Just one week ago the Walt Disney Company announced that they would be making a new Armed Forces Salute offer, starting on 1 October 2012 and running through 28 September 2013.
They did this with a press release which was also posted on the company websites.
This announcement left out quite a few details which I queried Disney on. Below you’ll fine my questions and Disney’s answers.
During the 2010 – 2012 Armed Forces Salute which is currently still running permanently disabled veterans with a military ID that has the DAVPRM code were eligible. Will that be the same for the new offer?
The press release says that all tickets must be purchased at the same time. So If 2 people want to go in October and May for 4 days each time do they have to buy all the tickets at the same time?
Disney: Tickets may be split, but the purchasing military member or their spouse must always be part of traveling party
I’ve seen elsewhere that the all the AFS tickets have to be activated at the same time, is that correct? So in the scenario above all the tickets would need to be activated in October?
Disney: No. Tickets may be split and activated upon each visit as long as the purchasing military member or their spouse is part of traveling party.
Must all members of the party be present for ticket activation? Sometimes people meeting for a vacation will arrive on different days.
Disney: All members of party must be present at time of activation.
May the Armed Forces Salute tickets be used back to back. Again if 2 people want to use 4 tickets for 8 days is that allowed?
No. Seven days must separate multiple usages. Disney has rescinded this! 2 Nov 2012
Can the AFS tickets be upgraded as in the past to, premium annual, annual, FL Seasonal, and FL Weekday Select passes? Yes
Can the hopper or WP&M options be added later to the opposite version of the ticket? Currently if I purchased a 4-day AFS hopper, I can add the WP&M option to it for a fee.
When the spouse is un-accompanied by the member is limit again just 5 tickets?
What are the resort room discount percentages on the various categories at Walt Disney World and Disneyland?
Disney: Up to 40% depending upon category and availability.
What is the maximum number of rooms allowed at a time under this discount?
Disney: Three total rooms, purchasing military member or their spouse must be in one of the rooms. The entire party must all check-in at same time at same resort hotel.
So there you have it, some more detail to fill in the gaps in what we learned last week.
You can see the full details of the 2012-2013 Armed Forces Salute here
And if you still have questions you can read my Armed Forces Salute FAQ
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