On nearly every city block in Branson there is a sign or shop that says tourist information center,
discount tickets, half-price tickets, official blah-blah, etc. and in various restaurants and attractions there
is a chain smoker in a booth waving you to him with promises of grand savings. (Branson is good practice
if you plan on visiting Tijuana soon.) If you’re a first timer to these hills, you will quickly get snared into
something. You can try to avoid and jump on the internet and begin searching out tickets, but you will
again get nabbed. Here are the rules to surviving buying tickets in or for Branson if you only want a show
ticket at a discount with no hassle:
1. If it looks too good to be true, it is.
2. If they can’t send them to you via email, they want you to drop in so they can “talk” to you.
3. If they CAN send them email, you might be paying WAY too much.
4. If it is a big discount and no tour, you might have to make your own reservations and it’s a standby
NO worries!! Here are some survival hints to make you seem like a local:
1. The tax is 12.1% to 14.1% on shows and attractions; thus ask for the FINAL amount. Most places
advertise PRE tax and service fee. Example: one show in town advertises for $45 but once the tax and
fees are added, it’s $52.45.
2. If online, check to ensure you are on the actual attractions site and not an outlet (sometimes you get
diverted someplace else when you start to buy) or you could be in for more than you bargained. (Unless
you’re going through Branson Ticket Deals and we can email them to you. Besides, we are just too cute
not buy from us. HA!)
3. Ask them if they will book the seats for you. If not, you get to do all the work and some shows won’t
accept some vouchers until just before show time – you get what’s left over.
4. If they say a show you want is sold out, it might not be. Check with someone else. In 2016 one of the
bigger outlets was claiming ‘sold out” for a popular show when it wasn’t. Rumor has it that their cut
wasn’t as much and they push you to another show. So, what do you do? Well, you can go directly to
the show and pay full price with a petite coupon, or you can use our ticket service designed and
implemented for guests as strictly a service.
Branson Ticket Deals is the only discount ticket outlet of which I’m aware that will give you advice,
discounts, and full-service with no strings attached. Your tickets can be emailed to you, or waiting at
your resort here when you arrive; or sit down in person with us and have your week completely booked
in just a few minutes. There are no other ticket services as fun and straight up as us!
John is the fun-loving manager of Branson Ticket Deals who has lived in Branson for well over 25 years. He help establish BTD and continues to work as an entertainer in the area all the while staying broke as a single dad of four.