UPDATE – The offer keeps getting changing. See here for the most up to date details
But, I have new information that changes this unlimited amount, unfortunately to a total of 12 tickets.
This 2011/2012 extension of the 2009/2010 Military Ticket Discount has been constantly evolving since it was first announced and contacts both official and unofficial that I have within Disney have at times contradicted each other.
But all my sources agree on this important new update to the military ticket discount offer.
From the Disney Military Sales Dept.
“Qualified Military Members are eligible for twelve total “Salute” tickets throughout the life of the promotion (October 3, 2010-September 30, 2012). They may never purchase/activate/utilize more than six per day.”
Disney will continue to collect military Guest information during the ticket booth activation process in order to track proper utilization.”
I started receiving info on this a week ago but held off releasing it as the details I received from Disney Military Sales were discriminatory towards those who had already purchased some Salute tickets. Their initial email said that there would be a limit of two purchases/activations with a max of 6 tickets each. So those who hadn’t purchased salute tickets since 3 Oct ’10 could buy a total of 12, while those who had purchased tickets (like me I bought 2 last fall) could only buy 6 more as the second visit. I queried them on this part of the policy and they decided to change the offer to be equitable to all as stated above.
I was also able to get a confirmation today on the Disney Military Room Discount Blockout Dates. They are exactly the same as the ticket blockout dates.
Disney World Room & Ticket Blockout dates:
26-31 December 2011
1-12 April 2012
4 July 2012 (Magic Kingdom only)
Disneyland Room & Ticket Blockout dates:
24 December 2011-2 January 2012
17-19 February 2012
2-14 April 2012
4 July 2012
This “extension” of the 2009/2010 offer has been frustrating, as the details have been constantly changing and hard to discover. Hopefully we are now at a point where the offer won’t change any more.
One thing to be aware of is that Shades of Green and your local Base’s ticket office must abide by the contract they have with Disney as to the ticket sales process. With these many changes since the offer was announced, who knows the way that contract reads and when or if it will be updated to match the most recent Disney decision. So it might be that the only way to use the offer as stated above is to use the Disney ticket offices, as your Base and Shades may be working off old info.
For full details see this web page on the 2011/2012 Disney Armed Forces Salute.
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