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Disney's Armed Forces Salute Military Discount Continues for 2017!

Disney Armed Forces Salute Military Discount

Walt 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 ticket offers available, though they are not as attractive.

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

 


Disney Armed Forces Salute Eligibility

Are you eligible for the Disney Armed Forces Salute?

Here is the list of who is eligible as set by the DoD and Disney:

Current military members:

  • Active
  • Reserve
  • National Guard
  • Coast Guard
  • Commissioned Corps of the Public Health Service (PHS)
  • Commissioned Corps of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Retired military members:

  • Active
  • Reserve
  • National Guard
  • Coast Guard
  • Commissioned Corps of the Public Health Service (PHS)
  • Commissioned Corps of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

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

Spouses in place of the member. 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 a benefit of their own. They only use the discounts in place of the member. Non-spouse dependents (kids) are not eligible.

Unremarried Widows are entitled to their departed spouse’s discounts.

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).

 

Still not sure if you qualify or not in one of these categories? Check our Military Discount Finder

The ID Guide for the Disney Armed Forces Salute

 

 

Have a question? Read our Disney Armed Forces Salute Frequently Asked Questions page for detailed questions and answers about this special temporary discount offer.

 

Disney Armed Forces Salute Overview

The 2017 Salute starts on 1 January 2017 and runs through 19 December 2017.

This is a special temporary offer which runs for a specified period of time and has dates on which it cannot be used.

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

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 and may be used at both during the Salute offer.

 

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

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

 

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 6* theme park tickets per military member during the 2017 Salute offer period.

One ticket must be used by the member or spouse, the rest can be used by anyone else.

These tickets are non-refundable.

The tickets are valid for the entire length of their individual offer period,

  • 2017 Disney Armed Forces Salute - 1 January through 19 December 2017

Days on the tickets do not need to be used consecutively. Any days left on the tickets will expire at the end of the offer period.

Tickets purchased at military resellers (except Shades of Green) and not direct from Disney must be activated prior to first use in person by the military member or spouse.

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

 

Disney Armed Forces Salute Military TicketsWalt Disney World in Orlando Florida

At Disney World the Disney Armed Forces Salute tickets come in 4-day and 5-day lengths and in three types:

  • 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 in addition to your 4 theme park days
  • Both of the above options together on one ticket

Disney World 2017 Armed Forces Salute Prices (1 January through 19 December 2017)

  • Four-Day Park Hopper Tickets for $209.00
  • Four-Day Water Park Fun and More Tickets for $209.00
  • Four-Day Park Hopper Tickets plus the Water ParkFun and More Option for $246.00
  • Five-Day Park Hopper Tickets for $224.00
  • Five-Day Water Park Fun and More Tickets for $224.00
  • Five-Day Park Hopper Tickets plus the Water Park Fun and More Option for $261.00

Blockout dates for 2017 (Dates that these tickets may not be used):

  • 9 April through 23 April 2017 (No Theme Park or Water Park Use)

WDW Ticket Blockout Dates for 2017 have been lifted by Disney

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

If you do not have a base near you see this page for other options.

The last day for purchase or upgrade of WDW tickets is: 16 December 2017

If you purchase only the Hopper or Water Park Fun and More options, you may add on the other option later for the price difference of the ticket with both options - $37 plus tax.

You may also upgrade any Disney Armed Forces Salute ticket to an annual or seasonal pass for the price difference between the Salute price and the full price pass plus tax..

Disney Armed Forces Salute tickets purchased from Disney or Base Ticket Offices must be upgraded at a Disney World ticket or Guest Relations window.

Disney Armed Forces Salute tickets purchased at Shades of Green may be upgraded there to a ticket with both Hopper and Water Park Fun & More, or to annual or seasonal passes.


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

Linking your military tickets to your My Disney Experiance account does not activate your tickets! You will still need to do so at Disney with a valid military ID!


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 ahead based on where you are staying.

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

More on the new FastPass Plus System

See the bottom of this page for more restrictions

 

Disneyland in Anaheim California

At Disneyland Disney Armed Forces Salute tickets are Park Hoppers and come in 3-day and 4-day lengths.

Disneyland 2017 Armed Forces Salute Prices(1 January through 19 December 2017)

  • Three-Day Park Hopper Tickets for $156.00
  • Four-Day Park Hopper Tickets for $181.00

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

  • 9 April through 23 April 2017 (No Theme Park Use)

Why are there Blockout Dates?

These tickets can be purchased at Your local Base Ticket Office, or Disneyland ticket booths and Resort Hotels (for registered guests), 1 November 2016 through 16 December 2017.

If you do not have a base near you see this page for other options.

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

At Disneyland Salute Tickets are not valid for Magic Morning early entry admission.

 

Disney Armed Forces Salute Ticket Rules

* 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.

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 Walt Disney World and Disneyland at a great discount.

Qualified individuals (see above) may book up to a maximum of 3* rooms at Walt Disney World Resort and 2 rooms/5 people* at the Disneyland Resort at a time during the period of the Disney Armed Forces Salute. All rooms must be in the same resort and check in on the same day.

This discount may be used as many times as you'd like during the offer period and may be used at both Walt Disney World and Disneyland.

There are Blockout dates during which Disney does not offer these 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 (dates, resort, room type) in order to get the discout. See this post: Disney Armed Forces Salute Room Discount Availability

Length of stay requirements may apply.

