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Old 03-24-2013, 07:39 PM   #16
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Also, the $89 cost ($81 child) is the same as the cost of the Fun Pass which gives you admission for every day of calendar year 2013. I always get confused when Florida residents who go for even one day, don't buy the fun pass.
It depends some people can only afford to go there once. And if you buy the tickets online it is $10 cheaper than gate price. If I could only go once I would just do the $89 deal with the free dining. When we lived farther down south it was hard to go there more then once. Now we live closer so its ok to do a one day trip. Just drive up and back the same day. If we had to get a hotel every time it would be just too much.
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Old 03-24-2013, 08:18 PM   #17
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Interesting that it wasn't a "hard sell" kind of thing. Thanks for the info!!! Wonder if they'd have done it this way if you hadn't bought that extra ticket??? We'll have all our tickets beforehand, so I'm just wondering if the "timeshare people" will be more insistent if we already had all our tickets without a coupon to upgrade. Have you noticed this kind of transaction while you were there?
I wondered too about not having that coupon. But I think someone could've gotten 2nd day tickets without it...my guess. The group in front of me was only there for about two minutes. I don't know if they had a coupon.
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Old 03-24-2013, 08:23 PM   #18
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Thanks, maurene. We are not even sure if SWO is a definite this year. But, if it is, then we can probably use this info to our advantage.
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Old 03-24-2013, 11:42 PM   #19
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It depends some people can only afford to go there once. And if you buy the tickets online it is $10 cheaper than gate price. If I could only go once I would just do the $89 deal with the free dining. When we lived farther down south it was hard to go there more then once. Now we live closer so its ok to do a one day trip. Just drive up and back the same day. If we had to get a hotel every time it would be just too much.
That 1-day with dining is such a great value for people only making a one day visit. I think it is only an internet purchase. But, yeah, that is a great deal. I think Busch Gardens has it too.
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Old 03-25-2013, 12:48 PM   #20
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That 1-day with dining is such a great value for people only making a one day visit. I think it is only an internet purchase. But, yeah, that is a great deal. I think Busch Gardens has it too.
Yes they do. When I saw that we decided since we can only make it out that way once we are going to go for a day. Although I am a bit bummed cause now I am pregnant and won't be able to do my coasters.
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When I went last July, they were doing a "buy a day, get the rest of the year free!" thing. It seemed like an incredible deal but I only got one more days use out of it.
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Old 03-26-2013, 09:15 AM   #22
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When I went last July, they were doing a "buy a day, get the rest of the year free!" thing. It seemed like an incredible deal but I only got one more days use out of it.
That's because the fun card is $89 and that is the same price as the one day price.
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I just bought the Fun Pass, it did not say Florida resident where I clicked on it. It was under Buy Passes, then Buy a Pass, then pay for a day, play all year. Never said FL resident. I had no idea there might be a restriction. I put my home address in there, etc.

Well, that is what I am using in September. We wanted to go for 2 days. Worst case I guess they can switch it to a regular ticket and I can get that 2nd day free thing.
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I just bought the Fun Pass, it did not say Florida resident where I clicked on it. It was under Buy Passes, then Buy a Pass, then pay for a day, play all year. Never said FL resident. I had no idea there might be a restriction. I put my home address in there, etc.

Well, that is what I am using in September. We wanted to go for 2 days. Worst case I guess they can switch it to a regular ticket and I can get that 2nd day free thing.
I am sure you will be just fine .

Last summer, we purchased one annual pass and two "weekday" passes for Aquatica, the latter of which were only listed on the FL residents section of the website. We are not residents of Florida, nor even of the USA....so I was a bit concerned about whether we could buy and use them or not. I called SW before purchasing to see if we might have issues when we go to enter the park. They assured me that the weekday passes, while listed under the FL residents section of the website, are open for purchase to anyone (they are marked to FL residents as they are the largest sector of consumers to purchase that type of pass, hence being placed in that area of the website). They even put through the ticket purchase for me by phone using my Canadian MasterCard.

When we entered the park with our ticket confirmations, we had no problem at all.
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I am sure you will be just fine .

Last summer, we purchased one annual pass and two "weekday" passes for Aquatica, the latter of which were only listed on the FL residents section of the website. We are not residents of Florida, nor even of the USA....so I was a bit concerned about whether we could buy and use them or not. I called SW before purchasing to see if we might have issues when we go to enter the park. They assured me that the weekday passes, while listed under the FL residents section of the website, are open for purchase to anyone (they are marked to FL residents as they are the largest sector of consumers to purchase that type of pass, hence being placed in that area of the website). They even put through the ticket purchase for me by phone using my Canadian MasterCard.

When we entered the park with our ticket confirmations, we had no problem at all.
Good to hear. We just want to go into SW on our arrival day, and the following day. So just 1 1/2 days. I don't think we will be back in Orlando before year end to use it again.
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