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Go Los Angeles Card

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The Go Los Angeles Card offers free entry into a variety of theme parks, museums and attractions in three counties. Cards can be purchased for time periods from one to seven days. Adult card prices range from $64.99 for a 1 day card to $289.99 for a 7 day card. Cards for children under 13 range from $59.99 to $229.99. These prices are sometimes discounted even more through the web site. The 7-day card is the best deal. Keep an eye out for sales of 10% off the 3-7-day cards every couple months.

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Pros

  • The sheer number and variety of attractions
  • Ease of using the card
  • Nice guide book describing the attractions
  • Includes FIVE theme parks
  • 2 - 7 day cards can be used over a 14 day period

Cons

  • Too many choices, too little time
  • No Disneyland
  • Less value in winter with reduced theme park hours
  • Universal Studios is only included in the 3 to 7-day cards

Description

  • Universal Studios Hollywood - 3 days with 3, 5, & 7-day cards
  • Six Flags Magic Mountain
  • Knott's Berry Farm
  • Legoland in Carlsbad
  • Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach
  • Queen Mary
  • 12 museums including 4 for kids
  • 10 tour offers including multiple studio tours
  • Discounts on food and shopping
  • Guide book included

Guide Review - Go Los Angeles Card

The Go Los Angeles Card includes admission to Six Flags Magic Mountain, and Knott's Berry Farm, Universal Studios Hollywood (3-7 day cards only) and LEGOLAND plus studio tours of Sony Pictures, Warner Bros and Paramount Pictures. The 7-day cards are the best deal by far. They give you 2 more days to visit all the attractions for just a few more dollars than the 5-day cards. You don't have to use your days consecutively as long as you use them within 14 days of first activating the card.

If you're not visiting theme parks, the value of this card depends on how much you want to push yourself. You’d have to fit three or four activities into a single day to make a 1 day card worthwhile, which seems like a lot of pressure when you're on vacation. However the one day card costs less than the gate admission price for 1 day at Magic Mountain or LEGOLAND, so if you're planning to visit just one of those, it might be worth getting the card.

On the other hand, fitting in seven to 10 things in 7 days is very do-able. This is especially worthwhile if you include Universal Studios, Six Flags Magic Mountain, Knott's Berry Farm, Queen Mary, Aquarium of the Pacific, LA City Tour and Movie Stars Homes, and LEGOLAND. After that, everything is bonus. Since you have 14 days to use up your card days, you can relax in between hectic days.

The attractions are widely dispersed geographically, so make sure that you plan in enough time for travel between attractions when planning to use this card.

If you are visiting LA in the winter, keep in mind that some attractions may be closed, only open on weekends or have reduced hours, which may affect how many venues you can fit in your itinerary. Also, even when some attractions are open later, the card may only be good until 5 pm at some places.

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User Reviews

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 3 out of 5
Just be careful!, Member jmacmurt

We had thought about getting the Go LA Card but we realized that everything is so spread out, that it's very difficult to do it all without a car. So, we decided to just buy the card for a day to do 3 things in Long Beach. When we called we were told it would just be cheaper for us to buy a Go LA Select card (when you can pick specific items you want to do and they give you a discount). We got 10% off on tickets to the Aquarium and Queen Mary. However, when we got to the Queen Mary, they already had a special where if you bought Queen Mary tickets and the Aquarium tickets together, you paid $35 total for both (=$70 for two people). We ended up paying a lot more by using the Go LA card. Just keep an eye out for deals that might already exist for the things you want to see.

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