Best SeaWorld Orlando Annual Pass Benefits You Must Know for 2021

Being a SeaWorld Annual Pass Member has its benefits. Not only do you get to go anytime you like, SeaWorld makes sure its Annual Pass Members feel like VIPs.

SeaWorld Orlando is one of the few aquatic theme parks left in the nation that can be enjoyed as a half-day or whole-day park, depending on your goals for that day.

However, it is quickly becoming a park that may need a whole day to conquer.

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Manta at #SeaWorld blue aqua marine roller coaster.
Manta at SeaWorld

As a SeaWorld Annual Pass Member, take your time exploring the park and learning about the many different animals and variety of attractions throughout the year of your membership.

Whether you have your annual pass or are looking for answers to why you should get one, here are the top SeaWorld Annual Pass Benefits for 2021.

If you’re thinking about purchasing an annual pass, below is the pricing breakdown.


Update Post SeaWorld Orlando Closure in 2020

Last year was filled with crisis after crisis and SeaWorld Orlando recognized the strain that 2020 had on its Pass Member.

Empire of the Penguin SeaWorld Orlando
Empire of the Penguin SeaWorld Orlando

SeaWorld has added complimentary guest tickets to Silver, Gold and Platinum Pass Members. So, check your tier to see how many free guests you can bring with you each year.

Plus, you can get Aquatica for free with the purchase of the Bronze, Silver, or Gold pass. But don’t worry, Platinum Pass Members have Aquatica automatically added since this pass includes all the SeaWorld Entertainment Parks.

Do Pass Members need to make a reservation for SeaWorld Orlando?

You will need to make reservations to get into the park with your Annual Pass. You can do this by logging online to your Pass Member account.

Here you can also upgrade your day and redeem any online rewards mentioned in this article through your Pass Member account.

Temporary Perks for SeaWorld Pass Members

Listed below is one of the temporary perks for Pass Members to take advantage of due the closure of SeaWorld over the last few months.

Free Guest Ticket

Silver Pass Members can get 1 free guest ticket to Aquatica Orlando, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay or SeaWorld Orlando. You must redeem the tickets online or at a kiosk and you must be present with the free Guest at entry.

How do you get the upgrades?

You can print a Benefits Upgrade Card under the redeem option at the kiosk on your next park visit that lists your new benefits.

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SeaWorld Annual Pass Cost and Options

  • SeaWorld only starting at $11.25/month
  • Busch Gardens+ SeaWorld or Adventure Island
  • SeaWorld + Busch Gardens + Adventure Island or Aquatica
  • Fun Card – Pay for a day, come back for free the rest of the year
  • Platinum Pass– Best deal that includes unlimited admission to SeaWorld Orlando (FL), San Diego (CA) and San Antonio (TX); Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (FL) and Williamsburg (VA), Adventure Island® (FL), Aquatica® Orlando (FL), San Diego (CA) and San Antonio (TX), Water Country U.S.A (VA) and Sesame Place® (PA) for 12 months. Free parking, ride again privileges and more!

*Prices are subject to change

Please Note: Reservations are required for all guests visiting SeaWorld Orlando.

June Pass Member Benefits 2021

SeaWorld Dolphin Cove

Discount on Guest Tickets

This month, you’ll be able to invite a friend  with you to SeaWorld Orlando this summer with a new ticket deal for Pass Members. You can buy up to two single-day guest tickets for only $35 each with a visit by August 12, 2021.

Please note that you must get your tickets online and you must have a SeaWorld park reservation.

Pass Member Special Access to Dolphin Adventures

You’ll now get to experience the all-new Dolphin Adventures show during the Pass Member exclusive times in the Dolphin Stadium at 10:45 a.m. on June 21, 22, 23, and 24.

Meet Guy Harvey

The famous conservationist and artist, Guy Harvey, will be returning to SeaWorld from June 18th through June 20th where you can meet him and take photos along with getting autographs in the Guy Harvey Store located at The Waterfront.

Aquatica Pass Member Perks for June

  • FREE Riptide Race Sunglasses With Purchase: You can get these exclusive Aquatica sunglasses free with a $20 purchase at Kiwi Traders
  • Eats at the NEW Papa’s Cantina: Pass Members can save up to 20% at this brand new eatery that serves fresh empanadas, boneless wings and more!
  • Quick Queue® Discount: The Aquatica Quick Queue is now available and you’ll be able to skip the lines at the most popular water rides. Pass Members can save up to 50% on the cost of a Quick Queue pass.

May Pass Member Benefits 2021

SeaWorld Pacific Point Preserve with Kraken in the Background

Save 50% on Tickets to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Both SeaWorld Orlando Pass Members and Aquatica Pass Members can save 50% on tickets for friends and family to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. You can make this purchase by logging into your Pass Member account. This offer ends May 27.

Kumba Busch Gardens Roller Coaster

According to SeaWorld, if your Annual Pass does not include access to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, you must purchase a ticket for yourself as well to visit with guests. Reservations are required for all Pass Members and guests.

World Sea Lion Day on May 30th

May 30th is Sea Lion Day. To help celebrate, SeaWorld is offering Pass Members up to 20% off on the Sea Lions Up-close Tour!

