Disneyland and USH Offer Free Admission for FirefightersDisneyland and Universal Studios Hollywood are now offering free admission to firefighters and rescue personnel in Southern California. Disney's offering a free three-day pass and discounted tickets. Universal's offering annual passes.
From David KlaweDisneyland Resort Press Release
Posted November 11, 2003 at 9:25 AM
ANAHEIM, Calif., Nov. 10 -- Disneyland Resort officials today expressed their appreciation for the heroic efforts of the emergency personnel who battled the recent Southern California wildfires and announced a special opportunity to honor their service to the community. "Disney's Wildfire Heroes Salute," running November 11, 2003, through March 31, 2004, offers firefighters, law enforcement and rescue personnel a chance to enjoy complimentary, three-day admission into Disneyland park and Disney's California Adventure(TM) park, plus special admission discounts for their families and friends.
Through "Disney's Wildfire Heroes Salute," emergency personnel can each receive one complimentary Three-Day Ticket valid for admission to both Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure through March 31. Additionally, they may make a one-time purchase of Three-day Disney's Wildfire Heroes Salute Companion Tickets during the offer period for up to five family members (including spouse) or friends for a special price of $39 each. Disneyland Resort Hotels are offering room rates to the eligible personnel at 40% savings per night, based on the non-discounted price of a standard room. This offer is available most nights through March 31, and the number of rooms available at this rate is limited.
"Disney's Wildfire Heroes Salute" is offered November 11 through March 31, except for blackout dates of November 27-29, December 20 through January 3, and February 14-16. Active California firefighters, law enforcement and rescue personnel, with proper organization identification and photo identification, are eligible (see below for details).
For information regarding "Disney's Wildfire Heroes Salute," or to make reservations, emergency personnel may call (714) 520-5069.
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Universal Studios Hollywood is offering two free annnual passes to the Wildfire heroes, the information is available here:
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From Mr. D. T.Disneyland better offer free admision to firefighters. In fact, Disneyland better offer free tickets to everybody now that the good attractions are down: Space Mountain is undergoing its rehab, Big Thunder is temporarily defunct due to the tragic accident, and I don't know about Splash Mountain. Tomorrowland, in my opinion, may be the worst of them in the park.
Posted November 11, 2003 at 7:13 PM
From AnonymousI would like to say Thank You to Disneyland for the kind offer.
Posted November 14, 2003 at 11:42 PM
From David KlaweI think Thanks is in order to both Disneyland and Universal for their recognition of these special efforts.
Posted November 15, 2003 at 1:10 AM
From Jason HerreraMr. Klawe has Seaworld, Legoland,Knott's Berry Farm, Six Flags, or the San Diego Zoo followed Disney and Universal Studios lead?
Posted November 15, 2003 at 3:44 AM
I'd think Legoland would have been the one of the first to do this -- being a family park, many servicemen would pick Legoland as a place to take the whole family.
From David KlaweI know that SeaWorld had a big promotion called Operation Salute for active duty military. Knott's also has a salute to Veterans that is currently going on.
Posted November 15, 2003 at 4:01 PM
But as far as I know, only Disney and Universal are honoring the firefighter and other emergency personnel that worked the recent SoCal fires.
From David KlaweKnott's Berry Farm Press Release
Posted November 18, 2003 at 5:10 AM
Knott's Salutes Fire & Police Personnel with Free Park Admission During 'Fire and Law Enforcement Days' Nov. 30 Through Dec. 19, 2003
BUENA PARK, Calif.--Nov. 13, 2003--
"Knott's has always recognized firefighters and police officers as the real American heroes, but the recent devastating fires in October remind us once again how true this is," said Jack Falfas, General Manager and Vice President of West Coast Operations. "These are the men and women who put their lives on the line to protect and serve our communities every time they go to work."
Guests can enjoy Knott's blockbuster attractions, including the Xcelerator coaster, or GhostRider, Supreme Scream, the Christmas Crafts Festival and other Merry Farm celebrations. Children will be in awe of the redecorated Timber Mountain Log Ride. Renamed Elf Mountain Christmas, guests can witness dozens of elves amidst the twinkling lights as they prepare for Santa's big day. The world's most famous beagle once again stars in his ice spectacular, "It's Christmas, Snoopy." Knott's Merry Farm opens on Thanksgiving Day and continues through Christmas Eve.
To participate, active fire and police personnel must present valid, photo fire or law enforcement ID at the Fire and Police V.I.P. gate Nov. 30 through Dec. 19, 2003. Fire or police personnel absolutely must be present. Fire and law enforcement badges and identification cards are acceptable only if accompanied by photo ID. As all IDs must reference specific fire or law enforcement duty, government-only IDs will not be accepted.
Under promotional rules, Knott's will admit sworn officers from all city and county fire and law enforcement organizations, plus the following: California Highway Patrol (CHP); County Sheriffs' offices; District Attorney offices; U.S. Forest Service, California Department of Forestry and other wildland fire organizations; correctional facilities (prisons); U.S. Marshals; ATF (Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms); the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI); International Border Patrol; Immigration Naturalization Service (INS); California Conservation Corps; and reserve or volunteer fire and law enforcement members with valid ID.
Please note that only individuals with proper photo ID specifically referencing fire or law enforcement duty will be accepted.
The following organizations are not covered by the promotion: civilian employees of city and county fire and law enforcement organizations; retired fire and law enforcement employees; U.S. Armed Forces, including all U.S. veterans; private law firms; reserve or volunteer fire and law enforcement members without valid ID; American Red Cross; private security firms; and all employees with government-only IDs or without specific fire or law enforcement IDs.
For more information, including operating hours and attraction availability on the day you plan to visit, please call Knott's Information at 714-220-5200 or visit us online at www.knotts.com.
From charlotte reavesAre police dispatchers considered part of the "civilian employees of city law enforcement organizations" that are NOT covered under the discounted prices???
Posted December 2, 2003 at 1:53 PM
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