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In honor of Veterans Day....

By Robert Niles
Published: November 10, 2009 at 10:07 PM
In honor of Veterans' Day, here are current theme park discounts and free ticket offers currently available to members of the U.S. military and their families.

Walt Disney World

Disney is offering military personnel up to 40% off hotel rooms at the Walt Disney World Resort, through Dec. 23. In addition, active duty personnel may receive a free 5-day park-hopper theme park ticket, also through Dec. 23. You can purchase up to five companion tickets for $99 each.

The tickets are available with military ID at WDW ticket windows, or through military base ticket office. For more information, and for hotel discounts, visit http://www.disneyworld.com/military.

Busch Gardens and SeaWorld

Through 2010, Busch Gardens and SeaWorld parks are offering free one-day admission to military personnel and up to three family members.

You can pick the tickets with a military ID at park ticket windows, or register in advance at http://www.herosalute.com

Universal Orlando

Universal offers military personnel a free two-park unlimited admission ticket, good for six days from its first use. Companion tickets available for $90.

You can pick up or buy these tickets only at military base ticket offices. They are not available at Universal Orlando parks' front gates. For more information visit the Universal website [link is to a PDF file].

Readers' Opinions

From Joshua Counsil on November 11, 2009 at 1:02 PM
Do the discounts apply to Canadian military?
From Robert Niles on November 11, 2009 at 1:16 PM
I believe that the Busch deal was at one point for any nation participating in the Iraq or Afghanistan wars. (On the U.S. side, I presume....) Don't know offhand if that remains the case. The Busch link should provide answers in its fine print.

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