The resort discount may be used:

  • 1 January 2017 through 19 December 2017

Blockout dates during which the offer may not be used are: 9 through 23 April 2017

Why are there Blockout Dates?

Walt Disney World in Orlando Florida

  • 40% off Deluxe Resorts including Polynesian Villas & Bungalows - Studios only
  • 35% off Moderates and Fort Wilderness Cabins
  • 30% off Value Resorts including Art of Animation (except Little Mermaid rooms)

See the full list of eligible resorts below!

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

See this page for information on Disneyland Hotels

At Disneyland the offer is valid for standard rooms only. Not valid on previously booked rooms.

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Disney Armed Forces Salute Room 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.

The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited.

May not be combined with any other discount or promotion.

Additional per-adult charges may apply if there are more than two adults per room.

See the very bottom of this page for more restrictions

WDW Resort Hotels included in This Offer

Disney's All-Star Movies Resort
Disney's All-Star Music Resort
Disney's All-Star Sports Resort
Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge
Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Jambo House
Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Kidani Village
Disney's Art of Animation Resort - Family Suites only
Disney's Beach Club Resort
Disney's Beach Club Villas
Disney's BoardWalk Inn
Disney's BoardWalk Villas
Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort
Disney's Contemporary Resort
Disney's Coronado Springs Resort
Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
Disney's Old Key West Resort
Disney's Polynesian Village Resort
Disney's Polynesian Villas & Bungalows - Studios only
Disney's Pop Century Resort
Disney's Port Orleans Resort - French Quarter
Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside
Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
Disney's Wilderness Lodge
Disney's Yacht Club Resort
The Cabins at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort
The Villas at Disney's Wilderness Lodge

 

Other Military Discounted Room Options

New for 2017 Disney's Military Discount on Magic Maker & PhotoPass+

Walt Disney World and Disneyland are offering military discounts on WDW Memory Maker and Disneyland PhotoPass+ for 2017!

PhotoPass+ and Memory Maker are Disney’s two programs with witch you can have Disney’s professional photographers document your Disney World Vacation.

Disney is offering a huge discount on these photo services, Memory Maker at Walt Disney World and PhotoPlus+ Package at the Disneyland Resort.

See our PhotoPass+ and Memory Maker Military Discount Announcement Post

 


Be sure to check out our Military Discount Finder

Find dicounts based on your military status

Military Disney Tips Discount Finder - Disney, Universal, Shades of Green, SeaWorld, Busch Gardens, find out what you qualify for

 

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 throughout the year.

Please see our Disney Cruise Page for more information!

Cruising With Disney Using A Military Discount – A Trip Report

 

Top FAQ Items For This Topic

We have put lots of time and effort into putting together all of the most asked questions.

Please check out our Full Disney Armed Forces Salute FAQ

You can also check out our FAQ Friday Blog Posts by topic:

Disney Armed Forces Salute – General

Disney Armed Forces Salute – Tickets

Disney Armed Forces Salute – Resort Rooms

These are the top Frequently Asked Questions. Go back to the top of the page to read all of the detailed information.

 

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Military Discounts at Walt Disney World's Disney Springs

Military Discounts at Disneyland's Downtown Disney

Disney Tickets and Technology Links

Tickets

Disney's Armed Forces Salute Tickets The biggest military discount available on tickets

Regular Disney Military Discount Tickets The permanent Disney Military Discount

Stars and Stripes Passes From Shades of Green at Walt Disney World, are available to any Shades of Green eligible person who is staying anywhere on WDW property.

What’s the Right Military Discounted Disney Ticket for Me?

WDW's Park Hopper Plus Option Information

Technology

Disney World's new Fast Pass Plus (FP+) system and the Magic Bands are great new benefits that are part of the set of new technologies collectively known as Disney Next Gen or My Magic Plus.

Disney Technology Overview Page

New for 2017 Memory Maker and PhotoPass+ Military Discounts

My Magic Plus - What all this New Disney Technology?

Linking Disney Military Tickets And Fastpass Plus Reservations

Waiting On Your Walt Disney World FastPass Plus Window To Open (what you'll see in your account)

Disney FuelRod Stations are Available at Disney Parks for Recharging Your Devices

Magic Bands for Shades of Green Guests

FastPass Plus for Shades of Green Guests

Memory Maker and PhotoPass

All You Need To Know About Disney World FastPass Plus For The Military Traveler

Walt Disney World’s FastPass Plus - Creating a Classed Theme Park Society

FastPass Plus – Does It Really Work For Highly Desired Attractions?

Military FastPass Plus Ticket Options for Disney World

Disney World Lines iPhone App - Current Crowds, Recommended Parks, Wait Times, & Fastpass Return Times on your iPhone (Free)

My Disney Experience - The Official Disney iPhone App (Free)



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Planning a Disney Trip? Want to get the best military discounts that are available? Feeling a little confused? Learn about the Disney Armed Forces Salute the best military discount that there is for Disney. For where to stay see our Resorts/Hotel Overview Page. Disney doesn’t discount dining for the military, but there are a few places on property that do, see the Dining Overview Page to learn where plus more dining info. You can also learn about Transportation Options. Be sure to check out our Technology Overview to learn about Magic Bands and My Disney Experience to see how they work with military tickets. Walt Disney World visitors might be interested in staying at Shades of Green, WDW’s Military Only Resort.

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