Military Disney Tips Round-Up 24 March 2011

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Wow what a surprise this week! With Disney’s surprise announcement that they would be extending their Armed Forces Salute out through September 2012. The current offer ends on 1 October 2011. The follow-on offer should start immediately, rather than having the couple week gap with no ticket offer like we had in October 2010. Military members who used the Disney military discount in FY11 will be eligible to use it again in FY12.

Kudos to Disney for getting this going so early this time. All the details are not out yet such as the end date (I expect 30 Sept ’12), blockout dates (I expect 24-31 Dec ’11, the last 2 weeks of Apr ’12, and perhaps the Fourth of July).

Keep tuned to the MDT Blog for updates.

Disney also posted limited info on its blog and website.

This announcement came on the tails of lots of other great news for the military community. Aol recently had its Military Families Week and there was lots of great stuff on the web.

Aol Jobs has articles on: support for military families, living the military life, and transitioning to civilian life.

The White House unveiled the Joining Forces Campaign, a volunteer initiative to help military families. Coverage by Stars and Stripes.

Challenge America is a national initiative to connect military and their families to resources for transition from the battle front to the home front.

On a lighter note, a salute to Hollywood stars who both served in the military and portrayed military on the screen. And on SyFy’s Blastr vintage posters for Disney’s greatest sci-fi rides.

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Disney’s Armed Forces Salute FAQ

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