Starting on Monday and going through July 15, SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment is offering free admission for U.S. military veterans and their families at its parks in Orlando, San Antonio and San Diego.
SeaWorld’s offer officially restarted one week before Memorial Day and marked the continuation of SeaWorld’s “Waves of Honor” program which honors active duty military members, veterans and their families by offering special pricing and promotions. Waves of Honor already provides complimentary admission for active duty military personnel, activated or drilling reservists and National Guardsmen and up to three dependents.
According to SeaWorld, more than 10 million guests – active duty military members, veterans and their families – have enjoyed the SeaWorld parks for free through the Waves of Honor program since it launched in 2005.
The military ticket pass announcement came on the heels of SeaWorld announcing the return of complimentary beer samples.
Saturday, May 25 through September 2 from 10:30 a.m. to one hour before park close, guests 21 years of age and older can pick up one complimentary, 14-ounce domestic beer at Mama’s Pretzel Kitchen Patio Bar per day.
Park guests at SeaWorld Orlando are also invited to enjoy weekday Happy Hour at 4:00 p.m. all summer long May 10 through September 2. Happy Hour will feature buy one, get one free offers on beer, wine, call liquor cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages at Flamecraft Bar, Shark’s Underwater Grill Bar and Waterway Grill Bar.
New this year, SeaWorld Orlando Pass Members are being offered early access to the park’s free beer program. Pass Members can get their free 14-ounce beer starting May 10 until the full program begins on the May 25.
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“I truly appreciate SeaWorld’s long-standing support of our armed forces and I’ve enjoyed visiting the park many times with my family through its complimentary ticket offer for the military,” said Dennis Dubard, a retired Navy captain and the former commanding officer of the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu. “I’m delighted they are again honoring our military veterans with a free ticket offer.”
“Honoring the brave men and women who serve and sacrifice for this country and their families is a value embedded in the fabric of our company,” said Gus Antorcha, the CEO of SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment. “As summer kicks off, we are proud and honored to provide free admission to veterans and their families so they can make memories and enjoy an amazing lineup of attractions and events. Offering free admission through our longstanding Waves of Honor program is just a small gesture of the deep gratitude we owe all those who serve.”
Between now and June 9, U.S. military veterans and retirees can redeem their complimentary single-day ticket(s), which are valid through July 15, for themselves and up to three dependents online at www.WavesofHonor.com.
Additional discounts and offers are available for active military and veterans through MWR and ITT offices on U.S. military bases and online at www.WavesofHonor.com. These offers are available year-round and may differ by park.