Stone Mountain Park: ticket discounts and parking deals
Stone Mountain is never a cheap proposition for families. Whenever there are ways to save on parking or all-attractions passes, we’ll let you know here.
The daily parking fee alone is $20 per car, so often it’s worth it to pay $40 for the annual parking pass.
The parking pass runs for 12 months, starting with the month you made the purchase. You can purchase the parking pass at the park gate when you drive up to the admission booth. HINT: Watch for the $5 OFF deal and buy your annual pass then.
Labor Day Weekend events
The end-of-summer bash at Stone Mountain Park includes a nightly light show, followed by spectacular fireworks, on Saturday, Sunday, and Labor Day Monday. The light show starts at 9:30, when it’s fully dark — but you can come early, spend the day, and enjoy the other attractions.
You’ll need either an Attractions Pass or a Light Show ticket ($5) to attend.
There is currently a Groupon deal for $24.95 for Attractions Passes — that’s about 40% OFF. You can use the deal on Sept. 2nd and 3rd, but Labor Day Monday is a blackout date. More details on the Groupon deal below.
Say goodbye to the LaserShow
We can hardly believe it, but the Stone Mountain LaserShow as we know it is ending! It’s been an Atlanta summertime tradition since 1983, and it was always free with the price of parking until the pandemic struck.
According to a press release, the final night for the Classic Lasershow Spectacular is April 29, 2023. Stay tuned for more information about the NEW World’s Largest Summer Light Show debuting at the park Memorial Day Weekend.
Deals and Discounts for Stone Mountain Park
Please use the links to verify a deal is still on, before you head out — and note that some of them only apply to online purchases and are not available at the gate.
Reminder: There are fees of up to $5 tacked on to your online purchase when you buy directly from Stone Mountain. Groupon does not add fees.
Groupon: Get 40% OFF off an Attractions Pass
NOTE: On Sept. 9th and 10th, you can buy passes at HALF OFF — that’s just $19.99 through this Groupon deal. And then it goes up to $24.95 for the rest of the month and October.
This Groupon offer is probably the best deal currently running — because Groupon does not add ticket fees.
The deal is just $24.99 for an Attractions Pass, which regularly goes for $39.95.
Currently, Groupon shows availability of this offer for dates thru mid-November.
In the fall, Stone Mountain attractions are only open on weekends.
You’ll have to choose the date of your visit at the time you purchase the pass.
Be sure to read the fine print.
If you have kids 2 or under, they get in FREE.
Remember that parking ($20) is not included.
NOTE: You can get up to 8% cashback from Rakuten (formerly Ebates) if you sign up and start a shopping session before you purchase your Groupon. You get the money at the end of each quarter and can have it sent to you via check or PayPal.
Christmas-in-July Parking Pass Sale
Currently, Stone Mountain has a discount on their parking passes, and we don’t know how long it will last.
As you know, parking at Stone Mountain Park is never cheap. In fact, it’s $20 a pop.
The regular price for a one-year parking pass is $40, so you come out ahead if you visit three times a year or more.
The July sale price for a parking pass is now just $30 — so it will pay for itself very quickly, in just two visits.
If you want to buy two parking passes, you can get a two-pack for $50 (that’s a 35% savings). So it might be worth it to team up with a friend or neighbor and split the cost.
NOTE that the sale is online online only — and you’ll pay another $2.70 per pass in tax and fees, bringing the total to $32.70 for one pass.
How it works:
• Go to the parking pass page and select the items you want to buy. Add them to your cart.
• Check out and pay for your pass(es).
• You’ll see your voucher immediately on the order confirmation page after payment. Print the order confirmation or take a screenshot of it. This is your voucher.
• Within 90 days of your purchase date, take the voucher to Stone Mountain Park to receive your parking pass at the entrance checkpoint.
Memorial Day weekend 2023 military deal
The park is offering a FREE Attractions Pass to all active duty and retired military personnel. Plus, they can get 35% OFF per person for immediate family members.
This offer is good during Memorial Day Weekend — from Friday, May 26th to Monday, May 29th, 2023.
FREE Pre-K Pass for summer 2023
The Pre-K Pass is back for the summer of 2023!
With this program, your little tykes age 3 to 5 get free admission to attractions at Stone Mountain Park, all summer long. To redeem the offer, just register your kids online, and then activate your free pass in person at the Park by May 14, 2023.
Get $5 off annual parking pass
For a limited time, you can get the Stone Mountain annual parking pass for just $35, thanks to a Groupon deal.
You cannot use the deal to extend your current parking pass — only to buy a new 12-month pass. The pass is valid for 12 months from the date of purchase.
