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The CityPASS Winter Special Adds the Gift of Time to Major Savings and Line-Skipping, VIP Access

(November 21, 2011)

VICTOR, ID -- (Marketwire) -- 11/21/11 -- CityPASS, the company that packages deeply discounted admission tickets to the top attractions in major North American destinations, is enhancing its money-saving, line-bypassing appeal with a Winter Special that dramatically lengthens CityPASS's traditional nine-day validity period.

Beginning Dec. 15, 2011, visitors purchasing or activating previously purchased CityPASS ticket booklets for New York City, Hollywood, Seattle, Boston and Philadelphia will have up to 77 days (until Feb. 29, 2012) to redeem the included attraction tickets (one use per individual ticket). Typically, once the first admission ticket in a booklet is redeemed, CityPASS holders have nine days in which to use the remaining attraction tickets. Winter Special, however, waives the nine-day rule, extending the usage period considerably.

In addition to giving travelers more time to enjoy their passes and the attractions, CityPASS saves buyers up to 50 percent off the cost of purchasing the included attraction tickets separately. CityPASS also saves time, allowing users to bypass most main-entrance ticket lines. And isn't that an extra-special perk on a cold, blustery winter day?

While visitors have always found CityPASS to be a great deal, the expanded Winter Special usage period also makes the pass attractive to locals who may be hosting friends or family members over the holidays -- not to mention looking for ways to entertain the kids over the winter break. The "valid all winter" concept encourages sightseers -- both out-of-towners and locals alike -- to take their time and explore a city at a leisurely pace.

CityPASS ticket booklets can be purchased online at or at any of the participating attractions. Customers who purchase -- or start using a previously purchased CityPASS ticket booklet -- for the participating cities on or after Dec. 15, 2011, will have until Feb. 29, 2012, to use the included admission tickets. For travel starting Feb. 21, 2012, or later, the normal nine-day validity period will apply. Note: Each attraction admission ticket included in a CityPASS booklet may be used for only one admission to the respective attraction.

The cities participating in the CityPASS Winter Special include:

New York CityPASS
$79 adult | $59 youth (6-17) Savings: 46 percent
Included Attractions: Empire State Building Observatory, American Museum of Natural History, The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Guggenheim Museum or Top of the Rock observation deck, and either the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island or a Circle Line Sightseeing Cruise.

Hollywood CityPASS
$59 adult | $39 child (3-11) Savings: 46 percent
Included Attractions: Starline Movie Stars' Homes Tour, Madame Tussauds Hollywood, Red Line Tours' "Hollywood Behind-the-Scenes" Tour, and either the Kodak Theatre Guided Tour or The Hollywood Museum.

Seattle CityPASS
$59 adult | $39 child (4-12) Savings: 50 percent
Included Attractions: Space Needle, Pacific Science Center, Seattle Aquarium, Argosy Cruises Harbor Tour, EMP Museum, and either Woodland Park Zoo or The Museum of Flight.

Boston CityPASS
$46 adult | $29 child (3-11) Savings: 48 percent
Included Attractions: New England Aquarium; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Museum of Science; Skywalk Observatory at the Prudential Center; and either the Harvard Museum of Natural History or John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.

Philadelphia CityPASS
$59 adult | $39 child (2-12) Savings: 47 percent
Included Attractions: The Franklin Institute, Adventure Aquarium, Phila Trolley Works Tour & The Big Bus Company, Philadelphia Zoo, National Constitution Center or The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, and either Eastern State Penitentiary or Please Touch Museum.

For travelers who crave both savings and convenience, the CityPASS concept showcases the best attractions in North America's most exciting destinations at an incredible discount. CityPASS ticket booklets are available for New York City, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Hollywood, Houston, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, Southern California and Toronto. For more information, visit

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