Well if you are reading this "tip" you are probably considering a trip to Orlando, Florida. One of the most frequented destinations in the USA, especially for international travelers, many come hoping to score a great deal on discounted attraction tickets.
One of the easiest ways to get free tickets is to allow yourself to be "body-snatched" (I just love that term) by any one of the dozens of timeshare marketing companies. Timeshare developers hire these marketing companies to snag you as you come out of breakfast (yes at Denny's and the IHOP) or as you are exiting an attraction at your favorite theme park. (We were snatched coming out of Shrek 4 a couple of years ago!)
While it seems easy enough . . . spend 90 -120 minutes touring and learning about timeshare ownership and you will be off on your way with a couple of free tickets or perhaps VISA gift cards that you can use to purchase tickets. Don't be fooled, however, these are not for those who find it difficult to say no.
And trust me, as a long-time timeshare owner (since the early 80's) I believe in timeshare ownership, just not when purchased from the developer at full mark up retail price. So be strong in your resolve and do not let them show you the math that will have you plunking down $1,000 now and signing a mortgage or promissory note for $1,000's more . . . ten fold more!
If you are afraid you might not have the ability to stay the course and avoid purchasing, I would encourage you to look into Maple Leaf Discount Ticket Center located right on US192 in Kissimmee. They have been in business for over 25 years, and I have personally been buying from them for nearly ten.
I have found that they have the absolutely best and most reliable prices for the non-theme park attractions. If you are interested in the Arabian Knights, Medieval Times, Pirate's Dinner Adventure or Sleuth's Mystery Dinner you cannot go wrong. We have been to each of these shows several times over the years and have thoroughly enjoyed it each time. (I have tied prior reviews on some of these activities to this trip report/journal to provide a little more info on each.)
They also have tickets available for Universal Studios, the Disney theme park conglomerate, Busch Gardens, Wet n Wild and Kennedy Space Center. I have not found their deals to be all that attractive so I have not purchased any of these from them. You may find they have decent pricing around the time of your vacation, however, so don't count them out too quickly.
They also have deals for Boggy Creek Airboat Rides, Holy Land, Ripley's Museum, Wet n Wild and WonderWorks. We do not have much interest in these activities so I have never had any reason to scope out the deals for comparison.
Maple Leaf Discount Ticket Center advertises that they will beat any valid local competitor's pricing . . . and they accept VISA, MC and Discover.
For more information you can look them up and their deals at www.mapleleaftickets.com or call them at 407-396-0300. If you do buy from them, you can have the tickets mailed to you or you can pick them up at their conveniently located office.