Best SeaWorld Orlando Annual Pass Benefits You Must Know for 2021

Being a SeaWorld Annual Pass Member has its benefits. Not only do you get to go anytime you like, SeaWorld makes sure its Annual Pass Members feel like VIPs.

SeaWorld Orlando is one of the few aquatic theme parks left in the nation that can be enjoyed as a half-day or whole-day park, depending on your goals for that day.

However, it is quickly becoming a park that may need a whole day to conquer.

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Manta at #SeaWorld blue aqua marine roller coaster.
Manta at SeaWorld

As a SeaWorld Annual Pass Member, take your time exploring the park and learning about the many different animals and variety of attractions throughout the year of your membership.

Whether you have your annual pass or are looking for answers to why you should get one, here are the top SeaWorld Annual Pass Benefits for 2021.

If you’re thinking about purchasing an annual pass, below is the pricing breakdown.


Update Post SeaWorld Orlando Closure

Last year was filled with crisis after crisis and SeaWorld Orlando recognized the strain that 2020 had on its Pass Member.

Empire of the Penguin SeaWorld Orlando
Empire of the Penguin SeaWorld Orlando

SeaWorld has added complimentary guest tickets to Silver, Gold and Platinum Pass Members. So, check your tier to see how many free guests you can bring with you each year.

Do Pass Members need to make a reservation for SeaWorld Orlando?

You will not need to make reservations for SeaWorld Orlando at this time. Please review your Pass Member account weekly for any updates as things are constantly changing.

Here you can also upgrade your day and redeem any online rewards mentioned in this article through your Pass Member account.

How do you get the upgrades?

You can print a Benefits Upgrade Card under the redeem option at the kiosk on your next park visit that lists your new benefits.

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SeaWorld Annual Pass Cost and Options

  • SeaWorld only starting at $11.25/month
  • Busch Gardens+ SeaWorld or Adventure Island
  • SeaWorld + Busch Gardens + Adventure Island or Aquatica
  • Fun Card – Pay for a day, come back for free the rest of the year
  • Platinum Pass– Best deal that includes unlimited admission to SeaWorld Orlando (FL), San Diego (CA) and San Antonio (TX); Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (FL) and Williamsburg (VA), Adventure Island® (FL), Aquatica® Orlando (FL), San Diego (CA) and San Antonio (TX), Water Country U.S.A (VA) and Sesame Place® (PA) for 12 months. Free parking, ride again privileges and more!

*Prices and discounts are subject to change at ANYTIME.

September Pass Member Benefits 2021

SeaWorld Aquatica Orlando Walkabout Waters

Bring a Friend for FREE!

I’m so happy to announce that the Bring a Friend for FREE offer is back! According to SeaWorld Orlando, all active Pass Members receive one extra Free Guest Ticket that’s valid from September  1st to 30th of  2021. All you have to do is sign into your account to redeem your ticket online.

Howl-O-Scream Perks for Pass Members

There are certain perks to being a Platinum Pass Member if you plan on going to the first year of Howl-O-Scream Orlando at SeaWorld. This year you can enjoy:

  • Free Platinum Pass Member Exclusive Howl-O-Scream lanyard and pouch (you can get if from the Howl-O-Scream Store from 7 pm to park close starting September 17th)
  • Exclusive access to one of the bonus rooms in a Howl-O-Scream house (all you have to do is show your Platinum  Howl-O-Scream Lanyard (from September 17th through  19th)
  • Get a fun photo  from 7:00 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. next to Altitude Burgers with the Howl-O-Scream Sirens (September 17th through  the  19th)

Exclusive Meet-and-Greet with Guy Harvey

On Sunday, September 12th from 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. you can meet marine artist and conservationist Guy Harvey at the Guy Harvey store located in the Waterfront

Mako SeaWorld Orlando Guy Harvey Mural

Free Gift: Silicone Pint Glass

You can get your complimentary Pass Member silicone pint glass by stopping by Wild Arctic Gift Shop on Mondays – Thursdays!  This pint glass is  BPA-free and reusable. 

Pass Member EXCLUSIVE: Craft Beer Festival 15 Sample Lanyard

SeaWorld Orlando Pass Members have an exclusive sample lanyard that allows you to get 15 samples for the price of 12. The Craft Brew Festival allows you to indulge in over 100 domestic and local Florida favorites.

