Many new members of the military have never experienced a time when Disney did not offer the popular military discount, but prior to January 2009 there was no such thing (except for a similar offer in 2002).
Regular Disney Military Discounted Tickets
While the Regular Disney Military Discount Tickets may be little known by newbies and long forgotten by us old heads, they are still available. These tickets are identical to the general public Disney Magic Your Way Tickets but at a reduced military rate.
How Much Do These Tickets Save You?
The savings offered by these tickets are nowhere as good as those offered by the Armed Forces Salute tickets, which is why they are often forgotten. These tickets will save you anywhere from 4 to 8 percent off (depending on the number of days and options you desire) of what the general public pays at the Disney theme park gates for the same ticket.
Why would You Want These Tickets?
They range in length from 1 to 10 days and they come with or without options (park hopping, water park fun & more, no expiration)
There are several reasons why you might want or need to purchase these tickets.
- A One Day Disney Trip
- One-Day Military Discounted Disney Tickets are less than the Armed Forces Salute tickets. Two days or more the AFS tickets are cheaper.
- Longer Disney Trips
- For stays over 8 days some types of these Military Discounted Disney Tickets can be cheaper than using back to back Armed Forces Salute Tickets.
- Large Parties
- Disney allows only 6 Armed Forces Salute Tickets per military member (with exceptions for larger immediate families). If you have a large party who are not all your dependents, then you’ll need to buy these to have enough tickets.
- Your allotment of Armed Forces Salute Tickets is used up
- There is a maximum of 6 Armed Forces Salute tickets allowed during the 29 September 2013 – 27 September 2014 timeframe. If you’ve used yours up the regular military discount tickets are your next best option.
- You want to go to the Disney parks on days the Armed Forces Salute tickets are Blocked Out.
- There are days on which the AFS tickets are not valid
Where Can You Get These Tickets?
Not at Disney, These tickets are not for sale at Disney World or Disneyland ticket windows. You must buy them from a Military Reseller on a military installation.
Most Bases have a Moral Welfare and Recreation Information Ticket and Travel Office which carry a variety of military discounted tickets, both for Disney and other venues. Bases do not always carry a full complement of these Military discounted Magic Your Way Tickets. Because they might not have the type ticket you want in stock you should check at least 3 or 4 weeks prior to your vacation so they can order the kind you want if necessary. Note: Some bases may not be wiling to order tickets…
A full complement of Military Discounted Disney World Magic Your Way Tickets is available at Shades of Green, the military owned and operated resort on Disney World property. If your base can’t get what you want, Shades will have it.
Magic Your Way Tickets come in many varieties and lengths. Hopper, Non-Hopper, 14-Day Expiration, Non-Expiring, Water Park and More, from 1 to 10 days in length.
Shades of Green also has their special all-inclusive Stars and Stripes Passes for military members staying on Disney property.
Other Theme Parks
Base ITT Offices and Shades of Green also sell tickets for other theme parks like SeaWorld, Busch Gardens, Universal Studios, and many other attractions. Definitely drop by your base ITT Office to find deals like these.Did you enjoy this post? If you’d like more like it, please share it through your favorite social media by clicking the buttons below to let me know.
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Be sure to subscribe to my Newsletter to receive the latest information and content!Military Discounts are a fantastic way to save on a Disney vacation for you and your family. Military members are eligible for Discounted Disney World Tickets plus great rates at the Shades of Green Resort (an Armed Forces Recreation Center) as well as other hotels both on and off Disney World property that offer military discounts. The Armed Forces Vacation Club also offers military discounted vacation rentals in the Orlando Florida – Disney area.
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SAVING ON YOUR DISNEY VACATION
There are two main ways to save on a Disney Vacation. Saving on your hotel/resort room and saving on Theme Park Tickets.
-Saving on rooms during your Disney vacation
Shades of Green Resort, a military owned resort located on Disney World property. A deluxe level hotel for moderate rates. Rates based upon rank.
There are currently lots of Packages available from Shades of Green.
Disney’s Armed Forces Salute room discounts. 30%-40% off Disney resort rooms.
The Disney World Swan and Dolphin military discount. These deluxe resorts are owned by Starwood Resorts and located on Disney property.
The Armed Forces Vacation Club. One-week resort condo rentals for around $50 per night.
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-Saving on park tickets during your Disney vacation
This is the third year that Disney has offered the Armed Forces Salute, which includes steeply discounted theme park tickets for Disney World or Disneyland.
DISNEY’S ARMED FORCES SALUTE
You’ll notice above the the Armed Forces Slaute is mentioned for both ticket and room savings. It is by far the best deal going!
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