The variations of Disney Military Discount mixed with other words are endless. But I’ve noticed a small but steady amount of people searching for “Free Disney Military Tickets.”
While there was a time that Disney and Universal Orlando offered a free theme park ticket to military members, unfortunately free tickets are a thing of the past. Only Anheuser-Busch continues to offer free tickets to their theme parks.
Disney offered free military theme park tickets three times in the past.
In 1990 after Desert Storm Disney World gave members a free 1-day park-hopper ticket.
The next time Disney offered a free military ticket was in 2002 after the events of 9/11, this was one free 5-day park-hopper for the military member. You could then purchase up to 5 additional 5-day tickets for friends and family. Either basic tickets for $99 or park-hoppers for $124.
Since 2009 military members have had to purchase their own Armed Forces Salute Tickets as well as those for their guests and the price has risen.
Universal Orlando’s most recent free admission for military members ended on 30 March 2010. The member received a free multi-day multi-park theme park ticket and could purchase the same tickets for their guests for $88.
Our good friends at Anheuser-Busch are still offering free admission to their theme parks for the military member and their guests (up to 3 guests), an offer they have had every year since 2004. My hat’s off the Busch theme parks!
So as you can see currently the Orlando Theme Parks run the full spectrum in their offers for the military. From totally free admission to no special Military Salute tickets.
To see each Theme Parks current offers see the previous posts in this series
1. Disney Military Discount 2011 – Orlando Military Discounts Series
2. Sea World Busch Gardens Military Salute 2011 – Orlando Military Discounts Series
3. Universal Orlando Military Discount 2011 – Orlando Military Discounts Series
Keep tuned, there will be one more installment in this series – The Ultimate Post Deployment Orlando Vacation.
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