Pogo Pass Dallas - Deal or No Deal?
I recently heard about the Dallas Pogo Pass, a sort of city pass for kid-friendly activities all over the Metroplex. Knowing me, you can probably guess that I dove straight into research mode and put pen to paper. Is it a good deal? When will it pay for itself? Will we actually use it? Here’s what I learned and what you need to know.
Without any kind of promo code, a 12-month Pogo Pass membership costs $49.98 per person. But if you use my Frugal Frisco Momma promo code (FFM20), you’ll save 20%, bringing the total cost of one Pogo Pass to $39.98. So with the promo code, that brings the total cost for a family of 4 to $159.92. With that, you get access to 24 DFW-area attractions. I won’t list them all here, but some of the highlights include:
Fort Worth Zoo Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park
Hawaiian Falls Waterpark Sci-Tech Discovery Center
Texas Discovery Gardens Strikz
And many more! These are just the ones that immediately jumped out at me. And some of the attractions include more than one free visit with the Pogo Pass. For example, the pass includes four free games of bowling at Strikz, two free visits to Sci-Tech Discovery Center, etc.
I added it all up and the value of the Pogo Pass, if one were to visit every attraction the maximum number of allowable times within the calendar year, is about $370 for a single adult and $285 for a single child- a total of $1,310 for a family of 4! But since that’s not very realistic- for example, I’m not going to drive to all the way to Rockwall to claim a free jump session at Urban Air- I estimate that the totals for attractions we would actually go to is about $150 per adult and $125 per child. For a family of 4, that’s a total cost of $550. Considering four Pogo Passes cost about $160, I’d say that’s a deal!
I love that there is a mix of indoor and outdoor attractions included on the pass. With our crazy Texas weather, it’s good to have multiple options available on a whim. I also love that this pass would force my family to get out of our routine and try new things we’ve always wanted to do but just haven’t gotten around to because of the cost. However, there is some fine print for each of the different attractions, like certain blackout days, etc., so be sure to read through the Pogo Pass website thoroughly for a fully-informed purchase. And if you do purchase, remember to save 20% with the FFM20 promo code!
Any existing Pogo Pass holders out there? What’s your opinion? Tell us in the comments!