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The Essential Guide to Shades of Green

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Orlando Shuttle Service Military Discounts

Scooters/ECVs

Disney World Military Discounts on Scooters and Wheelchairs

Strollers

Disney World Stroller Military Discount

Disney World Military Discounts on Strollers


 



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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.

I just discovered Military Disney Tips recently and I’m so glad I did. I had no idea how wonderful Shades of Green seems to be. I’m so exciting about our first visit. I didn’t know all the wonderful tips for Military families. I have referred to this website many times during the planning of our upcoming trip in March. Thank you for all you do. It’s truely great!! - Michelle S.

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.

Just taking a minute for a HUGE thank you for all you do. Your invaluable info gave my family (7 of us including the grandkids) the BEST 2 week Disney World vacation last Oct. - Krissy P.

Military Disney Tips is my go to site for current and correct information for the military community. As soon as Disney made their announcement for the Armed Forces Salute continuing Through 2017 it was on MDT. No speculation, just the actual facts that will help us make important decisions for our vacation budget. - SherryAnne S.


Disney World, Disneyland, and Shades of Green Transportation.
Other Orlando theme parks too!


This is your one stop shop for Transportation Information and Discounts.

Transportation to WDW, Disneyland and other destinations, transportation while there: monorails, buses, boats, trams, people movers, strollers, scooters, and even feet. Really anything with wheels or that gets you where you are going...

 

Disney World Transportation For Military Members

 


 

Getting to Disney World and Shades of Green in Orlando Florida

Those staying at the Disney World owned resorts are eligible for free transportation from the Orlando International Airport to their resort via Disney's Magical Express bus service.

I've used this service and love it! You can read my Magical Express review here.

Airline Check In at Your Walt Disney Resort (for the return trip)

Those NOT staying at the Disney World owned resorts are NOT eligible for the Magical Express so must find their own way to Shades of Green or other Non-Disney Resorts.

Military Disney Tips has negotiated a Military Discount with Orlando Shuttle Service. This special offer is exclusive to MDT Readers, you’ll get $15 off the basic round trip pricing of private transportation to ANY Orlando hotel or resort when you book at Orlando Shuttle Service. Just enter the promo code MDT15. This code is valid online or via phone.

Uber - Free ride up to $15 by signing up via this link for Uber (or use the promo code steveb14703ue if the link doesn’t work). This promo is for your first ride only, any value not used expires so this is not good for a quick hop across WDW property, but it is perfect for a ride from Orlando International to WDW.

Lyft - $5 credit towards your first ride when you sign up for Lyft using this link. This promo is for your first ride only, this is perfect for a quick hop across WDW property.

Here is my post on Getting to Shades of Green.

 

Orlando International Airport’s New USO Welcome Center

 

Disneyland Airport Transportation

Military Disney tips has set up a very special discount for military members and their families to get to Disneyland from the various area airports with a great Military Discount from Prime Time Shuttle

Uber - Free ride up to $15 by signing up via this link for Uber (or use the promo code steveb14703ue if the link doesn’t work). This promo is for your first ride only, any value not used expires so this is not good for a quick hop across WDW property, but it is perfect for a ride from Orlando International to WDW.

Lyft - $5 credit towards your first ride when you sign up for Lyft using this link. This promo is for your first ride only.

More Disneyland Info

 


Getting Around Disney World

Walt Disney World has a huge fleet of buses, monorails, boats, and trams to help their guests get around property.

Both WDW guests and Shades of Green Guests are eligible to use the WDW Transport System free of charge.

Uber - Free ride up to $15 by signing up via this link for Uber (or use the promo code steveb14703ue if the link doesn’t work). This promo is for your first ride only, any value not used expires so this is not good for a quick hop across WDW property, but it is perfect for a ride from Orlando International to WDW.

Lyft - $5 credit towards your first ride when you sign up for Lyft using this link. This promo is for your first ride only, this is perfect for a quick hop across WDW property.

Disney Spring’s High Tech Parking Garage at Walt Disney World

 

Shades of Green has its own very small fleet of buses, with only 4 bus routes.

See this page to find out the best ways to get from Shades to various WDW destinations.

