Florida Attraction Discounts & Deals – Theme Parks, Family Activities, Dinner Shows, & more

We LOVE to share family-friendly attractions with you, and we love it EVEN MORE when we can share a great deal and save you some $$ on family fun!

Below you’ll find a round up of deals on attractions and activities in Lakeland and across Central Florida, perfect for kids and families. While we do our best to keep this list updated, deals are subject to end at any time, and most are limited offers. That means if you see something you want to do – jump in and buy it while it is still available! 

Our list includes deals on top Tampa & Orlando attractions such as

  • Busch Gardens
  • Sea World
  • Aquatica
  • Blue Man Group
  • I-Drive NASCAR Kart Racing
  • Pirate’s Dinner Adventure
  • and more.

We’ve also got links to savings on local activities in Lakeland and Polk County:

  • Bok Tower Gardens
  • LEGOLAND Florida
  • Safari Wilderness
  • Explorations V Children’s Museum
  • Bowling
  • Paintball
  • and other favorites

Keep in mind that whether you purchase one these deals or just a regular admission ticket, prices are almost always cheaper if you purchase a ticket in advance online instead of waiting until you get to the gate.

Some of the links below are affiliate links, which means we will earn a small commission if you make a purchase through our links, at no additional cost to you. We’ve done the research to be sure everything we list below is actually a savings to you, and we appreciate your support for Lakeland Mom if you decide to take advantage of one of these deals!


Bok Tower Gardens

Groupon Deals:
• General Admission and Pinewood Estate Admission for Two – $20
• General Admission and Pinewood Estate Admission for Two Adults and Two Children – $30
• General Admission for Two – $18

(Regular Prices for comparison: General Admission and Pinewood Estate is $20/person age 13+ and $10/child ages 5-12. General Admission is $14/person age 13+ and $5/child ages 5-12.)

Expires Sept. 30, 2018. Read our review of the Hammock Hollow Children’s Garden at Bok Tower Gardens.

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Safari Wilderness Ranch Lakeland

Nestled on over 260 acres of land in North Lakeland, Safari Wilderness one of the most unique and memorable experiences in Florida. It is one of our favorite places in Lakeland. Look a zebra in the eye, feed a llama from your hand, see the huge horns of the Watsui cattle, get licked by a water buffalo, hold hands with a ring-tailed lemur, and more.

Current Discounts
Young Explorers Safari: Friday, Saturday, or Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. or 2 p.m. Safari leaves on the hour and lasts approximately 45 minutes. Valid May 25 – August 12. Tickets only available on Groupon and range from $39 for 1 person to $145 for admission for 4.

Sunset Safari Experience: Friday and Saturday nights in June, July, and August. Includes a 90-minute guided safari truck ride through 260-acres of wilderness, where visitors will have a chance to see over 500 animals at their most active time of day. At mid-point, the tour stops at the elevated Tree House deck for refreshments and a view of a sunset over the savanna. Tickets are $89 per person and are only available on Groupon.

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LEGOLAND Florida Resort

There always seems to be a BOGO offer or other LEGOLAND Florida deal floating around for single-day admission, but when you live as close as we do, the annual “Awesome Pass” or Awesomer Pass” is the best deal! Click here for details and regular LEGOLAND prices.

Available Deals on single-day admission:

$40 off General Admission with an empty 20oz bottle of any Coca-Cola® product
Valid through the end of July 2018. Click here for full details on the LEGOLAND Florida website.

Check the LEGOLAND Florida Blog for other “Brick Bargains.”

Military Discounts: Active U.S. Service Members receive FREE admission to LEGOLAND® Florida Resort & Water Park, no restrictions or blackout dates. This offer is not available online. To redeem this offer, please bring a valid military ID to any LEGOLAND Florida Resort ticket window.  More Details.

