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#1 item

Posted 22 January 2013 - 01:59 PM

Dear people-who-know-these-things:

We're looking at flying up in April with another family for 4/nights/days and taking our 4 year olds to the parks.  I think we've got flights/accommodation sorted and we'll either hire a van or book a 5 day transfer pass.

Where is the best place to buy tickets/passes?

We've two adults and a 4yo, our friends are the same plus one infant.

I've never booked a holiday before ever (duty-trips to family don't count!) so would love any advice.

We're planning on spending mornings at the park, then arvos hanging out at 5* hotel in aircon or pool.



#2 orangepeanut

Posted 22 January 2013 - 02:11 PM

If you are a member of an auto club (RACV/NRMA/RAA etc) you can get discounted tickets through their websites, as long as you can print them out. For the parks you mentioned you will have to pay for the 4 year old as child prices are from 3-13.

You can get a VIP pass which is unlimited entry for approx $99 per person.

They parks all open at 10am

Hope that helps

#3 PrincessPeach

Posted 22 January 2013 - 02:18 PM

http://themeparks.com.au/

The VIP passes are the best value for money if you intend to visit more than 1 park & cover seaworld, wet 'n' wild & movie world.

Dreamworld & white water world & Q1 have their own separate one.

#4 tle

Posted 22 January 2013 - 02:18 PM

We've just come back from the Gold Coast. I did a search and got my tickets online. I paid $99 each and had a buy 3 get one free deal so it worked out about $75 each. That was for unlimited entry to Sea World, Movie World and Wet & wild until 30 June 2013. I think it was from a site called "my fun" or something like that.

#5 Justaduck

Posted 22 January 2013 - 02:20 PM

The VIP ones are even cheaper than the $99 now, I think maybe $75 even before the buy 3 get 1 free discount?

www.myfun.com.au



#6 jakc_

Posted 22 January 2013 - 02:24 PM

My advice would be to first check you childs height to the park ride rules..nothing more dissapointing than going to a theme park and not be able to go on any rides! The theme parks all have websites with height restrictions original.gif

#7 item

Posted 22 January 2013 - 02:26 PM

The VIP passes are all $99, only the 'Locals VIP' seem to be cheaper.

Jakc_ - thanks so much for the heads up (see what I did there).  Not a concern for my DS as he is tall, will be scared of rides and only interested in wiggles, but my BFF's DS might not be tall enough.  I'll let her know.

#8 jakc_

Posted 22 January 2013 - 02:35 PM

Dreamworld is for the wiggles fans however that is not a part of the 3 world pass (movie world, seaworld and wet n wild)....but those also have little kids ride areas...I'm sure you'll have fun where ever you go! (ps, seaworld has it's own resort)

#9 mummabubba

Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:14 PM

Just a note - if you are travelling with another family then i HIGHLY reccomend hiring a house instead of staying in a hotel.  Try Stayz.com.au.  My favourite houses (huge 4 or 5 bed) are normally around Sanctuary Cove, Broadbeach or Mermaid Waters.  Also try Annies beach holidays.com.au

#10 item

Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:38 PM

Thanks Mummabubba but we are really looking forward to room service  ph34r.gif

DS also has anxiety, so we'll be spending a relatively short time at the parks and more quiet time in air con than perhaps most young families.

#11 Propaganda

Posted 22 January 2013 - 07:20 PM

There is a VIP pass that covers Seaworld, Movie World and Wet n Wild, and then another special pass that covers Dreamworld and Whitewater World.

MyFun.com.au is where you can buy these.

If you're only wanting to spend a little time at theme parks, I'd recommend just buying the VIP pass that covers the 3 parks as you'll not get much use out of the water parks probably.

#12 SlinkyMalinki

Posted 22 January 2013 - 07:58 PM

I think with a 4 year old, the SW/MW/W&W pass would be more suitable.

We take our 4 year old to MW most months, and SW every couple of months.  

FWIW my daughter is about 105cm, and can go on all the rides in the kids section at Movieworld (without an adult, with the exception of the rollercoaster), and all the rides in the kids section at Sea World (but needs a grown up for a couple of them - they're a bit stricter with restrictions).

