Family visiting SeaWorld San Diego
Family visiting SeaWorld San Diego
Family visiting SeaWorld San Diego

Veteran Military Offer

SeaWorld is proud to support Veteran Military Members with special offers.
To qualify for this promotion, you must be registered with Once you are, click the button below to login to your account and see your offers.
Looking for Active Duty offers? Click here to verify your Active Duty Military status.
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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 our guests. Through our Waves of Honor program, former military personnel and one guest may enjoy one complimentary admission to SeaWorld® San Diego. Excludes separately-ticketed events. Please see our FAQs below for more information. 

  • Offer extends to U.S. Military Veterans, retired Veterans and retirees who have honorably served and includes one complimentary admission per promotional period per Veteran and one guest. 
  • To take advantage of these offers, click the button to verify your Veteran status through by Dec. 31, 2022. (Spouses must log-in under the Veteran's account in order to take advantage of the guest ticket(s).
  • The ticket(s) must be redeemed at SeaWorld San Diego for visitation by Dec. 31, 2022. The Veteran must be present with guests upon redemption at the park for visitation.

For information on the Waves of Honor Active Duty Offer, please click here.

Waves of Honor FAQ

What is this program about?

Waves of Honor Complimentary Admission is a tribute to the men and women of the U.S. armed forces including U.S. Military Veterans, retired Veterans and retirees who have honorably served.

What does it include?

SeaWorld Waves of Honor Veterans Offer grants U.S. Military Veterans, retired Veterans and retirees who have honorably served one complimentary admission to SeaWorld San Diego, per promotional period per eligible military personnel and as many as three guests. This Limited-Time Offer must be obtained online by Dec. 31, 2022. Must visit SeaWorld San Diego by Dec. 31, 2022. The Veteran must be present with their 3 guests upon redemption at the park for visitation. Offer excludes other SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment park locations.

Do civilians working for the Department of Defense qualify?

Only U.S. Military Veterans, retired Veterans and retirees who have honorably served for the Waves of Honor Veterans complimentary admission.

How do I receive my tickets?

To take advantage of these offers, click the Troop ID button to verify your former U.S. Military status.

This offer is available online only. Not available at the park.

You offer a total of four free tickets. What if there are more people in my family?

You may purchase additional tickets by visiting a base MWR office or you can purchase discounted tickets online.

I received my tickets via email but accidentally deleted the original email. How do I get my tickets again?

Completed orders can be viewed within the SeaWorld account you created during the checkout process (if you created one). This SeaWorld account is separate from your account, however you may have used the same email address and password. If you did not create a SeaWorld account, then you will need to contact SeaWorld customer service and provide the email address entered to receive your tickets and they will be re-sent.

What is IDme? allows verified members of the military community (e.g. Active Duty, Veterans, Retirees, Military Spouses and Military Family Members) to access programs intended exclusively for members of the military community. Please note that our brand partners may only accept certain subsegments of the military community for any particular offer. By way of example an “Active Duty” holder may be eligible for certain offers while a “Military Family” holder may not be eligible for that same offer.

What if I am having trouble validating my status with

For assistance with verification, you may contact in several ways.

1. Visit

2. Contact [email protected]

3. Chat with a live agent by clicking the “Need Help?”

4. Visit the Contact Us Tab on the webpages

5. Call at (866) 775-4363

How do I verify my service if I'm unable to register an account with and served prior to October 1985?

If you are unable to register an account with and served prior to October 1985, provides additional means to verify your service. Accepted documents and the process to submit them for confirmation, can be found via the steps here.

Which Internet browser versions does support? supports Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari and Internet Explorer 9 and later versions. Technical FAQ

After logging in with the system, I’m seeing the login page for the park, instead of my offers, do I need to login here too?

This most often happens for one of three reasons:

  1. 1. You are accessing a different offer than has you qualified for (for instance, you’re accessing the “Active Duty” offer page, when has you registered as a Veteran or can assist in this case. Their verification support website is:

  2. 2. You started your process somewhere other than the park offer page to verify with (either on their site, or on an external page). You must start your journey by using the buttons on the offer page on the park site that you want to access offers for.

  3. 3. You have other tabs or are logged into the park site already. The easiest way to continue is to open a single “incognito” window on your browser (In Chrome:Control+Shift+N;in Safari: the “Private” tab) - then come back to the park offer page & try verifying with through the links again.

I've logged in successfully and see your “offers” page -- but there are no offers there?

This could be a few different issues:

  1. You took advantage of the promotion already at some point in the past year and will be able to once again in the next period, please see the promotion details for more information.

    NOTE:  If you are merely trying to find your tickets from your earlier purchase, you should have them in email, or alternatively by logging into the account you ordered from last time (IF you created a password/account).  Otherwise, you can contact us to look up your order & resend.

  2. We may be experiencing an error in our link with Please try again in 30 minutes and if still unable, use our contact us form to give us as much details as you can!

  3. We might have made a mistake!  Please contact us as above with your details (affiliation, offer, email, browser, and any other relevant details to help us assist).

During Checkout for *my* offer, it says “guest name” – does this mean I can bring an extra guest with me?

We apologize for any confusion here: No. As our special guest, this is meant for YOUR name that will appear on your pass.

Certain promotions, like Active Duty military, may also have options for dependent tickets – however, you will select a quantity for these and be prompted for each additional guest name as separate entries during checkout.

Can I exchange or trade-up my item for a pass?

Please review the terms for each offer.  In most cases, this promotional product cannot be exchanged or transferred, unless explicitly stated.

HELP! I accidentally got my tickets for the wrong park/location. How do I fix it?

Tickets obtained with the Active Duty Military offer are valid at any participating park. If you obtained the Teacher offer for the incorrect park, please contact us for assistance.

Who else can I bring – what if they’re not immediate family?

Each offer page (active duty, veteran/retired, teacher, first responder, etc.) have individual terms for that offer; please read the details for each for eligibility requirements about the offer for which you’re eligible.  Every attendee will need a ticket/card, so be sure you have the correct quantity selected to account for every member of your party!

  • Disclaimers

    Veterans Complimentary Admission Offer:

    Valid U.S. military identification reflecting eligible military retiree status (if applicable) required for offer and must match the name on the eTicket. Inactive, standby and retired reserve members, 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. Non-transferable and non-refundable. Not for sale. The eTicket is valid at SeaWorld San Diego only. Not valid for Sesame Place San Diego. Not valid with any other discounts, offers and has no upgrade value. Limit one complimentary admission per year, per person to one park for eligible military personnel and a guest. This offer is available online to eligible U.S. Military Veterans, retired Veterans and retirees who have honorably served only. Offer and tickets expire 12/31/2022. The Veteran must be present with their guest upon redemption at the park for visitation.