SeaWorld, Busch Gardens offering free admission to US veterans and their families

SeaWorld and Busch Gardens theme parks across the country are once again offering free admission to U.S. military veterans and their families for a limited time through the Waves of Honor program.


Starting today, military veterans and retirees can register their complimentary single-day tickets to SeaWorld Orlando, SeaWorld San Diego, SeaWorld San Antonio, Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Busch Gardens Tampa Bay for themselves and their dependents online, but must do so before May 16. After registering, all tickets must be redeemed by June 27.

As an extra thank you, military service members and veterans can also purchase up to six additional tickets at at 50% discount. A valid military ID is required to receive this offer.

“Following a challenging year, it’s a true privilege to honor the brave men and women who serve and sacrifice so much for our country,” said Marc Swanson, interim chief executive officer of SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment. “We are honored to continue this longstanding tradition as a small gesture of the deep gratitude we owe all those who serve and offer their families the chance to make unforgettable memories.”

Waves of Honor additionally provides any U.S. active-duty military, activated or drilling reservist, or National Guardsman one complimentary admission for themselves and up to three dependents per year to SeaWorld and Busch Gardens parks. Additional discounts and offers for active military and veterans are available through MWR and ITT offices on U.S. military bases and online at These offers are available year-round and may differ by park.


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