Busch Gardens Military Discount — How to Save on Theme Park Tickets & More

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How can I get the military discount at the Busch Gardens?

PJ Fuller

PJ Fuller

DealCrunch Editor

PJ answered on 3.7.18:

I’m proud to be a US citizen. And, more importantly, I’m proud of all the people who help protect our country. But I’m not the only one. Many stores, brands, and services offer military discounts to show appreciation for soldiers and their families to fighting to keep us all safe.

Busch Gardens has one of the most notable military discounts, which is available to active-duty members and their families. The exclusive deal also applies to sister theme parks of Busch Gardens, giving military families plenty of options to have fun and save money. Below, we’ll talk you through a few key points to remember about getting military offers at Busch Gardens.

An Active Military ID is Required to Access the Deal

Busch Gardens offers service members exclusive deals to show gratitude to the many men and women who make sacrifices to serve in the United States Armed Forces. The theme park provides a variety of discounts, a military pass for active-duty military members, and the Waves of Honor program for military personnel to enjoy with their families.

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Active-Duty Service Members must create an ID.me account to unlock the discount.

Military deals at Busch Gardens are open to current active-duty military, national guardsman, and activated or drilling reservists. These military offers are open to anyone serving in the Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard.

But, to unlock all of the special military offers, you must prove eligibility online by logging in to ID.me with your Troop ID. Just keep in mind that military offers cannot be purchased at park location. However, some MWR offices may have Busch Gardens deals available.

The military pass currently includes unlimited visits until December 31, 2018, to Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Water Country USA, and Christmas Town throughout the holiday season. Additionally, pass holders enjoy free general parking at all participating parks.

Complimentary Admission is a One-Time Yearly Discount

Another reward for your time in active military service in a one-time free pass to enjoy a day of rides, shows, and special attractions at Busch Gardens.

A photo of a military family hugging from the Busch Gardens website

Busch Gardens provides free admission to active-duty military members and three dependents.

Through the Waves of Honor Program, you can enjoy a day of free admission every year for yourself and up to three direct dependants at both Busch Garden Williamsburg and Busch Gardens Tampa. Other participating parks in the program include Sesame Place and SeaWorld theme parks.

The program allows any active duty military personnel, activated or drilling reservist, or national guardsman free access for one full day.

Be aware that retirees, inactive military, US merchant marines, civilian department of defense workers, standby and retired reserve members are not eligible for the deal.

Already Used Your Deal This Year? Try One of Ours

One day of fun at Busch Gardens a year isn’t always enough for everyone. Fortunately, there are still several other affordable ways to enjoy Busch Gardens without an active-duty military discount.

Visit DealCrunch at any time, and you’ll find the hottest discounts at Busch Gardens. Our team of bargain experts are on a constant mission to provide readers all the best deals in one place. And with our special coupon technology, we’re able to update our deals hourly with new money-saving offers that you can unleash on your next theme park trip.

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While you likely won’t find a promo code for free admission in the feed above, you’re sure to catch savings that will cut major costs on your next Busch Gardens visit — whether you’re currently serving in the military or just looking for a fun outing.

Enjoy Free Admission for Your Service & Sacrifice

I’m thankful for those who have served in the military, and I’m glad so many businesses honor their sacrifice. That’s why Busch Gardens provides members of the armed forces and their supportive families by honoring them with special discounts at their theme parks. And veterans are never left behind since they, too, have access to several discounts at Busch Gardens.

Whether you’re serving in the military or just a proud civilian, there’s no reason why you should overpay for a fun day. So make sure to drop by our Busch Gardens store page for discounts that will save you big bucks on admission and other costs.