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Florida-Based Theme Parks To Go Entirely Cashless

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Credit: SeaWorld; Visit Tampa Bay

Possibly following the environmental and technological movements, some Florida-based theme parks will be going entirely cashless.

The Walt Disney World Resort is one of the most beloved vacation destinations in the Sunshine State, and with its four incredible theme parks—including Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park—there are other parks that are also wonderful places to holiday at in Central Florida, or Florida at large. Recently, it was announced that some of the other Florida theme parks would be making a notable change to their operational processes.

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Tampa Bay Busch Gardens / Credit: Visit Tampa Bay

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Journalist Ashley Carter took to X, formerly known as Twitter, to share that SeaWorld Orlando and Aquatica were two among a few Florida theme parks that will be going cashless starting August 30, 2023.

Carter explained that the parks would only be accepting card and mobile payments at restaurants, shops, ticket windows, parking tolls, and so on. Visitors will also be allowed to convert cash to a prepaid Visa card at cash-to-card kiosks at the theme parks.

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In addition to these, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and Adventure Island will also be switching to cashless payments; they will also be using only mobile and card payments.

Similarly to Aquatica and SeaWorld Orlando, guests can convert cash to a prepaid Visa card at cash-to-card kiosks. This conversion can be made at no cost to guests.

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SeaWorld Orlando / Credit: SeaWorld

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Per Spectrum News 13, “SeaWorld said cashless payments are ‘faster, more secure and convenient’ for visitors.”

Switching to cashless payments has become more common, especially due to the pandemic. SeaWorld San Diego went cashless earlier this year, and Legoland Florida made the switch already.

About Priyanka Kumar

Priyanka is a writer, artist, avid reader, and travel enthusiast based in Chicago. In her free time, she is probably walking by the lake, catching up on the latest releases on TV, or spending inordinate amounts of time rewatching Moana, Encanto, and her Disney Channel life-long favorites Zack and Cody wreak havoc on the Tipton.

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