6 Useful Tips to Get You Into the Park Faster
Enter quickly to have fun sooner
We bet you want to get into the park as quickly as possible so you can start having fun even sooner. By preparing for the front gate ahead of time, your entry process will be a breeze. Follow these simple steps to help speed up your entry.
1. Buy your tickets online
When you buy your tickets in advance from our website, not only will you receive the best prices, but you’ll also save time when you arrive. You can print your tickets out at home and skip the ticket booth at the park. Be sure to also have your tickets out and ready to scan to save even more time.
2. Buy your parking in advance
In addition to your tickets, you can also buy Season and Daily parking on our website. Purchase your parking voucher before you go and you’ll just need to show it to the parking attendant – no fumbling around with payment when you get there.
3. Keep your items to a minimum
To pass through security more quickly, pack light and bring only a small bag. It will be easier to carry throughout the day, and also be easier for our attendants to search your belongings. Consider putting all your items in a clear plastic bag to make it simpler to see all your items.
4. Be cautious of metal
Be mindful of what you’re wearing that may set off our metal detectors. Before you step up to the sensor, empty your pockets of change and cell phones, take off any belts and heavy jewelry, and prepare for other objects that may hold you up when passing through the detector. Also, review our park policies before you visit to avoid any surprises at the gate.
5. Use your Discover® Card
If you bring your Discover card to the park, we have a special entrance reserved just for you. Look for the orange carpet leading to the Discover Cardmember Entrance. Flash your card along with your tickets or Season Pass, and off you go.
6. Arrive at the lighter times of the day
Check our park operating calendar to confirm the hours for the day you plan to visit. If you arrive a few minutes before the turnstiles open, you’ll beat the majority of the rush (and be the first to your favorite ride!) Another great time to arrive during the summer is in the early evening when the park stays open later. Most tired families will be winding down and heading through the exit, while you’re just beginning.