Disney’s Magic Kingdom Recognizes Military Members

On my recent trip to Walt Disney World I discovered a cool new program to recognize our military members.

This program was just started by the Magic Kingdom Foods Department and is in a trial period at two Magic Kingdom restaurants.

At Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe and the Liberty Tree Tavern, military members who identify themselves will receive a special thank you card signed by all the Disney Castmembers who prepare their meal.

Military members receive thank you cards from Disney Castmembers

This great program was so new that when I was there on Wednesday Magic Kingdom Guest Relations really do some digging to confirm it.

Here’s How It Works

Pecos Bill’s is a counter service dining location in Frontierland. When ordering, if you mention to the castmember at the register that you are military, they will ask which service you belong to and enter the info into your order.

When the order is printed for filling, the castmember who starts your tray will place a card tailored to your service on the tray and sign it. Every castmember who works on the tray will also sign the card.

When you are presented with your tray you’ll have a nice token of appreciation from Magic Kingdom Foods and their castmembers.

Military members receive thank you cards from Disney Castmembers

At the Liberty Tree Tavern, which is a full service dining location, mention this to the castmember at the podium upon check-in or to your waiter or waitress.

I imagine that castmembers will also be on the lookout for those who appear military and would query them as to their status because this program is really unknown right now.

A Special Surprise

Here’s an idea. If the military member didn’t know about this and the spouse was to order the food or talk to the reservation podium by themselves, then this card would be a nice surprise!

A special thanks to Kylie, a castmember who was working at the Tortuga Tavern. She saw my Military Disney Tips tee shirt and told me about this program which she’d just participated in at Pecos Bill’s.

And Kudos the the whole Disney World Magic Kingdom Foods Department for this great idea!


I recently put this program to the test at Pecos Bill’s. I mentioned the to girl who took my order that I’d been told about this great program and asked if they were still doing it. She was so sweet to me (I did a little recruiting, as she was interested in the Air Force), she told me that they were, she had an extra key on her register which caused an alert to be printed on my ticket behind the counter. She told me that sometimes the person filling the order might miss it on the ticket and if they did to just point it out.

The person filling the order did miss it and when I pointed it out they were confused, so the girl from the register came over to help.

It was soon straightened out and I was presented with the card below by a castmember who said “On behalf of all the castmembers at Pecos Bill’s, we’d like to thank you for your service.”

Military Thank You Card at Disney's Magic Kingdom

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Military Thank You Card at Disney's Magic Kingdom

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  1. Sara says

    We’re taking our daughter on her first WDW trip in a couple of weeks. I just booked reservations for Liberty Tree Tavern. I’m totally going to surprise my husband with this! Thank you!!

    • Steve says

      Sara, that is so awesome! We love the LTT.

      You may have to work at it some, there was a little confusion at Pecos Bills when I asked about it. They had to find the card, but then they all signed it. So leave him with your daughter, out of earshot from the podium while you talk to the castmembers. With a sit down meal they should have plenty of time.

  2. Pamela says

    Steve, we are @ WDW right now. Are these the only 2 restaurants @ WDW doing this? I would love to surprise my Marine son with this but he is only able to join us for a day @ Hollywood Studios tomorrow. What an awesome gesture & I hope it spreads throughout all the parks! :)
    Thanks for all you do!!

    • Steve says

      Hey Pamela,

      As far as I know it’s just the two in the MK, but it never hurts to ask! They may be able to put something together if you ask where you have lunch or dinner.

      I hope you have a fantastic time!!!!


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