Seaworld Orlando has surprised it’s annual passholders today with a special announcement saying that not only will their passes be extended “at least” by the duration of the closure of the parks, but will be upgraded to the next tier available for the remainder of the 2020 calendar year.
- Seaworld Orlando sent out the following email to their passholders today:
During this uncertain time, we want to extend our deep gratitude for your continued loyalty and support. As a thank you for being a valued Pass Member, we have introduced new and exciting benefits to allow you and your family and friends to enjoy more fun and thrills.
While our parks remain temporarily closed, we are automatically extending all active Annual Passes and Membership products to SeaWorld and Aquatica for a period of at least as long as the temporary closure. Additionally, we will be offering all active Pass Members complimentary rewards and special benefits as a token of our appreciation.
Pass Members will receive additional bring a friend days so that your friends and family can join in on the fun and spend an unforgettable day with you exploring the parks and your favorite attractions. Additionally, as a sign of our appreciation for you, our loyal Pass Member, we will be granting complimentary membership tier upgrades for all active Annual Passes for the remainder of 2020 as well as additional SeaWorld Pass Member events.
Active Pass Members will receive their additional perks automatically prior to the parks reopening. Please know that you are a valued member of the SeaWorld and Aquatica family and we thank you for remaining with us during these uncertain times.
- As an example: Those with a SeaWorld Silver Pass currently have unlimited access to the parks of their choice (SeaWorld Orlando, Aquatica, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, and Adventure Island) for 12 months as well as free general parking, 10% off dining and shopping, 1 free guest ticket, and 50% off up to 3 guest tickets. The complimentary upgrade will then take the pass up to the Gold tier for the remainder of 2020 which will now include free preferred parking (when available), 15% off dining and shopping, 2 free guest tickets, 50% off up to 6 guest tickets, 1 free animal encounter, and free digital photo downloads where available.
- The highest tier available is the platinum level of pass, and it is unclear at that time what SeaWorld is doing for those guests who possess that level of pass.
- SeaWorld also used the email to remind passholders that if they are experiencing financial hardship, they continue to offer a process to defer monthly payments. Pass Members who are deferring payments or are not up to date with their payments are not eligible for these rewards or the extension of time.