Here are the Top
Three Two Military Tickets for Disney’s Theme Parks
In full disclosure, there are the only
Updated February 2022 for the discontinuation of Shades of Green Stars and Stripes Passes
Number 1 – Disney Armed Forces Salute Tickets
Note to non-retired veterans; you do not qualify for the Disney Armed Forces Salute, however there are Disney Veteran Discounts that you do qualify for. They are listed below. You should read this post about your benefits and then come back to this page.
The Disney Armed Forces Salute offers special highly discounted military tickets. These tickets are for a specified number of days and come in several varieties.
Because they are discounted so much, they have many rules that go along with their use.
Up to 6 2021 Disney Armed Forces Salute tickets may be purchased 1 January – 17 December 2021.
Up to 6 2022 Disney Armed Forces Salute tickets may be purchased 1 January – 16 December 2022.
These tickets are non-refundable.
The tickets are valid for use the entire length of the offer period,
Tickets from one offer period cannot be used in a different offer period!
The 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 military ticket offices (except Shades of Green) and not direct from Disney 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.
See our full Disney Armed Forces Salute Page
See our Ticket Activation Guide
Walt Disney World in Orlando Florida
Walt Disney World Armed Forces Salute Tickets come in 2 lengths, 4-day and 5-day:
2022 Walt Disney World Armed Forces Salute Tickets come and in four types:
- Theme Park Hopper Option, which allows you to visit multiple parks on the same day
- Theme Park Hopper Option with Genie+
- Theme Park Hopper Plus Option, which allows 4 entrances to a variety of non-theme Park Disney venues in addition to your 4 theme park days
- Theme Park Hopper with Plus and Genie+ Options
Up to 6 Walt Disney World Armed Forces Salute Tickets may be purchased and activated per eligible member.
These tickets can be purchased at Shades of Green, your local Base Ticket Office, or Disney Theme Park ticket booths (Sales tax will be added at Disney World ticket booths). If you do not have a base near you, see this page for purchase options.
Disney World 2022 Armed Forces Salute Prices
- 4-day Park Hopper – $329
- 4-day Park Hopper Plus – $359
- 5-day Park Hopper – $349
- 5-day Park Hopper Plus – $379
Disney World 2023 Armed Forces Salute Prices
- 4-day Park Hopper – $349
- 4-day Park Hopper Plus – $379
- 5-day Park Hopper – $369
- 5-day Park Hopper Plus – $399
Disneyland in Anaheim California
At Disneyland the Disney Armed Forces Salute tickets are 3 or 4 day in length.
2021-2022 Disneyland Salute Tickets
Disneyland Armed Forces Salute Tickets come in 2 lengths, 3-day and 4-day.
Disneyland 2021-2022 Armed Forces Salute Prices
- Three-Day Park Hopper Tickets for $225.00
- Four-Day Park Hopper Tickets for $260.00
Disneyland Ticket Blockout dates (Dates that these tickets may not be used):
- 17 December through 31 December 2021
- 9 April through 17 April 2022
Disneyland 2023 Armed Forces Salute Prices
- 3-day Park Hopper – $245
- 3-day Park Hopper with Genie+ – $320
- 4-day Park Hopper – $280
- 4-day Park Hopper with Genie+ – $380
At Disneyland Salute Tickets are not valid for Magic Morning early entry admission.
See our Disney Armed Forces Salute Page for full Disney Armed Forces Salute rules and exceptions.
Number 2 – Regular Military Discounted Disney Tickets
These tickets are identical to the general public Disney Magic Your Way Tickets at Walt Disney World and Theme Park Admission Tickets at Disneyland Resort but at a slightly reduced military rate.
How Much Do These Tickets Save You?
The savings offered by these tickets are nowhere as good as those offered by the Armed Forces Salute tickets, which is why they are often forgotten. These tickets will only save you anywhere from 4 to 8 percent off of what the general public pays at the Disney theme park gates for the same ticket (depending on the number of days and options you desire).
