Old 07-08-2012, 11:21 PM   #109
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Old 07-09-2012, 10:34 AM   #110
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We are 1 adult & 1 child (7yo).
Our dates are not fixed yet, somewhere in october or november ??


How can we do it on a low-budget ?
Discovery Cove, hotel, etc.

I know an entrance to Sea World comes with the ticket to DC but I don't know if it's worth it ? We don't care about water parks so Aquatica is a No for us, but I was more thinking maybe 2 Disney parks (MK & Epcot) if easily accessible from hotel.....

We've only been to WDW once visiting all 4 Disney parks & staying onsite.

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Old 07-09-2012, 10:34 AM   #111
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My dates are Oct 31, Nov 1, for 2 people, 1 adult, 1 10 year old.

I'm thinking the annual pass just doesnt save enough when only buying tickets for 2?

We are not particularly interested in Sea World or Aqautica, but since they are "free" with Discovery cove, we'll plan to spend a day in each.
If you buy a Seaworld annual pass:
Annual pass = $119
Two dolphin swim admissions with passholder discount = $338 ($169 x 2)
Total = $457 plus taxes

DC only - no 14 day admissions to Aquatica & Seaworld

DC admission without the annual passholder discount:
Two dolphin swim admissions = $518 plus taxes ($259 each)

Includes 14 days of admission to Aquatica and Seaworld
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Old 07-09-2012, 10:37 AM   #112
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Thank you so much for this great thread! We are going in October and I typed in the promo code and the passholder discounts are available for our dates. So if I am calculating this correct my total would be for 2A/2C:

$169 x 4 = $676
+ $119 annual pass
= $795

instead of $229 x 4 = $916

Still a savings of $121...correct? Is this the best way to do it? We will not have time to go to Sea World, so just a day at DC is all we need.
Your rate with the AP is correct .

Rates without the AP discount are coming up on my computer as $269 pp. So your total cost for 4 would be $1076. The AP, then, wouild save you $281 plus tax.
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Jan. 2012....offsite on I-Drive: Universal Studios, IOA, SeaWorld, & Discovery Cove
Aug. 2012...Westgate Lakes Resort & Spa: Aquatica, Discovery Cove, and more
Dec. 2012...onsite at SW! Christmas week at SeaWorld, Aquatica, Gatorland, airboats, & holiday fun
**Christmas 2012 Trip Report: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3041415
Aug. 2013....Sheraton Vistana Resort: Blizzard Beach, Typhoon Lagoon, Cocoa Beach & more! **August 2013 Trip Report: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3167818

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Old 07-09-2012, 08:25 PM   #113
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If you buy a Seaworld annual pass:
Annual pass = $119
Two dolphin swim admissions with passholder discount = $338 ($169 x 2)
Total = $457 plus taxes

DC only - no 14 day admissions to Aquatica & Seaworld

DC admission without the annual passholder discount:
Two dolphin swim admissions = $518 plus taxes ($259 each)

Includes 14 days of admission to Aquatica and Seaworld
Thanks!

I think the savings of about $70 (with taxes approx.) is probably not great enough to offset what we'd spend if we had 2 free days -- we'd need to do something those days if we didnt do Sea World or Aquatica. Would be worth it if we only wanted Discover Cove. It's been a few years since we've been to Sea World and I'm sure DD doesn't remember much at all about it. Plus we've never been to Aquatica and would probably never otherwise go (we'd go to the Disney water parks). While I really dislike spending $550 for 3 park days, I guess this is one of those 'once in a lifetime' type things. Just have to work through the justification in my mind.
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Old 07-18-2012, 02:10 PM   #114
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Can anyone help ?

Hi I was just about to book DC when I discovered this thread, I have read through it but not sure if and how I can use this discount. I would appreciate someone giving me some advice.

I was looking to book DC non swim for 09/04/2012 for six people all six of us will want to visit Bush Gardens so I was going to upgrade the DC tickets to the ultimate.

Can this discount work fo me and how do I go about it?

Many thanks for any help.
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Hi I was just about to book DC when I discovered this thread, I have read through it but not sure if and how I can use this discount. I would appreciate someone giving me some advice.

I was looking to book DC non swim for 09/04/2012 for six people all six of us will want to visit Bush Gardens so I was going to upgrade the DC tickets to the ultimate.

Can this discount work fo me and how do I go about it?

Many thanks for any help.
For September 4th, without the passholder discount:

For six people, day resort admission to DC (no dolphin swim), plus 14 days unlimited admission to SeaWorld, Aquatica, and Busch Gardens: cost would be $1014 plus tax ($169 pp) for a grand total of $1079.91.

