SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment salutes Veterans with “Waves of Honor” special online offer Veterans and as many as five guests receive discounts off single-day admission to SeaWorld, Busch Gardens Parks, and Sesame Place
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment™ for the third 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 active-duty complimentary admission and discounts off single-day admission to the SeaWorld® and Busch Gardens® Parks, and Sesame Place® for veterans 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.
“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 www.wavesofhonor.com 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.
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 atwww.wavesofhonor.com and are subject to change. Tickets have full paid value towards an upgrade. SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment reserves the right to terminate the program.
* Proof of service must be verified on wavesofhonor.com before visiting the park. We are working with ID.me to provide online verification of active and former military personnel. Troop ID (ID.me) works using a single sign-on that enables brands to authenticate military affiliation in real time. SeaWorld is proud to participate in ID.me’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.
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SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment™ is a leading theme park and entertainment company delivering personal, interactive and educational experiences that blend imagination with nature and enable its customers to celebrate, connect with and care for the natural world we share. The Company owns or licenses a portfolio of globally recognized brands including SeaWorld®, Shamu®, and Busch Gardens®. Over its more than 50 year history, the Company has built a diversified portfolio of 11 destination and regional theme parks that are grouped in key markets across the United States, many of which showcase its one-of-a-kind collection of approximately 67,000 marine and terrestrial animals.
The Company’s theme parks feature a diverse array of rides, shows and other attractions with a broad demographic appeal which delivers memorable experiences and a strong value proposition for its guests. In addition to its theme parks, the company has recently begun to leverage its brands into media, entertainment, and consumer products. SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc., a publicly traded company (NYSE: SEAS). Copies of this and other news releases, as well as additional information about SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc., can be obtained online at www.seaworldentertainment.com. Shareholders and prospective investors can also register to automatically receive the Company's press releases, SEC filings and other notices by e-mail.