You’ll have to take the Groupon voucher to the park gate to redeem it for your parking sticker.
The annual parking pass gets you access to public picnic areas, hiking and nature trails, children’s playground, walk-up trail, Quarry Exhibit, and the Confederate Hall Historical and Environmental Education Center. You’ll need separate passes or tickets for other park attractions.
May Flash Sale: Attractions Pass + FREE Lasershow square
This is a limited time offer that lets you get an Attractions Pass for just $19.95 (adults and kids), plus fees.
Use your ticket any day from May 14th thru Memorial Day, Monday, May 30th, 2022. Skyhike is not included, but is available as an add-on experience during checkout.
Buy the deal on the park website and use the promo code MAYFLASH22.
All Attractions Pass + Meal Deal
When there are no flash sales or Groupon deals running, a good value is the $31.95 All Attractions Pass + Meal package. This is available as an advance purchase, online only — not at the gate. You must purchase 24 hours in advance.
Unlimited refills of cold beverages and a meal are included with this ticket. Options include hamburger, hot dog, pizza slice (cheese or pepperoni), chicken sandwich, chef salad, chicken strips, BBQ pulled pork or chicken, French fries, and nachos. These meal choices are available at Marketplace.
Discounted All-Attractions Pass for adults
Buy your All-Attractions Pass online and save on adult tickets. The online price is $29.95, compared to $34.95 at the gate. Kids’ passes are $24.95 whether you purchase online or at the park.
This 30% discount on the All-Attraction pass brings the price down to $24.95. You must buy in person at the ticket plaza; it’s not available for advance purchase online. According to Stone Mountain’s website, the discount applies to “all active duty, veterans, and retired military personnel, spouses and dependents when valid military personnel IDs and dependent IDs are presented.”
Deals that include all attractions let you enjoy these options
Note that SkyHike is no longer included in the All Attractions Pass. You have to buy it separately for $5 per person (adult or child).
- Summit Skyride – Ride a cable car more than 825 feet up to the top of Stone Mountain.
- Dinosaur Explore — Large as life creatures up close
- Dinotorium – Four levels of indoor fun, games, and scientific wonder.
- Scenic Railroad – A lively five-mile excursion around the mountain.
- 4-D Theater – Now showing “Ice Age: No Time For Nuts”
- Camp Highland Outpost – Rock walls to climb, plus a low ropes course.
- Geyser Towers® – Play in the spray or stay dry in the suspended rope bridges and net tunnels. Closed-toe shoes are required.
- Adventure Golf – Putter around on a miniature golf course.
- Historic Square – Take a self-guided tour of some original Georgian buildings.
- Farmyard – Watch trained goats do tricks and pet the animals.
- Stone Mountain Museum – Stop by for a lesson in all things “Stone Mountain”
Discounted golf package deals
Thanks to Groupon, you can save a few bucks on a golf package at the Stone Mountain Golf Club, located within the park (near the lake).
Choose from the following deals:
- 18-Hole Round of Golf for One Including Cart Rental; Valid Monday–Friday — $55 (21% off)
- 18-Hole Round of Golf for One Including Cart Rental; Valid Any Day — $60 (25% off)
- 18-Hole Round of Golf for Two Including Cart Rental; Valid Monday–Friday — $99 (20% off)
- 18-Hole Round of Golf for Two Including Cart Rental; Valid Any Day — $119 (25% off)
Moms get in FREE on Mother’s Day
Enjoy FREE admission for Mom on Sunday, May 9th, 2021, when you purchase any adult or child Attractions Pass. Mountain Members can also bring mo along for free.
On May 9, moms and families can enjoy attractions like Skyride, Dinosaur Explore, Mini-Golf, Scenic Railroad, and more.
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Sunset All-Attractions Pass — on LaserShow dates only Starting Memorial Day Weekend, through August 3rd, the LaserShow will run daily. On every day of the week other than Saturday, you’ll then be able to get the Sunset pass for $29.95. The Sunset deal not only gives you access to all attractions, it comes with a reserved seat on a private LaserShow Terrace. You’ll also receive: Unlimited popcorn A freshly baked cookie An ice-cold Coca-Cola® beverage Free novelty glow item
2023 Spring Break Celebration
Stone Mountain’s annual spring break celebration is back in April of 2023 — with extended hours on weekdays, so families who have time off from work and school can come out to play.
The attractions are open daily from April 1 to 9, 2023.
From Saturday, April 1st thru Saturday, April 8th, hours are 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
On Easter Sunday, April 9th, hours are 11:30 to p.m.
Special showings of the classic Lasershow Spectacular close out each action-packed day through April 8th. The LaserShow begins around 8:30 p.m., at dark.
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