Breaking: Walt Disney World Raises Ticket, Pass, and Parking Prices Effective Feb 11, 2018

Walt Disney World - Fireworks during the day at Magic Kingdom

Walt Disney World announced it is raising the prices of daily tickets, as well as annual passes and parking fees, effective Sunday, February 11, 2018.

The cost increase on one-day one-park tickets will vary according to season and park, going up as much as $7 a ticket.

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Discovery Cove Adds Unlimited SeaWorld & Aquatica Admission for Florida Residents

Discovery Cove Orlando dolphin

Florida residents wanting to visit Orlando’s Discovery Cove will get discounted rates this fall, plus the added benefit of unlimited admission to SeaWorld Orlando and Aquatica Waterpark through January 31, 2017.

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Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Florida Attractions Offering 50% Discount for Florida Residents Through Dec 18, 2015

Through December 18, Florida residents will get 50% off discounted tickets for admission to all Ripley’s Florida attractions.

Ripley's Believe It or Not! Orlando

Residents will need to show a local photo ID in order to receive the discount, and all adults in the party will need to have proof of residency in order to receive the discount.

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Florida Residents Save 60% on Admission at Gatorland Through December 31, 2014

GatorlandGatorland, one of Orlando’s oldest attractions, is once again offering $9.99 admission rates for Florida residents.

This rate is valid for all ages (kids 2 and under are free) through December 31, 2014. The discounted price saves $15 off the adult admission rates.

Florida residents will also be allowed to apply the cost of their admission towards the purchase of an annual pass with extended benefits that include 30% admission discounts for accompanying guests, 50% off the Adventure Hour, 20% off Rookie Wrestling Experience & in-park photography stations, 20% off Gift Shop purchases and 10% off food & beverages within the park.

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In Review: CoCo Key Water Resort Water Park in Orlando

It was a nice late fall day out, so my family and I went to CoCo Key Water Resort today, to check out their water park.

A while back, we had spotted them on Groupon. The offer was for day passes to their outdoor water park, so I bought 2 for us at “buy 1 get 1 free” for a day pass. We have been driving by it every Sunday on our way to church since it opened and the kids have been dying to go.

It’s nice that a hotel has realized that locals can provide revenue, too. It’s a small park, but that is not necessarily a bad thing with small kids. They have a good variety of slides for all ages. Our 6 yr old could ride all but 2 slides, and our 40″ 3 yr old could ride all but 3 slides. There are lots of slides and play things for very small kids too. And at 85 degrees, the pools were nice to just be in.

The fall/winter single day ticket price is $14.95 per ticket which makes it more affordable than other water parks. Florida resident discounts bring that price down to $9.95 per pass. But with the winter hours, I would recommend getting there as it opens.

We will go back, there is no doubt about that. But I may wait for another Groupon or other special with the winter hours (Thurs-Sat 11am-7pm; Sun 11am-5pm; closed Mon-Wed). And I did not get any pictures as I was too busy playing, too.

Day passes to CoCo Key Water Resort are available based on water park capacity with certain restrictions and blackout dates. Admission to the water park is only guaranteed to guests of the resort.

[Image courtesy of CoCo Key Water Resort]

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