SeaWorld Announces Special Offer For Veterans

By  //  September 15, 2014

50 percent off single-day admission for Veterans

waves-of-honor-180ORLANDO, FLORIDA — As Veterans Day approaches, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment™ for the second year in a row is launching a special offer to honor all the men and women who have previously served as members of the U.S. armed services.

The “Waves of Honor” salute to veterans offers 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 (Veterans Day), 2014 and redeemed by December 21, 2014.

James D. Atchison - 180“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.”

Qualified U.S. service members and veterans must purchase discounted tickets in advance at or at participating military bases. Proof of service required.*

Active duty military who have visited the parks using the Waves of Honor complimentary admission can also take advantage of this special offer. The SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment military salute program, previously known as Here’s to the Heroes, was created in 2001. The parks have played host to more than 6 million service members and their families since the program’s debut.

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SeaWorld Orlando, Busch Gardens Tampa, and SeaWorld San Diego operate year-round. The remaining parks are seasonal. Each park’s operating schedule is available online. The program does not include Discovery Cove® in Orlando or Aquatica, SeaWorld’s WaterparkTM. Rules of eligibility can be found at and are subject to change. Tickets have full paid value towards any upgrade. SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment reserves the right to terminate the program. 

* Proof of service must be verified on before visiting the park.  We are working with to provide an online verification of active and former military personnel.  Troop ID ( works using a single sign on that enables brands to authenticate military affiliation in real time. SeaWorld is proud to participate in’s National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC) pilot as part of its efforts to offer this benefit to the military in a secure and privacy-enhancing manner.