Each year, one of the biggest spectacles in the Phoenix area is the Zoo Lights event at the Phoenix Zoo. For 2013 the Zoo Lights features two new music in motion shows, featuring the music from the Wizard of Oz and the “Wizards in Winter” by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. In total, there will be more than 3.7 million lights covering more than 700 different light displays. Admission is separate from the daytime general admission tickets. Before you buy your tickets though, take a moment to read over the tips which are outlined below. These should help you to save a little extra money off the total cost of your admission to the Zoo Lights event at the Phoenix Zoo.
Tips & Coupons
- Visit during the weeknight, Sunday through Thursday, and you can save $4 off each admission ticket.
- If you are already a member then you can actually get an additional $1 off your admission to the Phoenix Zoo Lights. If you are not a member then you can go ahead and get an annual membership to get your additional discount.
Note: Children 2 years and under get free admission to the Phoenix Zoo Lights. Also, these promotions may not be combined with any other promotion or coupon. Now if you are planning a visit to the Phoenix Zoo at any other time of the year then be sure to first check out the Phoenix Zoo coupons before you purchase your tickets to make sure that you are getting the best savings possible on your next visit.
The new fourth aquarium at the Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium is now open. This brand new facility houses over 60,000 gallons of aquatic habitats which includes an enormous 33,000 gallon Amazon River Monsters display. Species featured include the arowana, arapaima, and many other South American fresh water giant fish. Admission is $29 for adults and $14.25 for children ages 3-12 years old. Visit after 5pm and you can save up to $12 off the regular cost of admission.
The deal includes admission to the Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium as well as the Stingray Feeding for a child or adult. Now if you miss out on this deal then there are several other ways that you can save money on your admission to the Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium. Before you visit you will want to check out the Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium coupons which can help you to save even more money on your next visit.
The zoo exhibits are open from 9am to 6pm while the aquarium exhibits are open from 9am to 9pm. Also, the Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium is open every day of the year, which includes all holidays.
The holidays are never complete without taking in one of the all time greatest shows. This year The Nutcracker will be performed by Ballet Arizona at the Phoenix Symphony Hall from December 6th through the 24th. Tickets are on sale right now through Ballet Arizona with prices starting at just $25 each. Of course if you purchase your tickets early there are also plenty of opportunities to save even more money off the total cost of your tickets to see the Nutcracker. Get your tickets through local ticket discounter Goldstar and you can save up to 50% OFF tickets for select performances of the Nutcracker.
Now if you miss out on the discount from Goldtar there may be other ways to save a little extra money off the total cost of your tickets. You might want to check with Valley Metro. Last year they ran a promotion where you could save 20% off your tickets to see the Nutcracker at the Phoenix Symphony Hall when you rode the metro and purchased your tickets using the promo code TRANSIT. There is a promo code box at the top right of the ticket purchase page on the Ballet Arizona site. Just enter the promo code here and click submit to get the discount.
Don’t forget about the Nutcracker Festival either, which will be held on Sunday, November 24th from 10 am to 1 pm. The children will be entertained with Creation Stations, a holiday brunch, seasonal shopping, and special performances from the School of Ballet Arizona and Ballet Arizona. The event will be held at Ballet Arizona’s New Home on East Washington Street. Tickets for that event are already on sale and if you purchase them ahead of time by October 15th you can actually save an additional $15 off the cost of each ticket for the Nutcracker event.
This month you won’t want to miss this hysterical musical which is being performed at the Arizona Broadway Theatre in Peoria. The musical takes place in a white trash trailer park in Central Florida. It will have you bent over laughing the entire time. Make an entire evening out of it and add a dinner option to go with your show ticket. Get your tickets ahead of time through local ticket discounter Goldstar and you can actually save about 40% OFF the total cost of your show ticket plus dinner. Now if you miss out on this limited time only discount there are still other ways to save a little extra money off the total cost of your nightly entertainment. Just check their Facebook page for coupon codes. They will sometimes offer presale coupon codes for select performances at the Arizona Broadway Theatre. You just enter the code into the coupon code box during checkout to receive your discount.
The hit Broadway show Rent comes to the Phoenix Theatre this week. This is your chance to see and hear the Tony Award winning musical live and in person. Performances start at 7:30pm and Wednesday, August 21st and run all the way through Sunday, September 15th. All weeknight performaces are at 7:30pm and there are three performances on the weekend with two on Saturday and one on Sunday. Tickets are already on sale now and if you get your tickets through local ticket discounter Goldstar you can save nearly 50% off the total cost of your tickets.
Now if you miss out on the ticket deal there are still a few other ways to save a little extra money off the total cost of your Rent tickets at the Phoenix Theatre. First, look for a promo code. You will see a promo code at the very top right of the checkout page. You can follow the Phoenix Theatre on Facebook and Twitter for updates on available promo codes. You can also get the Campus Flex Pass which lets you choose either 6 or 10 performances at the Phoenix Theatre. With this you can end up saving up to 44% off the total cost of your tickets at the Phoenix Theatre.
