Are The Disney Armed Forces Room Discounts Always Available?
No, unfortunately they are not.
There are days on which the discount is not offered. Disney calls these Blockout Days. Because these are days which the offer is blocked from use.
There is also a specific timeframe during which each individual Salute Program is offered
The 2019 Disney Armed Forces Salute started on 1 January and runs through 19 December 2019.
Dates outside these dates are not eligible for Salute discounts.
If a 2020 Disney Armed Forces Salute is offered it would not be expected to start until one of the first few days of January 2020.
For the current Salute Offer they are:
- 14 – 25 April 2019 at Walt Disney World
- None for Disneyland in 2019
Any stays on these Blockout dates would not be eligible for the special military rate and would need to be at either the full rate or if another discount is available at that rate.
Not Always Guaranteed
Also, Disney only sets aside a certain number of rooms per night at each resort and of each room type.
So, for your desired dates at your desired resort your specific room request may not always be available. Note: highly desirable rooms rooms sell out fast.
Starting in 2018 Disney began offering the Salute room discount on a sliding scale.
Each night’s stay at a Disney resort is charged at that day’s rate. For example Friday and Saturdays are often a higher rate than the rest of the week.
So if some of your trip outside the offer period or during Blockout dates part pf your trip would be at the military rate and part at the general public rate. This would require separate reservations for each.
See the Disney Resorts where you can use the Disney Armed Forces Salute at here.
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.