Busch Gardens offering free admission to veterans and their guests this summer

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Busch Gardens Williamsburg just announced just that with its recent announcement of free admission for all veteran, retiree and inactive ready reservists and their families (up to three additional guests). The new deal is a way for the national theme park to extend a thank you for those servicemembers and the sacrifices they've made.

‘We hold the men and women that have served in our armed forces in the highest regard, and are honored to host them at our parks as guests,” read a statement on the Busch Gardens’ website. “Through the Waves of Honor program, former military personnel and up to three guests may enjoy one complimentary admission to Busch Gardens® in Virginia.”

Tickets must be obtained online by June 9 for the four free admission tickets deal. Military members and their guests must redeem their free admission by July 15.

Here’s what you need to know about the free admission at Busch Gardens deal:

  • Offer extends to U.S. Military Veterans, retirees and Inactive Ready Reservists who have honorably served and include one complimentary admission per promotional period per veteran and up to three guests.
  • Former service member must provide military ID to take advantage of these offers. Click on the "Verify Veteran Status" button to validate status through ID.me.
  • Tickets must be obtained online by June 9, 2019 and redeemed at the park for visitation by July 15, 2019. The veteran must be present with their three guests upon redemption at the park for visitation.
  • Blockout dates (June 15, 29 & July 13) and restrictions apply.

For more on verifying veteran status and the deal, visit