SeaWorld Orlando Pacific Point Preserve Seals

Aquatica Pass Member Perks for May

  • FREE Pass Member-Exclusive Riptide Race Sunglasses With Purchase: Aquatica Pass Members will be able to get exclusive sunglasses to commemorate the new ride for free with purchase of a specialty drink at Ke-Re’s Bar.
  • Save on a Private Cabana: Pass Members save up to 20% on a private cabana at the SeaWorld water park, Aquatica.
  • Discount on SeaWorld Official Hotels: Pass Members can now save up to 25% at select SeaWorld Official Hotels and Hotel Partners when reserving in advance. All you have to do is log into your Pass Member account to review which hotels are participating and how much the nightly rates are for your dates.

April Pass Member Benefits

Dolphin at Discovery Cove SeaWorld Canva Picture

$10 in SeaWorld Bucks for Pass Members

From April 12 – May 14 Pass Members will be eligible to receive $10 SeaWorld Bucks! With this, you’ll be able to check a delicious snack or treat yourself to a cool souvenir at this park.

According to SeaWorld, you can get your voucher by visiting a Self-Service Kiosk near the park entrance or inside the park. Select “Pass Member Options,” scan the Annual Pass, and select “Rewards and Tickets” to redeem.

Please note that you $10 SeaWorld bucks must be used on the date printed.

FREE Pass Member-Exclusive Silicone Pint Glass

To get this pint glass, you have to go to the Seven Seas Food Festival at least 3 Fridays and check in each time at Wild Arctic Gift Shop to get this Pass Member exclusive.

3 FREE Samples with Your Sample Lanyard

As a Pass Member, you’ll get to have a Seven Seas Food & Beverage 18 Item Sampler Lanyard for the price of a 15 sample lanyard. During this festival, you’ll get to enjoy  200 delicious dishes from all over the globe.

Aquatica Pass Member Perks

  • Skip the Line on Riptide Race: You can register for a FREE one-time Quick Queue® for priority access to Riptide Race, available Mondays – Thursdays, April 19 – May 13.
  • Have Riptide Race All to Yourself: You’ll be able to enjoy an exclusive Pass Member ride time on this new ride on Thursday, April 15 and Friday, April 16 from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. 
  • VIP Night for Pass Members: You’ll get to enjoy the water slides at night for this afterhours Pass Member event on Friday, April 30, 2021 from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Park reservations required if arriving before 5 p.m.
  • Get in Early on Weekends: If you have a park reservation, you’ll be able to enter the park as early as 8:30 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Free Souvenir Pilsner Glass: Don’t forget to grab your FREE Souvenir Pilsner Cup on Mondays – Thursdays, if you buy of a specialty drink at Ke-Re’s Bar.

March Pass Member Benefits

Sesame Street SeaWorld Orlando
Sesame Street SeaWorld Orlando

Save on Dolphin and Killer Whales Up Close Tours

This unique theme park tour allows you to come face-to-face with some of the most majestic animals of the sea. Pass Members will get to save 30% off of the cost for both tours.

  • Dolphin Tour: normally $50 now $35
  • Killer Whale Tour: normally $125 now $87.50

Pass Member VIP Ride Night

You’ll be able to enjoy a thrilling night of roller coasters rides throughout the SeaWorld theme park. This event takes place Tuesday, March 9, 2021 from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

You can still take advantage of these Pass Member benefits for March as mentioned below in the February update:

  • 3 FREE Samples with Your Sample Lanyard
  • 50% Off SeaWorld Guest Tickets
  • Free SeaWorld Orlando Tickets
  • 30% Off Discovery Cove Tickets

February Pass Member Benefits

SeaWorld Orlando Journey to Atlantis
SeaWorld Orlando Journey to Atlantis

3 FREE Samples with Your Sample Lanyard

As a Pass Member, you’ll get to have a Seven Seas Food & Beverage 18 Item Sampler Lanyard for the price of a 15 sample lanyard. During this festival, you’ll get to enjoy 200 delicious dishes from all over the globe.

Pass Member-Exclusive Ride Night

SeaWorld will grant you afterhours access to ride your favorite roller coasters on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021 from 6 p.m. until  9 p.m. You can learn more about it here.

Buy One, Get One Free Animal Feeding Tray

This month you’ll be able to buy one Feeding Tray and get one FREE! You can do this at Stingray Lagoon and Shark Shallows by February 28, 2021.

Discounted SeaWorld Guest Tickets

According to SeaWorld, Pass Members enjoy 50% off on up to 3 guest tickets to SeaWorld Orlando. Pass Member must be present at entry. 

Bring a Guest to Aquatica for $5

According to SeaWorld, Bronze and Silver Pass Members can bring a friend for $5 + tax, while Gold and Platinum Pass Members receive an extra guest ticket for FREE to use this month.

Aquatica SeaWorld Orlando Florida Water Park Blue Lazy River and Slide

Bring an extra guest to SeaWorld this month!

This is one of my FAVORITE perks of being a SeaWorld Pass Member! Each year, SeaWorld Orlando gives its Pass Members the opportunity to bring a guest or two with them for FREE.

