Busch Gardens Williamsburg salutes veterans with free admission
From May 24 to July 4, U.S. veterans and up to three guests will get free admission to Busch Gardens Williamsburg.
WILLIAMSBURG, Virginia (May 24, 2018) -- As Memorial weekend approaches, the country is especially mindful of the sacrifices veterans have made for the nation. Busch Gardens® Williamsburg will extend a measure of gratitude with an invitation to U.S. veterans and up to three guests to enjoy incredible moments together this summer. Available May 24 through July 4, U.S. veterans and up to three guests will get one free admission to Busch Gardens Williamsburg.
Veterans and their guests who visit Busch Gardens will be able to experience all the park’s attractions, plus an amazing new attraction, a popular foodie event and an exciting concert line-up during this special offer period.
Busch Gardens unveiled its new virtual reality ride, Battle For Eire™—Action VR Ride in April. This innovative VR attraction is a marriage of a motion-based theater simulator with state-of-the-art 360-degree virtual reality headsets, creating an Otherworldly experience unlike any other in the theme park industry.
The park will commemorate Memorial Day and July Fourth with fireworks on May 26 and July 3 and 4. After a day of play at the world’s most beautiful theme park, park guests can stay and watch the night sky light up.
Food & Wine Festival- May 25 –July 1: the multi-cultural culinary experience grows to give guests a wider selection of worldly cuisines. New savory tastes will include Brazil, Cuba, South Korea and Japan.
Food & Wine Festival Concerts -big name concert acts also will take the stage on select weekends during the Food & Wine Festival. Country music sensation Scotty McCreery performs June 9, Hunter Hayes takes the stage on June 16, and pop music star, Andy Grammer, appears on June 30. Concerts will be held in the park’s Royal Palace Theatre and are included with park admission.
The “Waves of Honor” veteran’s offer also is available at SeaWorld Orlando, SeaWorld San Antonio, SeaWorld San Diego and Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.
“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,” said John Reilly, interim CEO of SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment. “We hope this invitation to all veterans allows them to make incredible memories with their families at our parks.”
Veterans must redeem their complimentary single-day ticket(s) online at www.WavesofHonor.com. The offer is available online only and is not available at the park’s ticket windows. Veterans and their guests can redeem their one visit anytime between May 25 and July 4.
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. This represents an estimated investment of more than $300 million to support U.S. military and their families.
About SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment™ is a leading theme park and entertainment company providing experiences that matter and inspiring guests to protect animals and the wild wonders of our world. The company is one of the world’s foremost zoological organizations and a global leader in animal welfare, training, husbandry and veterinary care. The company also rescues and rehabilitates marine and terrestrial animals that are ill, injured, orphaned or abandoned, with the goal of returning them to the wild. The SeaWorld® rescue team has helped more than 31,000 animals in need over the last 50 years.
The company owns or licenses a portfolio of recognized brands including SeaWorld, Busch Gardens® and Sea Rescue®. Over its more than 50-year history, the company has built a diversified portfolio of 12 destination and regional theme parks that are grouped in key markets across the United States. The company's theme parks feature a diverse array of rides, shows and other attractions with broad demographic appeal which deliver memorable experiences and a strong value proposition for its guests.
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc., a publicly traded company. Visit www.seaworldentertainment.com for more.