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Old 02-11-2012, 06:45 AM   #16
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Lots of people are using this deal. If you want to visit the other parks it sounds like a great thing. This is quoted from the Sesame Place website.


Don't miss this limited-time, special offer on Season Passes!

Purchase a 2012 Super Grover Season Pass for only $157.49 (plus tax)….that's 25% off the regular price!

With a 2012 Super Grover Season Pass, enjoy unlimited admission to Sesame Place, SeaWorld (FL, TX, CA), Busch Gardens (FL, VA), Aquatica, Water Country USA and Adventure Island parks during their regular 2012 operating seasons.

You’ll receive the following benefits at Sesame Place during the 2012 regular season:
FREE Preferred parking,
Preferred seating at shows,
Ride Again privilege at select attractions,
Meet & Greet visits with Sesame Street Friends,
30% discount on food and merchandise,
10% off Dine with Elmo and Friends,
Discount admission for visiting friends and relatives and more!


This will get you the $69 discount for your dates too.
From what I've read before, unless it's changed, is that super Grover pass does not qualify as an annual pass to get the passmember rate for DC.

Anyway, I wanted to go on the week of March 3-9. And it was showing $229 on the 4th and $259 for the rest of the week. So I tried out Expedia.com and .ca. Funny enough price are $229ish for the whole week and the Canadian site had theirs in Cdn $ and tax included...! So I saved $30/person and tax and whatever the exchange is for US and CDN. Not a super deal, but a way to save money nonetheless.
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Old 02-11-2012, 07:34 AM   #17
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We are looking at going to DC in August - last two weeks - we are a group of 6. We are looking at the non disney swim. In order to get the $69 price would all of us have to buy the $119 passholder for SW?? Or can 1 person buy the pass and then buy all 6 DC swims ?? I am asking because I dont know if we have the time to even do another park and trying to figure out the least expensive way to do this.

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YOu only need one season pass, and you can bring UP to 6 guests! So you will be ok with just one pass! I am assuming you meant the non-DOLPHIN swim not disney LOL! Anyhow, I did look and you it is $69 each the last 2 weeks of August. You can book them now using the promotion code passmember2011 in the box at the top.Online is easy peasy! Pick your date, and go through with it all!
You can then order your annual passport, eithier on the EZ pay if you are in the US, which is $9.99 a month, or $119.00 for the whole thing total! I had mine shipped to me, because it was for Busch Gardens, and it has to be activated first, so I didn't want to drive there before go to Discovery Cove. It was $20 for shipping, and it comes activated. It is activated the day you buy it though, so if you are planning on using it wait till about a month before you go! You also can get $8.00 of SW tickets up to 6 guests with your annual passport and you get free parking at SW as well!
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Old 02-11-2012, 07:35 AM   #18
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We are looking at going to DC in August - last two weeks - we are a group of 6. We are looking at the non disney swim. In order to get the $69 price would all of us have to buy the $119 passholder for SW?? Or can 1 person buy the pass and then buy all 6 DC swims ?? I am asking because I dont know if we have the time to even do another park and trying to figure out the least expensive way to do this.

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When I log in with my Pass it tells me I can buy 6 additional tickets for friends. Hope that helps
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Old 02-11-2012, 07:59 AM   #19
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Thank you so much - that might just be the deal for us
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Old 02-12-2012, 08:01 AM   #20
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Well I guess I have another question. I will get the pass from Sea World - probably wont even go there. SO I would have to go to Sea World to activiate the pass - can I do that the day before we got to Discovery Cove - can I buy the Discovery Cove reservations now - and get the SW pass next month - you mentioned waiting a month that is the part I do not understand.

Thanks so much for you help !
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Well I guess I have another question. I will get the pass from Sea World - probably wont even go there. SO I would have to go to Sea World to activiate the pass - can I do that the day before we got to Discovery Cove - can I buy the Discovery Cove reservations now - and get the SW pass next month - you mentioned waiting a month that is the part I do not understand.

