The Highlights & Highlows.
Instead of a special ‘kids day’ on the 3rd April, they should really have an ‘adults only’ day. We had a great time on the rides, watching the shows, patting the animals, and shoving children out of the way to get to the show bags… I’m kidding… maybe.
It gets expensive, so plan your day well in advance and save wherever you can.
We bought early bird tickets and ride coupons online and saved about $55. That was: $39 entry x 3 monkeys + $108 for 135 coupons to share between us (about 5 rides each).
Otherwise, if you buy tickets at the gate it was: $42.50 per adult and $26.50 per child.
Plus you would need to buy coupons for the rides separately which are $1.10 each (the average price of a ride is 7 coupons.)
Plus about $30 for a “decent” show bag… food… etc. etc. etc. it adds up!
And finally, if you’re driving, book your parking space in advance. It’s only $20 for the full day and it’s just a short walk over (If unsure just follow the crowd like we did and you will see it).
Make the most of the free entertainment! There were many free small shows throughout, so take the opportunity to recover and be amused (or disturbed).
From 6.30PM all the pre-fireworks entertainment was all in the one place – this year it was the spotlight stadium – which was great.
However, to get optimal views I would recommend you keep shifting seats. The rodeo, circus and fireworks were on different sides of the stadium.
There is a whole lot more that you can watch in the video below.
The rides, the animals, lemonade, the games, the acts and more. We also include lots of useful tips for your very own adventure.
Big day. Big money. Big fun.
Watch the video below to find out a whole lot more: