When was the last time you felt your hair whipping in the wind as you hurtled through the air at 120 mph? How long has it been since you last saw a 22,000 lb killer whale perform a backflip right before your eyes? Too long. Luckily for you thrill-seekers, many theme parks offer discounted or complementary admission to military and veteran service members.
SeaWorld – California, Texas & Florida
An accredited zoo and aquarium that houses incredible marine wildlife, SeaWorld Parks offers a wealth of fun for the entire family. Watch one of SeaWorld’s famous orcas leap through air, or slip and slide through the park’s best rides. Waves of Honor offers complimentary admission for active duty service members, and special discounts for veterans and their families.
Busch Gardens – Virginia & Florida
For a taste of Parisian cobbled streets, Scottish landscapes and German bratwurst, visit Busch Gardens. The theme park provides a distinct European atmosphere as well as an array of thrill rides and entertainment. Verify your military status with Troop ID via SeaWorld’s Waves of Honor website in order to receive complimentary park admission or exclusive veteran discounts.
Sesame Place – Pennsylvania
See your favorite childhood characters come to life at Sesame Place. As the home of iconic personalities such as Elmo, Big Bird and the Cookie Monster, Sesame Place offers attractions and performances for all ages. Active military service members enjoy complimentary admission, and veterans get 50% off tickets to the park through Troop ID via Waves of Honor.
Adventure Island – Florida
Whether you prefer zooming down the Colossal Curl or gently floating down the Rambling Bayou, Adventure Island has a ride for you. This water-themed park promises a full day of super-soaked fun, especially in the hot summer months. Check out Waves of Honor in order to verify your military status and earn special discounts.
Aquatica – California, Texas & Florida
Aquatica takes the traditional water park to the next level. With climate-controlled pools and a unique collection of dolphins and tortoises, visitors can relax in the sun, enjoy water slides and get a closer look at marine animals. Military members on active duty can enjoy free park admission to all Aquatica locations, and veterans and family members are eligible for other exclusive discounts.
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Carowinds – North Carolina
Carowinds offers an exclusive $22 discount to military service members, veterans and their families. Use your savings to obtain the full Carowinds experience. Get your adrenaline pumping on Carowinds’ Intimidator or soar through the air on Nighthawk, North Carolina’s only flying roller coaster.
Cedar Point – Ohio
Enjoy high-speed roller coasters, water slides and more at Cedar Point. The entire military community can enjoy a $22 discount on admission when ordering tickets online. This discount can be applied to spouses and family members with a limit of six tickets per military member.
King’s Dominion – Virginia
Kings Dominion reigns as one of Virginia’s most hair-raising theme parks. Military service members, veterans and their families can receive $22 off their family’s tickets at checkout with a valid military ID. To improve your Kings Dominion experience, skip the line with a Fast Lane pass so you can enjoy instant gratification and unlimited rides.
Valleyfair – Minnesota
Valleyfair has rolled out a slew of new aquatic attractions just in time for summer, including the 65-foot tall Breaker’s Point. To experience these rides, use Vallyfair’s $22 discount for the entire military community to order tickets online for yourself and up to six family members. Get ready to get wet!
Worlds of Fun & Oceans of Fun – Missouri
Families come from far and wide to experience the fascinating sights at Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun in Kansas City. Among its most popular rides are the free-falling Ripcord and the rapid, meandering Mamba. The park offers a $22 military discount at checkout for military service members, veterans and their families when you order your tickets online.