2014 Free Military Admission to SeaWorld
SeaWorld Parks has continued their wildly popular Waves of Honor Military Salute program for 2014.
Formerly known as the Anheuser-Busch Here’s to the Heroes Salute, this program allows current military members as well as up to 3 direct family members a free one day admission to one of their theme parks.
Waves of Honor permits any U.S. active duty military, activated or drilling reservist, or National Guardsman and up to 3 direct dependents to one complimentary admission per year to either SeaWorld®, Busch Gardens®, Adventure Island®, Water Country USA®, or Sesame Place® or Aquatica SeaWorld’s Waterpark™ in San Diego and as many as three direct dependents.
Get your tickets at the gate, you can pre register here.
This is a fabulous offer that they have extended year in year out, not just in the recent hard economic times. Their caring and support for our military is greatly appreciated! More than 3.2 million members of U.S. and coalition armed forces and their families have used this great offer.
Valid military identification reflecting active status or dependent ID required for offer and must match the name on this voucher. Inactive, standby and retired reserve members, military retirees, U.S. Merchant Marine and civilian Department of Defense workers are ineligible for the program. SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment reserves the right to terminate the program. Non-transferrable. Non-refundable. Not for sale. Not valid at Discovery Cove, Aquatica Orlando, Aquatica San Antonio or weekends at Aquatica San Diego. Offer not valid for separate ticketed events including Christmas Town at Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Tampa, Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens Tampa and A Very Furry Christmas at Sesame Place. Not valid with any other discounts, offers and has no upgrade value. Subject to change or cancellation. Limit one complimentary admission per year, per person to one park. This voucher does not guarantee admission until verified at the park. Offer expires December 31, 2014.
SAN ANTONIO – SeaWorld San Antonio put the park in the pockets of guests with the release of a new SeaWorld iPhone Application, the first app to offer GPS guided directions inside a theme park.
The app has a section for each of the SeaWorld theme parks: Orlando, San Antonio, and San Diego.
“We knew this was something our guests were looking for, and none of our parks had an official app. SeaWorld San Antonio volunteered to be the first park to create a park app, so we will get a benchmark on mobile technologies at our park that can be used in our sister parks around the country,” said Dan Decker, SeaWorld San Antonio’s park president.
SeaWorld San Antonio worked with DeFi Global, Inc. (LCHL) in creating this custom mobile application to be downloaded for free from Apple’s iTunes App Store. The application has many features that help guests navigate their way around the park and find exactly what they hope to see.
The application includes a GPS enabled park map that allows guests to search for what they want to visit to have the map draw a highlighted route. It’s as simple as searching for the word “pizza” and having the map draw you a route to every place in the park where pizza is available. With step by step directions, the guests get the quickest routes to restaurants, animal habitats, restrooms and more.
The application also includes information on show times and wait times for the roller coasters, water rides and waterpark.
Click on the app image to visit the iTunes Store
Other features of the app include:
- Park calendars with park hours
- Directions to the park from your location
- Points of interest categories that can be turned on and off on the actual app map
- A camera that allows you to take pictures without leaving the app
- Up to the minute live weather and forecast from the onsite weather station
- Links and phone numbers to make reservations for tours, dines and other amenities
- A link to the park’s conservation message and sites
- Ways for guest to connect on social media sites
- Ways to contact the park
There are many options available for hotels at sea world Orlando.
Here is an Orlando map with Sea World area hotels. There are twenty-five hotels listed, some are as far away as the Downtown Disney area. The first six hotels are Sea World Partners, the three with the ** are Official Sea World Hotels.
The Sea World Partner Hotels are:
Doubletree by Hilton at Sea World
Renaissance Orlando at Sea World**
Hilton Garden Inn Orlando at Sea World
SpringHill Suites at Sea World**
Fairfield Inn & Suites at Sea World**
Hilton Grand Vacations at Sea World
To see ticket/room packages at these Official Sea World Partner Hotels Click Here.
Be sure to ask if there are any Military Discounts on these hotels when making your reservations.
Also the Shades of Green Resort at Walt Disney World is a 15-30 minute drive away from Sea World depending on traffic. A reasonably priced deluxe resort owned and operated by Army MWR exclusively for military members. Their room rates are based upon rank.
For more info on Shades of Green see the Shades of Green Information page on Military Disney Tips one of our partner sites.