Aquatica Pass Member Perks for September

  • Bring a Friend for FREE!: Aquatica Pass Members can also Bring a Friend for FREE! This offer is valid from September  1st to 30th of  2021.
  • FREE Meal Offer Extended to Sept. 30: You can get your free meal by stopping by Waterstone Grill. All you have to do is log into your Pass Member portal to redeem your one free entrée.

August Pass Member Benefits 2021

SeaWorld Orlando Flamecraft Bar Nachos
  • Pass Member Complimentary Craft Beer Festival Beverage Samples: From August 13th through August 15, 2021, SeaWorld Orlando Pass Members can receive three (3) complimentary beverage samples to use during the Craft Beer Festival..
  • EXCLUSIVE: Craft Beer Festival 15 Sample Lanyard: SeaWorld Orlando Pass Members have an exclusive sample lanyard that allows you to get 15 samples for the price of 12. The Craft Brew Festival allows you to indulge in over 100 domestic and local Florida favorites.
  • Pass Members Get Howl-O-Scream Savings! SeaWorld Orlando Pass Members can take advantage of the discounts for tickets to the ALL NEW SeaWorld Orlando Howl-O-Scream. This event will take place on select nights Sept. 10 – Oct. 31, 2021.

July Pass Member Benefits 2021

SeaWorld Orlando Lagoon
  • Free Beer at SeaWorld: You can now enjoy a FREE  12-ounce draft beer at The Patio Bar next to Mama’s Pretzel Kitchen between 11:30 a.m. and one hour before park closing now and until August 12, 2021.
  • Pass Members Get $10 in SeaWorld Bucks: Pass Members are able to receive $10 in SeaWorld Bucks from now through July 31, 2021. You can redeem your SeaWorld Bucks on the day of your visit.
  • Reserved Sesame Street Party Parade Seating: Both Gold and Platinum Pass Members can receive free reserved parade viewing for the Sesame Street Party Parade. According to SeaWorld, Gold Pass Members will have to redeem their one-time use ticket at any park kiosk on the date of use. Platinum Pass Members can show their Pass to the viewing area attendant for access.
  • NEW PERK – Gold and Platinum Pass Member Exclusive VIP Entrance: SeaWorld now has a line dedicated to Pass Members to access the park faster. This line is located just past security to the left of the main park entrance.

Aquatica Pass Member Perks for July

  • Pass Members Get $10 in Beach Bucks: Pass Members are able to receive $10 in Aquatica Beach Bucks from now through July 31, 2021. You can redeem your Beach Bucks on your visit.
  • Quick Queue® Discount: The Aquatica Quick Queue is now available and you’ll be able to skip the lines at the most popular water rides. Pass Members can save up to 50% on the cost of a Quick Queue pass.
  • Private Cabana: Pass Members get up to 20% off the cost of a private cabana at Aquatica with an annual pass discount.

Regular SeaWorld Annual Pass Benefits 2021 Daily Perks

Not only do you get perks that are highlighted monthly, SeaWorld also give discounts and deals for Pass Members to use throughout the year.

SeaWorld Tips and Tricks with blue roller coaster Manta

Brew Club Membership

Pass Members can now get a personal stein along with discounted beer refills all year by becoming a Brew Club Member. The cost is $79.99. Program Extended Until 3/31/2021.

Year-Round Quick Queue

This is the true VIP experience. SeaWorld Pass Members can purchase the Unlimited Year-Round Front-of-the-Line access to the most popular rides at for Platinum Pass.

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Top SeaWorld Orlando Quick Queue Attractions with Platinum Pass

  • Manta® – Minimum 54″
  • Kraken Unleashed – Minimum 54″
  • Journey to Atlantis® – Minimum 42″ (42″ – 48″ with a supervising companion)
  • Wild Arctic® – Minimum 42″
SeaWorld Annual Pass Perks and Benefits Comparison Chart Screen Shot
Screenshot from SeaWorld

Save 50% on Guest Admission Tickets

This is one of my favorite perks of being a SeaWorld Pass Member. I get to bring my friends and family to the park for 50% off admission.

So cool!

It’s valid only for Silver, Gold, and Platinum SeaWorld Orlando Pass Members.