Also See:

Walking from Shades of Green to the Polynesian Village Resort

Shades of Green Transportation Overview Page

Shades of Green's bus loading area and bus lines

Shades of Green's bus stops at the theme parks

Getting back to Shades of Green from the Magic Kingdom Parking Lot. Don't go miles out of your way when driving a car!

The fastest way back to Shades of Green from Epcot this will save you miles too!

 

Need Help Getting Around Disney World?

Check rates from any location to any destination using Orlando Shuttle Service and get $15 off the basic round trip pricing of private transportation to ANY Orlando hotel or resort when you book through Orlando Shuttle Service. Just enter the promo code MDT15. This code is valid online or via phone.

Disney World strollers are expensive, uncomfortable, and only for in park use. Consider using our recommended Orlando Stroller Rental Company, Amusement Park Rentals. They offer delivery and Military Discounts.

Wounded Warriors, Disabled Veterans, and those who may have trouble walking around in the theme parks all day may wish to consider a Scooter Rental. Disney rents park only, expensive scooters too.


 

 

Getting from Shades of Green and Disney World to the other theme parks

Orlando Shuttle Service will transport you between any two destinations! You can check the price and book online plus get a $15 military discount. This special offer is exclusive to MDT Readers, you’ll get $15 off the basic round trip pricing of private transportation to ANY Orlando hotel or resort when you book at Orlando Shuttle Service. Just enter the promo code MDT15. This code is valid online or via phone.If you are interested in going to Universal or Sea World from Shades of Green you have a couple of options.

There is a shuttle bus available at Shades. You need to make a reservation 24 hours in advance with the Shades of Green Ticket Sales Office. The round trip cost is $ 10.00 per adult and $ 5.00 per child. Under 4 is free.

Uber - Free ride up to $15 by signing up via this link for Uber (or use the promo code steveb14703ue if the link doesn’t work). This promo is for your first ride only, any value not used expires so this is not good for a quick hop across WDW property, but it is perfect for a ride from Orlando International to WDW.

There is an Alamo kiosk just off the Shades of Green lobby and you could rent a car for the day or longer if you have other excursions planned.

If your destination is not Universal or Sea World you'll need to rent a car.

Taxi's to the Orlando destinations can be very pricey!

 

Rental Cars

Alamo Car Rental has a Rental Counter at Shades of Green and a large facility on property.

Uber - Free ride up to $15 by signing up via this link for Uber (or use the promo code steveb14703ue if the link doesn’t work). This promo is for your first ride only, any value not used expires so this is not good for a quick hop across WDW property, but it is perfect for a ride from Orlando International to WDW.

 

Parking

Walt Disney World Resort Guests:

For reservations made after 21 March 2018 Disney charges a fee for Resort parking per night based upon the Resort category:

  • Value Resorts - $13
  • Moderate Resorts - $19
  • Deluxe and DVC Resorts - $24
  • Fort Wilderness Campground - Free

There are 2 exceptions to this new fee:

  • DVC members, no charge only at a DVC property (paying with points or cash)
  • Day guests while visiting select resort dining, shopping, entertainment, and recreation experiences. 

See our post about the New WDW Parking Fee

Disney Resort guests park free at all Disney theme parks

Disney Springs' High Tech Parking Garage

Shades of Green Guests:

Shades of Green has a large parking garage and there is a $7.00 fee per night for it's use.

Shades of Green Guests pay $22 per day if they choose to drive their cars to the Disney parks.

Magic Kingdom Parking for Shades of Green Guests

Epcot Parking for Shades of Green Guests


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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

Need a Little Extra Help Planning your Disney Vacation? Check Out Ears of Experience's Concierge Service

Military Disney Tips Negotiated Military Discounts

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

Amusement Park Rentals - 10% Military Discount on Strollers and Scooters Use 10MILITARY at checkout

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

YourFirstVisit.net The premier website for first time visitors to Walt Disney World!

The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World The Ultimate WDW Guide!

TouringPlans.com - The website of the Unofficial Guide - Crowd Forecasts, Pre-made Touring Plan, plus lots of detailed info

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