SeaWorld Orlando and Busch Gardens offers military members free admission

Offer valid through June 27

SeaWorld Orlando lighthouse (Landon McReynolds, McReynolds)

ORLANDO, Fla. – SeaWorld Orlando and Busch Gardens are now offering military members and up to three guests complimentary one-day admission to the theme park.

The offer is valid for qualified service members and veterans, including active, retired, honorably separated officers and enlisted personnel of the U.S. military.

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“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.”

SeaWorld and Busch Gardens said tickets must be obtained online at and redeemed at the theme park by June 27. Active military members should verify veteran status through the link provided on SeaWorld’s website, while former service members must provide military ID at the front gate.

Since its launch in 2005, more than 10 million guests, active-duty military members, veterans, and their families have enjoyed the theme parks for free through the Waves of Honor program.

Military members on top of Skeikra for a sunrise salute (Busch Gardens Tampa Bay)

Blackout dates do apply to this offer which is available through May 16.

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.

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About the Author:

Landon joined News 6 in 2017. He grew up in Southern Illinois and graduated from Southern Illinois University with a bachelors degree in TV and digital media. When he is not at work you can catch him at one of Orlando's theme parks or the beach. Before working at News 6 he worked for stations in Miami and Fort Myers.