One Ocean Show at SeaWorld Orlando, A perk of the seaworld annual pass.
One Ocean Show at SeaWorld Orlando

Per SeaWorld, discounted guest tickets are based on full-paid adult single-day admission prices and are valid per park(s) of membership.

The quantity is limited to per Pass type, per 12-month period and the ticket must be used on the day printed.

Other Discounts for Pass Member

  • Animal Tours starting at 10% Discount
  • Reserved Seating starting at 10% Discount
  • All-Day Dining starting at 10% Discount
  • Dining with Orcas starting at 10% Discount
  • One Day Photo Key Access starting at 10% Discount
  • Stroller, EVC (Electric Scooter), Wheelchair Rental starting at 10% Discount

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Things to Know Before You Go to SeaWorld

SeaWorld Christmas Celebration Sea of Trees with Mako Purple Roller Coasters in background

Does SeaWorld have a payment plan?

Yes, it is known as EZpay.

EZpay is an interest-free monthly payment program that allows you to easily become a Pass Member and visit the parks in the SeaWorld family anytime you’d like.

Can I cancel my SeaWorld pass?

You can cancel your pass anytime by calling 1-407-545-5550.

How do I renew my SeaWorld annual pass?

SeaWorld Annual Pass Member Login
SeaWorld Annual Pass Member Login

Log into your account:

  1. Update Your Account
  2. View order history and update your account information
  3. Unlock Pass Member offers
  4. Renew your Annual Pass

What can I bring to SeaWorld Orlando?

SeaWorld does not allow large coolers or outside food to be brought into the park. You can bring plastic bottled water or small snacks

What are SeaWorld Orlando Hours?

SeaWorld park hours are usually from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. However, during the peak summer days the park may be open until 10:00 p.m.

SeaWorld Orlando Pass Member Lounge with Shamu
SeaWorld Orlando Pass Member Lounge

How Much is a SeaWorld Orlando Ticket?

*All SeaWorld ticket, dining, tour, and merchandise pricing subject to change.

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Final Thoughts

As you can see, SeaWorld Orlando treats its Pass Members like VIPs. While using your annual pass, take advantage of the perks and try to explore as much of the park as you can.

Many of the animals are tough to see in your lifetime, so I love how SeaWorld makes sure they educate you on each animal residing in the park.

SeaWorld Orlando Manatee Rehabilitation. Benefit of a seaworld annual pass.
SeaWorld Orlando Manatee Rehabilitation

They also have a strong commitment to conservation by providing financial and scientific support to organizations focused on animal rescue and rehabilitation, conservation education, habitat protection, and species research.

Don’t forget to take advantage of the Busch Gardens CityPass deal where you can do multiple attractions in Tampa for one low price!

SeaWorld Annual Pass Member Perks and Benefits
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Until next time, Happy Park Hopping Hipsters!


 (Original article written in 2016/Updated September 5, 2021)

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6 thoughts on “Best SeaWorld Orlando Annual Pass Benefits You Must Know for 2021”

  1. Just curious to know. If you have a platinum annual pass from San Antonio and are going to a different park like sea world Orlando. Can you use for friends for free pass at that park? And are the perks for that pass good for a different park that’s on the list of 11 other parks you have access to? Thanks

    • My pass only covers the Orlando and Tampa parks. Each park SeaWorld Orlando, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, Aquatica Orlando, etc. will have their own separate Pass Member deals for the month. It’s best to log into your account to see what this month’s perks are as they change each time 🙂

  2. if you have a pass with free parking (we’re considering the platinum so we can go to parks in FL & VA) does it include free parking at every park? or just your “home” park?

    • Hi Andrew!

      From my understanding parking is included, but this benefit may vary outside of your “home” theme park location. You can double check by calling the Annual Pass Member phone number at 1-407-545-5550.

  3. Ok, so if I purchase a Gold pass for myself…. Can I use the dining discount etc for everyone in my party? Like if I brought my 2 kids and husband, can I purchase 4 all day dines at the 15% discount?

    • Hi Jennifer!

      Thanks for writing in. From my understanding, if you have a Gold Membership Pass, you can use your discount on the total cost of your all-day dining purchase. But, always double check with a Team Member before you purchase as their terms of use are always changing.


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