Disney's Armed Forces Salute Military Discount Has Been Renewed Through 2015!

The current, totally separate offer runs through 27 September 2014

Disney Armed Forces Salute Military Discount

 

Disney World and Disneyland have a great military discount, the Armed Forces Salute. The Salute is a special temporary offer which has been renewed year by year since January 2009.

The Disney Armed Forces Salute offers Disney theme park tickets at over half off the regular price and Disney resort rooms at a 30% to 40% discount!

There are also permanent offers available, though they are not as attractive.

Below you find this sometimes complex information explained and divided into several categories:

 

Disney Armed Forces Salute Eligibility

Are you eligible for the Disney Armed Forces Salute?

Here is the list of who is eligible:

Current military members:

  • Active
  • Reserve
  • National Guard
  • Coast Guard

Retired military members:

  • Active
  • Reserve
  • National Guard
  • Coast Guard

100% Service Connected Disabled with the DAVPRM code on their military issued ID.

Spouses or Unremarried Widows of the above, if the member is unable to go.
(note the Disney Armed Forces Salute benefit is for the member only. While spouses may use their member's benefit, they are not entitled to the benefit themselves and can not stack their use on top of the members. Non-spouse dependents are not eligible).

Foreign partners/Coalition partners stationed at a US base are eligible. They must have a permanent US Military issued ID (CAC card with blue stripe).

Not in one of these categories? Check our Discount Finder

ID Guide for the Disney Armed Forces Salute

 

 

Read the Disney Armed Forces Salute FAQ for detailed questions and answers about this special temporary discount offer.

Disney Armed Forces Salute Overview

Disney's great offer for the military runs from 28 September 2014 through 3 October 2015

 

This is a special temporary offer which runs for a specified time and has dates on which it can not be used.

The Disney Armed Forces Salute allows qualified individuals to purchase steeply discounted Disney theme park tickets. These are totally separate from the Regular Military Discounted Magic Your Way tickets available at local military bases and Shades of Green.

The Disney Armed Forces Salute also offers outstanding discounts on Disney Resort rooms.

The Disney Armed Forces Salute is offered at both Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida and Disneyland in Anaheim, California.

 

 

Top Ten Things You Should Know About The Disney Armed Forces Salute

Disney Armed Forces Salute Theme Park Ticket Discounts

This section deals with admission tickets for the Disney theme parks

 

The Disney Armed Forces Salute offers special military tickets. These tickets are for a specified number of days and come in several varieties.

Qualified individuals may purchase up to a maximum of six** theme park tickets during the period of the Disney Armed Forces Salute. These tickets are non-refundable and any days left on the tickets will expire at the end of the offer period.

Tickets purchased at military resellers and not direct from Disney must be activated prior to first use in person by the military member or spouse***.

 

Walt Disney World in Orlando Florida

At Disney World you have three choices for your tickets.

  • The theme Park Hopper Option, which allows you to visit multiple parks on the same day
  • The Water Park Fun and More Option, which allows 4 entrances to a variety of non-theme Park Disney venues
  • Both the above options in one ticket

 

Disney World Armed Forces Salute Prices

  • Four-Day Park Hopper Tickets for $177.00*
  • Four-Day Water Park and More Tickets for $177.00*
  • Four-Day Park Hopper Tickets plus the Water Park and More Option for $207.00

These tickets can be purchased at Shades of Green, your local Base Ticket Office, or Disney Theme Park ticket booths (Tax will be added at Disney World ticket booths).

Blockout dates (Dates that these tickets may not be used):

  • 22 December 2014 - 2 January 2015 (No Theme Park or Water Park Use)
  • 29 March - 9 April 2015 (No Theme Park or Water Park Use)


Note These tickets need to be activated at WDW prior to entering a theme park, see: Disney Armed Forces Salute Ticket Activation - MDT's How To Guide


FastPass Plus - All military discounted tickets including the Disney Armed Forces Salute tickets are able to be linked to your My Disney Experience account. You can then make your advance FP+ reservations the correct number of days out based on where you are staying.

  • Disney Resorts - 60 Days
  • Non Disney Resorts (including Shades of Green) - 30 Days
  • Day Gusets - 30 Days

More on the new FastPass Plus System

 

See the bottom of this page for more restrictions

 

Disneyland in Anaheim California

At Disneyland you only have one choice for your tickets.

  • Three-Day Park Hopper Tickets for $132.00

These tickets can be purchased at Your local Base Ticket Office, or Disneyland ticket booths. If you do not have a base near you see this page for other options.

Blockout dates (Dates that these tickets may not be used):

  • 25 December 2014 - 4 January 2015 (No theme Park Use)
  • 29 March - 9 April 2015 (No theme Park Use)

Note These tickets need to be activated prior to entering a theme park

 

Why are there Blockout Dates?

Disney Armed Forces Salute Ticket Rules

* At WDW the 4-Day Disney Military Promotion Tickets may be upgraded to add the Park Hopper® Option or Water Park Fun and More option. These options may be added any time prior to September 29, 2015. The no-expiration option is not available. Additional days may not be added to this ticket.Tickets may be upgraded to Annual/Seasonal Passes.

