Florida children age 5 and under can once again get free admission all year to SeaWorld Orlando, Busch Gardens Tampa, and their water parks with the 2021 Preschool Card, available for a limited time.
The 2021 Preschool Card program at SeaWorld & Busch Gardens gives free admission for Florida children up to age 5 through December 31. Online registration is required for the cards. There are two separate cards – one for SeaWorld & Aquatica in Orlando, and another for Busch Gardens and Adventure Island in Tampa. Guests who wish to have access to all four parks must register and redeem each of the cards.
The 2021 Preschool Cards do not have any blackout dates for admission. They are also not considered annual passes, and as such do not receive any of the associated benefits that passes come with (like free parking, in-park discounts, and access to pass member perks). Only the child receives free admission; other family members will need to purchase their own admission.
The 2021 SeaWorld & Aquatica Preschool Card is available for online registration through February 3. Registration is NOT available at the park. Once registered online, the first visit using the SeaWorld & Aquatica Preschool Card must occur by February 28, 2021. Register and get full details at https://seaworld.com/orlando/tickets/preschool-free-admission/.
The 2021 Busch Gardens & Adventure Island Preschool Card is available for online registration through February 28. Registration is not available at the park. Once registered online, the first visit using the Busch Gardens & Adventure Island Preschool Card must occur by March 31, 2021. Register and get full details at https://buschgardens.com/tampa/tickets/preschool-free-admission/.
Frequently Asked Questions
My child is 5 this year, turning 6. Am I still eligible?
As long as your child is 5 years of age on or before the date you redeem the Preschool Card for your first visit to the park, your child is eligible.
Do I have to be a Florida resident?
Yes. We want to offer our neighbors who are 5 and younger unlimited access in 2021 to all that our parks have to offer. This gives Florida residents the chance to experience all of the wonderful family-friendly attractions and events at the parks.
What kind of identification do I need to provide?
Guests will be required to show valid form of ID (a copy of a certified birth certificate or travel passport) to verify age prior to entry. Please note that school IDs or children security IDs will NOT be accepted. Parents/guardians should have a photo ID with proof of their Florida residential address.
How do I register and redeem the Preschool Card?
Visit the website(s) linked above and add your desired product(s) to your cart. You will be asked for your child’s name and birth date at the final step of checkout. After you checkout, you will receive an email containing a PDF version of your child’s actual Preschool Card. This is your child’s Preschool Card, which you can either print out or download on your mobile device to scan at the front gate for entrance. If you wish to receive a wallet-size version of your child’s Preschool Card, please scan your PDF at a self-service kiosk to print one.
Can foster parents take advantage of this offer?
Yes. Foster parents would need to complete the Preschool Card online registration. Then bring the Preschool Card confirmation page and a copy of your Department of Children and Families paperwork from a foster agency that includes the foster child’s name and their date of birth to the front gate ticket windows at the park. Please black out any personal information on this copy of the paperwork like social security number, Medicaid number, etc. The foster parent should have a photo ID with proof of their Florida residential address and their foster license for verification.
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