Sesame Place Platinum Pass for Busch Gardens/Sea World?

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  1. aprilfoolwed

    aprilfoolwed DIS Veteran

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    We live about an hour from Sesame Place, and right now they have their Platinum Pass on sale for $168 per person! This is good at all 11 parks (Seaworld, Busch Gardens, etc). We will be in the Tampa area in the summer, and are considering a quick trip to VA around the holidays this year. So this would really be a great savings for us.

    But - my kids are 17, 15, and 12. We will NEVER go to Sesame Place. LOL Does anyone know if we have to actually go to SP to activate these passes? Or, if we do have to go there, does everyone from my party need to be present to active? Will they take a photo?

    My kids would be horrified to have to go. But at half the cost of the SW or BG Platinum pass, it would be worth it.
     
  2. Lynne G

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    HeHe, I hear ya. We too live about 40 minutes from Sesame Place, and my kids are 17 and 21. Nope, just show your one printed out ticket to scan when parking, park in the preferred parking lot, then bring all the print outs to a kiosk, that's outside the gate, and get your passes printed out there. Easy. Didn't have my DH, or kids when I went there either, and got all our passes. We have had Super Grover passes, now called Platinum, on and off for several years now. Last time, we had them, we went to SWSD, BGT, Aquadica, and SWO. We also got good prices on Discovery Cove with them, and got AP discounts in all the parks.
     
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  4. Kylenick

    Kylenick Earning My Ears

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    Has anyone tried to use the new Sesame Place platinum passes (formally known as the Super Grover Pass) without going to Sesame Place first? When I called they said I could use them in Florida first since the pass is emailed to you. I am hoping this is true but was hoping someone could verify before I buy them. Thanks
     
  5. Kylenick

    Kylenick Earning My Ears

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    Update- I was able to use the passes at Seaworld Orlando last week without activating them at Sesame Place first. They took our photo at the gate. We were able to exchange our printed email passes for a wallet sized pass or you can use the bar code on your phone to scan at the gate also. Excellent deal! So glad we were able to get the discounted passes!
     
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  6. GusGus77

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    So in theory, I live in Illinois, but will be going to Florida. I can buy the platinum pass for sesame place and then activate it at Seaworld Orlando and never go to Sesame Place but get a great deal for entrance to all the Florida parks? Just want to make sure I am not missing something...
     
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  7. halfpintpeggy

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    Thanks for the update, awesome it worked that way! We're also near Sesame Place, will be keeping an eye out for this deal.
     
  8. Kylenick

    Kylenick Earning My Ears

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    Yes but just Seaworld, Aquatica, Busch Gardens, & Adventure Island in Florida. Does not include Disney parks or Universal parks. Free admission to 11 Seaworld owned parks in the US. Discounted tickets to Discovery Cove. The 30% off promotion is over but normal price is $239.88. I believe they have had them discounted 20% off in the past closer to Thanksgiving. You won't get some of the perks that you would get if Aquatica or Seaworld were your home parks. But I paid $167 each and did the 12 month payment plan. Free admission to the 11 parks for the rest of this year and next year, free parking and a 10% discount on food & merchandise. They actually gave me preferred parking and 25% off a refillable drink cup when we were there last week. Totally worth it to me but I go to Florida several times a year. Read the small print though, some states are excluded from purchasing.
     
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