We've never been to Wet n Wild, despite having the pass for the last 3 years.  We plan to in the next few months, when we can leave baby DD home for the day with a grandparent.


#13 2bundles

Posted 23 January 2013 - 07:06 PM

Have you looked into staying at sea world resort?  This is the only place you could easily do the half day options you want. They also have room service!

It is a great resort for kids.

Other than sea world, all the other parks are a fair distance from the coast , so half days would be painful.

May well be cheaper for you all to hire a van than to try and get buses etc.

I think the VIP pass is the most economical.

#14 2-beautiful-boys

Posted 25 January 2013 - 07:38 AM

QUOTE
We've just come back from the Gold Coast. I did a search and got my tickets online. I paid $99 each and had a buy 3 get one free deal so it worked out about $75 each. That was for unlimited entry to Sea World, Movie World and Wet & wild until 30 June 2013. I think it was from a site called "my fun" or something like that.


We are going to the Gold Coast in March and I was thinking of getting these tickets. Can I ask where you got the buy 3 get one free deal from?

Thanks

#15 maggi

Posted 22 April 2013 - 04:11 PM

Hi, off to gold coast in a few wks, has anyone seen the tickets buy 3 get one free for the 3parks ? i am sure i saw it somewhere but now cannot locate it, its a huge savings so hope someone knows about it

#16 maggi

Posted 22 April 2013 - 04:11 PM

Hi, off to gold coast in a few wks, has anyone seen the tickets buy 3 get one free for the 3parks ? i am sure i saw it somewhere but now cannot locate it, its a huge savings so hope someone knows about it

#17 Justaduck

Posted 22 April 2013 - 04:28 PM

QUOTE (maggi @ 22/04/2013, 04:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi, off to gold coast in a few wks, has anyone seen the tickets buy 3 get one free for the 3parks ? i am sure i saw it somewhere but now cannot locate it, its a huge savings so hope someone knows about it



Not sure if they are still doing buy 3 get 1 free but check this out:

http://themeparks.com.au/special-interest-...s/under-8s-sale
All discounted ones on there at the moment. The $39.99 unlimited entry til June 30th is only avail to QLD residents and NSW north coast, but the rest of them are available for all original.gif
Enjoy your time up here.

#18 pascalls

Posted 22 April 2013 - 04:28 PM

QUOTE (maggi @ 22/04/2013, 04:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi, off to gold coast in a few wks, has anyone seen the tickets buy 3 get one free for the 3parks ? i am sure i saw it somewhere but now cannot locate it, its a huge savings so hope someone knows about it


It was from the normal website but I'm pretty sure that offer finished just before Easter. The buy 3 get 1 free offer isn't always available. Seems to come out just before school holidays. We bought tickets in August or September with that deal.

#19 ~Jodama~

Posted 22 April 2013 - 04:43 PM

QUOTE (maggi @ 22/04/2013, 05:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi, off to gold coast in a few wks, has anyone seen the tickets buy 3 get one free for the 3parks ? i am sure i saw it somewhere but now cannot locate it, its a huge savings so hope someone knows about it


https://myfun.com.au/myfun/box-office/combo...ass%20sale.aspx

We did this last Sept, great value. We had a blast. Was going to try and use them again before they expired but doubtful that will happen now.

ETA It ends next Monday!!

Edited by kriattica, 22 April 2013 - 04:44 PM.


#20 GenWhy

Posted 27 April 2013 - 10:10 PM

Those deals actually come out quite a few times a year. If you live in Qld or have a Qld driver's licence you are usually eligible for local's discount at the very least. We had the season passes and even though we only went to each place a few times, it still worked out cheaper. I'm fairly certain under 3 is free. I'm a bit hazy - but I know we didn't pay for any of our kids when we lived on the Goldy and they were all under 3 with one turning 4. So maybe under 4? Don't quote me!

I would definitely look into whether your kids are tall enough. Most of the rides my kids couldn't go on. I'm sure it was 120cm for most rides. My sister takes my niece and nephew pretty much each fortnight minimum or my parents take them - even if it's just to swim in the wave pool etc. Great place for a holiday!




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