Thanks so much for you help !
IF you are not going there, then it doesn't really matter! The only reason I said waiting for a month before you go, is if you are getting it shipped to you, it is activated the day it is shipped so it would run out earlier (it is good for one year) then your year is up! So if you bought it today, it would only be active until feb 12th, 2013. YOu can pick it up the day before you go, and if you pay parking to go in and buy it, bring your parking slip in to pick it up, they will reimburse you the money for parking because it is included in your season pass!

IF you get it shipped to you, (there is a fee) it will be activated already, and you won't even have to go there! I would phone and book your DC day, and tell them you have an annual pass, and you are picking it up once you get there. Or you can book it online with the passmember2011 promo code! HOpe this helps!
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OK so I can go to SW the day before - and buy my season pass - and then the next day we can go to DC??

Sounds great.... and thanks for answering all my questions - dont want to get down there and find out - oh - you needed to buy that a week before you use or something like that.
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Nope you are fine! As long as you have the activated season pass the day you go to Discovery Cove you are fine. You have to have it with you to show proof!
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Old 02-12-2012, 08:42 PM   #25
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Hi I tried to respond to your message but I can't because I have not been on here long enough...anyways I was wondering do I need to buy 4 season passes to SW then?
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Old 02-12-2012, 09:48 PM   #26
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No you only need 1 annual passport to get the discount. You can take up to 6 guests under one passport!
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Old 02-14-2012, 12:59 PM   #27
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Lots of people are using this deal. If you want to visit the other parks it sounds like a great thing. This is quoted from the Sesame Place website.


Don't miss this limited-time, special offer on Season Passes!

Purchase a 2012 Super Grover Season Pass for only $157.49 (plus tax)….that's 25% off the regular price!

With a 2012 Super Grover Season Pass, enjoy unlimited admission to Sesame Place, SeaWorld (FL, TX, CA), Busch Gardens (FL, VA), Aquatica, Water Country USA and Adventure Island parks during their regular 2012 operating seasons.

You’ll receive the following benefits at Sesame Place during the 2012 regular season:
FREE Preferred parking,
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Ride Again privilege at select attractions,
Meet & Greet visits with Sesame Street Friends,
30% discount on food and merchandise,
10% off Dine with Elmo and Friends,
Discount admission for visiting friends and relatives and more!


This will get you the $69 discount for your dates too.
We got into Super Grover Deal and called Discovery Cove customer service about the discount. Looks like it is $30 off the listed price. For instance, for June 7 when regular season price for non dolphin swim visit is $160 the cost is reduced to $130, which is nowhere close to $70 folks here mention. Maybe it is different with Sea World Pass, or maybe discounts are deeper in the offseason (though I thought early June to be not a high season either).
$130 for a family of five is about $650 and it bites.
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Old 02-14-2012, 06:58 PM   #28
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This is a great thread. We weren't considering DC because of the cost, but the information provided on this thread has shown me that it can be done for a lot less. Thank you all.
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Old 02-14-2012, 07:23 PM   #29
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This is a great thread. We weren't considering DC because of the cost, but the information provided on this thread has shown me that it can be done for a lot less. Thank you all.
I am glad it was helpful! Believe me, I loved going to Discovery Cove, but the first year I paid $289 per person for us to go, and it nearly broke the bank, and my hubbies heart! So I knew if I ever wanted to go back again, I really needed to save, save, save or find it CHEAPER! This has worked for us with the Annual Passport. One other tip, if you buy a season pass at eithier Seaworld or Aquatica, and decide you want to go to the other park you can park at one and take the shuttle to the other park.

Example, I have a SW annual passport, last year we went to Aquatica 3 times (7 day tickets) so instead of parking at Aquatica and paying the $12 or $14 dollar parking fees, I parked at SW for nothing, because it is included in your AP, walked down to the shuttle stop for Aquatica and voila, I was at Aquatica in 10 mins! Same with the way back!

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Old 02-16-2012, 09:14 AM   #30
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I just spoke with a representative from Discovery Cove, and according to her with the Super Grover pass we can get our Discovery Cove tickets for $169 vs. the $259 regular rate!
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