Free Military Member Admission to Gatorland All Month

Gatorland Florida baby alligatorGatorland®, the “Alligator Capital of the World,” is offering free admission from May 1–31, 2019 to active and retired military personnel with ID presented at the admission gate, plus 20 percent off for up to four family members. Discounted Gatorland and Screamin’ Gator Zip Line tickets are available for purchase at your local Info Tickets & Tours (ITT) office on base.

Gatorland Florida baby alligator The 100-acre theme park combines Old Florida charm with exciting experiences, exhibits, and entertainment. Gatorland, which originally opened as a roadside attraction in 1949, is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year. Today, it provides affordably-priced family fun featuring thousands of alligators and crocodiles, breeding marsh with observation tower, free-flight aviary, nature walk, petting zoo, educational wildlife programs, award-winning gift shop, Florida’s best train ride, Gator Gully Splash Park, on-site restaurant and one-of-a-kind shows including Gator Jumparoo and Up-close Encounters.  Popular adventure experiences inside the park include the Screamin’ Gator Zipline and Stompin’ Gator Off-Road adventure.

For more Gatorland information, visit or call 800-393-JAWS.  Find Gatorland on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Army Specialist Espinosa of Cocoa Beach Surprises Daughter at SeaWorld

Four-year-old Alexis Espinosa is a fan of the all-new Shamu show, One Ocean. She’s seen it before, but never with her father, Army Specialist Eric Espinosa. Why haven’t they been able to share this special time together? He’s spent the last year serving in Afghanistan as an Army combat engineer, responsible for finding, diffusing and/or activating explosive devices.

As a special surprise to his daughter, Specialist Espinosa wanted to return home with a “splash!” His plan went flawlessly as the One Ocean show began in usual fashion today (August 2, 2012), with a salute to our men and women in uniform.

“Look! It’s my dad on the screen!”

The announcer encouraged all military personnel to stand and, just as they do in every show, the cameras panned the crowd. Imagine Alexis’ surprise when the face on the jumbo ShamuVision screens was HER father!

SeaWorld’s Here’s to the Heroes program salutes the men and women of our armed forces and their families. Through 2012, SeaWorld is offering a single day ticket to members of the military and up to 3 direct dependents. Register online here.