Ways to have thrifty theme park thrills - Start your homework early.
Check the attraction's website in advance to scout out information on seasonal coupons, half-off entry fees (often at the end of the day) and annual passes.
Do a little digging for discounts on heftily priced theme park tickets, and don't forget to check in unusual places for deals. Your workplace, bank, credit union, airline (if you're flying to the destination), grocery store chains or discount club may reveal surprising deals.
For example, Costco offers discount passes to LegoLand, and Lego magazine often includes coupons, according to Debbie Dubrow, the well-traveled family blogger at DeliciousBaby.com.