**For families larger than 6, Disney states "Exceptions should be made for immediate families larger than six people." For example, if a family has five children, Disney will allow all members of the family to purchase Disney Military Promotion Tickets, for Mom, Dad, and the five kids.

***Once the tickets are activated the party can split up. For example some go to one parkand some to another, or even use the tickets on different days. The Military ID is checked only upon ticket activation.

See the bottom of this page for more restrictions

 

Military Discount Ticket Options for Disney and other Parks

Disney Resort Room Discounts for Military Members

This section deals with discounts on Disney Resort Rooms

 

The Disney Armed Forces Salute offers Disney resort rooms at both Disney World and Disneyland at a great discount.

Qualified individuals may book up to a maximum of three* rooms at a time during the period of the Disney Armed Forces Salute. This discount may be used as many times as you'd like during the offer period

There are Blockout dates during which Disney does not offer the discounts. These are "peak attendance" dates.

Please note, the number of rooms and room types at these rates are limited, so you might have to be flexible.

 

Walt Disney World in Orlando Florida

  • 40% off Deluxe Resorts
  • 35% off Moderates and Fort Wilderness Cabins
  • 30% off Value Resorts including Art of Animation (except Little Mermaid rooms)

Disney World Room Blockout dates:

  • 27 - 29 November 2014
  • 24 - 31 December 2014
  • 30 March - 4 April 2015

 

See this page for information on Disney World's Resorts

 

Disneyland in Anaheim California

  • 40% off at the Grand Californian
  • 35% off at the Disneyland Hotel
  • 30% of at the Paradise Pier

Disneyland Room Blockout dates:

  • 27 - 29 November 2014
  • 24 - 31 December 2014
  • 30 March - 4 April 2015

 

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Disney Armed Forces Salute Rules

* When booking more than one room at these rates all rooms must check in on the same day in the same resort. The military sponsor must occupy one of the rooms.

See the very bottom of this page for more restrictions

 

Other Military Discounted Room Options

The Disney Cruise Line Military Discounts

The Disney Cruise Line Military Discounts

While not part of the Armed Forces Salute, the Disney Cruise Line continues to offer Military discounts.

Military Discounted Cruise Rates are usually announced 30-60 days out. Officials with the Cruise Line recommended to me that if you know your dates go ahead and make your reservations at the best rate you can find as far out as possible.

Then when a military rate is announced for that particular sailing they will apply that rate to your reservations. They usually set aside fifty staterooms of all categories for the military rates (except for suites and the lowest categories).

Travel agents like Ears of Experience can make your initial reservation and then watch for and convert you to the military rate when it is announced.

More Disney Cruise information

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Military Discounts are a fantastic way to save on a Disney vacation for you and your family. Military members are eligible for Discounted Disney World Tickets plus great rates at the Shades of Green Resort (an Armed Forces Recreation Center) as well as other hotels both on and off Disney World property that offer military discounts. The Armed Forces Vacation Club also offers military discounted vacation rentals in the Orlando Florida - Disney area.

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SAVING ON YOUR DISNEY VACATION

There are two main ways to save on a Disney Vacation. Saving on your hotel/resort room and saving on Theme Park Tickets.

 

SAVING ON ROOMS DURING YOUR DISNEY VACATION

Shades of Green Resort, a military owned resort located on Disney World property. A deluxe level hotel for moderate rates. Rates based upon rank. There are currently lots of Packages available from Shades of Green.

Disney's Armed Forces Salute room discounts. 30%-40% off Disney resort rooms.

The Disney World Swan and Dolphin military discount. These deluxe resorts are owned by Starwood Resorts and located on Disney property.

The Armed Forces Vacation Club. One-week resort condo rentals for around $50 per night.

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SAVING ON PARK TICKETS FOR YOUR DISNEY VACATION

This is the sixth year that Disney has offered the Armed Forces Salute, which includes steeply discounted theme park tickets for Disney World or Disneyland.

Normally Disney offers slightly discounted military theme park tickets available through Shades of Green or your base's ticket sales office

 

Disney's Armed Forces Salute

You'll notice above the the Armed Forces Slaute is mentioned for both ticket and room savings. It is by far the best deal going!

Disney's Armed Forces Salute

Disneys Armed Forces Salute FAQ

Do you have the right ID?

 

Non-Disney Savings

Universal Military Packages (Room and Ticket)

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4-Day Military Promotional Offer Important Details (The Fine Print) from Disney's original press release

Offer Details:

  • 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 Service Members (or their spouses) at Walt Disney World theme park ticket windows.  Tickets and options expire and may not be used after Oct. 3, 2015.  Valid military identification will be required for purchase and use.
  • Disney 3-Day Military Promotional Tickets for admission to the Disneyland Resort expire and may not be used after Oct. 3, 2015.  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).  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.


 

    The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited.  Minimum length of stay requirements may apply for Friday or Saturday arrivals.    Valid Military ID will be required upon check-in and military member (or spouse) must stay in the room.  No group rates or other discounts apply.  Advance reservations required.  Additional per-adult charges apply at the Walt Disney World Resort if there are more than two adults per room. Other restrictions apply.