The Tanganyika Season Pass sale is back! This is usually the best deal of the year on this favorite attraction in Wichita. The 2022 Season Pass Sale starts March 1, so get your purchasing fingers ready on the keyboard. Or you can buy the pass in person at the park when the sale officially begins.
Here’s the thing: they finally announced the price. It’s $39.99 this year.
This is a $15 increase over the sale price of the pass last year. It used to be $19.99 then they increased it to $24.99, which was fair considering the extra perks they added and that the pass was inexpensive in the first place. The season pass sale was a no-brainer for most families, which is why everyone bought it.
Now I’m not sure? The regular-price Tanganyika season passes a couple years ago were around $50 per adult, around $40 per child, and around $42 per senior (ages 60-89). During the season pass sale, however, every person got a season pass for just $24.99. (Optional VIP upgrades were available, which you can read about below.)
Before we talk further, everyone needs to understand that a business has the right to set any price it pleases. I’ve always appreciated Tanganyika Wildlife Park and the fact that they offered such an incredible, unbelievable deal to us every season and if they need to increase the price, that is totally fair of them.
Your question is just whether that means it is affordable for you or not. Simple math – there’s no moral dilemma here or criticism of people or businesses. (Everyone is quick to criticize; I think people are all just doing the best they can and that knee-jerk criticism is just lazy thinking.)
Also, to be really, really fair: Tanganyika did offer the pass for $24.99 just this past Black Friday. If you bought yours then, you’re set.
2022 Season Pass Sale at Tanganyika
Tanganyika Season Pass sale begins March 1.
For several years, Tanganyika Wildlife Park has offered its season pass at a sale price that is about the same price as one adult visit! The season passes included optional VIP upgrades.
Here are the details from previous years. Again, the 2022 Tanganyika Season Pass sale price will be the price of one adult visit, which was raised to $39.99 last year.
During the Season Pass Sale in previous years, the pass was only $24.99 per person for all ages 3 years old and above. (Children 2 and younger get in free.) That’s price was good for unlimited visits until the park closes for the winter in November. The pass included admission to the new Tanganyika Falls splash park.
Does Tanganyika Have a Family Pass?
Each year, people ask if Tanganyika has a Family Pass and so far, the wildlife park has declined to offer one, opting for its Season Pass Sale instead.
How Many Discount Season Passes Do I Need?
During this special sale, the price is per person, any age. This is a discount, but you do need a separate pass for each person in the family who is 3 and older. One year I realized I only needed two passes because certain family members (not going to name names…) really weren’t likely to go. 🙂 So keep that in mind when you’re deciding how many passes you need.
What Do I Get With The Season Pass?
In addition to unlimited visits, a Tanganyika season pass comes with some other benefits. They may change slightly from year to year, but this is what they were last year (not updated yet for 2022):
10% off Gift Shop
10% off Pavilion Deli/Coffee Shop
10% off Special Events like Pumpkins at the Park & Twilight Tour
10% off Birthday Parties and Camps
$5 off Admission for guest
Free admission to the Tanganyika splash park I’m really liking that $5 off regular admission for a guest! If you have a family member who might not need a season pass, this is a good discount for that one time they’ll visit the park with you!
One year you could add a Guest Season Pass during the sale at a slightly higher (but still discounted) rate which allows you to bring anyone along with you to the park. I haven’t heard yet whether they’ll still offer that option again this year, so stay tuned.
You can purchase the discounted passes online (see the link at the end of this post) or at the park beginning March 1.
Frequent Feeder Passes are out; VIP upgrades are in
Gold and Silver levels of the season pass will once again be available, which include some feeding perks. (They are discontinuing the Frequent Feeder pass add-on.)
A regular season pass is only good for unlimited visits throughout the season and does not include tokens for feeding the animals or any paid animal encounters. Frequent Feeder Passes will not be available as an add-on to your season pass.
Instead, you may want to consider one of the Gold or Silver level season passes. These are more expensive and include perks like unlimited visits, unlimited feedings (Gold level), some Experiences, kids programs, early entry and after hours, new special events just for VIP pass holders, guest pass benefits, Tanganyika merchandise, and more. Check out all the special perks and prices of the Gold and Silver level passes here.
Tanganyika Open Dates
The park opens for the season in mid-March, according to the website. Be sure to pick up your Tanganyika Wildlife Park season passes while they’re available for the discounted price, and you’ll be able to visit the park all season long!
Tanganyika Season Pass Sale
Date: March 1-14, 2022
Where: Tanganyika Wildlife Park, 1000 S. Hawkins Ln., Goddard, KS 67052
Cost: Unknown at this time
For more information and to purchase your pass, visit http://www.twpark.com/seasonpass
Regular-Price Season Passes
After March 14, you can still purchase season passes for at regular price. Or you can take advantage of a $2 per person admission discount with the Visit Wichita Explore Card.
Related: Pumpkins at the Park