FREE Florida Teacher Pass: LEGOLAND® Florida Resort, Madame Tussauds Orlando and SEA LIFE Orlando are offering Florida teachers for grades PreK-12 one year of free admission with a Florida Teacher Pass. To redeem bring your most recent paystub, current Florida photo ID and valid FDOE Professional or Temporary Certificate to the ticket window at the entrance of LEGOLAND® Florida, Madame Tussauds Orlando or SEA LIFE Orlando. You must be present to receive your Florida Teacher Pass, as your photo is included on the ID card. More details.

Florida PTA Member Discount

  • Get a 1-day adult Legoland Florida ticket for $35
  • Get a 1-day Legoland Florida + Water Park Combo ticket for $57.50

Must select date and purchase in advance to get the discount. Proof of PTA Membership not required. Click button below to purchase.

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Cypress Lanes Bowling – Winter Haven

Groupon Deal: $45 for 2 hours of bowling and shoe rental for up to 5 people, plus a Large Pizza. Note – Must wait 24 hours after purchase before redeeming.

Location: 2010 Dundee Rd, Winter Haven, FL 33884

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Aerospace Discovery at Florida Air Museum

Florida’s “Official Aviation Museum and Education Center” located on the SUN ‘n FUN campus features a dynamic display of the best examples aviation has to offer including one-of-a-kind designs, classics, ultra-lights, antiques and war-birds. Kids can get hands on with a variety of airplanes, displays, and flight simulators.

Groupon Deal:

  • $15 for admission for two (up to a $24 value)
  • $25 for admission for four (up to a $48 value)

Regular admission – Adult: $12 / Senior 55+: $10 / Student Ages 7 – 17: $8 / Children Under 6 & Active Military: FREE

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Off the Wall Adventures in Lakeland – 2055 Shepherd Rd., Lakeland, FL 33811 – Directions
Central Florida Paintball in Lakeland – 9365 US Highway 98 North, Lakeland, FL 33809 – Directions
Action Paintball in Winter Haven – 1715 7th St, Winter Haven, FL 33880 – Directions

Multiple deals available on Groupon for each location. Be sure to read the fine print as most only cover equipment and still require an additional purchase of paintballs.

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Explorations V Children’s Museum

  • $39 for single-day admission for up to six ($54 value)
  • $129 for one Plus membership ($150 value)
  • $215 for one Mega membership ($250 value)

Click here to learn more about Annual Memberships to Explorations V and the various levels of membership.

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Tampa CityPass 

Save over 50% on tickets to 5 of Tampa’s most popular attractions. For only $107 for adults and $97 for kids you’ll receive admission to ALL of these family friendly activities:

You’ll have up to 9 calendar days to visit all 5 of these attractions, making for a great summer staycation where you can sleep in your own bed every night. 

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Sea World Orlando
Aquatica Orlando
Busch Gardens Tampa
Adventure Island Tampa

If you’re only looking for 2-3 days of theme park fun and not interested in a Fun Card or Annual Pass, you can get a GREAT deal on single day admission to a combination of these 4 theme parks!

Groupon deal:

  • Two Park Admission Ticket- enjoy two visits at any combination of these parks – $96
  • Three Park Admission Ticket- enjoy three visits at any combination of these parks – $116

Must purchase one voucher per person. All park visits on the voucher must be redeemed by the same person. All visits must be completed within 14 days of the first visit. Expires January 31st, 2019.

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Aquatica Orlando

The sister waterpark to SeaWorld, Aquatica Orlando is a playground for kids and adults alike that welcomes guests in search of splash-filled fun.

Available Discounts:

• One Aquatica Orlando Single Day Ticket – $29/person
• One Aquatica Orlando Single Day Ticket Plus All-Day Dining – $49/person

Voucher expires June 29, 2018. Valid for ages 3+.

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Sea World Orlando & Busch Gardens Tampa

Save on all Sea World & Busch Gardens tickets when you purchase in advance online. These links should take you directly to the Florida Resident pages and Annual pass deals for Sea World and Busch Gardens. Don’t waste time searching, we’ve already done the work to be sure you get to the best deals!

There are three options:

  • Single Day Tickets – if you’re only going for 1 day, see above for the best deal on Groupon.
  • Fun Cards are valid for the remainder of 2018 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.

