Tuesday, April 9, 2013

52 Ways to Use Your VRPS Membership: Week 15, Theme Park Tickets

Discount Theme Park Tickets
by Nancy Turnage, VRPS Central Office

Theme park ticket sales are one of four major sources of funding for the Virginia Recreation and Park Society.

Here's the deal:

1.  Over the winter, VRPS negotiates ticket prices with theme park vendors such as Kings Dominion, Busch Gardens Williamsburg, and Water Country USA.  The parks must:

  • be VRPS Commercial members,
  • attend Annual Conference and offer an exhibit booth, and 
  • advertise with VRPS on the website or via publications.

2.  VRPS passes the discount ticket purchase offer on to its members.  Approximately 35 member agencies participate in the ticket sales program:

  • The Director of an agency must be a VRPS member.
  • The Director signs an authorization form indicating that whoever they authorize (them self or another identified person) will be the ticket contact for the year, they will be responsible for making payments, they will make monthly ticket purchase payments, and they will close out their accounts by noted dates.

3.  VRPS and participating agencies pass the savings on to multitudes of patrons.

Theme park season is upon us - join in the fun!

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