Visitors enter SeaWorld San Diego. REUTERS/Mike Blake

SeaWorld San Diego is extending its free admission program to military veterans through Nov. 11. This complimentary admission offer was scheduled to run between May 20 and July 15, however, due to its popularity, the park is extending the veteran’s program through Veterans Day (Nov. 11). 

“I truly appreciate SeaWorld’s long-standing support of our armed forces and I’ve enjoyed visiting the park many times with my family through its complimentary ticket offer for the military,” said Dennis Dubard, a retired Navy captain and the former commanding officer of the amphibious assault ship, USS Peleliu. “I’m also delighted they are honoring military veterans with a free ticket offer.”

Veterans must register online at www.WavesofHonor.com in advance, and verify their proof of service through the ID.me qualification process. SeaWorld works with ID.me to provide an online verification of former military personnel in a secure and privacy-enhancing manner. Once veterans and their guests have registered online, they can bring their e-tickets directly to the park’s entrance turnstiles. Veterans must register online and visit by Nov. 11.

“As the mother of a military veteran, I’m proud of his service and all those who served our nation,” said Marilyn Hannes, SeaWorld San Diego’s park president. “As they have made countless sacrifices for us, I’m delighted to show our continued appreciation by extending our offer of free admission where they can create lifelong memories with their families and friends at the park.” 

SeaWorld has also paid tribute to active duty service members through a complimentary ticket programs for the military since 2003 with nearly 3 million members of the U.S. and allied armed forces and their immediate family members having visited the park for free. SeaWorld has also offered a number of complimentary and discounted admission programs to veterans in the last 16 years, as well as complimentary offers to teachers and emergency first responders.  These admission offers have been very well received.

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