It’s the most wonderful time of the year, summer is here!
I don’t know about you, but this time of year gets me excited for all the family fun to be had. We recently purchased our first home, which leaves us penny pinching and scouring the internet for military discounts and specials. I don’t think we are doing anything that doesn’t involve some type of a discount, because let’s be real - amusement parks are family fun, but tickets aren't cheap. How about for larger families? It becomes almost impossible to enjoy any activity without breaking the bank.
If you’re a military family like us, you should be taking advantage of the military discounts available for amusement parks and attractions this summer. While many places offer holiday discounts for Memorial Day, Independence Day and Veterans Day – many military families out there don’t realize you don’t have to wait for a holiday to enjoy a discount, and there are discounts unique to each state.
While making my very own summer fun list, I thought I would share with you what military discounts are hot for the summer. Be sure to check these discounts out especially if you are vacationing in any of the areas where these attractions are located!
Located in Arizona, this waterpark offers a military discount off general admission. Tickets are only $19.95 instead of $32.95.
Military with ID will receive one complimentary ticket per year, or 50% off up to five Annual Passes.
Located in Tennessee, Dollywood offers a 30% discount off general admission. Tickets must be purchased at the front gate of Dollywood, so be sure you have your military ID!
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Located in Pennsylvania, this has become an annual treat for me and my family! Military will receive a special discount of up to $11 off full-price One-Day Admission. Valid military ID is required.
With various locations throughout the country, be sure to ask for their military discount offered through the Howling Heroes program.
While there are regular operating season discounts for military, Hersheypark also offers Military Appreciation Weekend discounts. You can also check with your local military installation ITT office for discounted admission tickets.
Seasonal discounts are available, such as their Independence Day celebration, admission is free for active and retired military.
With valid ID, active duty military will get a $40 book of ride tickets, and veterans get a $20 book of ride tickets at no cost.
Located in Buena Park, California, Knott's Berry Farm offers a discount off regular admission tickets. You can also visit your local base ITT office to find more deals.
Active U.S. service members receive complimentary admission to LEGOLAND Florida Resort & Water Park with no restrictions or blackout dates. Non- active duty/family members and veterans and can also save 10% on 1 and 2-day tickets with valid military ID at the gate. Check with your base ITT office for other discount offers.
Active duty military can receive discounts on one-day admission tickets as well as resort hopper tickets.
There are also additional discounts through your MWR/ITT offices on base for both park locations.
Located in San Antonio, Texas, military personnel and their families received $6 off entry. You must show your military ID at the park.
SeaWorld Parks offers a program "Waves of Honor," military members can receive one complimentary admission to SeaWorld, Busch Gardens, or Sesame Place. You must register online, as this is not available at the parks.
Your military base should have discounted admission tickets to Six Flags parks so check with your nearest MWR/ITT office. Please note there is no discount available at the park ticket offices, so please be prepared to register online.
Various park and hotel options are available to military personnel with valid ID. You can also contact your local MWR office to obtain discounted park tickets.
Located in North Carolina, military discount is available at the main gate on any operating day. You'll get $7 off each all-day adult general admission ticket.
This 26-acre water park is in Arkansas and offers military personnel $5 off one-day admission tickets.
Military discount is offered at the front gate at this theme park in Kansas City. You are also able to receive discounted tickets at local military installations, such as Offutt Air Force Base and Fort Leavenworth.
What summer military discounts have you scored? Tell us in the comments below!
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About the blogger: Angela Caban is an Army National Guard spouse, published author and branding expert. In 2010, she founded the Homefront United Network, a military spouse and family support blog created to assist spouses who do not live near an installation, but also focusing on bridging the gap between National Guard, Reserve and Active Duty spouses. She has an extensive background in Human Resources and Communications, with her Bachelor’s in Business Administration and a Master’s in Human Resources. Angela resides in the beautiful Garden State of New Jersey with her husband and two children.
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