Disney officials confirmed for me today the details on this outstanding Disney Military Discount. Last month Whoopie Goldberg announced the extension of the current military discounts on resort hotels and theme park tickets through September 2012, live on The View.
I’ve seen lots of posts lately on the various message boards asking if there were more details available. People want to find out if they’ll be able to use these discounts during their vacation dates. And if using the offer this year would exclude them from using next year’s offer.
So today I got in touch with the Sales Director at Disney’s Military Sales Department to check on if he had any updates to pass out. And he did have some great information to share. Here is what I found out:
UPDATE – The offer keeps getting changing. See here for the most up to date details
“Military members who purchase their tickets during this “Salute” period (originally ending 1 Oct 2011), will be eligible to take advantage of next year’s promo as well…they are NOT mutually exclusive”.
“Somebody who purchases “Salute” tickets between now and end of September will absolutely have the option to purchase again during the Oct 11-Sept 12 period”.
“Tickets being distributed now do have the extended expiration date on them, but that doesn’t exclude the Guest from purchasing again for the use in the following year, after this promotion’s original end-date”.
Disney 4-Day Military Promotional Tickets (including any options) for the Walt Disney World Resort may not be used on the following blockout dates: July 4, 2011, December 26 – 31, 2011, April 1 – 12, 2012 and July 4, 2012 at Magic Kingdom Park.
Disney says they will maintain limited demographic info at the ticket windows in order to keep track of who uses tickets and when.
I’m still waiting to hear about Disneyland and Disney Resort discount blockout dates. I’ll update on this post as soon as I have them! Check back Wednesday…
See this page to see the full details of the 2011-2012 Disney Armed Forces Salute.
Information on Shades of Green – the Military Hotel on Disney World property