Non-Retired Veterans are eligible to stay at Shades of Green Resort on Disney Property
Are you one of the many who served your country in the US Military but did not retire?
With their "Salute to Our Veterans" Program, Shades of Green accepts reservations from non-retired US military veterans for stays in January and September.
Shades of Green the military resort located on Walt Disney World property began this offer for non-retired Vets in September 2010.
(Current military membners and retirees are eligible for the Disney Armed Forces Salute)
Eligibility Requirements are:
- Those who served in the military for less than 20 years and received an honorable discharge are eligible to stay at Shades of Green during the months of January and September only. A DD-214 is required at check-in as proof of your honorable discharge.
You may obtain a copy of your DD-214 by clicking here if you don't have one.
Shades of Green Basic Information
Rooms and Reservations: Maximum number of rooms per sponsor is three (this includes suites). Maximum number of guests in standard, poolside, or ADA rooms is five; junior suites sleep a maximum of six guests; suites sleep eight guests total.
Military sponsors should not reserve additional rooms under their name for other eligible military/DoD sponsors. Sponsored guests must be accompanied by the military/DoD sponsor at check-in and throughout the entire stay.
A room reserved with multiple sponsors should be reserved based on the highest-ranking person. Reservations are not transferable.
Room Rates: Room Rates are based upon verification of DD-214 at the time of check-in. Guest showing their DD-214 with an Honorable Discharge will pay the Category #2 rate.
Please click here for Room Rate details. Room Rates are based on two adults occupying a standard room and four adults occupying the suites; for single occupancy, subtract $2 from the listed rate. Add $15 per additional adult 18 years or older.
Amenities: All rooms include refrigerator, coffee maker, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, and in-room safe. Due to fire codes, any additional cooking appliances (such as microwaves) are not allowed in guest-rooms.
Pets: Pets are not permitted.
Smoking: Shades of Green is a smoke-free resort.
Make your Reservation by calling Shades of Green at (888) 593-2242 or reserve online
NOTE: The John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 authorizes disabled vets (non 100% perm) and their caregivers to use Morale, Welfare and Recreation facilities, which Shades of Green is, starting in January 2020. However Shades current statement on this is: "At this time, we have not received the official notice of beginning this or the full details."
Detailed Shades of Green Information
Please check out the links below, the content they link to will give you a great overview of what Shades of Green has to offer.
One of the great benefits is the Shades of Green ticket sales office where they sell Military Discounted Tickets for all local area attractions (including Disney). When staying there using this program you may buy any ticket they sell at the military discount rate, except the Disney Armed Forces Salute tickes which require a current ID for use.
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