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6 Places to Find Veteran’s Discounts in Orlando, Florida

Late November is a time for Americans to give thanks for everything. But earlier in the month, on Veterans Day, we focus on thanking those who have served our country.

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Many Orlando area attractions offer discounts for veterans or retired military personnel. Some deals are good year-round. Others are November 11 exclusives. All are heartfelt shows of gratitude. If you’re a veteran planning an Orlando vacation, enjoy savings at these attractions.

1.      The Wheel at ICON Park

The majestic Wheel at ICON Park rises 400 feet above International Drive. At the top, you’ll get a stunning glimpse of Orlando’s theme parks, lakes, and downtown district.

Active and retired military personnel get a 25% discount all year. During November, ICON Park offers free rides to these service members. Military families will receive half off their Ferris wheel rides.

2.      Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

Take the Beachline Expressway to the Space Coast for an out-of-this-world day at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC).

Veterans Day Discounts Kennedy Space Center

Each year, 1.5 million guests explore the KSC’s cosmic exhibits. Attractions include the Astronauts Hall of Fame, flight simulators, and IMAX shows. You can also board a bus and tour a NASA facility.

For most of the year, the KSC only offers an active duty discount. But during Veterans Day weekend, all military members can visit for free. This offer includes veterans and retired personnel. Your family and friends will receive discounted admission.

3.      Crayola Experience

Create your own adventure at Crayola Experience in the Florida Mall.

This kid-friendly attraction has 70,000 square feet of arts and crafts stations. Veterans and retired military personnel can receive a free annual pass. The pass will also get you into Crayola Experience’s other locations across the U.S.

With the free “True Blue Heroes” pass, you’ll also receive discounts on tickets for your family.

The Crayola Experience isn’t the only spot in the mall with a veteran’s discount. You can also enjoy discounts at these shops and restaurants.

4.      Loch Haven Park Attractions

Loch Haven Park is a lakefront park north of downtown Orlando. In addition to moss-draped trails, the park hosts some of Orlando’s best museums. Many offer veterans discounts:

  • Veterans can visit the Orlando Museum of Art (OMA) for free. OMA features impressive collections of American, African, and ancient art.
  • The Mennello Museum of American Art specializes in folk art and sculptures. Veterans, retired military personnel, and their families receive free admission.
  • The Orlando Science Center (OSC) has discounts for veterans and their guests all year. On Veterans Day weekend, they can explore OSC’s hands-on exhibits for free.

5.      Leu Gardens

Leu Gardens is a lush 50-acre botanical garden in Audubon Park. Both tropical and temperate species thrive in Orlando, so you’ll see all types of plants here. Take in the beauty of cacti, roses, and over 200 camellia varieties as you stroll.

Present a military ID for $5 off admission any time of year. In past years, Leu Gardens offered veterans free tickets on 11/11.

6.      Orlando Theme Parks

Veterans Day Discounts SeaWorld Orlando

Looking to visit Orlando’s famous theme parks? Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Orlando Resort, and SeaWorld Orlando have military discounts:

  • A veteran and up to three guests can enjoy one day at SeaWorld, Aquatica, or Discovery Cove for 50% off. You can take advantage of this “Waves of Honor” discount once per year.
  • Walt Disney World provides discounted tickets for retired military members. Visit your military base ticket office to buy up to six tickets.
  • Retired military members can likewise buy discounted Universal passes at a military base.

Bonus Tip: Stay at a Veteran-Owned Hotel

After a busy day in Central Florida, return to a cozy guestroom at one of four Rosen Inn locations in Orlando.

On Veterans Day and every day, we salute those who have served in the U.S. military. As a thank-you, retired military personnel receive 50% off our best available rate. This discount applies to Orlando vacations at any Rosen Inn, at any time of the year.

Harris Rosen, our founder and COO, is himself a veteran.

While studying hotel administration at Cornell, he participated in the ROTC program. After graduation, Mr. Rosen served overseas in the Army. These experiences helped him become the esteemed businessman he is today.

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