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Busch Gardens Tampa and SeaWorld Orlando offer $50 weekday admission

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It seems as though everyday you hear about another massive price increase for the cost of daily admission at your favorite theme park. For most Orlando area attractions, you can expect to pay more than $100 a day simply for the privilege of walking in through the main gate! Busch Gardens® Tampa and SeaWorld® Orlando think weekdays need to be celebrated, especially weekdays during spring break. Both parks are offering a special $50 Weekday Ticket, on sale for only 50 days, good for a single weekday admission to either park, now through May 5, 2014, including spring break.

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Busch Gardens® Tampa is the ultimate family adventure, offering 300 acres of fascinating attractions based on exotic explorations around the world. Everyone will enjoy the unparalleled mix of animal encounters, captivating shows and thrilling rides.

Kicking off March 21, SeaWorld Orlando’s pathways come to life with oceans of spontaneous entertainment. “Bubble Blowout” is a fantastical vehicle creating bubbles of all sizes and shapes. Engaging performances with sea-inspired costumes and props will pop up at surprising moments to surprise guests throughout the day, like “Splash Dance.” The“SeaWorld® Surprise Squad” will roam the park on a daily basis giving away prizes and special gifts, including exclusive access to rides, behind-the-scenes experiences, Shamu-themed merchandise, reserved show seating, and more.

The $50 Weekday Ticket is available online to U.S. residents through the SeaWorld and Busch Gardens websites, or by calling (888) 800-5447. The $50 Weekday Ticket is valid for one weekday’s admission to either SeaWorld Orlando or Busch Gardens Tampa and must be used by May 5, 2014.

If you're interested in adding a bit more splash to your Busch Gardens trip, guests can take advantage of an unprecedented offer and receive an Adventure Island® Fun Card FREE with the purchase of a Busch Gardens® Tampa Fun Card. This new, limited-time offer let’s guests enjoy unlimited thrills at Busch Gardens and the water-soaked fun of Adventure Island for $92 for adults and $87 for children (ages 3-9) with no blackout dates.

“We’re excited to bring this extraordinary offer to the loyal Busch Gardens and Adventure Island fans and guests,” said Busch Gardens Park President Jim Dean. “In addition to experiencing the thrilling rides, world-class entertainment and over 12,000 animals that Busch Gardens offers, guests can also cool off at Adventure Island all season long.”

In addition to the unparalleled combination of thrill rides, animal attractions and entertainment, each Fun Card includes admission to the incredible line-up of events at each park, such as the Real Music Concert Series, Bands, Brew & BBQ, Island Nights and Summer Nights.

Offer is valid through March 31, 2014 and provides unlimited access to Busch Gardens through Dec. 31, 2014 and Adventure Island through Oct. 12, 2014. Guests can take advantage of this unprecedented offer online at buschgardens.com, by calling (888) 800-5447, at the front gates at Busch Gardens or at select AAA locations.

This is a limited time offer and does not include admission to select special events (including Howl-O-Scream and Christmas Town at Busch Gardens). Offer does not include parking or discounts on food and merchandise. Price is plus tax, per person and is valid for only residents of the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Offer is non-transferable and non-refundable and not valid with other discounts or special offers. Other restrictions may apply. Subject to change without notice.

If you enjoy the feeling of flying, and falling, you should be thrilled to know that the Official Opening Date for Falcon’s Fury is May 1, 2014.

Be the first to know about new events, special deals and future announcements by following the park’s blog . You can also “like” the Busch Gardens Facebook page, and follow Busch Gardens on Twitter and on Pinterest.

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