SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Preschool Pass – FREE Admission for ages 5 & Under in 2018

2018-01-29T13:58:33+00:00 January 9, 2018|Freebies & Deals, Fun Around Florida - Day Trips|

Kids 5 and younger get into SeaWorld Orlando AND Busch Gardens Tampa FREE for all of 2018!

{We wrote this post about the SeaWorld Preschool Pass in early Janary and a few weeks later Busch Gardens was added as well. This post has been updated accordingly. If you’ve already registered for Sea World’s pass then Busch Gardens has automatically been added to your ticket!}

Sign up today to get your 2018 Free Preschool Card and your child will receive free admission to BOTH PARKS from January 26 – December 31, 2018.

busch gardens tampa free preschool pass boys with penguin

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How to get this great deal:

  1. Decide if you want to add a year of admission to Aquatica (SeaWorld’s Waterpark) OR a year of admission to Adventure Island in Tampa. Each waterpark is $59.99 to add.
    Click here to register online for Sea World and Aquatica
    Click here to register online for Busch Gardens and Adventure Island
    If you aren’t adding a water park, either link gets you the basic 2-park Preschool Pass.
    Be sure to register before you go to the park, this deal is NOT available at the ticket window!
  2. Plan your visit to Busch Gardens Tampa OR SeaWorld Orlando before May 20, 2018.
  3. Be sure to take with you: your registration confirmation, child’s birth certificate or travel passport, AND your Florida resident ID. Present them at a ticket window to receive Preschool Card.
    (From what we could tell on the website, any grandparent, guardian, or relative with access to the child’s birth certificate or passport can register and redeem this deal)

Valid for Florida Residents only. Note that ages 2 & under receive free admission to the park daily and do not need a Preschool Pass.

Wondering about the cost of tickets for the rest of your family?

There are three options:

  • Single Day Tickets – you can always go for just one day BUT for the same price or just a few dollars more you get a FunCard that is valid for the entire year!
  • Fun Cards are valid for the remainder of 2018 with no blackout dates. They only include park admission, and do NOT include Free Parking. {Parking is $20 per visit.}
  • Annual Passes get you 12 months of admission from the date of purchase, PLUS free parking (value of $20/visit), discounts, monthly specials, discount on guest tickets, etc.

Click any of the ticket prices below to purchase your tickets and avoid waiting at the ticket windows. Note that there are a LOT of options on the SeaWorld and Busch Gardens websites- these links should take you directly to the Florida Resident pages and Annual pass deals and save you time spent searching for the right tickets!

SeaWorld Orlando

Busch Gardens Tampa

BOTH SeaWorld and Busch Gardens

SeaWorld Florida Teacher Card: Teachers get FREE admission to SeaWorld® Orlando – click here for your FREE ticket!

Active Duty Military Promotion: Both Sea World and Busch Gardens offer one complimentary admission per year for military personnel and as many as three direct dependents.
Click here for Sea World military tickets.
Click here for Busch Gardens military tickets.

We took advantage of this deal three years ago, and my advice is to purchase 1 annual pass to get the free parking benefit, and then get FunCards for everyone else.

Whether you want one park or multiple is up to you.

Now get out there and have some theme park fun!!


  1. carol January 18, 2018 at 5:17 pm - Reply

    is the one from Busch Gardens not available yet?

  2. […] posted about the SeaWorld Preschool Pass a few weeks ago and today Busch Gardens was added as well. With this great deal kids 5 and younger […]

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