Cal State Fullerton is located in a region where a trip to the beach and the mountains in the same day is possible.
Hollywood is only an hour away on a good day, and world-famous theme parks are in abundance.
Whether students take a trip up to the mountains or spend a day with Mickey Mouse, CSUF is making it easier to enjoy the Golden State with even more golden prices.
When it comes to SoCal attractions, CSUF is a student’s best friend.
Tickets to many of the popular attractions in the surrounding areas are offered at discounted prices to enrolled students through the Titan Student Union.
Unfortunately, this is a little known fact to many on campus who might be visiting these attractions throughout the year.
With CSUF enrollment, students can save anywhere from 10-50 percent on theme parks such as Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm and Six Flags Magic Mountain.
They can buy any number of tickets that are available at the time, saving a large amount of money for the entire family and breaking bank accounts a little less often.
“We just got all of the Disneyland stuff. It’s all brand new,” said Stephanie Quijada, TSU Information and Services desk assistant.
This year, many students enrolled in CSUF have already visited “The Happiest Place on Earth,” located 15 minutes away from campus.
Even more of those students have an annual pass.
CSUF now provides students that same annual pass, except cheaper, ranging anywhere from $10-29 off the gate price.
Other Disneyland tickets include single or multiple day Park Hoppers with $2-15 dollar savings, one-day parking passes and gift cards in the amounts of $25-100.
Although Disneyland is offered at discounted prices, it still might be a little expensive for the average college student to visit more than once a semester.
For those students, the university offers cheaper alternatives to a good time that do not involve splurging.
Movie theatres are always a favorite go-to for date nights and last minute activities that will not break the piggy bank.
However, skyrocketing prices have spawned numerous complaints among students and families.
CSUF offers AMC and Edwards/Regal movie tickets for a discounted price of $8.70 without restrictions, almost a $4 box office discount.
Sean Lanternier, 22, a criminal justice major, had heard about the cheaper prices throughout his years at CSUF, but was shocked when he realized the actual amount of savings.
“I didn’t know that they had that big of a discount,” Lanternier said. “It saves a lot of money in your wallet too for other purposes when you go to the park, get gas, or anything else like that.”
Quijada said the most popular sales of the summer were Six Flags and Universal Studios, which offer students the biggest savings.
“For Universal Studios, it’s two days for the price of one and it’s $21 off,” she said.
The TSU also provides numerous other discounted tickets to other attractions in addition to theme parks.
Tickets regarding seasonal events are also available, such as Big Bear Mountain lift tickets once the snow starts to drop, a day trip to Raging Waters during the summer and even tickets to NASCAR races and Angels baseball games.
Jessica Blevens, 22, a biology major, said she is excited over the cheaper prices.
“Maybe I will take up snowboarding this year,” Blevens said.
For more information visit the Information and Services desk in the TSU lobby.