The weather is getting warmer and amusement park season is in full swing. I love visiting amusement parks with my family, but it can get pretty pricey.
Some amusement parks are generous enough to offer discounts to military-affiliated personnel and their families which we are very grateful for. Some parks offer discounts of certain holidays such as the Fourth of July, Veterans Day, and Memorial Day. Some offer discounts year round. As always, the most up-to-date information on discounts can be found at the park or your local military ticket office.
Here is a list of great military discounts for amusement, theme parks, and attractions around the country.
Big Surf Waterpark, Tempe, AZ
$10 off admission for Active Duty military
Cedar Point – Sandusky, OH
Active, retired and honorably discharged members of the Military receive $21 off a regular all-day admission ticket. The discount also applies to family members (spouse, children, parents, siblings, grandparents, grandchildren, etc.) or others in the group. There is a limit of 6 discounted tickets per service member. They also host special Military Appreciation events throughout the year.
Colonial Willamsburg, Williamsburg, VA
Active duty military and immediate family members can receive a Military One Day Plus Pass to Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia through MWR/ITT offices, or 10% off on multi-day tickets at their ticket windows.
Crayola Experience, Easton, PA
The Crayola Experience offers $3 off admission with valid id. The discount is available to active duty and retired military personnel, reservists, National Guard and their dependents.
Disney offers all sorts or discounts. You can visit both theme parks each day of your ticket! This offer is available to Eligible Service Members (includes active or retired members of the U.S. Military, the National Guard, Reservists and the U.S. Coast Guard) or their spouses (but not both). Check your local military ticket office for the latest.
Dollywood – Pigeon Forge, TN
Dollywood offers a 30% discount on one-day admission tickets for active or retired military, disabled veterans, and military reservists, spouses and dependents when valid military personnel IDs and dependent IDs are presented. Tickets cannot be prepurchased and must be purchased exclusively at the front gate of Dollywood.
Empire State Building, New York NY
The attraction offers discounts to those with id and those who in uniform.
Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari – Santa Claus, IN
This park offers a Military Discount from the start of the season until Splashin’ Safari closes for the season. Simply show your official i.d. at the ticket booth and save $6 off the price of General Admission tickets.
Kings Dominion, Doswell, VA
Active and retired military can purchase discounted single day general admission tickets. Up to 6 tickets can be purchased at the gate with a valid military ID.
Kings Dominion also shows tribute to the Armed Forces during our Military Appreciation Days, Memorial Day Weekend and 4th of July Weekend, admission is FREE for active and retired military, with valid ID.
Knoebel’s Amusement Resort, Elysburg, PA
All Active U. S. service men and women will receive a free All-Day or Sundown Plan Ride Pass (when available) simply by showing his or her military ID card at the hand stamp window. This offer is available from opening day to the end of the season for active military personnel only. On days when an All-Day Ride Pass is not available, $20.00 in ride tickets will be substituted.
Knott’s Berry Farm
Special Savings! Show your Military I.D. card and save on Knott’s Berry Farm Regular admission tickets! Show your ID to purchase Knott’s Berry Farm Regular admission tickets for only $39.00. (offer does not apply to Special Ticketed Events, i.e. Knott’s Scary Farm)
Legoland CALIFORNIA– Active duty military can receive discounts on one-day admission tickets as well as resort hopper tickets
Legoland FLORIDA -Active US Military Receive One (1) Free Admission, Plus Additional Family Member Discounts
Morgan’s Wonderland, San Antonio, TX
$6 off entry for active duty and retired military personnel and their families.
Free Annual Pass for U.S. Military- Available to U.S. military members and dependents in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and also, most Reserve and National Guard members.
Pacific Park, Santa Monica, CA
Pacific Park offers a 15% discount to all active duty military personnel and immediate family members accompanying them with valid id.
SeaWorld, Busch Gardens, and Sesame Place
Waves of Honor permits any U.S. active duty military, activated or drilling reservist, or National Guardsman to one complimentary admission per year to either SeaWorld®, Busch Gardens®, Adventure Island®, Water Country USA®, Sesame Place®, or Aquatica SeaWorld’s Waterpark™ in San Diego for military personnel and as many as three direct dependents.
Schlitterbahn Waterpark and Resort
The park offers discounted military rates through military ticket offices at local installations. This discount is not available at the park. They also have select days and weeks where active duty/veterans/retired/reservist are free with dependents at a discounted rate.
Most local military ticket offices offer discounted tickets. There is no discount available at the park box office.
Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida offers an on-site hotel vacation military package with special ticket offer from only $269 per adult. This includes 3-night hotel accommodations, 1-day park-to-park ticket with 2 days free.
Universal Studios Hollywood offers a discount off general admission tickets for active duty and retired military, DoD personnel, National Guard, Reservists and their dependents. Purchase discounted tickets at your MWR/ITT office
Wet ‘N’ Wild
Water parks offer various discounts from free to discounted. Check with your local military ticket office.
Wild River Country, North Little Rock, AR
$5 off for active duty military with ID.
Willis Tower Skydeck, Chicago, IL
Free for active duty military who present their id to the cashier
World of Coca-Cola – Atlanta, GA
Members of the U.S. Armed Forces receive complimentary admission to the World of Coca-Cola.