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SeaWorld San Diego Honors U.S. Military Veterans with Free Admission

Military veterans and three guests can enjoy free admission during tribute program

San Diego CA— SeaWorld San Diego is honoring the men and women who have previously served in the U.S. armed services with a special free admissions program.  Starting May 20, 2019, the park is offering complimentary admission to military veterans and up to three guests. Tickets must be obtained by June 9, 2019, and redeemed for park admission by July 15, 2019. This offer is available online only.

“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 also delighted they are again honoring military veterans with a free ticket offer.”

Veterans must register online at www.WavesofHonor.com in advance, and verify their proof of service through the ID.me qualification process. SeaWorld works with ID.me to provide an online verification of former military personnel in a secure and privacy-enhancing manner. Once veterans and their guests have registered online, they can bring their e-tickets directly to the park’s entrance turnstiles.

“My son is a military veteran who served in both Iraq and Afghanistan.  I’m not only proud of his service, but of all those who have worn the uniform of our country,” said Marilyn Hannes, SeaWorld San Diego’s park president. “We genuinely appreciate the sacrifices they’ve made to protect our freedom and are once again offering them free admission to the park. It’s our hope they can spend a great day with us creating wonderful memories with their families and friends.”

SeaWorld has also paid tribute to active duty service members through a complimentary ticket programs for the military since 2003 with nearly 3 million members of the U.S. and allied armed forces and their immediate family members having visited the park for free. SeaWorld has also offered a number of complimentary and discounted admission programs to veterans in the last 16 years, as well as complimentary offers to teachers and emergency first responders.  These admission offers have been very well received.


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SeaWorld San Diego is one of the most popular marine parks in the world and is a global leader in marine animal care and welfare, education, conservation, research and rescue. Through exciting and educational attractions, shows and exhibits, SeaWorld creates fun and meaningful experiences—experiences that matter—where guests can explore, become inspired to care about animals and wild wonders of the world and to act to help protect them. SeaWorld San Diego, which opened in March of 1964, is one of 12 parks operated by SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment.