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Disney Guidebooks By MDT

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


Military Disney Tips' Recommended
Disney Travel Agent

Save on your Disney Vacation With Military Discounts in 2017

Ears of Experience Disney Only Travel Agency. Military family owned and operated! They know all the ins and outs of Disney military discounts!



Military Discounts for You

Military Discounted Scooters/ECVs

Military Discouned Stroller Rentals

Orlando Limo Service

Mil Discount Extended Stay America

 

Disney World Military Discounts on Strollers

Use the code THANKS at checkout for your Military Discount


Transportation for Guests of Shades of Green

 

See our new Transportation Overview Page

Getting to Shades of Green

Those staying at Shades of Green are NOT eligible for Disney's Magical Express and must find their own way to Shades of Green from the Orlando Airport.

Military Disney Tips has negotiated a Military Discount with Orlando Shuttle Service. This special offer is exclusive to MDT Readers, you’ll get $15 off the basic round trip pricing of private transportation to ANY Orlando hotel or resort when you book at Orlando Shuttle Service. Just enter the promo code MDT15. This code is valid online or via phone.

Uber - Free ride up to $15 by signing up via this link for Uber (or use the promo code steveb14703ue if the link doesn’t work). This promo is for your first ride only, any value not used expires so this is not good for a quick hop across WDW property, but it is perfect for a ride from Orlando International to WDW.

Lyft - $5 credit towards your first ride when you sign up for Lyft using this link. This promo is for your first ride only, this is perfect for a quick hop across WDW property.

See our post on how to split your stay between Shades of Green and a Disney resort: Split Stays at Walt Disney World Resorts and Shades of Green 

 

Once you arrive at Shades of Green its easy to get around

A great benefit to staying at Shades of Green is the complimentary bus transportation to the Walt Disney World Theme Parks and to the Transportation and Ticket Center.

Shades of Green buses run throughout the day on a seasonal schedule. ADA options include ramps and lifts for certain designated routes. Shuttles and transportation to other areas around Central Florida are available at an additional charge.

The bus loading area conveniently located in the front of the resort on the lower level. Click here for pictures and directions to the Shades of Green bus loading area.


Note: In order to use Shades of Green's fleet of buses, all adults will have to show either a military ID AND their Shades of Green resort ID (non military sponsored guests show their photo ID).



Shades of Green's Bus System

Shades of Green's Bus System

Shades of Green Bus Schedule.

Shades bus service to each park starts 45 minutes prior to park opening.

Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, & Blizzard Beach: Operates once per half hour
Leaves Shades of Green at 15 and 45 past the hour
Leaves Animal Kingdom at 10 minutes before the hour (From the charter bus area)
Leaves Hollywood Studios on the hour (Space 60 in the Charter Area)
Leaves Blizzard Beach on the hour (Space 1 in bus area)

Downtown Disney/Typhoon Lagoon: Operates once per hour
Leaves Shades of Green on the half hour 
Leaves Typhoon Lagoon at 10 till the hour (Space 9)
Leaves Downtown Disney on the hour (From the West Side Loop)

Transportation and Ticket Center: Operates every 20 minutes
Leaves Shades of Green at 10, 30, and 50 past the hour
Bus leaves Transportation and Ticket Center starting at 20 and 40 past the hour (Space 10)

From the Transportation and Ticket Center you can take a monorail to the Magic Kingdom or EPCOT, or board Disney World transportation buses bound for The other Disney Theme Parks.

Shades buses do start running early and run late for specific theme parks on days that they have Extra Magic Hours and also for special late night events like Mickey’s Not-So Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.

Click Here to see Shades of Green's current bus schedule

ID Checks on Shades of Green Buses

 

 

Walt Disney World Transportation System

Shades of Green guests have access to the Walt Disney Transportation System which includes: monorail, ferry boat and bus transportation all over Disney World property.

Walking / Disney's Monorail

Shades of Green is located within walking distance of Disney's Polynesian Resort. It's about a ten or fifteen minute walk. From there you can take the monorail to the Magic Kingdom, the Transportation and Ticket Center (to transfer to the EPCOT monorail or WDW buses to other destinations), or visit other Magic Kingdom Resorts. Click here for pictures and directions to the Polynesian Resort.

Shades of Green New Security Gate 

Shady Shuttle

The Shady Shuttle will run you around Shades' property and half way to the Polynesian for the walk to the monorail station

Parking

Shades of Green has a large parking garage and there is a $11.00 fee per day for it's use.

Shades of Green Guests pay $25 per day if they choose to drive their cars to the Disney theme parks.

Getting back to Shades of Green from the Magic Kingdom Parking Lot. Don't go miles out of your way when driving a car!

Epcot Parking for Shades of Green's Guests

Universal and Sea World Shuttle Bus

Shades of Green operates a shuttle bus to Universal or Sea World. You need to make a reservation 24 hours in advance with the Shades of Green ticket counter. The round trip cost is $ 10.00 per adult and $ 5.00 per child. Under 4 is free.

Departs Shades of Green Lobby (Lobby Level) promptly at 8:15am Return trip from Universal 6:30pm Return trip from Sea World 6:45pm.

Car Rental

Alamo Car Rental has a kiosk conveniently located in the Shades of Green lobby.

You can leave Comments and Questions about this page on the Shades of Green Comment Page.
Also see what others have asked.

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Shades of Green Menu

Shades of Green Information

Shades of Green Main Page

Military Members Review and Rate Shades of Green

Shades of Green Guest Rooms

Shades of Green Poolside Rooms

Shades of Green Suites

Shades of Green's History

How do I get to Shades of Green?

Shades of Green Resort Layout

Shades compared to a Disney Value Resort

Shades compared to a Disney Moderate Resort

Shades compared to a Disney Deluxe Resort

Walk to the Polynesian from Shades of Green

Shades of Green New Security Gate 

Shipping items to Shades of Green at Walt Disney World 

Shades of Green's Grounds

Shades of Green Pictures

Shades of Green Tour on the MDT Blog, Lots of informative posts on the resort

Shades of Green Blog Posts

Shades of Green FAQ

Shades of Green Rates and Packages

Shades of Green Eligibility

Shades of Green Room Rates

Use Your Military Star Card at Shades of Green

Shades of Green Room Discounts

Shades of Green Discount Packages Review

Sponsoring Guests at Shades of Green

Shades of Green's Traditional Discounts

Shades of Green’s Shifting Military Discounts

How Do Disney World Resorts Compare To Shades of Green In Price?

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

Non Retired Veterans


Shades of Green Discounted Tickets

Shades of Green Attraction Ticket Sales Office

Shades of Green's Discounted Ticket Types

Shades of Green Ticket Prices

Pre-Purchase Your Theme Park Tickets

 

Disney Tech

Magic Bands for Shades of Green Guests

FastPass Plus and Magic Bands

Shades of Green Amenities

Shades of Green Disney Benefits

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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