SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment has just announced a new program for Retired US Military Members and Veterans.
For many years the SeaWorld Parks (which include SeaWorld, Busch Gardens, and Sesame Place Parks) offered the Heres’s to the Heroes program, which was just renamed this May to the Waves of Honor military salute program. This offer allowes current military members and up to 3 direct dependents free admission to one SeaWorld Park per year.
Now this new offer allows a 50 percent off single day admission to the SeaWorld® and Busch Gardens® Parks, and Sesame Place® for veterans and service members, and as many as five guests.
Qualified service members and veterans include active duty, retired, honorably separated officers and enlisted personnel of the U.S. military.
Tickets must be purchased by November 11, 2013 and redeemed by December 20, 2013. You may purchase these discounted tickets in advance at www.wavesofhonor.com/specialoffer or at participating military bases. You must present a valid military ID and/or proof of service.
Proof of Service Examples:
- Military photo ID cards for: Active Duty, Retired, Reserve, or Guard
- DD214 Form
- Veteran’s Administration (VA) Card
- Drivers License that states “Veteran”
“We’re proud to extend this special offer to the 22 million U.S. veterans and their friends and families in celebration of their service,” said Jim Atchison, President and Chief Executive Officer of SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment. “It has always been our honor to host members of the military and their families at our parks each year, and this extends that appreciation even further.”
A Benefit For All
By far the biggest question that I’ve fielded over the years in regard to this program is “Why not Retired Military/Veterans?”
The only answer that I’d seen said that SeaWorld was concerned that they didn’t have the capacity to handle the volume this would attract.
Note: This is also a great option for current military members who need more than a total of 4 tickets (all that is allowed under the free military program) or are making a second trip during the calendar year to a SeaWorld Park.
Military Discounted Prices
|Location||Gate Price||Military Price|
|Child (Ages 3 to 9)||$84.00||$42.00|
|Busch Gardens Tampa|
|Child (Ages 3 to 9)||$81.00||$40.50
|Busch Gardens Williamsburg|
|Child (Ages 3 to 9)||$60.00||$30.00|
|SeaWorld San Diego|
|Child (Ages 3 to 9)||$71.00||$35.50|
|SeaWorld San Antonio|
|Child (Ages 3 to 9)||$54.00||$27.00|
|Guest Ages 2 and Up||$61.00||
For more information see my main Here’s to the Heroes page.
You may obtain a copy of your DD-214 by clicking here if you don’t have one.