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Cheap Thrills in Rock City – Summer Fun

Submitted by Melissa Ibbotson on March 10, 2011 – 2:40 amNo Comment

So, I may be getting a little ahead of myself this week, but it’s time to start thinking about how you’re going to spend your summer. Especially if you want to be cheap about it. A lot of places that are open during the warmer months offer discounts on admission by way of season passes, but you have to buy early for the greatest savings.

For you water-park lovers, you’ve got two great options that will fit any budget. The first, Wild River Country, in North Little Rock and the second, Willow Springs Water Park, in Little Rock near Interstate 5-30.

Wild River Country is the larger of the two, with more rides and attractions. But more stuff equals a higher price. Until March 25, you can buy a pass for the 2011 season for only $54.99, and additional passes equals additional savings.

That may seem like a lot to the average college student, but with the cost of a one-day admission being $30, this pass quickly pays for itself. But you better jump on this deal, because after March 25, the price goes up.

Willow Springs is much more budget friendly. Regular admission is $13 for each adult, although they offer a discount coupon on their Web site, but a season pass is $50. So again, it quickly pays for itself.

Both parks have different policies on food, rides, etc., so make sure you have the information you need before choosing one. To find out more, visit the Web sites at www.wildrivercountry.com and www.willowsprings.net. Both parks open for weekends only starting May 8, until mid-May when they open full time for the summer.

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