With the passholder discount:

1 annual pass to Busch Gardens = $119 plus tax
6 day resort admissions to DC = $414 ($69 pp) plus tax
5 additional admission to BG (two day tickets) via Undercover Tourist = $379.75 taxes included
Grand total = $947.40 (will not include admission to SeaWorld and Aquatica)

Price difference is $132.51 (works out to $22.09 pp). For that money, I personally would opt for the tickets without the discount......and at least get the chance to visit SeaWorld at some point during your vacation (but its one of my favourite parks, so I'm admittedly biased!!! ).
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Dec. 2012...onsite at SW! Christmas week at SeaWorld, Aquatica, Gatorland, airboats, & holiday fun
**Christmas 2012 Trip Report: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3041415
Aug. 2013....Sheraton Vistana Resort: Blizzard Beach, Typhoon Lagoon, Cocoa Beach & more! **August 2013 Trip Report: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3167818

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Old 07-18-2012, 04:08 PM   #116
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For September 4th, without the passholder discount:

For six people, day resort admission to DC (no dolphin swim), plus 14 days unlimited admission to SeaWorld, Aquatica, and Busch Gardens: cost would be $1014 plus tax ($169 pp) for a grand total of $1079.91.

With the passholder discount:

1 annual pass to Busch Gardens = $119 plus tax
6 day resort admissions to DC = $414 ($69 pp) plus tax
5 additional admission to BG (two day tickets) via Undercover Tourist = $379.75 taxes included
Grand total = $947.40 (will not include admission to SeaWorld and Aquatica)

Price difference is $132.51 (works out to $22.09 pp). For that money, I personally would opt for the tickets without the discount......and at least get the chance to visit SeaWorld at some point during your vacation (but its one of my favourite parks, so I'm admittedly biased!!! ).


Many thanks for taking the time to proivde a quick and thorough response. I agree with you and will probably go with the the non-discounted tickets for the free Seaworld tickets.

Again, I really appreciate your efforts, my sister and her family are emigrating to Canada (from Ireland) in three weeks, I hope everyone there is as friendly as you!
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Many thanks for taking the time to proivde a quick and thorough response. I agree with you and will probably go with the the non-discounted tickets for the free Seaworld tickets.

Again, I really appreciate your efforts, my sister and her family are emigrating to Canada (from Ireland) in three weeks, I hope everyone there is as friendly as you!
You are very welcome . I am just happy to help! So many Disboard folks have given me some great assistance over the years, its nice to be able to give back once in a while .

My goodness, your sister and her family have quite the move ahead of them. They will love Canada, its a great country (and full of friendly folks )! I hope all goes well during the transition. Not sure what part of Canada they are settling in, but hopefully the heat wave that's been gripping a good deal of the country will have passed by the time they arrive.
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Jan. 2009....onsite at POR: all 4 Disney Parks
Jan. 2012....offsite on I-Drive: Universal Studios, IOA, SeaWorld, & Discovery Cove
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Dec. 2012...onsite at SW! Christmas week at SeaWorld, Aquatica, Gatorland, airboats, & holiday fun
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Aug. 2013....Sheraton Vistana Resort: Blizzard Beach, Typhoon Lagoon, Cocoa Beach & more! **August 2013 Trip Report: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3167818

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Old 08-01-2012, 01:59 PM   #118
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We are thinking about the next year and planning a trip to DC. Right now, they have the season passes for 15 months instead of 12. I have many thoughts running around in my mind....my two kids (7 & 6) will go to sea world this Sept for sure, maybe Dec, Sept 2013, and do Discovery Cove in May 2013 (we will have an extra adult for DC). I have 4 tickets for Sea world right now (good through the end of this year) and my options seem to be

1) No season passes, just buy tickets and get the other parks when we do DC in May

2) Only one season pass (kids use the tickets I have for Sept and Dec), and get the discount at DC and buy tickets for any extra park we want

3) Both kids and I get season passes (would do sea world and bush gardens), use the discount for DC and buy tickets for the extra adult. (would attempt to sell the sea world tickets I have)

So any opinions? Thanks!
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Hi i would like to know if someone could help me i go to Orlando on 17 april with my wife and my 2 kids ( 10 months and 7 years ) i would like to go again to DC to swim with dolphins i own a seaworld pass member from last year who is valid until 28th april but i don't remember the postal code i put because i live in France when i buy it i try to call ezpay but they can help me so i can't have my passmember discount code to book DC is there a way to do it ? thanks a lot
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Hi i would like to know if someone could help me i go to Orlando on 17 april with my wife and my 2 kids ( 10 months and 7 years ) i would like to go again to DC to swim with dolphins i own a seaworld pass member from last year who is valid until 28th april but i don't remember the postal code i put because i live in France when i buy it i try to call ezpay but they can help me so i can't have my passmember discount code to book DC is there a way to do it ? thanks a lot
I took care of everything on the phone. They take your name and look up your AP for you if needed. Quick and simple... Not sure if your dates offer a discount but call and find out.
Hope this helps...
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