SAN DIEGO (Sept. 8, 2015) — SeaWorld® San Diego’s tribute program honoring the men and women who have previously served as members of the U.S. armed services has now been extended through the end of the year. Previously offered through Veterans Day, the Waves of Honor ticket offer provides complimentary admission to SeaWorld San Diego for the military veteran and up to three additional guests.
Veterans must register online at www.WavesofHonor.com in advance, and verify their proof of service through the ID.me qualification process. SeaWorld is working with ID.me to provide an online verification of former military personnel in a secure and privacy-enhancing manner. Once veterans and their guests have registered online, they can bring their e-tickets directly to the park’s entrance turnstiles. Tickets must be obtained and redeemed by Dec. 31, 2015.
“We greatly appreciate the service and sacrifice of our veterans and retirees, and have recognized them prior to the start of our killer whale show every day for the past several years,” said John Reilly, SeaWorld’s park president. “This year we’d like to extend our appreciation further by offering them free admission through Veterans Day. Our hope is they will share an enjoyable visit to the park with families and friends.”
SeaWorld has paid tribute to active duty service members through a complimentary ticket programs for the military since 2003 with more than two million members of the U.S. and allied armed forces and their families having visited the park for free. SeaWorld has also offered a number of complimentary admission programs to teachers and emergency first responders in the last 12 years. Last year, the park provided a limited-time discounted offer for veterans that was very well received.