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Busch Gardens Williamsburg offering FREE ADMISSION for Veterans & three guests. Plus, Veterans can purchase additional discounted tickets!

25 April 2022 by

Busch Gardens has a long history of military support through their Waves of Honor program and generous military discounted tickets.  For a limited-time, Busch Gardens Williamsburg has announced a fantastic offer for Veterans and their guests.

With so many wonderful events upcoming at Busch Gardens this offer comes just in time to enjoy the fun!  


Not only does Busch Gardens have a great lineup of rides available to enjoy, they also have several wonderful events planned.  

It's going to be a great season of fun and we are so excited to share that Veterans can enjoy a free visit with three guests and discounts for even more friends!


Busch Gardens holds the men and women that have served in our armed forces in the highest regard, and are honored to host them at their parks as guests. Busch Gardens Williamsburg has just announced a wonderful offer for Veterans and their guests. This offer is available for a limited time. 


Tickets are available online thru May 15 and must be redeemed at the park by July 10, 2022. The Veteran must be present with their 3 guests upon redemption at the park for visitation.  This offer is available online only with ID.me verification of service. 

Each veteran will receive the following:

(I) Four complimentary tickets for Veteran & 3 guests

  • Vet must enter the park with the guests
  • One visit between 4/25 – 7/10/2022

(II) Six 50% off tickets for guests

  • Vet must enter the park with the guests
  • One visit between 4/25 – 7/10/2022

(III) All-Day Dining 4-Pack (4 for $150)

  • (1) Entrée, Side OR dessert and non-alcoholic beverage every 90 minutes at BGW
  • Vet must buy a minimum of 4 to get the $37.50 price (25% savings)
  • Valid for use 1 year from date of purchase

(IV) $20 Busch Gardens T-shirt

  • Vet may pay for a BGW souvenir T-shirt in advance of their visit for $20
  • They will be able to pick a t-shirt of their choice at the park valued up to $29.99

(V) In addition each veteran and 3 guests that receive the complimentary admission ticket may upgrade to 2-Park Unlimited membership the date of their visit (now-July 10, 2022) for $163 ($95 savings). The veteran/guest must provide their complimentary ticket to Guest Services to receive the offer.

  • Only available as a full-paid upgrade, EZPay would not be an option

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.

**If you are interested in other SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment parks participating in a Veterans Complimentary Offer, CLICK HERE!**


If you are active duty and looking for Busch Gardens Williamsburg military deals.  Below, please find all the current offers for the 2022 season.


  • Military Pass: This is by far the best deal around! This offer is available for those actively serving in the military. Enjoy unlimited admission and general parking to Busch Gardens Williamsburg including Christmas Town and Water Country USA now thru January 2,2023 ----$109.99 each  In order to grab your military pass, you can either click here to get verified via ID.me for online purchase or go to your local MWR/ITT office to purchase in person.  Please note that prices for the military pass may vary slightly online versus at your local MWR.  GET YOUR MILITARY PASS ONLINE HERE
  • DISCOUNTED 1-DAY TICKETS: Active-Duty military can get up to six discounted tickets to Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Water Country USA. This offer is available to Active-Duty Military, Activated or Drilling Reservists or National Guardsman. Offer available now through September 11th for Water Country USA and now through October 31st for Busch Gardens Williamsburg
  • Waves of Honor: The Waves of Honor Program provides military personnel and up to three direct dependents one complimentary admission per year to either SeaWorld®, Busch Gardens® or Sesame Place®. This program is not valid at Water Country USA®, Adventure Island®, Aquatica® water parks or Discovery Cove®. 

Who is eligible for Waves of Honor: 

• Service Members and their direct dependents must have a valid Active-Military ID in order to participate.

• Spouses must log in under the Active-Duty Member's account in order to take advantage of the dependent tickets.

• Military guests must register online, print tickets and visit Jan. 8 - Oct. 31, 2022.

You can grab the active military offers online on the link below.  Or, you can stop into your local MWR/ITT offices.  Just be aware that prices may vary slightly. Also, please note that the Veteran offer listed above is only available online. 

Learn more about Busch Gardens Williamsburg on MilitaryBridge. 

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