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Disney's Armed Forces Salute Military Discount Continues for 2020!

 

Disney Armed Forces Salute Military Discount

Walt Disney World and Disneyland have a great military discount, the Armed Forces Salute. The Salute is a special temporary offer which has been renewed on a year by year basis since January 2009.

The Disney Armed Forces Salute offers Disney theme park tickets at over half off the regular price and Disney resort rooms at up to a 30% to 40% discount!

 

There are also permanent ticket offers available, though they are not as attractive.

Below you find this sometimes complex information explained and divided into several categories which are:

This page is quite long and detailed (sorry) but there is a lot of complex info to explain!


Disney Armed Forces Salute Eligibility

Are you eligible for the Disney Armed Forces Salute?

Here is the list of who is eligible for this discount, as set by the DoD and Disney:

Current military members:

  • Active
  • Reserve
  • National Guard
  • Coast Guard
  • Commissioned Corps of the Public Health Service (PHS)
  • Commissioned Corps of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Retired military members:

  • Active
  • Reserve
  • National Guard
  • Coast Guard
  • Commissioned Corps of the Public Health Service (PHS)
  • Commissioned Corps of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

100% Service Connected Disabled with the DAVPRM code on their military issued ID.

Spouses in place of the member (not Civil Service or Contractor). Note the Disney Armed Forces Salute benefit is for the member only. While spouses may use their member's benefit, they are not entitled to a benefit of their own. They only use the discounts in place of the member. Non-spouse dependents (kids) are not eligible.

Unremarried Widows are entitled to their departed spouse’s discounts (not Civil Service or Contractor).

Foreign partners/Coalition partners stationed at a US base are eligible. They must have a permanent US Military issued ID (CAC card with blue stripe).

 

Still not sure if you qualify or not in one of these categories? Check our Military Discount Finder

Or see Disney's ID Guide for the Disney Armed Forces Salute

 

 

Have a question? Read our Disney Armed Forces Salute Frequently Asked Questions page for detailed questions and answers about this special temporary discount offer.

 

Disney Armed Forces Salute Overview

The 2019 Salute starts on 1 January 2019 and runs through 19 December 2019.

The 2020 Salute starts on 1 January 2020 and runs through dates between 18 December 2020 (17 December for rooms at Disneyland).

These are special temporary offers which run for this specified period of time and have dates on which they cannot be used.

The Disney Armed Forces Salute allows qualified individuals (see above) to purchase steeply discounted Disney theme park tickets. These tickets are totally separate from the Regular Military Discounted Magic Your Way tickets available at local military bases and Shades of Green (Disney World's Military Resort).

The Disney Armed Forces Salutes also offer outstanding discounts on Disney Resort rooms.

The Disney Armed Forces Salute is offered at both Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida and Disneyland in Anaheim, California and may be used at both during the Salute offer.

 

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Disney Armed Forces Salute Theme Park Ticket Discounts

This section deals with the Salute admission tickets for the Disney theme parks

 

The Disney Armed Forces Salute offers special military tickets. These tickets are for a specified number of days and come in several varieties.

Qualified individuals may purchase up to a maximum of 6* theme park tickets per military member during the 2019 Salute offer periods.

One ticket must be used by the member or spouse, the rest can be used by anyone else.

These tickets are non-refundable.

The tickets are valid for the entire length of the offer periods (with certain excluded dates):

  • 2019 Disney Armed Forces Salute - 1 January through 19 December 2019
  • 2020 Disney Armed Forces Salute - 1 January through 18 December 2020

Days on the tickets do not need to be used consecutively. Any days left on the tickets will expire at the end of each offer period. Tickets from 2019 cannot be used in 2020!

Tickets purchased at all military resellers (except Shades of Green) and not directly from Disney must be activated prior to first use in person by the military member or spouse. See Salute Ticket Activation Procedures

Once the tickets are activated the party may split up. For example some go to one park and some to another, or even use the tickets on different days. The Military ID is checked only upon ticket activation.

 

2019 Disney Armed Forces Salute

 

Walt Disney World in Orlando Florida

Disney Armed Forces Salute Tickets come and in two types at WDW:

  • The Theme Park Hopper Option, which allows you to visit multiple parks on the same day
  • The Theme Park Hopper Plus Option, which allows 4 entrances to a variety of non-theme Park Disney venues in addition to your 4 theme park days

MDT Guide to Park Hopping

2019 WDW Salute Tickets

For 2019 Disney Armed Forces Salute Tickets come in 2 lengths, 4-day and 5-day.

Disney World 2019 Armed Forces Salute Prices (Valid 1 January through 19 December 2019)

  • Four-Day Park Hopper Tickets for $241.00
  • Four-Day Park Hopper Plus Tickets for $291.00
  • Five-Day Park Hopper Tickets for $257.00
  • Five-Day Park Hopper Plus Tickets for $307.00

Disney has not announced Spring Blockout Dates for the 2019 WDW Ticket Offer. (there are Blockouts for Disneyland, see below).

