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Theme parks deals spring up at Universal, Disney, Busch Gardens and Aquatica

A number of buy one, get one free options have surfaced for Florida residents during this slow time of year at theme parks.
Busch Gardens is running a deal right now for a free Adventure Island water park pass with the purchase of a $104.99 Fun Card. The park’s Cheetah Hunt coaster launches riders from zero to 60 mph in a matter of seconds, three different times during the ride. AP Photo/Busch Gardens Tampa (2012
Published Feb. 8

Ticket deals are springing up all over for Florida residents to catch a break at Sunshine State theme parks, including a number of buy one, get one free options.

It may feel awfully early to think about Halloween (seven months early, in fact) but for the first time, Universal is selling a buy-one-get-one offer on the 2019 Halloween Horror Nights. It is only available through June 5, but you get one night for regular price ($81.99) and then another for free, Saturdays not included. See UniversalOrlando.com for details.

SeaWorld's Aquatica water park is running a $29.99 Valentine's special with the option of adding $20 for all-day dining. The offer ends Feb. 17 and you must visit by March 14. The normal online price is $39.99 and with dining $65. See aquatica.com and click Valentine's Day Special to purchase.

SeaWorld also just announced a deal that throws in a free pass to Aquatica of you buy an Annual Pass at SeaWorld, which start at $131.88 per pass. Offer ends Feb. 18▾

In case you missed it, Busch Gardens is still running its special on its $104.99 Fun Card that gets you a free Adventure Island water park pass, worth $59.99. The offer ends March 31. Note that block-out dates apply to both parks for some weeks of spring break and summer. And you can register online for a Preschool Card gives that give kids 5 and a younger a free ticket to the parks. Purchases can be made online at buschgardens.com.

And Walt Disney World is still running its deal that lets Florida residents purchase a three-day Discover Disney ticket for $175, valid for admission to one theme park per day. You can also add a fourth day for $20. The tickets are valid through June 30 with no block-out dates. Tickets may be used on nonconsecutive days. To purchase, go to DisneyWorld.com/DiscoverDisney.

Contact Sharon Kennedy Wynne at swynne@tampabay.com. Follow @SharonKWn.

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