Here is some great intel from my friend Brian from his recent trip to Shades of Green.
This information will affect those staying at Shades from 1 November through late May!
May Room Availability
Shades of Green has been fully booked for 3 – 13 May 2015 for Wounded Warriors participating in the Invictus Games. This certainly will impact those looking for a late April room as you must checkout by 2 May!
Also those looking for a mid-May room reservation will be impacted as well as it will take Shades of Green at least a day or 2 after the games end on 13 May to clean all 585 rooms, so plan accordingly!
Big changes are coming to Evergreens, Garden Gallery, Express Cafe, and On the Greens Grill!
Beginning roughly 1 November Evergreens, the Garden Gallery, and the Express Cafe will be renovated.
Evergreens and the Garden Gallery will remain open during the renovations. Seating capacity will be impacted!
The renovations are scheduled to be completed by the start of the Invictus Games in May.
Note: renovations at Shades are not known for starting on time or for their timely completion.
Changes for the Express Cafe and the On the Greens Grill
Currently a contractor runs Shades of Green’s Express Cafe and the On the Greens Grill. Unfortunately that contract is coming to an end.
How this affects these locations:
- On The Greens Grill will permanently close
- Shades of Green will be taking over the operation of the Express Cafe
The Express Cafe will fully close during the renovations.
News that On the Greens Grill will be closing is so sad for several reasons. It is located right next to the Magnolia Pool and was so convenient to grab a snack and drink. Also it is the location where golfers at Disney’s Palm and Magnolia Gold Courses could also get their food and drinks after the first 9. I had the best BLT of my life there this year while golfing on the Magnolia!
SOG also plans to build a new wedding gazebo on the South side of the Palm Wing nearest the golf course.
Information on Shades of Green the Military Hotel on Disney World property
See all the current Shades of Green Discounts and Packages
A Special Note on Shades of Green Discounts: Something to be aware of is that Shades constantly changes the dates and discounts offered of their specials and packages.
Shades of Green Links
- Shades of Green
- Military Members Review and Rate Shades of Green
- Shades of Green Rooms
- Shades of Green Room Rates
- Disney Tickets at Shades of Green
- Links to Everything Shades of Green
- Shades of Green Blog Tour
- Magic Bands for Shades of Green Guests
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.