2020 WDW Salute Tickets

For 2020 Disney Armed Forces Salute Tickets come in 3 lengths, 4-day, 5-day, and 6-day.

Disney World 2020 Armed Forces Salute Prices (Valid 1 January through 18 December 2020)

  • Four-Day Park Hopper Tickets for $265.00
  • Four-Day Park Hopper Plus Tickets for $315.00
  • Five-Day Park Hopper Tickets for $283.00
  • Five-Day Park Hopper Plus Tickets for $333.00
  • Six-Day Park Hopper Tickets for $301.00
  • Six-Day Park Hopper Plus Tickets for $351.00

These tickets can be purchased at Shades of Green, your local Base Ticket Office, or Disney Theme Park ticket booths (Sales tax will be added at Disney World ticket booths).

If you do not have a base near you see this page for other options.

If you initially purchase only the Hopper option, you may add on the Plus Option later for the price difference - $50 plus tax.

You may also upgrade any Disney Armed Forces Salute ticket to an annual or seasonal pass for the price difference between the Salute price and the full price pass plus tax..

Disney Armed Forces Salute tickets purchased from Disney or Base Ticket Offices must be upgraded at a Disney World ticket or Guest Relations window.

Disney Armed Forces Salute tickets purchased at Shades of Green may be upgraded there to a ticket with the Plus Option, or to annual or seasonal passes.

Note These tickets need to be activated at WDW prior to entering a theme park, see: Disney Armed Forces Salute Ticket Activation - MDT's How To Guide

Linking your military tickets to your My Disney Experience account does not activate your tickets! You will still need to do so at Disney with a valid military ID!


FastPass Plus - All military discounted tickets including the Disney Armed Forces Salute tickets are able to be linked to your My Disney Experience account. You can then make your advance FP+ reservations the correct number of days ahead based on where you are staying.

  • Disney Resorts (including Shades of Green, Swan and Dolphin, & and Disney Springs Hotels) - 60 Days
  • Non Disney Resorts - 30 Days
  • Day Guests - 30 Days

More on the new FastPass Plus System

See the bottom of this page for more restrictions

Disneyland in Anaheim California

At Disneyland Disney Armed Forces Salute tickets are Park Hoppers and come in 3-day and 4-day lengths.

2019 Disneyland Salute Tickets

Disneyland 2019 Armed Forces Salute Prices (Valid 1 January through 19 December 2019)

  • Three-Day Park Hopper Tickets for $178.00
  • Four-Day Park Hopper Tickets for $198.00

MDT Guide to Park Hopping

Disneyland 2019 Ticket Blockout dates (Dates that these tickets may not be used):

  • 14 - 22 April 2019

Why are there Blockout Dates?

2020 Disneyland Salute Tickets

Disneyland 2020 Armed Forces Salute Prices (Valid 1 January through 18 December 2020)

  • Three-Day Park Hopper Tickets for $184.00
  • Four-Day Park Hopper Tickets for $204.00

2020 Salute tickets available for purchase: 5 November 2019

MDT Guide to Park Hopping

Disneyland 2020 Ticket Blockout dates (Dates that these tickets may not be used):

  • 5 - 12 April 2020

Why are there Blockout Dates?

These tickets can be purchased at Your local Base Ticket Office, or Disneyland Ticket Booths and Resort Hotels (for registered guests).

If you do not have a base near you see this page for other options.

Note These tickets need to be activated at Disneyland prior to entering a theme park, see: Disney Armed Forces Salute Ticket Activation - MDT's How To Guide

At Disneyland Salute Tickets are not valid for Magic Morning early entry admission.

 

Disney Armed Forces Salute Ticket Limit Rules

* For families larger than 6, Disney states "Exceptions should be made for immediate families larger than six people." For example, if a family has five children, Disney will allow all members of the family to purchase Disney Military Promotion Tickets, for Mom, Dad, and the five kids. See this post for more info

See the bottom of this page for more restrictions

 

Military Discount Ticket Options for Disney and other Parks

Disney Resort Room Discounts for Military Members

This section deals with the Salute discounts on Disney Resort Rooms

The Disney Armed Forces Salute offers Disney resort rooms at both Walt Disney World and Disneyland at a great discount.

Qualified individuals (see above) may book up to a maximum of 3 rooms at Walt Disney World Resort and 2 rooms with up to 5 people in each at the Disneyland Resort at any time during the period of the Disney Armed Forces Salute. All rooms must be in the same resort and check in on the same day. The member or spouse must occupy one of the rooms.

This discount may be used as many times as you'd like during the offer period and may be used at both Walt Disney World and Disneyland.

There are Blockout dates during which Disney does not offer these discounts. These are "peak attendance" dates.

Please note, the discount amount, number of rooms, and room types at these rates are limited so you might have to be flexible (dates, resort, room type) in order to get the discount. See this post: How Disney Armed Forces Salute Room Discounts Work

Length of stay requirements may apply.

Walt Disney World in Orlando Florida

Dates the discount may be used:

  • 1 January 2019 through 19 December 2019
  • 1 January 2020 through 18 December 2020

Blockout dates during which the Walt Disney World Salute Room Offer offer may not be used during 2019 are:

  • 5 - 18 April 2020

Why are there Blockout Dates?

