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Busch Gardens Tampa & SeaWorld Orlando Preschool Pass – FREE Admission for ages 5 & Under

Busch Gardens Tampa & SeaWorld Orlando Preschool Pass – FREE Admission for ages 5 & Under

Kids 5 and younger get into SeaWorld Orlando and Busch Gardens Tampa Bay FREE for all of 2017!

Sign up today to get your 2017 Free Preschool Card and your child will receive free admission from January 4 – December 31, 2017. Have a blast exploring Sesame Street Safari of Fun at Busch Gardens, and Shamu’s Happy Harbor at SeaWorld, along with rides specially designed for the little ones. Both parks also have an abundance of animal exhibits to explore – including some face to face close encounters!

Sea World Orlando

Here is how to get this great deal:

  1. Decide if you want to add a year of admission to Adventure Island for $54.99 OR a year of Aquatica (SeaWorld’s Waterpark) for $58.99. (The Busch Gardens FunCard for adults comes with free admission to Adventure Island rightnow, so worth taking a look at that option!)
  2. Click here to register online and add Aquatica for $58.99.
    Click here to register online and add Adventure Island for $54.99.
    If you don’t plan to add on either water park, click either link to register. Be sure to register before you go to the park, this deal is NOT available at the ticket windows!
  3. Plan your visit to SeaWorld Orlando or Busch Gardens Tampa Bay before June 27, 2017. Also be sure to take with you the printed voucher and valid form of ID (a copy of a certified birth certificate or travel passport). Present them at a ticket window to receive Preschool Card.
  4. The voucher must be redeemed by June 27, 2017, HOWEVER you get to enjoy this FREE Preschool Pass all the way through December 31, 2017!

Valid for Florida Residents only. Note that ages 2 & under receive free admission to the parks daily and do not need a Preschool Pass.


Wondering about the cost of tickets for the rest of your family?

There are three options:

  • Single Day Tickets – you can always go for just one day BUT for the same price or just a few dollars more you get a FunCard that is valid for the entire year!
  • Fun Cards are valid for the remainder of 2017 with no blackout dates. They only include park admission, and do NOT include Free Parking. {Parking is $20 per visit.}
  • Annual Passes get you 12 months of admission from the date of purchase, PLUS free parking (value of $20/visit), discounts, monthly specials, discount on guest tickets, etc.

Click any of the ticket prices below to purchase your tickets and avoid waiting at the ticket windows. Note that there are a LOT of options on the SeaWorld/Busch Gardens website – these links should take you directly to the Florida Resident pages and Annual pass deals.

SeaWorld Orlando

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

BOTH SeaWorld and Busch Gardens

We took advantage of this deal two years ago, and my advice is to purchase 1 annual pass to get the free parking benefit, and then get FunCards for everyone else. Whether you want one park or both is up to you!

Busch Gardens tampa

{Yes, this is a real tiger. Behind VERY thick glass.}

Halloween Freebies and Deals in Lakeland & Winter Haven

Halloween Freebies and Deals in Lakeland & Winter Haven

Several restaurants and attractions in the Lakeland & Polk County area are offering free or discounted treats and admission on Halloween. Some require a costume – details below! Krispy Kreme: On October 31st, come in your costume and get one free doughnut of your choice (including the Zombie doughnuts) at any participating Krispy Kreme US… Continue Reading

Score a $3 meal on Halloween at Chipotle – Costume Required!

Score a $3 meal on Halloween at Chipotle – Costume Required!

Visit Chipotle in costume from 3pm to close (10pm) on Monday, October 31 and get a burrito, bowl, salad or order of tacos for only $3. We have three Chipotle locations in Polk County: 3434 South Florida Ave, Lakeland, FL 33803 Get Directions 4204 US Hwy 98N, Lakeland, FL 33809 Get Directions 804 Cypress Gardens Blvd. SE, Winter… Continue Reading

Safari Wilderness Ranch – Book a Pumpkin Safari for 1/2 Price

Safari Wilderness Ranch – Book a Pumpkin Safari for 1/2 Price

Did you know Lakeland is home to water buffalo, zebras, camels, ostriches, warthogs, lemurs, and porcupines? How about eland, red lechwe, sitatunga, springbok, Watusi cattle, barasingha, axis deer, fallow deer, scimitar-horned oryx, and nilgai? (It’s ok – we had to Google all of those too!) Safari Wilderness is a natural adventure ranch located in Lakeland where you can… Continue Reading

Local Birthday Freebies in Lakeland & Polk County

Local Birthday Freebies in Lakeland & Polk County

In my house we LOVE celebrating birthdays, and here at Lakeland Mom we love making YOUR birthday special too! What better way to celebrate a birthday than with free meals, desserts, discounts, and gifts from your favorite local restaurants and stores? While some restaurants will treat you to a free birthday dessert when you mention you’re there… Continue Reading

FREE Disney Princess Meet & Greet at Disney Springs in October

FREE Disney Princess Meet & Greet at Disney Springs in October

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BOGO Dinosaur World Coupons

BOGO Dinosaur World Coupons

Donate to Goodwill-Suncoast store or donation location in June and you’ll get a coupon good for one FREE child admission to Dinosaur World with the purchase of an adult admission! The Dinosaur World coupon will be given to anyone who drops off a donation at any Goodwill-Suncoast location, there is no minimum donation amount/size. It will also be given to Goodwill shoppers who “Round Up” their purchase… Continue Reading

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