10 Money-Saving Tips for Your Next Theme Park Vacation (PHOTOS)

theme park rideThere is nothing like the chill and boredom of January to make the thought of taking a trip to somewhere warm and family-friendly -- like a theme park! -- seem really appealing. Of course, that kind of vacation can also be a hugely expensive. Some travel agents estimate the average cost of theme park vacation at over $3,000 for a family of four. Eek.


The good news is that it doesn't have to cost you an arm and a leg. And I speak from experience as an avid Disney-goer. Here, 10 ways I've personally found you can bring down the cost of a theme park trip that your family will always remember.


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