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Free SeaWorld admission for vets

By Jennifer DiDomenico A&E Editor Attention veterans: Get ready to have a whole lot of fun with your family this summer. SeaWorld Orlando is offering free admission to U.S. veterans and their families now through July 4, 2018. The promotion began Memorial Day weekend to celebrate those who have served our country. “The men and

Attention veterans: Get ready to have a whole lot of fun with your family this summer. SeaWorld Orlando is offering free admission to U.S. veterans and their families now through July 4, 2018. The promotion began Memorial Day weekend to celebrate those who have served our country.

“The men and women who serve this country in the U.S. Armed Services are incredibly important, and we’re proud to extend our gratitude to these brave men and women and their families,” John Reilly, interim CEO of SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment, stated in a press release. “We hope this invitation to all veterans allows them to make incredible memories with their families at our parks.”

Qualifying veterans are U.S. active duty military, activated or drilling reservist, or National Guardsman once per year. Free admission is offered to the veteran and up to three direct dependents, to SeaWorld Orlando, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, plus other SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment properties across the U.S.

Veterans must redeem their complimentary single-day ticket(s) online. The free tickets are not available at the front gate of any of the theme parks or entertainment properties. Visit www.WavesofHonor.com for more information and to redeem your ticket(s).

From the release:

Since SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment started the Waves of Honor program in 2005, more than 9 million active military, veterans and their families have visited the parks for free, which represents an estimated value of $300 million.

Active Military and Veterans can always receive discounted admission tickets through MWR and ITT offices on U.S. military bases as well as www.WavesofHonor.com. These offers are available year-round. Each park may have various discounted admission products throughout the year that are also available online at www.WavesofHonor.com.

For more information and park hours, visit SeaWorldOrlando.com. Events and times are subject to change. Follow SeaWorld Orlando on Facebook and Instagram for the latest park updates and information.

IN OTHER SEAWORLD NEWS, SeaWorld Orlando was recently recognized by Goodwill Industries of Central Florida for its donation of 131 electric scooters. The scooters that were once used in SeaWorld Parks are being donated in effort to improve mobility for local residents.

The scooters will be sold for $199 each, throughout Goodwill’s 28 retail stores in Central Florida. Sales revenue will help fund Goodwill’s job training and employment assistance programs.

“SeaWorld is proud to support Goodwill with this donation because of our shared commitment to sustainability and empowering differently abled people with employment opportunities,” Michelle Brady-Palmer, manager of community engagement for SeaWorld Parks & Resorts, stated in a press release.

For more information about Goodwill Industries of Central Florida, visit www.goodwillcfl.org.