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> Latest News > Four Reasons Not to Buy Your Theme Park Tickets at the Gate

Four Reasons Not to Buy Your Theme Park Tickets at the Gate

date Thu, 18/07/2019 - 12:30

tag Alton Towers Resort, Chessington World of Adventures Tickets, Legoland Windsor Tickets, The Bear Grylls Adventure, Thorpe Park, Thorpe Park Resort Ticket, UK,

Enjoy a UK theme park during this great British summer!

Be smart, save money, and get a ton of added perks when you buy your UK theme park tickets with us beforehand.

Did you know you can book tickets to Alton Towers, Chessington World of Adventures, LEGOLAND® Windsor and THORPE PARK with us? Here's why you shouldn't wait until you get to the gate to make your purchase. 

1. You won’t have a mobile ticket 

Our theme park tickets are now all barcoded, which means you don’t need to print them out prior to visiting and - in many cases - you will receive an instant ticket to use. This is perfect if you’re buying last minute, yet still want to save money before you arrive, and don’t want to worry about printing logistics. Nowadays, we always have our phones in our pockets, and you’re much more likely to forget a physical, paper ticket...especially if you’ve got a car-load of kids to think about! 


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2. You’ll have to commit to a date 

We all know how unpredictable the lovely British weather can be, even in summertime. Checking (often unreliable) forecasts can help, but what about if you wake up on the morning of your planned theme park visit and it’s all grey skies, wind, rain, and everything in between? Thankfully, our tickets are open-dated, meaning you don’t have to lock onto a specific day and take chances with the weather. Simply visit any time before the expiry date, and enjoy the park in the sunshine. Result!


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3. You won’t be able to get a half-day ticket 

Not all of us can spend an entire day at a theme park, especially if you have younger children...or are simply late sleepers! Even the parks themselves won’t offer this half-day ticket option when booked online beforehand - another great reason to use ATD to make your booking. With our half-day theme park tickets, save some money and enter the park from midday instead. Enjoy the park on YOUR time! (Half-day tickets are only availible for a limited time - check the individual pages for more details) 


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4. You’ll pay much, much more

It almost goes without saying that buying your ticket at the gate costs a lot more than purchasing beforehand. In some attractions, you’ll pay over £20pp more if you choose to wait until you get there to buy your ticket. This is a huge amount which certainly adds up if you are visiting as a family. It pays to be organised, and as all our theme park tickets are fully flexible and open-dated, there really is nothing stopping you when it comes to booking with ATD now. 


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Ready to enjoy your hassle-free UK theme park summer? Book your tickets to all the country’s major theme parks here NOW. 

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