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The Military Disney Tips Military Discount Finder

I’m happy to Announce a new section of Military Disney Tips website, the Military Discount Finder. In an effort to make things easier to find I put together this new section. It is organized by your status: current, retired, veteran, etc. Just click and you are taken to a page with info just for you! This […]

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Keep Kids Happy, Hydrated, and Occupied at Disney

Navigating the Disney parks with kids can be a challenge. The long days, constant waiting in line, and often high temperatures can send the little ones over the top and cause the infamous Disney Meltdown. Everyone has had enough, your child is crying and you’re thinking. “But this is the happiest place on earth!” There are […]

WDW's Night Vision Goggle Safari at the Animal Kingdom Lodge

Night Vision Goggle Safari

I want to tell you about a fun, free activity at the Animal Kingdom Lodge, available to guests and non-guests alike.

Pre-Order Disney World Attraction Tickets at Shades of Green

Pre-Order Disney Theme Park Tickets at Shades of Green

Shades of Green at Walt Disney World has introduced a new time saving service. The Problem Guests staying at Shades of Green who planned on purchasing their Military Discounted Magic your Way theme park tickets or Disney Armed Forces Salute Tickets once they arrived often encountered long lines at Shade’s Ticket Office. This could cause […]

Mangino's Bistro at Shades of Green

Dining Options at Shades of Green – Disney World’s Military Resort

Shades of Green the military owned and operated resort on Walt Disney World property offers many dining options. Both those staying at Shades and those stopping by for a visit* (perhaps to buy Theme Park tickets or shop at the AAFES Store) are eligible to dine at any of the resort’s restaurants. Dining Options at […]

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Shades of Green’s Fall Back and Save Special

Shades of Green has announced their Fall Back and Save Special. This special is available on standard rooms only on a first come first serve basis. A four-night minimum stay is requires and the special includes a Free Breakfast in the Garden Gallery for 2 adults per day (a $95.60 value, $11.95 x 2 x […]

Armed Forces Vacation Club BOGO

Armed Forces Vacation Club – Buy One Get One Sale

BOGO IS BACK at the AFVC! The Armed Forces Vacation Club is bringing back their most popular promotion. The Buy One – Get One promotion, which allows you to buy one 7-night vacation stay at their low rates and get another 7-night stay free. BOGO,  launches Today, 4 March at 11 AM ET and will run […]

Shades of Green's New Magnolia Pool

Shades of Green Spring Fever Special

Shades of Green the military owned and operated resort at Walt Disney World Florida has announced its May Military Appreciation Special, for May 2014 Dates The dates for the special are: 27 – 3 April, 2014. Note: these dates were originally part of the May- Military Appreciation Month Special, but they were split off. Rates

Shades of Green's New Magnolia Pool

Reader Trip Report by Greg

Today’s post comes from longtime MDT reader and MDT Facebook contributor, Greg. Greg is just back from an extended Disney World vacation. Extended as in a long one, but also as in trapped at WDW by the Northeast weather… Greg graciously offered before going to write up a trip report on just how My Magic […]

Shades of Green Scooter Rentals Disney World Florida

Scooter Rentals at Shades of Green

Wounded Warriors and Disabled Veterans who are staying at Shades of Green are able Rent Mobility Scooters (ECVs) for their on vacation at Walt Disney World. You can make arrangements ahead of time and your scooter will be waiting for you when you check in at Shades of Green. These scooters, ECVs, and wheel chairs […]


Walk Through America’s History In Disney’s Liberty Square

Welcome to another installment of my Patriotic Disney Series. This time let me show you around Liberty Square. Walt Disney loved America so much that much of his work paid tribute to the American Spirit. Many of Walt’s live action movies took place during the early years of our country, as did many of his […]


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

Shades of Green’s….. Red, White, and Blue Salute Package or the Sunrise Package… or should you choose either? Today’s post comes from Guest Poster, Brian. Those who frequent MDT’s Facebook page are well aquatinted with Brian who answers many questions there every day. Brian is a retired Navy Senior Chief who stays at Shades of […]

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Shades of Green’s Shifting Military Discounts

The Shades of Green Resort is an Armed Forces Recreation Center located on Walt Disney World property near Orlando Florida. Shades of Green opened it’s doors on 1 February 1994 in what was previously the Disney World owned Disney Inn Golf Resort. Shades has always set their room rates based upon military pay grades, just like […]


How do I get to Shades of Green?

Disney World has its Magical Express transportation for guests staying at Disney owned resorts, but Shades of Green guests are on their own for transportation from Orlando International Airport to the military resort on Disney property. Shades does have special rates negotiated with Sun State Transportation which offers town cars and vans, you can get […]

Magic Kingdom Tech Charging Area

The WDW Magic Kingdom’s Media Charging Area

Long days touring Disney World’s Magic Kingdom can take a toll on both people and electronics! During Busy seasons the Magic Kingdom can be open for over 16 hours a day. If you find yourself spending most of one of these long days in the park, not only will your feet  be tired, but your […]

SeaWorld Parke Waves of Honor - Free Military Tickets

SeaWorld Parks Waves of Honor Continues for 2014

Free military member admission to SeaWorld and Busch Gardens theme parks continues for 2014! SeaWorld Parks confirmed for me that their Waves of Honor free ticket offer for active military members will continue through the end of 2014. Who Is Eligible? Active duty, activated or drilling reservists, and National Guardsman and as many as many as […]

Free Disney Room Upgrade View - Animal Kingdom Lodge

Get A Free Disney Resort Room Upgrade

Imagine, paying 40% off the lowest possible rate at a Disney resort and staying in a premium room. I’ve done this before and you can too! This isn’t guaranteed of course, but my family has done it several times. We’ve paid for Garden View rooms (Disney’s cheapest room type) with a 40% discount and stayed […]


Shades of Green May Military Appreciation Special

Shades of Green the military owned and operated resort at Walt Disney World Florida has announced its May Military Appreciation Special, for May 2014 Dates The dates for the special are: 1 – 31 May, 2014. Note: This special originally included dates at the end of April, but they were split off into the Spring […]

Shades of Green Junior Suite Living Room

Shades of Green Junior Suite Video Tour

Looking for a Disney World resort room that sleeps 6 at a great Rate? Try a Junior Suite at Shades of Green. I recently had the opportunity to stay in a Shades of Green Junior Suite and I really enjoyed it! It was so roomy and spacious. It consisted of a large living area, which […]

Disney Armed Forces Salute Ticket

Two Military Members in a family and Disney’s Military Salute

Dual Military Member Families save twice as much at Walt Disney Theme Parks! Families who have two or more members serving in the military can take advantage of extra big discounts from the Disney Armed Forces Salute. Each individual military member is eligible for their own set of discounts from Disney. As a reminder, the Disney Armed […]

Disney's FastPass Plus

Disney Fast Pass Plus, Magic Bands and Military Tickets

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. Disney Next Gen is bringing state of the are technology into the mix for Disney Vacation Planning. With Disney Next Gen you’ll have an […]