SeaWorld and Busch Gardens Parks Offer Free Admission for U.S. Military Members, Veterans, and Their Families


Starting today through June 27, SeaWorld and Busch Gardens are offering free admission for U.S. military veterans to their theme parks. Since its launch in 2005, more than 10 million guests – active-duty  military members, veterans, and their families – have enjoyed the company’s parks for free through the Waves of Honor program. Park Ambassadors are honored to welcome America’s heroes to enjoy  thrilling attractions and amazing animal exhibits with detailed health and safety measures in place,  including limited capacity, physical distancing, enhanced cleaning and sanitization, temperature checks, and face-covering requirements. 

U.S. military veterans and retirees must register their complimentary single-day ticket(s) for themselves and up to three dependents online at before May 16. After registering, all tickets must be redeemed by June 27. As an added thank you, veterans and active military service members can also purchase up to six additional tickets at 50% off. Service members and their direct dependents must have a valid active military ID to participate. This offer is part of SeaWorld Parks &  Entertainment’s longstanding Waves of Honor program, which salutes active-duty military members,  veterans, and their families by offering special pricing and promotions throughout the year.  

“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 Busch Gardens. Additional discounts and offers are available for active military and veterans through  MWR and ITT offices on U.S. military bases and online at These offers are available year-round and may differ by park. 

Health & Safety 

Busch Gardens is committed to the health and safety of its guests, employees, and the animals in its care. The parks have worked diligently with state and local health officials, outside consultants and  attraction industry leaders to enhance its already strict health, safety, and cleanliness standards. These  protocols and guidelines will be modified based on evolving industry standards and methodologies, 

public health, and governmental directives, and advancing scientific knowledge on the transmissibility of  COVID-19. The company is excited to continue to provide guests with fun, inspiring, and memorable  experiences, while addressing important health and safety needs during this time. For detailed  information about the measures that guests can expect when visiting the parks, including key  operational changes, visit  

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