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Busch Gardens offers free admission to first responders, family discounts

Busch Gardens new ride Cobra's Curse ride.
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Busch Gardens new ride Cobra's Curse ride. Times files

Busch Gardens is giving first responders free admission through Nov. 24, with discounted tickets for their friends and family.

"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.

The deal announced Wednesday is available immediately, and first responders can buy up to four extra tickets for $52.49 each, a 50 percent discount off regular daily admission.

Qualifying first responders include:

• All Florida fire rescue first responders

• Florida emergency medical services employees (EMT/EMS)

• 911 dispatchers

• All Florida police and sheriffs' 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 buschgardens.com/tampa/tickets/first-responders 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 Nov. 24. Restrictions apply.

Members of the U.S. military and the National Guard can take advantage of the Waves of Honor program, which provides free admission to 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.

Busch Gardens offers free admission to first responders, family discounts 10/11/17 [Last modified: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 3:01pm]
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