TAMPA, FL (WWSB) - Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is honoring Florida first responders through November. From October 11th to November 24th, first responders will receive free admission to Busch Gardens, and four discounted tickets for friends and family 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)
•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
Qualifying first responders should visit buschgardenstampa.com for more information and register using the ID.me verification system. 911 operators must take advantage of the First Responder offer at the front gate. Tickets must be used by November 24th.
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.