Are Season Passes & Family Memberships Worth It?!

Posted by on Jul 6, 2017

Season passes and family memberships seem to be the norm around here. Everyone seems to have at least one. But are they worth the money? I looked at A LOT of options and prices to answer just that question. My answer? Maybe.

Price matters. No question there. But also location and how often you will use the pass. Most of the passes seem to be about the price of three regular visits. So if you plan on using your pass or membership more than three times in the year you have it, then it’s definitely worth it. Go every weekend and you have more than justified the cost.

Bottom line? Do your research: Make sure the cost is worth the benefits for YOUR family. What works for mine, may not work for yous.

That being said, check out some of my favorites:

  • Cherry Hill: A season pass is priced at $89.95 per person at this waterpark. Prices tend to be lower before the season starts. A single visit starts at $21 for the water park. So you will need to visit more than 4 times to make it worth the price. You can also opt for the King of the Hill season pass for $114.95. This one includes the water park, mini golf, jungle maze, Aeroball, Hamster Haven, BattleStar Blasters, The ROCK and Junior Jungle Boats. This one seems like a way better deal in my opinion.
  • Cowabunga Bay: A season pass is regularly priced at $109.99, but if you wait until the end of the season and buy for next year, you will only pay $64.99! This is a killer deal and you won’t want to wait! Go just 4 times and you have made it worth your while.
  • Discovery Gateway: A family membership (1 adult + 5 guests) is $150. A single visit is $9.50. So a family of 6 would need to go 3 times to be worth it. If your family is smaller, you would need to visit more often to be worth the price.
  • Hogle Zoo: A family membership (2 adults & all dependent children) will set you back $149. So, again, it depends on the size of your family. A family of four would need to go 3 times to make the membership worth it. If your family is bigger it would be worth your while much faster. I prefer to purchase the Zoo Booster membership so I can always get 2 extra people in for free. I’m much more likely to go if I can bring people with me.

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  • The Living Planet Aquarium: Visit the aquarium just 3 times and you will have justified a family membership (2 adults & 4 children) to the Living Planet Aquarium since it is priced at $189.95.
  • Thanksgiving Point: The price for a family membership here (2 adults & dependent children) is $220. But it includes all four Thanksgiving Point venues. Just visit each venue ONCE with a family of five and you have made that membership worth your while.
  • Red Butte Garden: This place is gorgeous! Plus, you can get a family membership (2 adults & 6 children) for only $75. If you have just a family of four you will make the membership worth the price in just TWO visits!

There are tons of other places to get a membership or season pass. Just make sure to do your research before you buy. What are some of YOUR favorite places to have a membership?



Comments

  1. Heather says:

    When we lived in Utah County, the pass of all passes was our favorite!!

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