2012 and 2013 Disney Military Discounts

Travel Dates: October 1, 2012 – September 28, 2013

Walt Disney World Room Discounts

Active and retired military members can now book specially discounted room reservations, and save up to 40% off of the rack rate at select Walt Disney World resorts. Availability may be extremely limited or blacked out completely during the following dates:

November 22 – 24, 2012; December 23 – 31, 2012 and March 25 – April 4, 2013

Availability may be limited, and not all resorts may be available for all dates. Some minimum stays may be required, weekday and weekend rates may differ depending on resort. Offer available to active duty military, activated reservists and retired military. Proof of Military eligibility is required at check in.

Current Disney Military room only savings

  • 40% off Disney Deluxe Resorts
  • 35% off Disney Moderates and Fort Wilderness Cabins
  • 30% off Disney Value Resorts including Disney’s Art of Animation

The 2012/2013 Quick Service, Disney Dining  and Disney Deluxe Dining plans are also available to add to the room only reservations, if you are interested in a dining plan. The dining plans are a great way to budget and save money while visiting Walt Disney World. Dining plans are not discounted. Tickets may not be added to these special military room only discounts.

For more information or to book a military room discount, please contact our sponsor Mouseketrips

For eligibility questions, please contact Shades of Green, they will be able to help you, we will not.

Walt Disney World Armed Forces Salute Tickets

Walt Disney World has just announced that Active and Retired U.S. Military, including members of the U.S. Coast Guard and active members of the National Guard or Reservists, may purchase 4-Day Walt Disney World Armed Forces Salute Tickets for themselves and up to five (5) family members and/or friends from $156 each. That is a maximum total of 6 tickets that can be purchased by each military member.

There are three different ticket options available for those wanting to visit Walt Disney World:

  • Walt Disney World 4 Day Military Salute Tickets with Park Hopper Option –  $156 each
  • Walt Disney World 4 Day Military Salute Tickets with Water Park Fun and More Option – $156 each
  • Walt Disney World 4-Day Military Salute Tickets with Park Hopper and Water Park Fun and More Options – $184 each

Please note these ticket prices do not include tax. If purchased on base or at Shades of Green, no sales tax will be charged, but tickets purchased at WDW ticket windows will incur sales tax.

The Park Hopping ticket is valid for four days of admission into the four Walt Disney World theme parks (Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios or Animal Kingdom Park). The Water Park and More option gives guests a total of four visits to a choice of a Disney water park, DisneyQuest Indoor Interactive Theme Park or certain other attractions.

During this offer period, active or retired U.S. military personnel may make a one-time purchase of up to a maximum of six 4-Day tickets (one theme park per day) for family members (including spouse) or friends.  All tickets and options are non-transferable and must be activated and purchased by September 28, 2013. Black out dates exist for these tickets. They may not be used at all between December 24 – 31, 2012 and March 24 – April 4, 2013 at all Disney World theme parks, and July 4, 2013 at Magic Kingdom only.

Ticket purchased can be made from August 17, 2012 through September 25, 2013.

Active or Retired Military must show a valid United States Military ID card. Activated members of the National Guard or Reservists must present their orders in addition to a Military ID card. Please contact Shades of Green if you have any questions concerning eligibility.

Information on Eligibility and Park Passes

  • Disney Military Promotional Tickets may be purchased at participating U.S. military sales outlets ONLY by Eligible Service Members (defined below) or their spouses (but not both), for use by themselves and other family members and friends, as provided herein. These tickets may not be otherwise transferred, distributed or resold.
  • “Eligible Service Members” are active or retired members of the U.S. military, including the National Guard, Reservists and the U.S. Coast Guard.
  • The actual prices charged at the individual U.S. military base ticket offices for Disney Military Promotional Tickets may be less than the prices set forth above.
  • Participating military sales outlets must require that Eligible Service Members (or their spouses) present valid military identification to purchase Disney Military Promotional Tickets.
  • Disney 4-Day Military Promotional Tickets for admission to the Walt Disney World Resort are not valid until activated by the Eligible Services Members (or their spouses) at Walt Disney World theme park ticket windows. Tickets and options expire and may not be used after Sept. 28, 2013. Valid military identification will be required for purchase and use.
  • No more than six (6) Disney Military Promotional Tickets may be purchased and (if applicable) activated by any Eligible Service Member or spouse (regardless of the place of purchase and whether purchased by that person or that person’s spouse), and all six (6) must be purchased at the same time. Accordingly, no Eligible Service Member (or spouse) may purchase Disney Military Promotional Tickets at any military sales outlet if that person (or that person’s spouse) previously purchased Disney Military Promotional Tickets (whether at that same military sales outlet or at any other military sales outlet or at any other place. In addition, one of the six (6) Tickets purchased must be used by the Eligible Service Member or his/her spouse.
  • Each Disney Military Promotional Ticket must be used by the same person on any and all days.
  • Tickets can be purchased August 17, 2012 through September 25, 2013. Tickets not valid December 24, 2012 through December 31, 2012 and March 24, 2013 through April 4, 2013 at all Walt Disney World Theme Parks and other gated attractions; and also July 4, 2013 at Magic Kingdom Park. Tickets must be used by September 28, 2013.
For information regarding Disney 4-Day Military Promotional Tickets for admission to the Walt Disney World Resort, or to make room reservations at the Walt Disney World Resort, military personnel may call 407-939-7830 or participating U.S. military base ticket offices.  For information regarding Disney 3-Day Military Promotional Tickets for admission to the Disneyland Resort, or to make room reservations at the Disneyland Resort, military personnel may call 714-956-6425 or participating U.S. military base ticket offices.  Information is also available at disneymilitarysales.com.

