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Old 06-30-2014, 12:56 PM   #1
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not rv related- military discount tickets?

My son is an active duty Marine, about 9 months in, so a lot of stuff is new to us. We are planning a trip to visit him this fall. I am a big planner and need to work within a budget for us and our 8 kids. I don't want to bother my son just yet....but I can't find much information online.

I have found the ITT Information, Tickets and Tours information sheet. But I was hoping someone could fill me in on the process....

Say we want to go to Sea World. Can he buy the tickets for us (parents, siblings) at the discounted price? Is there a limit to the number of tickets he can buy for each location?

He goes to the ITT building on base, buys the tickets and that is it? Or is it more involved?

Also, without writing a novel...there are several different places we are looking at (disney, museums, zoos, etc.) If they offer discounts for all of these places, can he buy the tickets for all the places or is there any kind of limits we should know about?

A big thank you to anyone who can fill me in...
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Old 06-30-2014, 01:14 PM   #2
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Short answer is Yes. Since he will be your "sponsor" (I assume he will be going with you to the attractions?) Should not be ticket limitations if they are for family members.

Something else you may be able to utilize (especially since you are on a budget )

A lot of military facilities have RV camps! If your son can reserve you a space at one of these you can stand to save a bundle!

I am guessing your son is at Pendelton? I looked on mi military FAMCAMP app on my iPad and there are several Military RV camps in the area but looks like Seabreeze on NWS Seal Beach is the highest rated one (LOL they even have a RV wash rack!)

Even if you were charged at the "Guest" rate of $37/night instead of the Active duty rate ($30/night). Try finding that price in the San Diego Area
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Old 06-30-2014, 01:31 PM   #3
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Short answer is Yes. Since he will be your "sponsor" (I assume he will be going with you to the attractions?) Should not be ticket limitations if they are for family members.

Something else you may be able to utilize (especially since you are on a budget )

A lot of military facilities have RV camps! If your son can reserve you a space at one of these you can stand to save a bundle!

I am guessing your son is at Pendelton? I looked on mi military FAMCAMP app on my iPad and there are several Military RV camps in the area but looks like Seabreeze on NWS Seal Beach is the highest rated one (LOL they even have a RV wash rack!)

Even if you were charged at the "Guest" rate of $37/night instead of the Active duty rate ($30/night). Try finding that price in the San Diego Area
Thank you! Yes, my son is at Pendleton. And yes, he will be going to the attractions with us.

We are not taking the camper with us this time. MI to CA with 7 kids and my husband would have had to meet up with us in CA due to work obligations. I'm crazy but not that crazy! We are flying and found a great deal on a condo close to the ocean and base.

But someday, I would love to do a cross country road trip.....
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Old 06-30-2014, 01:57 PM   #4
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Make sure your son ask at the ITT desk about sponsoring when he buys the tickets. The reason is, if I remember Disney/Bush Gardens I can’t remember which one requires a military ID for each person over 12 years of age to accompany the tickets when you get there.

I would hate for you to spend the money and then you get there and can’t use them.

Good Luck and Enjoy

And THANK YOU and your SON for your service to America!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 07-15-2014, 01:44 PM   #5
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Old 07-15-2014, 01:55 PM   #6
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Just be carefull when buying tickets at the military ticket office, many times family means spouse and kids only, not parents.
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Old 07-15-2014, 02:10 PM   #7
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just a little extra about wearing the uniform....

As a military member he is entitled to a lot of discounts with his ID card:

I advise that any time he rents a car, amusement park, airline tickets, goes to a bank(some banks have special incentives for Military), vacation, buying a car, hotels, shopping or even autozone parts ask for the military discount.

..he will be surprised at the number places that people wouldn't expect take care of our active duty and veterans.

It is a fringe benefit of wearing the uniform that doesn't even being to compensate for the sacrifices that are made wearing it......

Made sure that he when he has time he reads up on all his VA and government benefits. Not just ones recruiter told him about.....They don't always tell you that they are there, but they are......home loans, medical, education benefits, business loans for start-up and many more....

If he ever needs help, he can always contact the local American legion and VFW for assistance with benefits....



God bless and welcome to one of the most elite brotherhoods on the planets....U.S. Military Service.........ooops, Sisterhood, too....







e the same discount.
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Old 07-15-2014, 02:49 PM   #8
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You might want to check out:

MCB Camp Pendleton, California CA - Hotels, Lodging, Inns

Enter Camp Pendleton in the search box.
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Old 10-21-2014, 03:14 PM   #9
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Mom28:

Enjoy your trip to Southern California. It's beautiful! I've stayed at the cottages on the beach at camp Pendleton and they are very nice. Recommend taking a look if you haven't already...plus they are not that expensive. I recently took a trip to SD for work and had some time to kill in the morning. Went to Seaworld for a few hours and only had to pay for parking. They offer free admission to active duty. See link below. Best of luck and enjoy your trip.

http://wavesofhonor.com

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And I just happened to find this a few days ago. This has discounts all over the place. Very cool site.

Military Discounts - We got 'em. Over 330K Veterans Discounts at MVDC
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