Disney Now Honors PHS and NOAA Officers with Military Discount Tickets
Last week Disney announced on its Disney World and Disneyland websites that it was extending the Disney Armed Forces Salute benefits to Public Health Service and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration officers. These Uniformed Services will now receive the same theme park admission prices Disney has long provided to members of the five military services, as well as the same Resort room discounts. This new eligibility started on 3 January 2016.
Effective as of January 3, 2016, Disney Military Promotional Tickets may be purchased by active or retired members of the Commissioned Corps of the Public Health Service (PHS) and the Commissioned Corps of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Spouses of PHS and NOAA Members also qualify if they are able to present valid and active U.S. Military IDs in the absence of active PHS or NOAA Personnel.”
Disney Theme Park Tickets
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 during the 2016 Salute offer period.
These tickets are non-refundable.
The tickets are valid for the entire length of the offer period, 3 January through 19 December 2016.
Days on the tickets do not need to be used consecutively. Any days left on the tickets will expire at the end of the offer period.
Tickets purchased at Base Ticket Offices (except Shades of Green) and not direct from Disney or Shades of Green must be activated prior to first use in person by the military member or spouse.
Once the tickets are activated the party can 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.
Tickets can be obtained at any Defense Department or Military Service Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) ticket office on a military installation, Shades of Green’s Ticket Office, or directly from Disney’s Ticket Windows (Tax added at WDW).
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 may book up to a maximum of 3* rooms at Walt Disney World Resort and 2 rooms at the Disneyland Resort at a 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 discount offered varies based upon resort category from 30 to 40% off.
This discount may be used as many times as you’d like during the offer period and may be used at both WDW and Disneyland.
For full details on this offer see our Disney Armed Forces Salute Page.
There are many rules and exclusions for this special offer, see our Disney Armed Forces Salute Page for ticket prices, rules, and restrictions!
Note: PHS and NOAA Officers should be aware that Disney has very bad internal communication and training regarding military discounts! It is rare for a military member to get correct information from Disney’s external communications outlets. While this new benefit is in its infancy stages you should be prepared for Disney cast members to not know about this change and tell you that you are not eligible (via phone, online chat, email, and in person). If this occurs, politely escalate your issue up the Disney chain of command (Lead, Supervisor, Manager). The Commissioned Officers Association of the USPHS Recommends that you print Disney World’s official website and bring it with you, just in case.
Disneyland in California has not yet added PHS and NOAA Officer’s eligibility to their website. It should be noted that Walt Disney World and Disneyland have in the past had differing policies regarding and implementations of the Disney Armed Forces Salute.
I’m attempting to clarify with Disney.
This change is long overdue. PHS and NOAA Officers have always been eligible for all the other MWR and Ticket Office benefits including stays at Shades of Green on Walt Disney World property that the military services receive.
And The Disney Cruise Line proudly displays a plaque on its ships that they work closely with the PHS to reduce the chance of transmitted illnesses.
More Info for PHS and NOAA Officers
Information on Shades of Green the Military Hotel on Disney World property
See all the current Shades of Green Discounts and Packages
A Special Note on Shades of Green Discounts: Something to be aware of is that Shades constantly changes the dates and discounts offered of their specials and packages.
Shades of Green Links
- Shades of Green
- Military Members Review and Rate Shades of Green
- Shades of Green Rooms
- Shades of Green Room Rates
- Disney Tickets at Shades of Green
- Links to Everything Shades of Green
- Shades of Green Blog Tour
- Magic Bands for Shades of Green Guests
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.