Disneyland Room Discounts

Active and retired military members can now book specially discounted room only reservations, and save up to 40% off of the rack rate at select Disneyland resorts hotels. Availability may be extremely limited or blacked out completely during the following dates:

November 22 – 24, 2012; December 23 – 31, 2012 and March 25 – April 4, 2013

Availability may be limited, and not all resorts may be available for all dates. Some minimum stays may be required, weekday and weekend rates may differ depending on resort. Offer available to active duty military, activated reservists and retired military. Proof of Military eligibility is required at check in.

Disneyland Armed Forces Salute Tickets

Disneyland has just announced that Active and Retired U.S. Military, including members of the U.S. Coast Guard and active members of the National Guard or Reservists, may purchase 3-Day Disneyland Armed Forces Salute Tickets for themselves and up to five (5) family members and/or friends for $125 each. That is a maximum total of 6 tickets that can be purchased by each military member.

They may not be used at all between December 23 – January 2, 2013, February 15 – 17, 2013 and March 25 – April 5, 2013 and July 4, 2013.

 

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{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Greg Lewis August 8, 2012 at 6:49 pm

Do you know if the Military Salute tickets purchased in 2011 that are scheduled to expire Sept 30 will be extended as they have done in the past? We still have a couple of days on our 2011 tickets but we are not planning on going until Oct which is after the scheduled expiration.

Thanks
Greg

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2 Keith August 8, 2012 at 11:10 pm

Greg – My understanding is that the ticket will expire at the end of September, but I do not know that for sure. I would wait a few days and get a hold of Shades of Green ticketing, they will know for sure.

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3 Patti October 14, 2012 at 3:19 pm

There is so many conflicting issues between Shades of Green, base offices and Disney. My husband and daughter went in October and bought two tickets, my daughter and I are going in December. Military base and shades both say it is fine to purchase separately and activate. Someone at Disney said once she is in the system she can’t have another ticket. Very confusing. Also do you know if my niece will need an Id to use the ticket, she does not have one even though over 18.

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4 Keith October 14, 2012 at 7:49 pm

Patti – Sorry, I am unable to answer military questions, I am just not familiar with the rules and regulations to give you an accurate response, I would just be guessing. My suggestion would be to go here first, you may get a better answer:

Disney Military Tips

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5 winifred gray November 20, 2012 at 7:08 pm

I am a spouse of a deceased retiree and I want to take my 3 granddaughters to Disney world in August 2013. Am I eligible for these specials and can I get information at Selfridge ANG in Michigan?

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6 Keith November 20, 2012 at 7:49 pm

Winifred – I strongly suggest you call Shades of Green, they will be able to tell you for sure if you qualify or not.

http://shadesofgreen.org/

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7 angela March 9, 2013 at 8:44 am

can i buy them for me and 3 of my family members

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8 Keith March 9, 2013 at 3:57 pm

Angela – If you qualify, you can buy them for yourself (military member) and up to 5 family members, so 6 total.

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9 A March 10, 2013 at 1:32 am

So my friend’s brother is in the military and wants to by Disneyland tickets for us. Can he do that? And if so does he have to buy them for himself as well and accompany us or can we get in without him?

Thanks!

A

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10 Keith March 10, 2013 at 5:48 am

My understanding is the military member can buy them for himself and family, and must be in attendance if possible. If not, the spouse must be there to activate them. However, I really don’t know the ins and outs of these tickets, I would strongly suggest you have someone contact the department on base that sells these to check up on the current rules.

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11 Beth June 20, 2013 at 11:20 am

Do the Military Park Hoppers need to be used on consecutive days, or can we take a day off?

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12 Keith June 20, 2013 at 3:19 pm

Beth – No, they do not. The only expiration on the tickets is that they must be used by September 25, 2013. You could use one day today, one day next month, etc.

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