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Military? Enjoy Free Theme Parks on Memorial Day


May 18, 2023

A day out with the family at the theme park is a ton of fun and creates memories to last a lifetime! Take advantage of amusement parks, water parks, and theme parks around the U.S. that offer free tickets to U.S. military members as a thank-you.

Cedar Fair Parks – Free Military Admission Memorial Day Weekend

All active-duty U.S. military and veterans, including National Guard reserves, and retired military personnel get 1 FREE ADMISSION over Memorial Day Weekend 2023, plus up to six discounted tickets for friends and family, at these participating Cedar Fair Parks locations.

This offer is valid for one day over Memorial Day Weekend, Friday, May 26 – Monday, May 29, 2023.

California’s Great America – Santa Clara, CA

If you’re after thrilling roller coasters, family-friendly attractions, and great dining, shopping, and entertainment, California’s Great America is for you!

Carowinds – Charlotte, NC

In addition to family-friendly rides of all kinds, Carowinds features the world’s longest, tallest, and fastest giga coaster, Fury 325, which drops riders 320 feet at speeds up to 95 mph!

Cedar Point – Sandusky, OH

The self-proclaimed “Roller Coaster Capital of the World” has 17 roller coasters (and another on the way in 2024) ranging from kid-friendly rides to the record-breaking Top Thrill Dragster strata coaster and Steel Vengeance, which gives riders a total of 27.2 seconds of weightlessness – the most of any coaster in the world.

Dorney Park – Allentown, PA

Dorney Park has attractions to delight everyone in the family: while big kids and grown-ups will love the thrilling roller coasters and rides, the little ones will love the child-sized, child-friendly attractions at Planet Snoopy. 

Kings Dominion – Doswell, VA

With more than 60 shows, rides, and attractions, including 13 roller coasters and a one-third-scale replica of the Eiffel Tower, Kings Dominion has plenty to thrill the whole family!

Kings Island – Mason, OH

Kings Island has 100+ attractions spread across themed zones and, like its sister park Kings Dominion, features a one-third-scale replica of the Eiffel Tower on International Street.

Michigan’s Adventure – Muskegon, MI

Roller coaster enthusiasts, listen up: In addition to 60+ family-friendly attractions, Michigan’s Adventure is home to Shivering Timbers, widely considered one of the best wooden roller coasters in the world at 5,400+ feet long and up to 125 feet tall.

Schlitterbahn Water Park – Galveston, TX

Wave pools, lazy rivers, water slides, play areas, and more – this water park is uniquely situated on the island of Galveston Island and offers 26 acres of family fun! Offer valid May 29 only.

Schlitterbahn Water Park – New Braunfels, TX

In addition to great water playgrounds, chutes, lazy rivers, and water slides, what makes the Schlitterbahn New Braunfels water park special is how it uses the natural current and rapids of the Comal River to create exceptional rides. Offer valid May 29 only.

Valleyfair – Shakopee, MN

Valleyfair offers families 75+ attractions, including 15 kid-friendly rides at Planet Snoopy, water rides, and the Xtreme Swing, the world’s second-largest swinging thrill ride that swings riders 125 feet up into the air at up to 60 mph!

Worlds of Fun – Kansas City, MO

Worlds of Fun is the Midwest’s largest theme park, at 236 acres (including water park Oceans of Fun), with 68 exciting rides, live shows, and family-friendly events across six distinct areas.