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Discounts at Amusement Parks and Family Attractions

Jump into spring with these kid-friendly deals.

We're all watching our family budgets these days. Whether shopping with coupons or looking for two-for-one deals, we're taking advantage of all sorts of offers and savings that help us stretch our dollars.

This column is dedicated to giving you five great local deals each week that will help your family’s bottom line, and since we do the scouting for you, you can save time as well as money.

You are a big part of this column. Let us hear about the deals you've seen. Just add them to our comment box.

Then come back each week and see what we've uncovered together.

Six Flags–Discount Tickets

Six Flags Great Adventure & Wild Safari, Jackson NJ

Deal: The park’s opening day is April 9. Save on regular admission throughout the season with a 2011 season pass. The passes are $89.99 each when you purchase at least four $99.99 individual passes. Save $23 on regular admission when you buy a Six Flags ticket online for $36.99. At Six Flags’ online ticket center, you can also buy parking passes and meal vouchers.

Good Through: Currently, online.

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 “March Sweetness”

 Hersheypark, Hershey, Pa.

Deal: Save $16 on park tickets through March 20. And, March 21 through March 31, save $14 on park admission. Tickets can be purchased online at Hersheypark.com. Throughout this month, book an overnight trip at Hershey Lodge or the The Hotel Hershey for May or June, and kids will get free breakfast and free admission to Hersheypark, Hershey Gardens and The Hershey Story Museum during your stay. (Package available May 5 through June 30.)

Good Through: Go to Hersheypark.com for deals throughout this month.

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Philadelphia Attractions for Less

Philadelphia CityPass

Deal: Purchase the Philadelphia City Pass at CityPass.com or AdventureAquarium.com for $59 ($39 for children 2-12), and get admission to six Philadelphia attractions: Adventure Aquarium, The Franklin Institute, Phila Trolley and the Big Bus Company, Philadelphia Zoo, The Academy of Natural Sciences or National Constitution Center, Please Touch Museum or Eastern State Penitentiary (saving 47%). The pass is valid nine days from the first day of booklet use.

Good Through: Currently, online.

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A Bite of the Big Apple

New York CityPass

Deal: Buy the New York CityPass at citypass.com/new-york for a discount of 46% on attractions in the Big Apple. The pass includes admission to the Empire State Building, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the American Museum of Natural History, The Museum of Modern Art, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island or the Circle Line Cruise, and the Guggenheim Museum or Top of the Rock. The pass, $79 for adults and $59 for youth 6 to 17,  is valid nine days from the first day of booklet use.

Good Through: Currently, online.

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Splash and Swim Year-Round

Coco Key Water Resort, Mount Laurel, NJ

Deal: Get admission to Coco Key year-round for $79.95 with the Coco Key Annual Pass. The pass gets you year-round admission to the waterpark with its water slides, lazy river, activity pool, family restaurants and video arcade. The park is open all year, with the exception of New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day (but the pass is subject to waterpark capacity, so arrive early to ensure admission).

Good through: Currently, online at cocokeywaterresort.com.

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