Disneyland and USH Offer Free Admission for Firefighters

Disneyland 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 Klawe
Posted November 11, 2003 at 9:25 AM
Disneyland Resort Press Release

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.

-- "Disney's Wildfire Heroes Salute" tickets can be obtained only at Main Entrance theme park ticket windows.
-- Active firefighting, law enforcement or rescue personnel must present a valid organization identification and photo identification.
-- To purchase up to five tickets for family members or friends, the eligible individual must show the complimentary ticket issued to them, in addition to valid organization identification and photo identification.
-- Tickets for family members or friends may be purchased only by active firefighter, law enforcement or rescue personnel. No more than one ticket may be purchased for each family member or friend.
-- "Disney's Wildfire Heroes Salute" theme park tickets expire 45 days from first use or March 31, 2004, whichever occurs first. First use must occur on same date of purchase.

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Universal Studios Hollywood is offering two free annnual passes to the Wildfire heroes, the information is available here:


From Mr. D. T.
Posted November 11, 2003 at 7:13 PM
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.

From Anonymous
Posted November 14, 2003 at 11:42 PM
I would like to say Thank You to Disneyland for the kind offer.

From David Klawe
Posted November 15, 2003 at 1:10 AM
I think Thanks is in order to both Disneyland and Universal for their recognition of these special efforts.

From Jason Herrera
Posted November 15, 2003 at 3:44 AM
Mr. Klawe has Seaworld, Legoland,Knott's Berry Farm, Six Flags, or the San Diego Zoo followed Disney and Universal Studios lead?

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 Klawe
Posted November 15, 2003 at 4:01 PM
I 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.

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 Klawe
Posted November 18, 2003 at 5:10 AM
Knott's Berry Farm Press Release

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--
Fire and Police Personnel and One Guest Get in Free

Year after year, Knott's Berry Farm Theme Park pays tribute to Southern California fire and police personnel with free park admission during "Fire and Law Enforcement Days." This year, Sunday, Nov. 30 through Friday, Dec. 19, Knott's will extend free park admission for all active fire and police personnel and one guest. Up to six additional tickets can be purchased for $5 each.

"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 reaves
Posted December 2, 2003 at 1:53 PM
Are police dispatchers considered part of the "civilian employees of city law enforcement organizations" that are NOT covered under the discounted prices???

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