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Busch Gardens Williamsburg Announces Military Appreciation Week June 27-July 4, 2022

20 June 2022 by

Busch Gardens Williamsburg announces Military Appreciation Week June 27-July 4, 2022!

Busch Gardens Williamsburg is proud to salute the individuals and families of those who serve, and have served, in the United States Armed Forces.

For the dedication, courage and sacrifice they have given this country, Busch Gardens wants to thank them with an ALL-NEW event in their honor.


Join Busch Gardens for Busch Gardens’ Military Appreciation Week, from June 27- July 4, 2022.

  • Enjoy family-friendly fun all week long with patriotic décor, fireworks every night, up-close views of a military vehicle, and specialty culinary and merchandise offerings.
  • Enjoy America’s Got Talent favorite Duwendé delivering their original flair on funk in the Globe Theatre.
  • Rock out on Saturday, July 2nd as tribute bands take the Royal Palace Theatre stage to perform American classic hits from Guns N’ Roses and Bon Jovi.
  • Top off your day with 50¢ beer for all guests (ages 21+)!  *If you have an annual pass other than the Military Pass you will receive free beer. 


  • Complimentary and discounted admission is available for Active-Duty Military, and discounted admission for Veterans, by visiting www.WavesofHonor.com.
  • An additional 10% discount on dining and shopping will be applied for all who present a valid military ID between June 27- July 4. Restrictions apply.
  • Reminder: Any Veterans taking advantage of your FREE Busch Gardens one day admission, you have until July 10th to use it.  This offer is no longer available and you had to register for this offer by May 15th. Here are details.


  • 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.


U.S. Military Veterans, Retirees and Inactive Ready Reservists are eligible to receive exclusive deals on admission.

We would like to thank our United States Veterans, Retirees and Inactive Ready Reservists who have served and fought to protect our country. You have made the ultimate commitment and have demonstrated courage through your service, dedication and sacrifice. To show our appreciation, we want to give you quality time with those you love.

  • DISCOUNTED 1-DAY TICKETS: Veterans can get up to six discounted tickets to Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Water Country USA. Offers extend to U.S. Veterans, retirees and Inactive Ready Reservists who have been honorably served Former service member must provide proof of service in order to participate

Tickets must be obtained online and redeemed at the park for visitation by:
Sept. 11, 2022 for Water Country USA
October 31, 2022 for Busch Gardens Williamsburg

You can grab all of these 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. 

If you don't have a Busch Gardens membership, you may want to consider it. Busch Gardens Williamsburg has a great lineup of events throughout the summer. 

Below, check out all of the important dates and events so you don't miss any of the fun! You can learn more details about each event here

Disclaimer: Restrictions apply. Does not include membership events or benefits. Savings not available at front gate. Base Surcharges apply. Online Pricing may be different than MWR Pricing.  Prices are subject to change. Operating Hours and days vary, please check schedule before arrival. ©2022 SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, Inc. All rights reserved.

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