Victor, Idaho (October 16, 2012) — City Pass, the company that packages deeply discounted admission tickets to the top attractions in major North American destinations, is enhancing its money-saving, line-bypassing appeal with a Winter Special that dramatically lengthens the CityPASS® program’s traditional nine-day validity period.
Beginning Dec. 15, 2012, visitors purchasing or activating previously purchased CityPASS ticket booklets for New York City, Seattle, Houston, Boston, Philadelphia and Hollywood will have up to 76 days (until Feb. 28, 2013) to redeem the included attraction tickets (one use per individual ticket). Typically, once the first admission ticket in a booklet is redeemed, CityPASS holders have nine days in which to use the remaining attraction tickets. Winter Special, however, waives the nine-day rule, extending the usage period considerably.
In addition to giving travelers more time to enjoy their passes and the attractions, CityPASS ticket booklets save buyers up to 50 percent off the cost of purchasing the included attraction tickets separately. CityPASS ticket booklets also save time, allowing users to bypass most main-entrance ticket lines. And isn’t that an extra-special perk on a cold, blustery winter day?
While visitors have always found CityPASS ticket booklets to be a great deal, the expanded Winter Special usage period also makes the pass attractive to locals who may be hosting friends or family members over the holidays — or looking for ways to entertain the kids over the winter break. And for visitors living in the surrounding area, it’s the best way to enjoy a nearby city’s top sights at a leisurely pace — without having to schedule vacation. The Winter Special concept allows regional sightseers to take their time and spread their big-city exploration over a number of weekends.
CityPASS ticket booklets can be purchased online at CityPASS.com or at any of the participating attractions. Customers who purchase — or start using a previously purchased CityPASS ticket booklet — for the participating cities on or after Dec. 15, 2012, will have until Feb. 28, 2013, to use the included admission tickets. For travel starting Feb. 20, 2013, or later, the normal nine-day validity period will apply. Note: Each attraction admission ticket included in a CityPASS booklet may be used for only one admission to the respective attraction.
The cities participating in the 2012 CityPASS Winter Special include:
New York CityPASS
Cost: $89 adult | $64 youth (6-17) Savings: 46 percent
Included Attractions: Empire State Building Observatory, American Museum of Natural History, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Top of the Rock observation deck or Guggenheim Museum, and either the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island or a Circle Line Sightseeing Cruise. www.citypass.com/new-york
Cost: $69 adult | $44 child (4-12) Savings: 46 percent
Included Attractions: Space Needle, Seattle Aquarium, Argosy Cruises Harbor Tour, Pacific Science Center, EMP Museum, and either Woodland Park Zoo or The Museum of Flight. www.citypass.com/seattle
Cost: $39 adult | $29 child (3-11) Savings: 45 percent
Included Attractions: Space Center Houston (NASA), Downtown Aquarium, Houston Museum of Natural Science, a choice between the Houston Zoo and The Health Museum, and a choice between Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the Children’s Museum of Houston. www.citypass.com/houston
Cost: $46 adult | $29 child (3-11) Savings: 49 percent
Included Attractions: New England Aquarium, Museum of Science, Skywalk Observatory at the Prudential Center; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; and either the Harvard Museum of Natural History or RevolutionaryBoston at the Old State House. www.citypass.com/boston
Cost: $59 adult | $39 child (2-12) Savings: 50 percent
Included Attractions: The Franklin Institute, Adventure Aquarium, Phila Trolley Works Tour & The Big Bus Company, Philadelphia Zoo, National Constitution Center or The Academy of Natural Sciences, and either Eastern State Penitentiary or Please Touch Museum. www.citypass.com/philadelphia
Cost: $59 adult | $39 child (3-11) Savings: 46 percent
Included Attractions: Starline Movie Stars’ Homes Tour, Madame Tussauds Hollywood, Red Line Tours’ “Hollywood Behind-the-Scenes” Tour, and either the Dolby Theatre Guided Tour or The Hollywood Museum. www.citypass.com/hollywood
For 15 years, CityPASS ticket booklets have been a premier product for travelers who want to visit a destination’s top attractions while enjoying significant savings of up to 50 percent. CityPASS ticket booklets, which have a 95 percent customer recommendation rating, are available for New York City, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Hollywood, Houston, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, Southern California and Toronto. For more information, visit CityPASS.com.