WDW Ticket Options available through Shades of Green
There are several Types of discounted Walt Disney World tickets available to the military community through Shades of Green.
The type of ticket that best suits you depends on whether you are staying at Shades of Green or another Disney Resort (on property), or if you are staying off property.
Additional savings are available on some tickets if you qualify as a Florida resident.
If you are staying at Shades of Green or at another Disney Resort the types of tickets to consider are: Stars and Stripes Tickets, Magic Your Way Tickets, or in certain circumstances an Annual Pass or One Day Ticket.
If you are staying off property the type of ticket available is: Magic Your Way Tickets or in certain circumstances an Annual Pass or One Day Ticket.
If you Qualify as a Florida resident the types of tickets to consider are: Magic Your Way Tickets or a Florida resident Annual Pass.
Purchasing your tickets through Shades of Green entitles you several advantages, the military discount of roughly 6.5% due to no sales tax, the Stars and Stripes Tickets, and a full selection of tickets.
You can purchase your tickets at Shades of Green's Ticket Sales Office.
NEW - You can now purchase your theme park tickets in advance through Shades of Green.
Your local base recreation ticket office or MWR usually carry a limited selection of discounted Magic your Way and Annual Passes. If they don't have the tickets you'd like to purchase they might be able to order them but you'll need to do this in time for your trip. The Stars and Stripes Tickets are only available through Shades of Green.
Stars and Stripes Tickets
Stars and Stripes Tickets are available only to those staying at Shades of Green or at a Walt Disney World Resort. These tickets are good if you want to visit the parks every day of your visit and also would like to visit some of the other recreation options available (an option you'd pay extra for on the Magic your way Ticket). They are available in 2 through 10 day increments. Stars and Stripes tickets expire after the number of days purchased.
Stars and Stripes Tickets offer admission for the specified number of days to the Magic Kingdom Park, Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios, Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park, as well as Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park, Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park, Downtown Disney Pleasure Island, Disney Quest Indoor Interactive Theme Park, and Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex (some events require an additional admission charge), ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex Now includes 30 minutes of game access at The PlayStation® Pavilion, with the freedom to visit multiple parks on the same day. (Some activities or events may be separately priced)
The more days that you purchase the lower the price per day (when averaged), days five and up you are paying just a couple of dollars per day.
Magic Your Way Tickets
Magic Your Way Tickets (Discounted from the regular Disney price) are available to anyone eligible to stay at Shades of Green you do not have to be staying there or on property.
The basic Magic Your Way Base Ticket offers one theme park admission per day for the number of days on the ticket (one to ten days) to the Magic Kingdom Park, Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios, and Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park. You may only use the basic ticket at one theme park per day.
Park Hopper Option: Allows guests to visit multiple parks on the same day.
Water Park Fun & More Option: Allow a specific number of visits to Typhoon Lagoon, Blizzard Beach Disney Quest, General admission into the Wide World of Sports Complex, and 9 Holes of Golf at Disney's Oak Trail 9-Hole Golf Course.
New as of 3 June 2012, there are 2 new WP&M options:
ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex Now includes 30 minutes of game access at The PlayStation® Pavilion.
At Disney's Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf Course & Disney's Winter Summerland Miniature Golf Course you receive one round of golf at the Miniature Golf locations per day prior to 4pm.
No Expiration Option: Allows guests to save unused days for a future visit. This is a great option to use in combination with a high number of days on the ticket, you can use some days this vacation and some the next. I've personally purchased a seven-day Magic Your Way Ticket and used it on three vacations over three years. But compare the price to the cost of an Annual Pass if you'll be returning twice within 365 days.
All tickets expire 14 days after the first day of use except the Three Day Play Pass (which expires three months after the first use), or if you purchase the no expiration option.
The Annual Pass entitles you to unlimited admission for 365 days to the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios, and Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme parks with the freedom to visit multiple parks on the same day. The daily fee for theme park parking is included in the price of the pass this is an $14 dollar per day value.
The Premium Annual Pass entitles you to unlimited admission for 365 days from certificate redemption to the Magic Kingdom Theme Park, Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios, Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park, Downtown Disney Pleasure Island, Disney's Water Parks, Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex (days of operation depend on event schedule), and Disney Quest an Indoor Interactive Theme Park with the freedom to visit multiple parks on the same day, and Disney's Oak Trail golf course. The golf option is new!
The daily fee for theme park parking is included in the price of the pass this is an $14 dollar per day value.
Florida Residents and those stationed in Florida can purchase even further discounted Magic your way and annual passes.
By now I'm sure you are wondering how with all these options to decide on what's the right ticket option for you. You need to ask yourself several questions to narrow down the correct option:
First do you qualify as a Florida resident? This is the biggest discount available. You receive the Shades of Green discount and the Florida resident discount.
Are you staying at Shades of Green or at a WDW Resort, how long is your stay going to be and do you want to visit the parks every day?
Will you be coming back or is this a once in a lifetime trip, if you are coming back will it be in less than a year?
Do you want to be able to visit multiple parks in one day or just one, do you just want to enjoy only the parks or do you want to sample some of the other entertainment options as well?
With all this to think about it can seem daunting. Just take your time and think about your situation and then compare the options that seem to fit your circumstances.
A Military Identification Card or Department of Defense Identification Card must be presented at time of purchase. Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable. Prices and entitlements are subject to change without notice.
Original Shades of Green tickets can only be upgraded. Any tickets reprinted at the WDW parks cannot be upgraded. Florida resident and annual passes are exchanged and reprinted at the parks.
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