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Will The Walt Disney Company Renew the Disney Armed Forces Military Salute Discount For 2020?
Will Disney continue to extend their Military Discounted Ticket and Resort Room Offer?
Military Disney Tips has been the first to publish the previous announcements of the Armed Forces Salute continuations, since September 2012. We have contacts in the Disney Company both official and unofficial as well as other friends in the Disney related industry. These contacts allow us to keep ouu fingertip on the pulse of the company in regards to military discounts.
Keep checking this page for updates on any Military Disney Discounts for 2020.
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.
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.
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