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Disney World for Military Families
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The Essential Guide to Shades of Green

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Orlando Shuttle Service Military Discounts


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Disney World Stroller Military Discount



Extended Stay America Military Discount

Extended Stay America has 4 Orlando Theme Park Locations Always at or below local per diem rates! Military Exclusive - Save up to 40% off with code: MG9MD Offer good for one reservation booked online at by midnight EST 12/31/19, with a check-out date on or before 4/30/20

Disney World Military Discounts on Strollers

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Shades of Green Services, Activities and Entertainment

Guest services (open 0700-1700)
Attraction ticket sales (open 0800-2100)
AAFES Store (0700-2100)
Video arcades
Restaurants, lounge and sports bar
Banquet Facilities
Room Service. Available during breakfast 0700-1100 and dinner 1600-2300
Laundry facilities (open 0900-2300), coin operated, detergent vending available
Fitness Center (open 24 hours a day)
Automated teller machines, near the Java Cafe and the Express Cafe
Two championship golf courses and a 9-hole executive course
Two lighted tennis courts (open 24 hours a day)
Two heated swimming pools (open 10am-10pm)
Hot tub (open 0700-2200)
Children's pool and play area
Massage at the Magnolia Spa
Early entry (or stay after the park closes) into select WDW attractions
Package Delivery from the Theme Parks
Photo Magic photographic services
Shady Shuttle on resort transportation
Alamo rental car is located in the main lobby
Airline Check-in
Internet/Telephone Services (Free wifi)
Television Stations
Remember the Fun Walkway
Transportation to the Theme Parks
Resort Parking $9.00 per day
Walking Distance to Walt Disney's Polynesian Resort
Penny and Quarter Presses
Scooter rentals at Shades of Green
Raytheon Technology Center



Guest Services is available to assist you in planning your vacation during your stay at SoG. Open daily from 0700-1700. Information on dinner shows, theater and other events off property as well as brochures and maps. They can also arrange dining reservations, child care services and taxi pick-ups. You can also schedule your Round of Golf at any of Disney's golf courses and receive a discount on rates. Specials are available for Florida residents. Guest Services is located on the lobby level across from AAFES.

Massage at the Magnolia Spa is located by the Mill Pond pool. Services include poolside and in room Swedish, Deep Tissue or Sports massage, Aromatherapy and Reflexology. Reservations recommended. Click here for mor info.

Photo Magic photographic services are available in the main lobby. Schedule your individual, family or group portrait session. Additional services include flash memory to CD transfer. Check with the lobby desk for details.

Shady Shuttle is an 8 seat golf cart that transports guests around property. The shuttle runs from 0800 to 1800, except during inclement weather.

BAGS (Baggage Airline Guest Services) is a remote airline check-in service allowing airline passengers to check their luggage and receive their boarding passes from the hotel lobby. Visit the Bell stand for price, instructions, and times. Participating airlines: American, Jet Blue, Alaska, Northwest, Air Tran, Continental, Delta, United, US Airways, and Southwest.

Internet/Telephone Services. Raytheon has generously provided four computers in a special lounge to check e-mail and surf the internet free of charge. The Lounge is located neat the AAFES General Store.

Guests can now enjoy Free WiFi service throughout the resort. The following are WiFi Hot Spots: all guest rooms, all lobby areas, Evergreens, Garden Gallery, Mangino's, Express Cafe, and both pool areas.

Telephone rates are local and 800 numbers .50/first 30 minutes; .75 additional 30 minute intervals; Additional information is indicated on rate card in rooms.


TV stations: Information, Room Service, Attractions, TWC, NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, PBS, CW, Univision, Disney, Toon Disney, NICK, ABC Family, Toon, Animal Planet, Military, Nat Geo, Discovery, History, Showtime, Show Too, Show Case, Show Extreme, CNN HLN, CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, Fox News, Golf, Speed, CSTV, Big 10, NFL, TBS, TNT, USA, FX, Spike, AE, TLC, TVONE, AMC, Sy Fy, Comedy, ESPN, ESPN2 (subject to change)

The Remember the Fun walkway is located in the center of the property near the gazebo and boasts the names and messages of Shades of Green guests. Bricks can be purchased at the East Meets West Gift Shop for $75. Personalized cards will be sent to the recipient of the brick, or you can choose to surprise them by having a brick in place before they arrive at Shades of Green! Bricks are 4x8 inches; limit two lines, 17 characters per line, including spaces and punctuation.

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Disney Tech

Magic Bands for Shades of Green Guests

FastPass Plus and Magic Bands

Shades of Green Amenities

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Shades of Green Services

Shades of Green Shopping

Shades of Green Transportation

Shades of Green's WDW Bus Stops

ID Checks on Shades of Green Buses

Dining Options at Shades of Green

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

Shades of Green Activities/Services

Shades of Green Pools

Shades of Green Fitness Center

Family Technology Center


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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.

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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

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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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