Please Note: That since 2018 the discount percentages began being offered on a sliding scale, see: How Disney Armed Forces Salute Room Discounts Work.

  • Up to 40% off Deluxe Resorts
  • Up to 35% off Moderates and Fort Wilderness Cabins
  • Up to 30% off Value Resorts

See the full list of eligible resorts below!

See this page for information on Disney World's Resorts

At Walt Disney World you may add any paid Disney Dining Plan to your Disney Armed Forces Salute room reservation!

Disneyland in Anaheim California

  • 1 January 2019 through 19 December 2019
  • 1 January 2020 through 17 December 2020

Begin Booking for 2020 on 3 October 2019!

Blockout dates during which the Disneyland Salute Room Offer offer may not be used are:

There are no Blockout dates during which the Disneyland Salute Room Offer may not be used during 2019 or 2020!

Please Note: That since 2018 the discount percentages began being offered on a sliding scale, see: How Disney Armed Forces Salute Room Discounts Work.

  • Up to 40% off at the Grand Californian
  • Up to 35% off at the Disneyland Hotel
  • Up to 30% of at the Paradise Pier

See this page for information on Disneyland Hotels

At Disneyland the offer is valid for standard rooms only. Not valid on previously booked rooms.

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Disney Armed Forces Salute Room Rules

When booking more than one room at these rates all rooms must check in on the same day, in the same resort. The military sponsor (or spouse) must occupy one of the rooms.

The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited.

May not be combined with any other discount or promotion.

Additional per-adult charges will apply if there are more than two adults per room.

See the very bottom of this page for more restrictions

WDW Resort Hotels included in This Offer

  • Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
  • Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort
  • Disney's All-Star Music Resort
  • Disney's All-Star Sports Resort
  • Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge
  • Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas – Jambo House
  • Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village
  • Disney's Art of Animation Resort – Family Suites only
  • Disney's Beach Club Resort
  • Disney's Beach Club Villas
  • Disney's BoardWalk Inn
  • Disney's BoardWalk Villas
  • Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort
  • Disney's Contemporary Resort
  • Disney's Coronado Springs Resort
  • Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
  • Disney's Old Key West Resort
  • Disney's Polynesian Village Resort
  • Disney's Polynesian Villas & Bungalows – Studios only
  • Disney's Pop Century Resort
  • Disney’s Port Orleans – French Quarter
  • Disney's Port Orleans Resort – Riverside
  • Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
  • Disney's Wilderness Lodge
  • Disney's Yacht Club Resort
  • Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground (Cabins only)

WDW Offer excludes the following room types:

  • 3-Bedroom Villas
  • Campsites
  • Copper Creek Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
  • The Little Mermaid Standard Rooms at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort
  • Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows

Disneyland Resort Offer excludes the following:

  • Concierge rooms and suites, except Paradise, Artisan, Junior and Regal suites

 

 

 

Other Military Discounted Room Options

2019 Disney's Military Discount on Magic Maker & PhotoPass+

Walt Disney World and Disneyland are offering military discounts on WDW Memory Maker and Disneyland PhotoPass+ for 2019!

PhotoPass+ and Memory Maker are Disney’s two programs with witch you can have Disney’s professional photographers document your Disney World Vacation.

Disney is offering a huge discount on these photo services, Memory Maker at Walt Disney World and PhotoPlus+ Package at the Disneyland Resort.

See our PhotoPass+ and Memory Maker Military Discount Announcement Post

 


Be sure to check out our Military Discount Finder

Find dicounts based on your military status

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The Disney Cruise Line Military Discounts

The Disney Cruise Line Military Discounts

While not part of the Armed Forces Salute, the Disney Cruise Line continues to offer Military discounts throughout the year.

Please see our Disney Cruise Page for more information!

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Top FAQ Items For This Topic

We have put lots of time and effort into putting together all of the most asked questions.

Please check out our Full Disney Armed Forces Salute FAQ

You can also check out our FAQ Friday Blog Posts by topic:

Disney Armed Forces Salute – General

Disney Armed Forces Salute – Tickets

Disney Armed Forces Salute – Resort Rooms

These are the top Frequently Asked Questions. Go back to the top of the page to read all of the detailed information.

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Disney Military Tickets – Your Start to Finish Guide

What’s the Right Military Discounted Disney Ticket for Me?

WDW's Park Hopper Plus Option Information

Technology

Disney World's new Fast Pass Plus (FP+) system and the Magic Bands are great new benefits that are part of the set of new technologies collectively known as Disney Next Gen or My Magic Plus.

Disney Technology Overview Page

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Waiting On Your Walt Disney World FastPass Plus Window To Open (what you'll see in your account)

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Memory Maker and PhotoPass

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Disney World Lines iPhone App - Current Crowds, Recommended Parks, Wait Times, & Fastpass Return Times on your iPhone (Free)

My Disney Experience - The Official Disney iPhone App (Free)





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