Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Waves of Honor Program

Active Military Promotion

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Waves of Honor Program
Busch Gardens Waves of Honor Program

Active Military Promotion

Busch Gardens is proud to support Active Military Members with one complimentary admission per year for military personnel and as many as three direct dependents.
To qualify for this promotion and see offer, log In with your Troop ID
ID.ME Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and SeaWorld Orlando
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What is ID.Me?
We are working with a third party company called ID.me to provide online verification of active and former military personnel. Troop ID (powered by ID.me) works using a single sign on that enables brands to authenticate military affiliation in real time. Troop ID supports Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari and Internet Explorer 9 and later versions. The log in screen is a separate pop-up window, you may need to allow for the pop-up window to display.

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What is this program about?

Waves of Honor Complimentary Admission is a tribute to the men and women of the U.S. armed forces including active duty military, reserve soldiers, airmen, Marines, sailors and Coast Guardsmen.

What does it include?

Waves of Honor complimentary admission permits any U.S. active duty military, activated or drilling reservist, or National Guardsman to one complimentary admission per year to either SeaWorld®, Busch Gardens®, or Sesame Place® for military personnel and as many as three direct dependents. The offer is valid for one park and one visit only.

Do military retirees or civilians working for the Department of Defense qualify?

 Only U.S. active duty military qualify for the Waves of Honor complimentary admission.

Do reservists and National Guardsmen qualify?

Certainly. All active and ready reservists and members of the National Guard, regardless of deployment status, qualify.

You offer a total of four free tickets. What if there are more people in my family?

You may purchase additional tickets by visiting a base MWR office.

My spouse is serving overseas. Can dependents visit the park without their service member?

Yes. You need to verify the active duty members military status using Troop ID online. While, spouses & family members of military personnel can create a Troop ID, the complimentary/discounted tickets are only accessible to those accounts verified as a service member, veteran, or retiree. Once verified you can print out up to three direct dependent single day admission tickets.

But I am a single parent serving overseas. My children are living with a relative. How can my kids visit?

The primary caregiver should contact the Guest Relations Department of the park they'd like to visit. They will make accommodations for minor dependents. Proof of military status and deployment is required.

I am service member from an Allied country, does this program apply to me?

No. The Waves of Honor Program only applies to U.S. military members.

What is Troop ID?

Troop ID is a credential issued by ID.me that allows verified members of the military community (e.g. Active Duty, Veterans, Retirees, Military Spouses and Military Family Members) to access programs intended exclusively for members of the military community. Please note that our brand partners may only accept certain subsegments of the military community for any particular offer. By way of example an “Active Duty” Troop ID holder may be eligible for certain offers while a “Military Family” Troop ID holder may not be eligible for that same offer.

What if I am having trouble validating my status with Troop ID?

What if I am having trouble validating my Veteran status with ID.me/Troop ID? For assistance with verification you may contact ID.me in several ways.

  1. https://help.id.me/
  2. help@id.me
  3. Chat with a live agent by clicking the “Need Help?”
  4. Contact Us Tab on the ID.me webpages, or
  5. (866) 775- 4363

Which internet browser versions does Troop ID support?

Troop ID supports Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari and Internet Explorer 9 and later versions.




  • Valid U.S. military identification reflecting active status or dependent ID required for offer and must match the name on the eTicket. Inactive, standby and retired reserve members, military retirees, U.S. Merchant Marine and civilian Department of Defense workers are ineligible for the program. Blackout dates may apply. SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment reserves the right to terminate the program. Non-transferrable and non-refundable. Not for sale. Not valid at Discovery Cove, Aquatica Orlando, Aquatica San Antonio, Aquatica San Diego, Water Country USA, or Adventure Island. Offer not valid for separate ticketed events including Christmas Town at Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. Not valid with any other discounts, offers and has no upgrade value. Limit one complimentary admission per year, per person to one park. This offer is available to active military members from the U.S. only. Offer expires December 31, 2018.