SeaWorld Orlando

Busch Gardens Tampa

BOTH SeaWorld and Busch Gardens

SeaWorld Florida Teacher Card: Teachers get FREE admission to SeaWorld® Orlando – click here for your FREE ticket!

Active Duty Military Promotion: Both Sea World and Busch Gardens offer one complimentary admission per year for military personnel and as many as three direct dependents.
Click here for Sea World military tickets.
Click here for Busch Gardens military tickets.

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Universal Studios & Islands of Adventure

Universal is currently offering a summer Florida Resident deal with a 2 day ticket that includes Park-to-Park admission to BOTH Universal Studios Florida™ and Universal’s Islands of Adventure™ for any two (2) calendar days between May 1, 2018 and Aug. 1, 2018, with no blockout dates. This does not have to be used consecutively, but does require you to bring a UPC code from 12 oz. cans of Sprite® or Fanta® Orange.

Cost is $170 for adults, $165 for children.

Click the button below to see additional Florida Resident prices on Universal tickets.

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Blue Man Group Orlando 

Blue Man Group is comedy, theater, rock concert and dance party all rolled into one. This wildly popular phenomenon delivers an unforgettable, multi-sensory experience. It’s an outrageous evening of entertainment. See the show that has captivated 35 million people worldwide. Blue Man Group – enemy of monotony, remedy of boredom, promoter of overjoy and elation.

Groupon Deal: $49/person for Tier 1 Seating (Regular price is $60-75 for adults)

Details: Promotional value expires Jun 30, 2018. Limit 6/person. Valid only for option purchased. Redeem on day of show for a ticket at the venue box office. All sales final. Must purchase together to sit together. 

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Disney Florida Resident Discover Disney Ticket

Florida Residents can enjoy 3 days at a Walt Disney World theme park for $159 per person, plus tax with a Florida Resident Discover Disney Ticket. You can also add a 4th day for just $20 more per person, plus tax. Must be purchased by June 20, 2018 and expires on June 24, 2018.

Certain Annual Passes are also available exclusively to Florida Residents and range from $279/person for the Epcot After 4 pass to $589/person for the GoldPass. Click here to learn more about Disney Annual Passes and see blockout dates.

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Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament Show – Kissimmee

Available discounts:
• One General Admission Child Ticket – $32
• One General Admission Adult Ticket – $42
• One Royalty Child Ticket – $44
• One Royalty Adult Ticket – $54

Royalty package includes: VIP entrance, VIP seating, priority seating access, cheering banner to support your knight, and VIP lanyard. Child tickets valid for ages 12 and under. Children younger than 3 do not need a ticket if they do not require their own seat.  General admission vouchers not valid on Saturdays. Expires Aug 31, 2018.

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Pirate’s Dinner Adventure – Orlando

Would-be pirates of all ages will become a part of this epic and interactive pirate show at Pirates Dinner Adventure! Pirate’s Dinner Adventure Rise of the Sea Dragon is a Broadway-style production set aboard a replicated 18th-century Spanish galleon. Voyagers on each of the six ships have their own fearless pirate mascot whom they cheer on as the adventure unfolds with a cast of a dozen actors, singers and stunt performers engaging in a bounty of action-packed exploits, accompanied by cannon blasts, pyrotechnics and plenty of laughs. A full 3 course dinner is included. Tickets available for showtimes starting July 4, 2018. 

Available discounts:

  • $41: General Admission for One Adult (regular price $61.95)
  • $31: General Admission for One Child (Ages 3–10) (regular price $35.95)
  • $56: Landlubber Upgrade Admission for One Adult
  • $46: Landlubber Upgrade Admission for One Child (Ages 3–10)
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I-Drive NASCAR Indoor Kart Racing – Orlando

  • Racing Package for One – $33
  • Racing Package for Two – $52
  • Racing Package for Four $105

Includes two go-kart races for each person, 30-credit arcade card for each person.  All racers must be at least 55” to race. Must be 16 and up to race in the adult race. Check website for additional restrictions. Expires 90 days after purchase.

