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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.

I can honestly say that learning about Military Disney Tips is the only reason I am so prepared for my family’s upcoming, once in a lifetime trip. If it wasn’t for all the wonderful advise I would not have been prepared for the 2017 Salute to the Military release nor would we have received a pretty awesome 30% discount off our room. I have so many notes and tips stored away to make our trip magical so thank you, thank you, thank you. - Lisa L.

I just discovered Military Disney Tips recently and I’m so glad I did. I had no idea how wonderful Shades of Green seems to be. I’m so exciting about our first visit. I didn’t know all the wonderful tips for Military families. I have referred to this website many times during the planning of our upcoming trip in March. Thank you for all you do. It’s truely great!! - Michelle S.

I came upon this page during our initial stages of planning our February 2017 Disney World trip and it has been so extremely helpful not only in its content, but when I have a question, I know I can count on Steve to get the answer and get it quickly. It has been my go-to website and I would not be so prepared and informed without it. This website is a staple for this vacation and for our future trips (hopefully!!!) to Disney. - Amy M.

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.

Just taking a minute for a HUGE thank you for all you do. Your invaluable info gave my family (7 of us including the grandkids) the BEST 2 week Disney World vacation last Oct. - Krissy P.

Military Disney Tips is my go to site for current and correct information for the military community. As soon as Disney made their announcement for the Armed Forces Salute continuing Through 2017 it was on MDT. No speculation, just the actual facts that will help us make important decisions for our vacation budget. - SherryAnne S.

Shades of Green at Walt Disney World - Discount Specials and Packages

Shades of Green at Walt Disney World has been offering many great discounts and packages since Disney came out with their Armed Forces Salute in 2009.

These discounts are a great compliment to the Disney Armed Forces Salute ticket discount.

On this page you'll find all of the current Military Discounts that are available from Shades of Green. Some of these are room only discounts, some include 2 adult breakfasts per day, and occasionally they will include dinner as well.


Shades of Green occasionally offers varied short discounts to fill their rooms. Some of the recent discounts have been for small blocks of days rather than long periods and they've been discontinued as soon as the time frame they are trying to fill is full.

SHades of Green Discount Packeges

I've divided Shades of Green's Discounts into 2 categories

Note: Something to be aware of is that Shades of Green constantly changes the dates and amount of discounts offered on their specials and packages. They will make the initial announcement and then as rooms begin to fill up they will reduce the available dates and/or the amount of the savings. I've seen month-long specials at 40% off be reduced to a smattering of days at 20% off.
I do try to keep up with this, but they make no announcements of changes so I have to discover changes as they come out.

Shades of Green is the final authority on the discounts they are currently offering!

If they tell you there is no discount available, then there isn't. Do not say "But I saw it on Military Disney Tips." and demand it. I just might not have seen their change yet. If you do encounter this, please let me know the discount has changed!



Please Note: Shades of Green started a 50 million dollar renovation of their Magnolia Wing in September 2017. The renovation is expected to last from 18 to 24 months! Due to this we can expect discounts that used to be announced well in advance to be announced much closer to the discounted time-frame and for the dates and incentives to be less than we have seen in the past.


Shades of Green's Short Term Discounts

Savings in August - 17 - 18 & 23 - 25 August 2019 (Includes Breakfast)

August Savings - 19 - 21 August 2019 (Room Only)

Savings in September - 6 - 15 September 2019 (Includes Breakfast)

September Savings - 1 - 5, 16 - 19 & 30 September 2019 (Room Only)

Savings in October - 1 - 4 & 26 - 30 October 2019 (Includes Breakfast)

Savings in November - 11 - 17 November 2019 (Includes Breakfast)

November Savings - 18 - 21 November 2019 (Includes Breakfast)

Savings in January - 5 - 7 January 2020 (Includes Breakfast)

January Savings - 13 - 26, & 31 January 2020 (Includes Breakfast)

February Savings - 1 - 6, & 29 February 2020 (Includes Breakfast)

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Shades of Green Discount Packages Review – Your Total Cost

Note: Shades of Green has always placed banner ads on their home page for all of their current short term discounts, but part way through 2016 they began placing banner ads for months with no short term discounts which feature the Red, White, & Blue and Sunrise Packages (see below) for certain days of the month that they want to fill. With their website redesign in early 2018 they now have all monthly discounts on one dedicated page. The months with special discounts are mixed in with months that only feature the Red, White, & Blue and Sunrise Packages. The Red, White, & Blue and Sunrise Packages offer almost No Discount!

Shades of Green's Long Term (Year-Round) Discounts

Red White and Blue Salute Package Ongoing - Room & meal discount

Sunrise Packages Ongoing - Room & meal discount

See this post: Shades of Green’s Year-Round Packages – Are They A Good Deal?

Special Non-Retired Veterans Program

Salute to our Veterans - September and January Only


Shades of Green's Traditional Discounts - See when discounts have been available in the past and when to expect them to come out

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Shades of Green Reservations office toll free at (888) 593-2242; the Shades of Green Reservations office is open Monday through Friday from 0700-1700 eastern time and 0700-1400 Saturday, closed Sunday and on all Federal Holidays.

You can leave Comments and Questions about this page on the Shades of Green Comment Page.
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Shades of Green Restaurant Info

Magnolia Spa

Laundry Rooms

Alamo Rent a Car

Wedding Gazebo

Split Stays at Walt Disney World Resorts and Shades of Green 

Shades of Green Recreation

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Shades of Green Pools

Shades of Green Fitness Center

Family Technology Center


You can leave Comments and Questions about this page on the General Comment Page.
Also see what others have asked. (please be specific as this comment page serves many topics)

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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

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

The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World The Ultimate WDW Guide! - The website of the Unofficial Guide - Crowd Forecasts, Pre-made Touring Plan, plus lots of detailed info

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