SeaWorld offers $5 admission for kids

SeaWorld theme parks in Orlando, San Antonio and San Diego are offering $5 one-day tickets for kids now through Dec. 31, 2010.

To get the $5 deal, you need to buy a full-priced adult admission for each discounted kid’s ticket you purchase. Adult tickets are $69 in San Diego, $58.99 in San Antonio and $78.95 in Orlando.

And you’ll have to buy the cheap tickets online in advance; they aren’t available at the park gate.

The SeaWorld $5 tickets are good for kids ages 3 to 12. That’s unusual, because the cut-off for a child’s ticket at many parks is age 9. That’s right, theme parks typically consider your 10 year old an adult. Kids under 3 years old get free admission.

What’s more, that $5 goes to doing some good in the world. SeaWorld says 100 percent of the proceeds from the discounted tickets will go to wildlife conservation projects.