Here’s the breakdown:

You MUST register your guest ticket online before your visit.

Regular SeaWorld Annual Pass Benefits 2021 Daily Perks

Not only do you get perks that are highlighted monthly, SeaWorld also give discounts and deals for Pass Members to use throughout the year.

SeaWorld Tips and Tricks with blue roller coaster Manta

Brew Club Membership

Pass Members can now get a personal stein along with discounted beer refills all year by becoming a Brew Club Member. The cost is $79.99. Program Extended Until 3/31/2021.

Year-Round Quick Queue

This is the true VIP experience. SeaWorld Pass Members can purchase the Unlimited Year-Round Front-of-the-Line access to the most popular rides at for Platinum Pass.

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Top SeaWorld Orlando Quick Queue Attractions with Platinum Pass

  • Manta® – Minimum 54″
  • Kraken Unleashed – Minimum 54″
  • Journey to Atlantis® – Minimum 42″ (42″ – 48″ with a supervising companion)
  • Wild Arctic® – Minimum 42″
SeaWorld Annual Pass Perks and Benefits Comparison Chart Screen Shot
Screenshot from SeaWorld

Save 50% on Guest Admission Tickets

This is one of my favorite perks of being a SeaWorld Pass Member. I get to bring my friends and family to the park for 50% off admission.

So cool!

It’s valid only for Silver, Gold, and Platinum SeaWorld Orlando Pass Members.

One Ocean Show at SeaWorld Orlando, A perk of the seaworld annual pass.
One Ocean Show at SeaWorld Orlando

Per SeaWorld, discounted guest tickets are based on full-paid adult single-day admission prices and are valid per park(s) of membership.

The quantity is limited to per Pass type, per 12-month period and the ticket must be used on the day printed.

Other Discounts for Pass Member

  • Animal Tours 10% Discount
  • Reserved Seating 10% Discount
  • All-Day Dining 10% Discount
  • Dining with Orcas 10% Discount
  • One Day Photo Key Access 10% Discount
  • Stroller, EVC (Electric Scooter), Wheelchair Rental 10% Discount

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Things to Know Before You Go to SeaWorld

SeaWorld Christmas Celebration Sea of Trees with Mako Purple Roller Coasters in background

Does SeaWorld have a payment plan?

Yes, it is known as EZpay.

EZpay is an interest-free monthly payment program that allows you to easily become a Pass Member and visit the parks in the SeaWorld family anytime you’d like.

Can I cancel my SeaWorld pass?

You can cancel your pass anytime by calling 1-407-545-5550.

How do I renew my SeaWorld annual pass?

SeaWorld Annual Pass Member Login
SeaWorld Annual Pass Member Login

Log into your account:

  1. Update Your Account
  2. View order history and update your account information
  3. Unlock Pass Member offers
  4. Renew your Annual Pass

What can I bring to SeaWorld Orlando?

SeaWorld does not allow large coolers or outside food to be brought into the park. You can bring plastic bottled water or small snacks

What are SeaWorld Orlando Hours?

SeaWorld park hours are usually from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. However, during the peak summer days the park may be open until 10:00 p.m.

SeaWorld Orlando Pass Member Lounge with Shamu
SeaWorld Orlando Pass Member Lounge

How Much is a SeaWorld Orlando Ticket?

*All SeaWorld ticket, dining, tour, and merchandise pricing subject to change.

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Final Thoughts

As you can see, SeaWorld Orlando treats its Pass Members like VIPs. While using your annual pass, take advantage of the perks and try to explore as much of the park as you can.

Many of the animals are tough to see in your lifetime, so I love how SeaWorld makes sure they educate you on each animal residing in the park.

SeaWorld Orlando Manatee Rehabilitation. Benefit of a seaworld annual pass.
SeaWorld Orlando Manatee Rehabilitation

They also have a strong commitment to conservation by providing financial and scientific support to organizations focused on animal rescue and rehabilitation, conservation education, habitat protection, and species research.

Don’t forget to take advantage of the Busch Gardens CityPass deal where you can do multiple attractions in Tampa for one low price!

SeaWorld Annual Pass Member Perks and Benefits
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Until next time, Happy Park Hopping Hipsters!


 (Original article written in 2016/Updated June 15, 2021)

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4 thoughts on “Best SeaWorld Orlando Annual Pass Benefits You Must Know for 2021”

  1. Just curious to know. If you have a platinum annual pass from San Antonio and are going to a different park like sea world Orlando. Can you use for friends for free pass at that park? And are the perks for that pass good for a different park that’s on the list of 11 other parks you have access to? Thanks

    • My pass only covers the Orlando and Tampa parks. Each park SeaWorld Orlando, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, Aquatica Orlando, etc. will have their own separate Pass Member deals for the month. It’s best to log into your account to see what this month’s perks are as they change each time 🙂

  2. if you have a pass with free parking (we’re considering the platinum so we can go to parks in FL & VA) does it include free parking at every park? or just your “home” park?

    • Hi Andrew!

      From my understanding parking is included, but this benefit may vary outside of your “home” theme park location. You can double check by calling the Annual Pass Member phone number at 1-407-545-5550.


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