Let Them See Shamu: Volcano-Stranded Travelers Offered Free Theme Park Passes

Florida, Travel News — By David Chalk on April 20, 2010 at 9:03 am

Volcanic ash from Iceland has left thousands of travelers stranded across the world, but for United Kingdom, Irish or Continental European tourists stranded in Florida, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment is trying to come to the rescue (and/or prey on a captive audience).  Through Wednesday April 21 or until normal flights resume, stranded travelers and flight crews can get free admission to SeaWorld Orlando, Aquatica waterpark and Busch Gardens Tampa.

A little further south, the Miami Seaquarium has a similar free admission offer:

“As the volcano in Iceland keeps flights grounded and thousands of passengers stranded at MIA, Miami Seaquarium would like to offer them some relief,” commented Eric Eimstad, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Miami Seaquarium. “Instead of wasting the day away at the airport as you wait for the flight schedule to return to normal, come learn more about Marine Mammals and meet Flipper and friends at the Miami Seaquarium for free.”

SeaWorld could probably use some good will and positive publicity since PETA is calling for the Orlando theme park to face manslaughter charges after one of the park’s trainers was recently killed by an orca.

The fine print:

  • For SeaWorld parks: Stranded travelers must present airline ticket or original airline itinerary and photo ID at the parks’ front gate Guest Services window; flight crews must present official airline ID. One ticket will be offered at each park for each return flight ticket presented.
  • For Miami Seaquarium: present a European passport and a return ticket dated April 14 – April 23 to redeem the offer. The offer is not combinable with any other offer and expires on Friday, April 23. One admission will be granted with each airline ticket presented at Miami Seaquarium front office.

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