Free Admission to Busch Gardens for Military

Real Estate Agent with Rose and Womble Realty Company

Every year my family and I visit Busch Gardens in Williamsburg Virginia.  After all, it's only a 10 minute drive for me.  We usually get season passes.  Busch Gardens has some amazing roller coasters, including Apollo's Chariot and the newest ride, the Griffin.  It also has terrific shows and special events.  The theme at the Williamsburg location is Europe (or rather The Old Country).  Here you can ride the "Loch Ness Monster", hoist a tankard of beer at the Festhaus, travel through the ruins of Pompeii and even pet the Budweiser Clydesdales.  It's a great place to take the whole family and definitely a "must visit" for those amusement park fans out there. 

And that's one reason why I was pleased to hear that Busch Gardens would once again be offering free admission to our military families. 

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Anheuser-Busch InBev recently announced that it will continue its "Here's to the Heroes" program in 2009.  Sponsored by Budweiser, the program was first offered in 2005 as a tribute to the service provided by our men and women in uniform and the sacrifices they and their family have to make. 

The program provides a free one day admission to the service member and up to three dependents.  Participants can choose from among the following parks:

  • Busch Gardens, Europe - Williamsburg VA
  • Busch Gardens, Africa - Tampa FL
  • SeaWorld Florida - Orlando FL
  • SeaWorld California - San Diego CA
  • SeaWorld Texas - San Antonio TX
  • Sesame Place - Langhorne PA
  • Adventure Island - Tampa FL
  • Water Country USA - Williamsburg VA

Participation is simple.  You can either sign up on line at or just show your Department of Defense photo I.D. at the entrance of the park.  The program is open to all active duty, active reserve, ready reserve or National Guardsman.  

So go and enjoy a wonderful day at Busch Gardens (or any of the other great parks) on the house!  

Busch Gardens also offers special rates for Virginia residents and you can also get discount coupons at their website.  For more information visit

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Anita S. Crum

Associate Broker

Rose and Womble Realty Company


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another good blog Anita!

Jan 11, 2009 02:58 PM #1
Cindy Jones
Integrity Real Estate Group - Woodbridge, VA
Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News

You have to love the fact that so many organizations continue to step up to the plate and provide great advantages for military families.

Jan 12, 2009 10:35 AM #2
Anita S. Crum
Rose and Womble Realty Company - Newport News, VA
Hampton Roads Real Estate (757) 692-6438

Janine - Thank you.  I appreciate your support as always.

Cindy - Our military families trully do deserve recognition and I for one am grateful that so many companies are doing so. 

Jan 13, 2009 11:40 AM #3
Gene Allen
Fathom Realty - Cary, NC
Realty Consultant for Cary Real Estate

I took advantage of that and I think it is a wonderful program so make sure everyone goes and pays at least once.

Jan 13, 2009 11:43 AM #5
Kay Van Kampen
RE/MAX Broker, RE/MAX Solutions - Springfield, MO
Realtor®, Springfield Mo Real Estate

Anita, what a great treat for the military.  When we were stationed in Virginia Beach, my hubby was overseas and money was tight.  Wish they had thought about that 30 years ago.  Great post!

Jan 13, 2009 01:24 PM #6
Anita S. Crum
Rose and Womble Realty Company - Newport News, VA
Hampton Roads Real Estate (757) 692-6438

Gene - I think it's wonderful program too and did take advantage of it the first year they offered it.

Kay - there are a lot of special discounts and things offered to the military but unfortunately, it's not as widely publicized as it needs to be.  For example a lot of stores offer a military discount but don't post it anywhere so you don't know.  I make it a habit to ask if they offer one. :)  Maybe I should put together a list of places that do. hmmm......

Jan 13, 2009 10:16 PM #7
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