Busch Gardens offering veterans and their families free admission

Busch Gardens Food and Wine Festival

TAMPA, Fla. – U.S. veterans and up to three guests can enjoy a day at Busch Gardens for free as a salute to their service.

“We are proud to salute the men and women of our armed forces and their families,” Busch Gardens said.

To obtain the tickets, veterans will need to register online at wavesofhonor.com. The registration process much be completed by May 16, according to Busch Gardens.

The free tickets must be redeemed by June 27 and blockout dates will apply.


  • Veteran service member must provide military ID.
  • To take advantage of these offers, click the Troop ID button to verify your former U.S. Military status.
  • Offer extends to U.S. Military Veterans, retired Veterans and retirees who have honorably served

Service members must have a valid military ID in order to participate. U.S. Merchant Marine and civilian Department of Defense workers are ineligible for the program. SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment reserves the right to terminate the program. Valid during promotional period only. Parking is not included. Not for resale. Excludes Water Parks, Discovery Coves and Sesame Parks. Offer available Online Only. Must register through ID. Me in advance. Other restrictions may apply. Ticket Expires June 27, 2021. Subject to change. Registration period ends May 16, 2021.


  • Active duty service member must provide valid military ID at the front gate.
  • This offer is available for one-time use this year - anyone registered with ID.me as active duty status can click the button, log in with their ID.me credentials, and see the current offer(s) we have available.
  • To take advantage of the offer, click the button to verify your active duty status (log in or create a new ID.me account). (Spouses must log in under the active duty members account in order to take advantage of the dependent tickets.)
  • Waves of Honor permits any U.S. active duty military, activated or drilling reservist, or National Guardsman to a complimentary admission per year for military personnel and as many as three direct dependents.

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Carianne Luter is a social media producer for News4Jax and has worked at Channel 4 since December 2015. She graduated from the University of North Florida with a communication degree.