Believe it or not, traveling with multiples can be an inexpensive and exciting adventure for the entire family. You can even save some money at some of your favorite theme parks with careful planning and preparations before you leave home. Here's how we save money traveling with multiples.
Tips for Traveling With Multiples to Theme Parks
Many coupons and discounts can be found online via the theme parks website, the hotels you are visiting, or local specialized outlet stores. To help ease the cost of traveling with multiples, research and print coupons and discounts before you leave on your vacation.
On our recent trip to LEGOLAND California, we were able to save $124 ($62 per child) on admission by researching and finding LEGOLAND's buy 1 adult get 1 child free coupons (available with select LEGO building kits and featured in select issues of the free LEGO Club magazine). Best of all, Legoland California allows you to use more than one coupon per family. The money we saved on admission helped ease the cost of traveling with multiples, something many parents of multiples do.
Even though they're multiples, they still have different likes and dislikes.
When traveling with younger multiples, it's a good idea to travel with more than one parent or guardian as multiples have their own likes and dislikes. As we quickly found out on our first vacation to a theme park, one of our twins loved roller-coasters while his brother did not. Since our boys didn't meet the height requirements to ride alone, a parent was required to ride with them on the majority of the rides. If my husband or I had traveled alone with our multiples, we would have been in a real predicament.
Neither one of us would feel comfortable leaving a six-year-old alone for an hour or longer per ride while his brother and the parent waited in line and rode the roller-coaster. Besides, no young child wants to be left alone for that long amount of time to sit by themselves while the rest of his or her's family has fun.
Having two parents available when traveling with multiple, one to ride the roller-coaster and one be with the child who does not want to ride the roller-coasters, assured everyone was safe, had a fabulous time on our vacation, and no one felt left out.