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We recently returned from our WDW vacation. There was 17 of us (my family/grandkids & my brother’s family/grandkids). Needless to say…….It took some planning! I received Steve's book for Christmas of 2017, read the blogs/FB posts and asked him several questions this past year. I just wanted to say thank you for all of your help and insight! Your book is wonderful, and all of your tips/suggestions are very much appreciated. With all the technology and WDW constantly changing, I really don’t know how people can plan or go there without an expert’s help! So, to anyone thinking of planning a Disney vacation, especially Military……….read everything Steve puts out! - Jennifer H.

I can honestly say that learning about Military Disney Tips is the only reason I am so prepared for my family’s upcoming, once in a lifetime trip. If it wasn’t for all the wonderful advise I would not have been prepared for the 2017 Salute to the Military release nor would we have received a pretty awesome 30% discount off our room. I have so many notes and tips stored away to make our trip magical so thank you, thank you, thank you. - Lisa L.

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I came upon this page during our initial stages of planning our February 2017 Disney World trip and it has been so extremely helpful not only in its content, but when I have a question, I know I can count on Steve to get the answer and get it quickly. It has been my go-to website and I would not be so prepared and informed without it. This website is a staple for this vacation and for our future trips (hopefully!!!) to Disney. - Amy M.

I’ve been to WDW many, many times, but I always learn something new from different websites. This website is especially helpful, since it caters to military personnel. Since the military population is such a small part of normal website’s readership, nobody else puts much effort into military-specific information. MilitaryDisneyTips does that for us. I used to have to dig through a few different websites to finally find the information that I needed, but it’s here, front and center for us. - Jeremy Z.

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Disney Dining Information!

On this page you'll find both information and also links to lots more for you to read about Disney Dining. There is also info about the very limited Military Discounts on Disney Dining.



Animal Kingdom's Flame Tree BBQ Ribs- Awesome!


Disney World Dining Overview

The range of dining options at Disney World is absolutely fantastic! There is everything available from grab and go locations, Starbucks, counter service, sit down dining, and signature dining. Something for every taste and budget.

Unfortunately, while Disney offers great discounts on resort rooms and park tickets, they offer no discounts at all on dining!

Fear not though, there are some military and other discounts available on Disney property which you'll find below.



Shades of Green Dining

Shades of Green is the military owned and operated hotel on WDW property. It is one of the worldwide Armed Forces Recreation Centers.

You'll find a good variety of restaurants at Shades of Green, they have a full service Italian restaurant, a Buffet Restaurant, a Sports Pub and several grab and go locations including a Starbucks.

Shades is a U.S. Military installation so there is no sales tax on meals, or anything else.

Shades of Green’s New Garden Gallery Breakfast Meal Plans

Shades of Green Dining Overview Page

Shades of Green's Restaurants:


Shades of Green Manginos Pasta

Pasta @ Shades of Green's Mangino's



Disney World Military Discounts on Dining

As mentioned above Walt Disney World does not offer military discounts on food.

But there are several non-Disney locations at Walt Disney World's Disney Springs that do offer military discounts.

There are Restaurants, Entertainment, and Merchandise locations which honor our military community with anywhere from 10% to 25% off of your bill! See the Full List Here


House of Blues Military Discount

House of Blues atWDW's Disney Springs - Military Discounts - 25% off food, 15% off Merchandise


Disneyland Military Discounts on Dining

As mentioned above Disney does not offer military discounts on food.

But there are several non-Disney locations at Disneylands's Downtown Disney that do offer military discounts.

With discounts from 10% to 20% off of your bill! See the Full List Here



House of Blues Military Discount

House of Blues at DLR's Downtown Disney - Military Discounts - 25% off food, 15% off Merchandise



Non-Military Discounts on Disney World Dining

Other Dining Discounts

Discounts of up to 20% are available for other membership programs at select Walt DIsney World Locations

Walt Disney World Annual and FL Seasonal Passholders have the added benefit of receiving Disney World dining discounts at many WDW restaurants. See the list on the Disney Food Blog.

Tables in Wonderland is a Walt Disney World discount dining program open to Annual Passholders, Disney Vacation Club members, and Florida Residents. The membership provides a 20% discount on food and beverages (including alcohol) at many restaurants and lounges in Walt Disney World parks and hotels. See the list of restaurants offering Tables in Wonderland discount at Dining at Disney.


The Disney Dining Plan

The Disney Dining plan is offered to Disney Resort Guests (not Shades of Green or off-site guests) who can add this option on to their room reservation.

The Disney Dining Plan essentially allows you to pre-pay for your meals while at Disney. There are several different levels of the plan from the basic to the Cadillac version.

Disney occasionally offers "Free Dining" usually in the fall. The Free Dining Plan offer requires you to pay full price for the room (no military discounts) and there is a minimum full price ticket buy required (usually 1 or 2 day tickets). Deciding if this offer is better that the Disney Armed Forces Salute room and ticket offer requires some calculation.

For some great information on the Disney Dining Plan from some of my friends see:

Your First Visit - The Walt Disney World Instruction Manual

The Disney Tourist Blog


Other Resources

Dining and Food articles are not a big focus here at MDT (though I do love to eat at Disney!), Military discounts take up most of our time.

But there are some very great sites on the internet which are dedicated to Disney Food only!

Check out these sites:

Dining at Disney

The Disney Food Blog



The Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

The Epcot International Food and Wine Festival is my favorite Walt Disney World experience!

My family has been going to the Epcot Food and Wine as often as we were able since 2003. While stationed in Ohio it was every other year, but since we've been stationed in Florida we've hit it every year.

During the Food and Wine Festival all of the permanent countries around Epcot's World Showcase Lagoon as well as many other countries set up outdoor booths around the lagoon.

The booths feature sample sized portions of food and wines/beers from their country for prices of $2-$7.

It's fun to slowly walk around trying the different food and drink taking time to "stop and smell the roses". Instead of rushing around from attraction to attraction worrying about fastpasses we just slow it down and take in all the little details of Epcot's World Showcase.

See some pictures of the offerings from some prior F&W Fests:

Food-and-Wine-Pictures 2009

Food-and-Wine-Pictures 2007


Epcot's Food and Wine Festival Offerings


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Planning a Disney Trip? Want to get the best military discounts that are available? Feeling a little confused? See our:

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.

See: Top 8 Reasons to Use An Authorized Disney Vacation Planner

Steve Recommends

Do you want all of your Disney Planning information in one place, organized in a step-by-step logical manner with an emphasis on Military Discounts and offers? I've written 3 Guidebooks just for the Military Community:

Walt Disney World for Military Families - Available in Print, Kindle, and Digital PDF Download

The Essential Guide to Shades of Green - Available in Print, Kindle, and Digital PDF Download

Disneyland for Military Families - Available in Print, Kindle, and Digital PDF Download

Here are my recommendations for products and services I've reviewed that can improve your Disney planning. This is a short list since it only includes my top picks.

Ears of Experience - My recommended Travel Agent, Fee Free, Disney Only, Military Family Owned

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Orlando Shuttle Service - $15 off basic round trip pricing to ANY Orlando resort use MDT15

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EzPacking Cube Organization System, Tame Your Suitcase! - MDT Readers get 15% off with MILITARYDISNEY at checkout

Other Planning Resources

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

Buy Your Magic Bands at the Disney Store

Best Ever First Timers WDW Book The Easy Guide to Your First Walt Disney World Visit The premier website for first time visitors to Walt Disney World!

The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World The Ultimate WDW Guide! - The website of the Unofficial Guide - Crowd Forecasts, Pre-made Touring Plan, plus lots of detailed info

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