Walt Disney World Magic Your Way Ticket Prices at Shades of Green (Base Ticket Office prices are similar)
Disneyland Resort Ticket Prices (Typical Base Ticket Office price)
Why would You Want These Tickets?
They range in length from 1 to 10 days at Disney World and 1 to 5 days at Disneyland and they come with or without options (Park Hopping or Plus Option at WDW)
There are several reasons why you might want or need to purchase these tickets.
- A One Day Disney Trip
- One-Day Military Discounted Disney Tickets are less than the Armed Forces Salute tickets. For two days or more the AFS tickets are cheaper.
- Longer Disney Trips
- For stays over 6 to 8 days, some types of these Regular Military Discounted Disney Tickets can be cheaper than using back to back Armed Forces Salute Tickets.
- Large Parties
- Disney allows only 6 Armed Forces Salute Tickets per military member (with exceptions for larger immediate families) for each offer. If you have a large party who are not all your dependents, then you’ll need to buy these to have enough tickets.
- Your allotment of Armed Forces Salute Tickets is used up
- There is a maximum of 6 Armed Forces Salute tickets allowed per military member during each individual Salute Offer’s timeframe. If you’ve used yours up for the specific offer in question the regular military discount tickets are your next best option.
- You want to go to the Disney parks on days the Armed Forces Salute tickets are Blocked Out.
- There are days on which the AFS tickets are not valid
Where Can You Get All of These Tickets?
Disney Armed Forces Salute
You can buy the Disney Armed Forces Salute Tickets at your Base Information Ticket and Travel Office, the Shades of Green Ticket Office, the Orlando ITT, Disney World Ticket and Guest Services locations (with tax added), and at Disneyland Hotels, Ticket and Guest Services locations.
Regular Military Discounted Disney Tickets
Not at Disney! These tickets are not for sale at Walt Disney World or Disneyland ticket windows. You must buy them from a Military Reseller on a military installation.
At your Base Information Ticket and Travel Office which carry a variety of military discounted tickets, both for Disney and other venues.
Bases do not always carry a full complement of these Regular Military discounted Tickets. Because they might not have the type ticket you want in stock you should check at least 3 or 4 weeks prior to the date you want to have your tickets in hand so they can have time to order the kind you want if necessary. Note: Some bases may not be willing to order tickets…
A full complement of Military Discounted Disney World Magic Your Way Tickets is available at Shades of Green, the military owned and operated resort on Walt Disney World property. If your base can’t get what you want, Shades will have it.
Don’t live near a Base or Ticket Office?
Camp Pendleton and Shades of Green will sell you these tickets via FedEx.
Disney Tickets and Technology Links
Disney's Armed Forces Salute Tickets The biggest military discount available on tickets
- Disney Armed Forces Salute FAQ The questions that I get most often
Regular Disney Military Discount Tickets The permanent Disney Military Discount
Disney Military Tickets – Your Start to Finish Guide
What’s the Right Military Discounted Disney Ticket for Me?
11 Differences Between Disney Armed Forces Salute and Disney Regular Military Discounted Tickets
WDW's Park Hopper Plus Option Information
Disney Technology Overview Page
Memory Maker and PhotoPass+ Military Discounts
Linking Disney Military Tickets
Disney FuelRod Stations are Available at Disney Parks for Recharging Your Devices
Magic Bands for Shades of Green Guests
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Planning a Disney Trip? Want to get the best military discounts that are available? Feeling a little confused? See Our Great Disney Discount and Planning Info:
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- Disney Military Tickets – Your Start to Finish Guide
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Sue Guindon says
Hi, Steve! Sorry if I have missed it, but have you covered the discounted Memory Maker available for military for $84, as shown on the military discount page on the Disney website?
Thanks so much for sending in the info Sue!
I appreciate getting intel from the field…
I actually just saw it yesterday myself and have a post scheduled for next Monday.
Can I purchase the 2017 armed forces salute tickets and use them in 2018?
No sorry you can’t. They expire and loose all value at midnight 19 December 2017. You would need to wait to see if a 2018 Salute is offered.