Right now I’m on the Schlitterbahn website looking at ticket prices. We’re a family of five. We would need 4 adult tickets and one child ticket. Their one-day prices are $42.99 for adults and $31.99 for kids. It would cost us $204.95 (plus taxes and any other charges) to visit the park one time as a family.
Now, I could go with season passes. They are priced at $135.99 for adults and $95.99 for kids. Our total for season passes would be $639.95 (plus taxes and any other fees).
Dividing $639.95 by $204.95, I get 3.12. That means we would have to visit the park at least 3 times over the summer before the season passes would make financial sense.
We aren’t doing the season passes. Why? Because we live two hours from the park and I just don’t see us being able to get there more than one or two times during the summer. Plus, it always seems that once we go one time, we’re not too interested in going back again any time soon.
What about you? Do you buy season passes? Do you do the math before you opt for season passes?