Follow these handy tips to make the most out of your day at North Idaho’s favorite theme park
Summer and Silverwood go hand in hand. To make sure you can go back as often as you’d like without breaking the bank, here are some ways to save without sacrificing fun.
Special admission days offer a range of buy one-get-one ticket programs, starting with Father’s Day weekend, June 15-16, when dads get in free. In September, it’s grandpa’s and grandma’s turn on Grandparents Day weekend, Sept. 7-8.
More is better at Silverwood. Purchasing a multiday admission pass knocks some dollars off and you don’t have to use the passes all at once; you can spread out your visits over the summer! Same goes for adults ages 65-and-up and children ages 3-to-7. And of course, children 2-and-under are always free.
Consider getting each loved one a Silverwood VIP card. It’s essentially a reloadable, secure debit card for any in-park purchases. You can set the budget in advance, and then there’s no waiting or having to find mom or dad to make a purchase and less risk of kids losing cash in the park.
Evening discounts begin June 8, the same day Boulder Beach opens (yay!). After 4 pm, entry is just $30. Even better, in the summer, when the park stays open later, you get to experience the park all lit up!
Bring some friends and make a day of it. Groups of 15 or more qualify for a group discount (call 208-216-4300 in advance).
Make your food dollars count. Purchase bottled water, a soda or slushie from the park and refill it throughout the day (nominal charge for soda or slushies). You can also bring your own drinks, but they must be sealed (unopened) and non-alcoholic. You can also bring small snacks into the park or pack a lunch (you’ll pass several grocery stores and sandwich shops heading up Highway 95 when driving to Silverwood). You’ll need to leave the park to eat lunch, but there are picnic tables where you can relax in the shade while you plan your next move.
Plan ahead for next year to get a jump on savings, including early admission ticket sales. Silverwood’s website (silverwoodthemepark.com) has more easy-as-pie ways to save money. Under “Contests & Fun,” click “Enter-to-Win” four general admission passes for 2020. Pay it forward by nominating another deserving family in the Family-A-Day drawing. Under Tickets & AddOns, save on season passes, which this year went for $150 (single) and $502 (gold for you and two guests). Benefits of a season pass? Unlimited admission, of course, but also free parking; discounted food, beverages (excluding alcohol), and RV park entry; and a discount for the opening weekend of Silverwood’s spooky alter-ego, Scarywood.
And to stay up-to-date on all things Silverwood, remember to “like” them on social media or subscribe to their handy Silverwood Express newsletter.
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