'Tis the season of the season pass! Save with our links to 41 amusement parks

If you plan on visiting any theme park more than once this year, you'll probably save money buying a season pass. That's because the major parks, in an effort pack their parks full of souvenir-buying, fried dough-scarfing hordes all year long, have adjusted their pricing so that a one-day ticket price isn't much different than the cost of admission all year long.

Considering a pass for the whole season often costs about what a one-day admission does -- for Six Flags Over Georgia, for example, it's just $5 more, and Knott's Berry Farm is $6 -- it's a no-brainer for roller coastery families.

The unexpected boon for Six Flags parks is that passes include free admission to all Six Flags parks, no matter where they are. That can be had for an incredible bargain if you buy your pass from a park with a cheaper version, for example in San Francisco, where they only cost $50 right now, versus Los Angeles, where a pass costs $5 more. In fact, a whole season pass from Six Flags Over Texas costs what a single day's admission would in New Jersey.