Shades of Green Package Cost Comparison

So with all of the various packages from Shades of Green how much are you really going to save on each?

First the Seasonal Specials (Spring, End of Summer, and Fall). These Packages are for standard rooms only and they include a buffet breakfast (a $9 value).

The Spring Special Package (thru 23 May) and Fall Special Package (1-30 Sept) are identical

  • $289.00 based on double occupancy
  • 3 Night Room Accommodations
  • 3 Breakfast Buffets at the Garden Gallery
  • Children 9 and under free

Except that with the Spring Package you can add additional nights for $65 (between 8 – 23 May).

The regular nightly prices for standard rooms are: Category 1 – $95, Category 2 – $123, and Category 3 – $131. See category descriptions here. I’m going to figure the savings based on double occupancy, additional guests cost $10 for 10 and over and they receive the free lunch buffet a $9 value, basically a wash. An important consideration is that to get your full savings you need to eat all of the free breakfast buffets.

When you combine the savings for the room and meals here is how it comes out:

  • Category 1 – $16.66 per day savings or a total of $50 savings, extra nights added to the Spring Special add a savings of $48 per night.
  • Category 2 – $44.66 per day savings or a total of $134 savings, extra nights added to the Spring Special add a savings of $76 per night.
  • Category 3 – $52.66 per day savings or a total of $158 savings, extra nights added to the Spring Special add a savings of $84 per night.

The End of Summer Special Package includes free dinner buffets as well as the breakfast buffets. Here is how it stacks up:

  • Category 1 – $27.33 per day or a total of $82 savings
  • Category 2 – $44.66 per day or a total of $166 savings
  • Category 3 – $52.66 per day or a total of $190 savings

Again you have to eat all the free meals (breakfast and dinner) at Shades of Green. Breakfast is easy as you can eat before you head to the theme parks, but you have to get back to the resort from the parks at dinner time to realize the dinner savings.


The Red, White, and Blue Salute Package – through 30 September 2010

  • Four to Eight Night Stay
  • Standard and Poolside Guest Rooms discounted $5.00 per night
  • Garden Gallery Breakfast and Dinner Buffet discounted 15%
  • Walt Disney World® Stars and Stripes Theme park tickets~Adult tickets discounted $10.00 and Children (ages 3-9) tickets discounted $8.00

For dual occupancy your savings will be $11.30 per night regardless of category ($5 off the room per night, $2.70 off breakfast for two, $3.60 off dinner for two, and $10 off two park tickets) plus $10 off each length of stay park ticket. Additional guests will add a savings of $6.30 per day for meals and $10 off each length of stay park ticket10 and over or $8 for ages 3-9. Again you need to eat all discounted meals to realize the full benefit of this package.


OEF/OIF U.S. Military and DoD Civillian Package – Indefinite

  • 20% discount on all available room categories ranging from 1 – 14 nights.
  • 20% discount on Shades of Green dining

With figuring breakfast and dinner buffets at Shades of Green the savings come out to:

  • Category 1 – $27.40 per day
  • Category 2 – $33 per day
  • Category 3 – $34.60 per day

During September 2010 Shades is offering the 40% R&R for OEF/OIF personnel

  • 40% discount on all available room categories ranging from 1 – 14 nights.
  • 40% discount on Shades of Green dining

With figuring breakfast and dinner buffets at Shades of Green the savings come out to:

  • Category 1 – $54.80 per day
  • Category 2 – $66 per day
  • Category 3 – $69.260 per day


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