Next month you won’t want to miss this trip back in time at the Encore Theatre at the Mesa Arts Center. See Danny Zuko, Sandy, and the whole gang dance and sing in this Broadway classic. Shows will be performed Thursdays through Sunday with two shows on Saturday, beginning August 16th. Get your tickets early through local ticket discounter Goldstar and you can SAVE 40% off the total cost of your tickets to see the show.
If you miss out on this deal you can still save a little extra money in other ways too. If you are a senior, teacher, student, or are in the military you can receive a $5 discount when you show your ID. You will have to mention this when purchasing your tickets and then show your ID when you pick up your tickets.
Hot Air Expeditions is one of the better known hot air balloon operators in the Phoenix area. See the Arizona desert like you’ve never seen it before. It’s a serene feeling too when riding on these hot air ballons. They travel up to speeds of 6 miles per hour but it feels like you are not moving at all because you are moving at the exact same speed as the wind. Hot air balloon flights are offered daily starting just before sunrise each morning.
You will arrive early in the morning about an hour before sunrise. Once you arrive you will be put through a short briefing. After that is the process of inflating the hot air balloon. This takes about 30-40 minutes. Then it’s up up and away, right before sunrise. You will see the sun peak over the picturesque Sonoran Desert.
This summer you might want to go ahead and get the Pogo Pass. If you are not familiar with this, the Pogo Pass is a card that gets you free admission to many of the top attractions, activities and events in the Greater Phoenix area. You pay a one time fee up front and the pass is then good for 12 months. The pass is perfect for any staycation on a budget because it pays for itself in about 3 visits to any of the participating business. Here is a quick rundown of what’s included with the Pogo Pass. Also below are the latest tips and coupons for the Pogo Pass for even more savings on your Phoenix staycation.
What You Get with the Pogo Pass
- You get 2 tickets to see the Arizona Diamondbacks play at home on Chase Field.
- You get 2 admissions to the Arizona Museum of Natural History.
- You get 3 tickets to see the Arizona Rattlers at the US Airways Center for the AFL regular season.
- You get 2 admission tickets for the Arizona Sea Life Aquarium at the Arizona Mills Mall.
- You get 4 visits to the Enchanted Island Amusement Park.
- You get 13 tickets to various Arizona State University athletics home games. You choose the sport.
- You get 2 visits to the Phoenix Jump Street Indoor Trampoline Park.
- You get 2 visits to the Phoenix Rock Gym (rock climbing wall)
- You get 2 general admission tickets to the Phoenix Zoo.
- You get 2 visits to the Stratum Laser Tag Technotainment Laser Tag Arena.
- You get 12 free visits to Tempe Paintball which includes gun rental, air, and 100 paintballs.
Additional Coupon and Savings Tips for the Pogo Pass
There are additional ways that you can save even more money. For starters, if you refer a friend you will get $5 credit to your account. Plus, your friend will save 60% off their purchase of the Pogo Pass. Another way to save is with a coupon. When you click the buy it now button on the checkout page you will notice a box in the lower left corner that is labeled “Promotions, Vouchers & Discounts.” Enter your coupon into this box and then just click apply now. You should then see the discount reflected right above. Finally, you can follow Pogo Pass on Facebook and Twitter. They will keep you informed of the latest news, promotions, and sometimes even exclusive coupons. Right now there is a $10 off promo, free gift giveaways, and more listed on their Facebook page.
This weekend treat yourself to the 6 time Tony Award winning jazz musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie. It is being performed at the Dorrance Auditorium in Scottsdale. (located on North 40th Street between Camelback Road and Stanford Drive) Get your tickets ahead of time through local ticket discount Goldstar and you will save 50% OFF YOUR ADMISSION. There’s one show each on Thursday and Friday nights. Saturday features two shows and Sunday features just one afternoon show.
Thoroughly Modern Millie is a romantic musical comedy. It is about a young woman from Kansas who takes on New York City in search for a wealthy husband, only to find true love instead. The musical takes place in the Roaring ’20s and is set to the jazz music that was so popular during that time. It truly is a delightful show and a wonderful way to spend the evening (or afternoon).
If you miss out on the deal from Goldstar you can try looking for a promo code from the Scottsdale Musical Theater (the company that puts on the production). You will notice a promo code box at the top of the checkout page. Try entering SMTC into the promo code box for the latest discount. They also offer promo codes for those who are serving in the military. You will have to call to get the latest promo code to use on your ticket purchase.
Catch one of the funniest stories every written at the Mesa Arts Center. The Tony Award winning comedy, “Noises Off”, takes you behind the curtain as a crew of actors and backstage staff rehearse and then perform a play-within-a-play. It will absolutely have you laughing uncontrollably. Purchase your tickets ahead of time through Goldstar and you can save nearly 50% on your tickets. There are still plenty of performance dates and times available for both the nightly shows and the afternoon shows on the weekend. If you miss out on the Goldstar discount you can still save $2 off your ticket by entering SUMMER into the promotional code box, which is located on the left hand side of the checkout page.