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We recently returned from our WDW vacation. There was 17 of us (my family/grandkids & my brother’s family/grandkids). Needless to say…….It took some planning! I received Steve's book for Christmas of 2017, read the blogs/FB posts and asked him several questions this past year. I just wanted to say thank you for all of your help and insight! Your book is wonderful, and all of your tips/suggestions are very much appreciated. With all the technology and WDW constantly changing, I really don’t know how people can plan or go there without an expert’s help! So, to anyone thinking of planning a Disney vacation, especially Military……….read everything Steve puts out! - Jennifer H.

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I’ve been to WDW many, many times, but I always learn something new from different websites. This website is especially helpful, since it caters to military personnel. Since the military population is such a small part of normal website’s readership, nobody else puts much effort into military-specific information. MilitaryDisneyTips does that for us. I used to have to dig through a few different websites to finally find the information that I needed, but it’s here, front and center for us. - Jeremy Z.

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Disney has announced the Disney Armed Forces Salute for 2019!



See the 2019 Disney Armed Forces Salute announcement Post

And our full page of Disney Armed Forces Salute details


 

Armed Forces Salute History

The Walt Disney Company has offered an Armed Forces Salute since the economic downturn in 2009 caused their resort room reservations and ticket sales to fall. These fantastic Military Discounts have been on both theme park tickets and resort rooms, and have allowed many military families to have a great vacation once the military member returns from a long deployment.

Each subsequent year after 2009 it's been hard to determine if there would be an offer for the next year. Disney announced the 2010 offer at the very end of December 2009 just prior to the end of the '09 offer. The 2010 offer originally only ran through 31 July 2010, and was later extended to 30 September.

In September 2010 Disney was continuing their repeated assertions that there would be no continuation of these military salute offers for the rest of 2010 or for 2011, and then on 4 October without any warning Disney announced a new room only discount, and there were lots of rumors and insider tips that a ticket discount was coming too. Then on 24 October Disney announced their ticket offer.

The 2010 Disney Armed Forces Salute innitially ran from October 2010 through September 2011. But in April of 2011 Disney announced the Salute would be extended through the end of September 2012.

Then on 8 August 2012 They announced a new Salute for 1 October 2012 - 28 September 2013.

22 July 2013 they announced a Salute for 29 September 2013 through 27 Sept 2014.

21 July 2014 they announced a Salute for 28 September 2014 through 3 October 2015. This is the current Disney Armed Forces Salute.

June 2015 saw a 2.5 monthlong extension of the 2014-2015 Disney Armed Forces Salute through just before Christmas 2015.

Late September 2015 the 2016 Disney Armed Forces Salute was announced, this time on a calendar year basis.

Late September 2016 the 2017 Disney Armed Forces Salute was announced.

Late September 2017 the 2018 Disney Armed Forces Salute was announced.

Late September 2018 the 2019 Disney Armed Forces Salute was announced.


 

Disney's Armed Forces Salute Information

2019 Disney Armed Forces Salute Dates - 1 January - 19 December 2019

Disney's Armed Forces Salute - Our page with full details, learn all the ins and outs

Memory Maker and PhotoPass+ Military Discounts

Disney Armed Forces Salute FAQ - All of your most asked questions, answered in one place

FAQ Friday Blog Posts - Even more of your questions answered

See Disney World Resorts with these great discounts

See Disneyland Resorts with these great discounts

Read the Top Ten Things You Need To Know About Disney’s Armed Forces Salute Military Discount Tickets

Also the Top Ten Things You Need To Know About Disney’s Armed Forces Salute Military Discounted Rooms

Disney Armed Forces Salute Ticket Activation - MDT's How To Guide

Disney World's New Tech: Magic Bands, FastPass Plus, and all the rest.

Universal Orlando has discontinued their military salute. But there was enough inertia behind Disney's offers to keep them going. SeaWorld Parks has offered their Waves of Honor Salute every year since 2005.

 

2020 Disney Armed Forces Salute


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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.

See: Top 8 Reasons to Use An Authorized Disney Vacation Planner

Steve Recommends

Do you want all of your Disney Planning information in one place, organized in a step-by-step logical manner with an emphasis on Military Discounts and offers? I've written 3 Guidebooks just for the Military Community:

Walt Disney World for Military Families 2019 - Available in Print, Kindle, and Digital PDF Download

The Essential Guide to Shades of Green - Available in Print, Kindle, and Digital PDF Download

Disneyland for Military Families - Available in Print, Kindle, and Digital PDF Download

Here are my recommendations for products and services I've reviewed that can improve your Disney planning. This is a short list since it only includes my top picks.

Ears of Experience - My recommended Travel Agent, Fee Free, Disney Only, Military Family Owned

Need a Little Extra Help Planning your Disney Vacation? Check Out Ears of Experience's Concierge Service

Military Disney Tips Negotiated Military Discounts

Orlando Shuttle Service - $15 off basic round trip pricing to ANY Orlando resort use MDT15

Amusement Park Rentals - 10% Military Discount on Strollers and Scooters Use 10MILITARY at checkout

EzPacking Cube Organization System, Tame Your Suitcase! - MDT Readers get 15% off with MILITARYDISNEY at checkout

Other Planning Resources

Buy Your Magic Bands at the Disney Store

Best Ever First Timers WDW Book The Easy Guide to Your First Walt Disney World Visit

YourFirstVisit.net The premier website for first time visitors to Walt Disney World!

The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World The Ultimate WDW Guide!

TouringPlans.com - The website of the Unofficial Guide - Crowd Forecasts, Pre-made Touring Plan, plus lots of detailed info

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