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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.

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Disney World Military Discounts on Strollers

Use the code THANKS at checkout for your Military Discount


Non-Retired Veterans are eligible to stay at Shades of Green Resort on Disney Property


Are you one of the many who served your country in the US Military but did not retire?

Well now with their "Salute to Our Veterans" Program, Shades of Green is accepting reservations from non-retired US military veterans for stays in January and September.

Shades of Green the military resort located on Walt Disney World property began this offer for non-retired Vets in September 2010.

(Current military membners and retirees are eligible for the Disney Armed Forces Salute)

When you stay at Shades of Green you may use the Shades of Green ticket sales office, for most Disney and other Orlando area military discounted tickets.

Note: The special Disney Armed Forces Salute tickets require a current valid military ID so may not be used by non-retired veterans. You may however use the Regular Military Discounted Magic Your Way tickets.



 

Eligibility Requirements are: Those who served in the military for less than 20 years and received an honorable discharge are eligible to stay at Shades of Green during the months of January and September only. A DD-214 is required at check-in as proof of your honorable discharge.

You may obtain a copy of your DD-214 by clicking here if you don't have one.



Shades of Green Basic Information

Shades-of-Green-All-Veterans-WelcomeRooms and Reservations: Maximum number of rooms per sponsor is three (this includes suites). Maximum number of guests in standard, poolside, or ADA rooms is five; junior suites sleep a maximum of six guests; suites sleep eight guests total.

Military sponsors should not reserve additional rooms under their name for other eligible military/DoD sponsors. Sponsored guests must be accompanied by the military/DoD sponsor at check-in and throughout the entire stay.

A room reserved with multiple sponsors should be reserved based on the highest-ranking person. Reservations are not transferable.

Room Rates: Room Rates are based upon verification of DD-214 at the time of check-in. Guest showing their DD-214 with an Honorable Discharge will pay the Category #2 rate.

Please click here for Room Rate details. Room Rates are based on two adults occupying a standard room and four adults occupying the suites; for single occupancy, subtract $2 from the listed rate. Add $15 per additional adult 18 years or older.

Amenities: All rooms include refrigerator, coffee maker, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, and in-room safe. Due to fire codes, any additional cooking appliances (such as microwaves) are not allowed in guest-rooms.

Pets: Pets are not permitted.

Smoking: Shades of Green is a smoke-free resort.

Make your Reservation by calling Shades of Green at (888) 593-2242 or reserve online

 


 


Detailed Shades of Green Information

Please check out the links below, the content they link to will give you a great overview of what Shades of Green has to offer.

One of the great benefits is the Shades of Green ticket sales office where they sell Military Discounted Tickets for all local area attractions (including Disney). When staying there using this program you may buy any ticket they sell at the military discount rate, except the Disney Armed Forces Salute tickes which require a current ID for use.

You can leave Comments and Questions about this page on the Shades of Green Comment Page.
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Shades of Green Menu

Shades of Green Information

Shades of Green Main Page

Military Members Review and Rate Shades of Green

Shades of Green Guest Rooms

Shades of Green Poolside Rooms

Shades of Green Suites

Shades of Green's History

How do I get to Shades of Green?

Shades of Green Resort Layout

Shades compared to a Disney Value Resort

Shades compared to a Disney Moderate Resort

Shades compared to a Disney Deluxe Resort

Walk to the Polynesian from Shades of Green

Shipping items to Shades of Green at Walt Disney World 

Shades of Green Junior Suite Tour

Shades of Green's Grounds

Shades of Green Pictures

Shades of Green Tour on the MDT Blog, Lots of informative posts on the resort

Shades of Green Blog Posts

Shades of Green FAQ

Shades of Green Rates and Packages

Shades of Green Eligibility

Shades of Green Room Rates

Use Your Military Star Card at Shades of Green

Shades of Green Room Discounts

Shades of Green Discount Packages Review

Sponsoring Guests at Shades of Green

Shades of Green's Traditional Discounts

Shades of Green’s Shifting Military Discounts

How Do Disney World Resorts Compare To Shades of Green In Price?

Shades of Green’s Year-Round Packages – Are They A Good Deal?

Non Retired Veterans


Shades of Green Discounted Tickets

Shades of Green Attraction Ticket Sales Office

Shades of Green's Discounted Ticket Types

Shades of Green Ticket Prices

Pre-Purchase Your Theme Park Tickets

 

Disney Tech

Magic Bands for Shades of Green Guests

FastPass Plus and Magic Bands

Shades of Green Amenities

Shades of Green Disney Benefits

Shades of Green Services

Shades of Green Shopping

Shades of Green Transportation

Shades of Green's WDW Bus Stops

ID Checks on Shades of Green Buses

Dining Options at Shades of Green

Shades of Green Restaurant Info

Magnolia Spa

Laundry Rooms

Alamo Rent a Car

Wedding Gazebo

Split Stays at Walt Disney World Resorts and Shades of Green 

Shades of Green Recreation

Shades of Green Activities/Services

Shades of Green Pools

Shades of Green Fitness Center

Family Technology Center

 



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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.

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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 2019 - 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

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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

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

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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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