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For Veterans' Day: Military discounts at the nation's top theme parks

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Published: November 11, 2010 at 12:02 AM

In honor of Veterans' Day in the United States today, here are links to several major theme parks' current discounted and free admission offers for military personnel and their families.

Universal Orlando:
Universal Studios Hollywood:

Tickets for these specially priced offers must be purchased in advance and can only be obtained at participating MWR/ITT offices throughout the United States.

SeaWorld, Busch Gardens and Sesame Place:

Throughout 2010, members of the military and as many as three direct dependents may enter SeaWorld, Busch Gardens or Sesame Place parks with a single-day complimentary admission.

Knotts Berry Farm:

Knott's annual tribute to our Military, past and present, starts November 1st. FREE admission for Veterans or current serving military personnel and one guest with proper I.D. presented at turnstile. (DD214, Veterans Administration Hospital ID or Active Military Service ID.) Plus purchase up to six additional tickets for just $15 each! Ends Thanksgiving Day.

Update: Thanks to the commenters for the Disney information.

Walt Disney World (Link has out-of-date information):

Now through Sept. 28, 2011, active and retired U.S. military personnel (including active and retired members of the U.S. Coast Guard, National Guard and Reservists) or their spouses can purchase:

Disney 4-Day Military Promotional Tickets with Park Hopper Option for $138 each, plus tax.

Disney 4-Day Military Promotional Tickets with Water Parks Fun and More Option for $138 each, plus tax.

Disney 4-Day Military Promotional Tickets with Park Hopper and Water Parks Fun and More Options for $165 each, plus tax.

All tickets and options are nontransferable and must be used by Oct. 1, 2011 (certain blockout dates apply). Active and retired U.S. military personnel also can save up to 40 percent on rooms at select Walt Disney World hotels.

For information regarding Disney 4-Day Military Promotional Tickets for admission to the Walt Disney World Resort, or to make room reservations at the Walt Disney World Resort, military personnel can call (407) 939-7830 or participating U.S. military base ticket offices.

Please post any other current military discounts from other theme parks, in the comments. Thanks!

Readers' Opinions

From Joshua Counsil on November 11, 2010 at 7:10 AM
I suppose you could mention Shades of Green at WDW.
From Joshua Counsil on November 11, 2010 at 7:13 AM
On that note, the Shades of Green website has an offer for the military in November:

3 night / 4 day package for $329, including:
- standard room
- 3 breakfast buffets
- 3 dinner buffets
- kids eat free

From 99.150.253.28 on November 11, 2010 at 11:01 AM
Its "Veteran's Day", not just "Active Military, Reservist and Retired Military Day". I am a 40% disabled veteran, who no longer possesses a military I.D., just my service connected disabled Department of Veterans Affairs card and a DD-214. Why is it that on Veteran's Day, businesses are honoring just the select few? Active military and current reservists are not yet veterans and if you only serve one tour of duty and get out, you do not retain your military I.D. card.

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