Can I Add a Day to the Disney Armed Forces Salute Ticket?

Military-Disney-Tips-FAQ-Friday-IThis post is part of our Frequently Asked Question Series in the Disney Armed Forces Salute Ticket FAQ section.

The Disney’s Armed Forces Salute offers huge savings on theme park tickets and resort rooms to those Service Members who are eligible to participate.

Can I Add a Day to the Disney Armed Forces Salute Ticket?

Starting in 2017 the answer is both yes and no.

Prior to 2017 Disney did not allow you to add days to the 4-day Walt Disney World or 3-day Disneyland Resort Disney Armed Forces Salute Tickets.

But with the addition of the 5-day Walt Disney World and 4-day Disneyland Resort Disney Armed Forces Salute Tickets there had been a change to this policy.

If you buy the shorter tickets (4-day at WDW & 3-day at DLR) you can upgrade them to the longer versions (5-day at WDW & 4-day at DLR) for the price difference.

No other additions of days are allowed.


Your Other Options

There are several options for you if you need more than the length of the longest Disney Armed Forces Salute tickets..

If all you want is 1 additional day then the most economical option for you is to add a 1-day Regular Military Discounted ticket.

When thinking about adding 2 or more days you need to carefully compare the following options

  • Back-to-Back Disney Armed Forces Salute ticket use i.e. use 2 per person) up to the ticket limit
    • Some in the party may do this while others (preferably kids) use just Regular Military Discounted Tickets or Stars and Stripes Tickets
  • Using only Regular Military Discounted tickets, for longer stays these can be the cheaper choice
  • Using only Shades of Green WDW Stars and Stripes Tickets – Include theme park entry, hopping, & water park fun and more (cheaper than the Regular tickets with both options added)

Regular Military Discounted ticket Information

Regular Military Discounted Walt Disney World Magic Your Way Ticket Prices at Shades of Green (Bases similar)

Shades of Green Stars and Stripes Ticket Prices

Regular Military Discounted Disneyland Resort Ticket Prices (Typical Base Price)


Upgrade to a Pass

The Disney Armed Forces Salute Tickets can be upgraded to annual passes!

I did this many years ago when I switched over to using a pass vs individual tickets.

You may use the Salute ticket purchase price towards the full priced Pass. You pass year will start on the first day that you originally used your Salute ticket.

  • Disney Armed Forces Salute Tickets purchased at Shades of Green may be upgraded there at their discounted Pass rates
  • Disney Armed Forces Salute Tickets purchased elsewhere must be upgraded through Disney at the full price plus tax

Shades of Green Pass Prices

Walt Disney World Pass Prices

Disneyland Resort Pass Prices

Disney Tickets and Technology Links

Tickets

Disney's Armed Forces Salute Tickets The biggest military discount available on tickets

Regular Disney Military Discount Tickets The permanent Disney Military Discount

Stars and Stripes Passes From Shades of Green at Walt Disney World, are available to any Shades of Green eligible person who is staying anywhere on WDW property.

Disney Military Tickets – Your Start to Finish Guide

What’s the Right Military Discounted Disney Ticket for Me?

WDW's Park Hopper Plus Option Information

Technology

Disney World's new Fast Pass Plus (FP+) system and the Magic Bands are great new benefits that are part of the set of new technologies collectively known as Disney Next Gen or My Magic Plus.

Disney Technology Overview Page

Memory Maker and PhotoPass+ Military Discounts

My Magic Plus - What all this New Disney Technology?

Linking Disney Military Tickets And Fastpass Plus Reservations

Waiting On Your Walt Disney World FastPass Plus Window To Open (what you'll see in your account)

Disney FuelRod Stations are Available at Disney Parks for Recharging Your Devices

Magic Bands for Shades of Green Guests

FastPass Plus for Shades of Green Guests

Memory Maker and PhotoPass

All You Need To Know About Disney World FastPass Plus For The Military Traveler

Walt Disney World’s FastPass Plus - Creating a Classed Theme Park Society

FastPass Plus – Does It Really Work For Highly Desired Attractions?

Military FastPass Plus Ticket Options for Disney World

Disney World Lines iPhone App - Current Crowds, Recommended Parks, Wait Times, & Fastpass Return Times on your iPhone (Free)

My Disney Experience - The Official Disney iPhone App (Free)






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.

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  1. Has this changed since the 5 day tickets are now available? If my son (military) purchased 4 day tickets for the 2017 Salute but now wants to change to 5 day when he arrives, is it possible? If so, only at Shades of Green or any ticket booth? Thanks!

  2. Hi Steve, great job of accuracy on answers. I have two questions. We bought 6 military salute tickets for 4 days. To use on Mon till Fri with break on Thurs to sightsee. Well my daughter wanted to upgrade her ticket to 5 days . But she wanted to use that extra day the Sun before Mon when the rest of us go. We bought tickets thru SOG. Could she enter a day early and not affect the rest of our 4 day tickets?
    Also we booked Spirit of Aloha the Sat night we arrive but weren’t going to MK park til Sun night to go to MNSSH . So Before entering park we were going to purchase the military memory maker. Then we Realize that The Luau show has Memory Maker photographers. Can we buy the military memory maker at guest relations at MK a day earlier than entering park as Spirit of Aloha is a Disney Property event and activate it with our wristbands for pictures? Don’t want to buy a separate package .thank you for helping with these challenges.

    • Hi Pam,

      Thanks so much!

      Yes to both questions. With Shades’ tickets being pre activated she can go ahead without you on Sunday. And you can pop over to the MK at any time to get the MemoryMaker, no need to enter,