AMUSEMENT PARK DEALS
Americans love amusement parks, the classic summer retreat for people of all ages for more than a century. This is a $12 billion a year industry, according to the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions, and as any park attendee can tell you, the expense adds up quickly. Once you enter the park, there are all those tempting extras -- food, beverages, souvenirs, arcade games, specialty shows -- and that's after you've paid a hefty admission fee that can hit $150 a person. Never mind. You and the family can enjoy the thrills and excitement for less by following any or all of these 10 tips.