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How to Find Discount Tickets at Six Flags Great Adventure, Dorney Park, HersheyPark: Philadelphia Area Amusement and Water Parks

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Summer in Philly: Time to get your roller coaster on! Photo:, Public Domain Image
Summer in Philly: Time to get your roller coaster on! Photo:, Public Domain Image

Heading out to Philadelphia area amusement parks such as Six Flags Great Adventure, Dorney and HersheyPark is a tradition for many families and groups of friends. However, park admission tickets are somewhat expensive—this is especially taxing on individuals and families in this economy. To save some money, consider hunting for discounts at area locations and on products and retail stores you already use.

The Park: Six Flags Great Adventure is located in Jackson, New Jersey. This is the largest Six Flags park in the country and it includes water rides, roller coasters and special events including celebrity appearances.

The Discounts:

  • AAA: You can get a discount at Six Flags with a AAA (“Triple A”) membership at $5.00 off your admission. If you spend $15.00 or more on merchandise, show your card for 10 percent off that cost.
  • Military: Six Flags doesn’t give military discounts, but encourages military personnel to check with individual bases regarding additional discounts.
  • Coke Can: Some Coca-Cola cans and products offer discounts. These vary by season and day of week.

Park Info:

Six Flags Great Adventure

1 Six Flags Boulevard

Jackson, NJ 08527

Directions to Park

The Park: HersheyPark is located in Hershey, PA near other attraction such as the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire. During the summer, this area is notoriously expensive for vacationers (especially when compared to other sites like Gettysburg).

The Discounts:

  • Military: Like Great Adventure, Hershey advises members of the military to inquire at their bases for tickets and discounts.
  • Giant Food Stores: You can get free parking at the park in June if you purchase your tickets at Giant when you do your grocery shopping.
  • Free Coupons: Coupons are available at multiple retail locations that you probably already frequent. Popular Philadelphia destinations offering coupons include Wawa, Friendly’s (until June 20), Chick-Fil-A, CVS and Wendy’s.
  • Reservations: Because Hershey is a major travel destination, you can buy vacation packages offering discount park admission. See site for details.

Park Info:


100 West Hersheypark Drive

Hershey, PA 17033

The Park: Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom is best known for its fabulous water rides and comparatively inexpensive prices.

The Discounts:

  • AAA: AAA (or ‘Triple A’) members can purchase discounted tickets, but they must be purchased in advance at AAA and not at the park.
  • Acme: Discount ticket sales happen at many grocery stores for Dorney tickets, but the only participating store in the Philadelphia area is Acme.
  • Pepsi Cans: Check Pepsi cans and other Pepsi products for a discount on admission.
  • Coupons at Fast Food Chains: In June, check Subway and Dunkin’ Donuts. Come July, look for coupons at Burger King. In August, find them at Taco Bell and Wendy’s.

Park Info:

Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom

3830 Dorney Park Road

Allentown, PA 18104

Directions to Park

Many parks include varying prices depending on time of season. Ticket prices also vary by age (with discounts for students and seniors), so check the parks’ sites in advance for detailed information and possible advance ordering for discounts and to you avoid the lines.