Busch Gardens offering free admission to Florida's first responders

Posted at 11:47 AM, Oct 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-23 06:00:47-04

Busch Gardens is honoring Florida first responders by offering them free admission from Oct. 11-Nov. 24.

The park is also offering four discounted tickets to friends and family of first responders at 50% off the regular ticket price.

“A first responder’s mission is to selflessly protect us each day, and this special offer is a small way to show our appreciation of their dedication to the communities they call home,” said Stewart Clark, president and general manager of Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.

Qualifying first responders include: 
•    All Florida fire rescue first responders
•    Florida emergency medical services employees (EMT/EMS)
•    911 dispatchers
•    All Florida police and sheriff officers
•    Florida Highway Patrol
•    Florida Department of Corrections
•    Florida Department of Law Enforcement
•    Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission field officers
•    Florida Forest Service Forest Rangers
•    Florida Park Service law enforcement 
•    Department of Homeland Security law enforcement agents 
•    Florida Department of Environmental Protection law enforcement

Click here for more information and register using the verification system. The park says 911 operators must take advantage of the offer at the front gate. Tickets must be used by Nov. 24 and restrictions apply.

Members of the United States military and the National Guard can take advantage of the Waves of Honor® program, which provides free admission to the SeaWorld® and Busch Gardens® parks, and Sesame Place® for active members of U.S. armed forces and as many as three direct dependents per service member.