May 21

Saluting the Military with "Waves of Honor"

by Staff

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment is honoring the men and women of the U.S. armed services through Waves of Honor. The military salute program provides free admission to the SeaWorld and Busch Gardens Parks, and Sesame Place for members of U.S. armed forces and as many as three direct dependents through 2013.

It's our way to say ‘thank you’ to these dedicated service men and women who sacrifice so much to preserve the freedom we share in this country. Created in 2001 (know then as Here's to the Heroes), the program has awarded more than 6.7 million theme park tickets to service members and their families.

Waves of Honor provides one complimentary admission per year to one of the SeaWorld or Busch Gardens Parks, Sesame Place, Adventure Island,Water Country USA or Aquatica San Diego (weekdays only) for the service member and as many as three of his or her direct dependents.

Any active duty military, activated or drilling reservists, or National Guardsman representing any of the five service branches is entitled to one complimentary admission to one of the participating parks under the program. He or she need only register, either online at or in the entrance plaza of a participating park, and show a valid active military identification. All dependents 10 and older must present a valid military dependent identification for entry into the park. Dependents may take advantage of the offer without their service member, though an adult must accompany minor dependents.Rules of eligibility can be found at and are subject to change.