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Orlando Explorer Pass: Admission to 3 or 5 Attractions

  • $53 for a 3-attraction Orlando child pass
  • $62 for a 3-attraction Orlando adult pass
  • $85 for a 5-attraction Orlando child pass
  • $94 for a 5-attraction Orlando adult pass

Save up to 35% off vs. purchasing tickets individually. All passes include the free I-Ride Trolley Pass add-on. Choose 3 or 5 of these attractions:

  •  ICON Orlando (formerly Coca-Cola Orlando Eye)
  •  SEA LIFE Aquarium Orlando
  •  Madame Tussauds Orlando
  •  Gatorland: The Alligator Capital of the World
  •  Boggy Creek Airboat Tour
  •  WonderWorks All-Access Pass – Includes Lazer Tag
  •  The Outta Control Magic Comedy Dinner Show
  •  Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Orlando
  •  Fun Spot America Theme Park – 4 Ride Sampler
  •  Congo River Adventure Golf
  •  Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition
  •  CoCo Key Water Park
  •  Forever Florida Trail Buggy Adventure
  •  SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology
  •  Skycoaster

Pass is valid for 30 days from your first attraction visit.

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Go Orlando Card: 2-Day Unlimited Admission

Get 2 days of unlimited admission to over 30 top Orlando area attractions. Two days must be within 14 day period, do not have to be consecutive. Choose as you go from a selection of attractions, museums, aquariums, tours, cruises, and more. This pass requires advance planning to be worth it! If you can make a schedule to hit multiple 2-3 hour attractions each day this will pay for itself.

Available Deals:

  • $121 for a two-day all-inclusive children’s Go Orlando Card (Age 3 – 12)
  • $140 for a two-day all-inclusive adult Go Orlando Card (Age 13+)

Unlimited Admission Attractions include:

  • Kennedy Space Center
  • ICON Orlando (formerly Coca-Cola Orlando Eye)
  •  SEA LIFE Aquarium Orlando
  •  Madame Tussauds Orlando
  •  Gatorland: The Alligator Capital of the World
  •  Boggy Creek Airboat Tour
  •  WonderWorks All-Access Pass
  •  The Outta Control Magic Comedy Dinner Show
  •  Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Orlando
  •  Fun Spot America Theme Park – 4 Ride Sampler
  •  Congo River Adventure Golf
  •  Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition
  •  Forever Florida Trail Buggy Adventure
  •  Florida Aquarium (TAMPA)
  • and more
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Fun Spot

  • Single-Day General Admission for One – $44.95 (This is the same price if you buy in advance on the FunSpot website but is a deal if you have a Groupon discount code)

Valid at Orlando or Kissimmee Park. Includes all rides except Skycoaster. Rides include kiddie rides, go carts, roller coaster, bumper cars, Enterprise, a Tilt-a-Whirl, and Rip Curl.

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Kennedy Space Center

If you’ve got a student who recently completed 5th grade or is entering 5th grade this fall, they can get FREE admission to Kennedy Space Center with any paying adult! Students between the ages of 10 and 11 or in fifth grade in 2017-18 OR 2018-19 can receive FREE daily admission to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex now through December 31. Click the button below to learn more and print your coupon.

Other Deals:

Florida Teacher Pass – Florida, Georgia, Puerto Rico and US Virgin Island K-12 teachers can get an Educator Study Pass that provides complimentary access to the Visitor Complex and KSC’s Educator Resource Center (ERC). Click here for more details.

Military Discounts – Active military receive $4 off regular admission when presenting a valid military photo ID at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Ticket Plaza. Active military also receive a 10% discount on merchandise and food when presenting their ID inside the Visitor Complex. Click here for more details.

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April is the owner of LakelandMom.com. She has lived in Lakeland since age 2 and is passionate about our community and connecting people with local resources. She is a mom to 2 boys and a mini goldendoodle, wife to Matt. You can often find April at the baseball field where she cheers on her baseball loving 10 year old, or home building Legos with her 7 year old. She loves reading, saltwater fishing, and working on Lakeland Mom!

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