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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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 2020.
If you’re thinking about purchasing an annual pass, below is the pricing breakdown.
Update Post SeaWorld Orlando Closure in 2020
This year has been filled with crisis after crisis and SeaWorld Orlando recognizes the strain that 2020 has had on its Pass Member.
For the remainder of the year, SeaWorld has automatically extended the Annual Pass period of at least as long as the temporary closure minus any applicable lifted blockout dates. They have also lifted all blockout dates for the rest of 2020.
SeaWorld has added complimentary rewards and upgraded benefits through 12/31/2020 with your current Pass Member Tier.
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.
Please Note: Pass Members who deferred payments or were not up to date with their payments during the park closure may not be eligible for the extension of time or the upgraded benefits.
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.
September Pass Member Benefits
Bring a Friend for Free
All SeaWorld Orlando Bronze, Silver, Gold, and FL Platinum Pass Members bring one FREE guest through September 30, 2020. Advance park reservations are required for both Pass Members and Guests.
Dolphin Up-Close Tour
You can save 30% this month on the Dolphin Up-Close Tour where you can see what it’s like to handle and care for these majestic creatures.
FREE Pass Member Craft Beer Festival Samples
SeaWorld Orlando Florida Platinum Pass Members are elgible for 3 FREE sample items during the Craft Beer Festival until September 20, 2020.
Free Pass Member Magnet
You can now grab your free SeaWorld Orlando Pass Member magnet from the Under the Sun gift shop at the Waterfront or Fins gift shop near Mako.
Aquatica Pass Members get a Free Guest Ticket
Eligible Aquatica Pass Members can bring one FREE guest through September 30, 2020. Advance park reservations are required for both Pass Members and Guests.
Enjoy a meal on Aquatica this month
Aquatica Pass Members can now get a FREE meal voucher. You can use it at the following locations:
- Waterstone Grill
- Mango Market
- Banana Beach Cookout
This offer is valid until September 30, 2020.
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August Pass Member Benefits
3 Free Craft Beer Festival Samples
For SeaWorld’s Craft Beer Festival you can get 3 FREE food or drink festival samples. You can register online through your Pass Member account.
Buy One, Get One Free Sea Lion Feeding
This month, you can buy a feeding tray for the sea lions for $6, and get another tray for free.
Free Pass Member Magnet
For the month of August, you can get 1 free walrus magnet. It is located in the Under the Sun Gift Shop in the Waterfront or Fins gift shop.
$10 Beach Bucks this August for Aquatica Pass Members
If you’re an Aquatica Pass Members, you can get a $10 Beach Bucks voucher this month. You can use your “Beach Bucks” on a variety of items in the park such as lunch or some of the amenities.
30% off Cabanas & Loungers for Aquatica Pass Members
This month you can rent a Private Cabana or Lounger for 30% off.
July Pass Member Benefits
4 All-Day Dining Deals for $100
This great deal allows you to purchase four (4) All-Day Dining Deals for just $100! Meaning, you can eat and drink your heart out every hour for one low cost!
This offer ends July 19, 2020 and your vouchers must be redeemed by August 31, 2020. This offer is valid for use at SeaWorld Orlando or Aquatica Orlando.
As you can see, the earlier year Pass Member benefits have been removed due to the closure of SeaWorld Orlando because of the 2020 pandemic.
January Pass Member Benefits
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 one guest with them for FREE.
Here’s the breakdown:
- Bronze Pass Members can purchase a guest ticket for $5 (plus tax)
- Silver, Gold, and Florida Platinum Pass Members receive 1 extra guest ticket FREE to SeaWorld Orlando
You can register your guest ticket online before your visit. You will also need to visit with your guest by January 31, 2020.
Learn more about this deal here on SeaWorld’s website.
Buy One, Get One Free Up-Close Tours
You can now take advantage of the Buy One, Get One Free offer on select Up-Close tours. Plus, you can take up to 20% off merchandise at the SeaWorld Rescue Store.
SeaWorld’s Inaugural Rescue Run: January 25th
If you’re a Pass Member, you will be able to save 10% off on SeaWorld’s Rescue Run which benefits the animal rescue programs.
Discounts at Discovery Cove Orlando
SeaWorld Pass Members get 30% off on Discovery Cove reservations for 2020. There’s also a FREE Premium Drink Package if you book and visit by Feb. 29, 2020.
At Discovery Cove® you’ll be able to enjoy a relaxing day up close and personal with tropical fish and other fascinating sea creatures.
Save 50% on All-Day Dining Deal at Aquatica
The All-Day Dining Deal is one of my favorite ways to enjoy food at the SeaWorld parks. This month, you can get 50% off of this deal at Aquatic.
What is All-Day Dining?
For one low price, you will get a band that allows you to eat at participating restaurants all day. Many of the meals allow you to get 1 entrée, 1 side or dessert, and 1 fountain drink, tea or water for each visit.
Basically, an all you can eat day at the park.
Pass Members can take advantage of this 50% discount through January 31, 2020.
Regular SeaWorld Annual Pass Benefits 2020 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.
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.
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.
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″
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.
It’s valid only for Silver, Gold, and Platinum SeaWorld Orlando Pass Members.
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
Things to Know Before You Go to SeaWorld
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?
Log into your account:
- Update Your Account
- View order history and update your account information
- Unlock Pass Member offers
- 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.
How Much is a SeaWorld Orlando Ticket?
- One-day admission starting at $85.99
- Multi-Park Tickets starting at $105.99
*All SeaWorld ticket, dining, tour, and merchandise pricing subject to change.
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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.
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!
Are you a SeaWorld Pass Member? If so, what’s your favorite perk about having an annual pass in the comments section below.
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Until next time, Happy Park Hopping Hipsters!
(Updated September 17, 2020)