These tickets are sold only by Shades of Green only to those staying on Walt Disney World property.
NOTICE: As of 15 February 2022, Shades of Green has discontinued this popular military ticket option!
The remaining Military ticket options are:
These tickets are available to anyone staying anywhere on Walt Disney World property, you do not have to stay at Shades of Green.
These special tickets are a length of stay pass which include theme park admission for the number of days on the ticket, the ability to park hop, and a limited Plus option (they do not include Mini Golf).
These tickets are great if you want to have a vacation filled with things to do!
You can pack your days with visiting the parks each day of your visit while also fitting in some of the other WDW recreation options like WDW’s two water parks.
Stars and Stripes Details
Stars and Stripes Tickets are available in 2-day through 10-day increments. They expire one day after the number of days purchased, so a 5-day ticket would expire 6 days after first use. The number of days on your ticket must match your length of stay.
Stars and Stripes Tickets offer admission for the specified number of days to the Magic Kingdom Park, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park, as well as Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park, Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park, Disney’s Oak Trail Golf Course (green fee only), and ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.
So the Stars and Stripes is almost the same as a Park Hopper Plus Ticket, but it lacks the admission to Fantasia Mini Golf prior to 4 pm.
Stars and Stripes are supposed to match the amount of days of your resort stay but technically they can be purchased for up to 2 days LESS than the amount of days of your stay they just can’t be purchased for MORE days than the amount of your stay. So if you have a 5 night stay you could do a 3, 4 or 5 day ticket but could not do a 6 day ticket.
Number of Days
Reflects February 2021 Disney Price Increase. Still current as of Feb 2022. Prices subject to change.
Great for maxing out your vacation
Cheaper than Magic Your Way with similar options
You may pre-purchase prior to your arrival and make your Theme Park Reservations at the 30-day or 60-day mark
Do not allow for multiple non-park down days (without losing money)
Can only be purchased from Shades of Green
These ticket prices will also eventually be affected by the switch to tiered pricing.
Where to Buy
It is not possible to buy directly through Disney.
The MWR system sells Magic Your Way Tickets at a slight discount through Base Ticket Offices, the Orlando ITT, and Shades of Green. The military discount amount is about four to eight percent off of the full price, depending on the length and options that you desire.
These tickets are only sold by the Shades of Green Ticket Office.
Shades of Green sells tickets long distance.
Additional Ticket Resources
Disney Military Ticket Guides:
Disney Military Tickets – Your Start to Finish Guide
What’s the Right Military Discounted Disney Ticket for Me?
- Shades of Green Ticket Office
- Use Your Military Star Card at Shades of Green
- Buy Long Distance Tickets from Shades of Green
- Disney Armed Forces Salute Tickets
- Regular Military Discounted Magic Your Way Tickets
- Disney World Military Florida Resident Tickets and Annual Passes
- Disney World Military Annual Passes
- What's the difference between the Water Parks and Sports Option & Park Hopper Plus Option
- Walt Disney World Military Non-Theme Park Tickets
- Universal Orlando Resort Military Tickets and Passes
- SeaWorld and Busch Gardens Military Discount Tickets
- Military Discounted Tickets for Other Orlando Area Attractions
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Hello, we are staying at Shades in January 2022. Now that we need to make park reservations (may or not be doing in 2022, but need to plan for it none the less) how soon are we able to purchase Stars and Stripes tickets so we can start reserving days? Do we need to just look for 2022 release dates or can I buy tickets now since we already have a reservation?
BTW…thank you for all you do on this website!
I just want to make sure you are not mixing up the Disney Armed Forces Salute Tickets with the Stars and Stripes Passes, because you mentioned a release date which only applies to the Salute Tickets.
You should be able to buy the Stars and Stripes now for your dates.
In the recent past Shades had set a limit of how far ahead they would sell tickets, but I think that they have stopped this because of the theme park reservations.
You are absolutely right, I did have them confused. I am guessing I would need to wait to purchase Salute tickets until they are released for 2022? Or, can I purchase the Stars and Stripes now in order to make park reservations then change them to Salute tickets if that promotion is offered in 2022?
Thank you for your time!
Hi there Sandy,
I thought so, 😉
If you want to use the highly discounted Salute tickets, you’ll need to wait to see if they are offered and when they are announced/available for 2022. Late September if they go back to a normal schedule.
There wouldn’t be a way to convert the Stars and Stripes passes, which are solely a Shades of Green product, to the Salute tickets.
In theory, you could use unused Regular Military Discounted Magic Your Way Tickets towards Salute tickets when they come out, but you would have to do that after arrival and they are way more expensive than the Salutes, so not sure Disney would do that due to the excess funds they’d owe you.
Are DOD Civilians eligible for the Stars and Stripes tickets?
Hi Mary, yes they are.
William Kent says
I am scheduled to stay at a WDW resort in November 2021 and I am a US Army combat veteran (non-retired). I am staying there 8 days total, 7 nights. Can I buy a 6 day Stars and Stripes ticket and have 1 day to relax at the resort pool and visit Disney Springs or do I need to buy the Stars and Stripes ticket as a “length of stay” ticket, 7 or 8 days? I just need accurate clarification due to conflicting responses from Shades of Green phone and email response agents. Thanks very much.
Hi there William,
Unfortunately, if you are non-retired with no other qualifications, the only time that you could purchase tickets from Shades of Green is in January and September (the months they allow non retirees to stay there), and you must be staying there to do so.
Having served in combat is not a qualifying status.
However there are other qualifying statuses that you might fall into. And your having communicated with shades of Green and their talking to you as if you were eligible makes me suspect you might have another qualification that you did not mention.
Please see these posts for more info:
Now to your question if things work out…
Since you are not staying at Shades, they take your word for what your length of stay is. If you buy a 7 day it expires on the 8th day after first use, making your plan work well.
Hi – we’re planning to go to Disney in January and stay at Shades of Green – my husband is retired Navy. When do you think the Salute tickets will go on sale and do you think there’s a chance they won’t offer them then?
Hi there Charlene,
There is always the chance that Disney could discontinue offering these Salutes. I don’t think that likely though.
In a normal year, I’d expect a Salute announcement for the next year near the end of September. With Shades of Green’s Ticket Office getting the Salute Tickets first, in time for 60-day FastPasses (so before 1 November). Base Ticket Offices can be weeks to months behind Shades getting them.
Nothing in the last just over 12 months has been normal though, especially with Disney’s consideration of the military community. We’ll just have to see how things go, but that’s the historical standard.
Cherise Middleton says
For a 10 night stay at SOG I would purchase a 10 day S&S ticket? Or a 9 day?
You could do either. It depends on whether you think you will want to use park admission on either your arrival or departure day, which can depend on your flight times. If you want to use the ticket on either of these days, get the 10. If you only want to use it on the full days of the trip get the 9.
I have a 9 day Stars & Stripes ticket for a 9 day stay. If I skip more than 1 day will that expire all of the remaining unused days, or just the extra day(s) I skip?
A 9-day Stars and Strips is valid for 9 calendar days in a row. It will stop working after that.
It does not matter whether you use any of the days or not after the first one. You can skip 1 or more days in the middle and then continue using it till it expires on the 9th day.
Are 80% service connected eligible for Stars and Stripes tickets?
Yes, as part of the John McCain bill, service connected disabled (no matter the percentage) have access to Base Ticket Offices (including Shades of Green’s) for ticket purchases.
These vets may purchase any ticket or pass that does not require a current or retired military ID to use, such as the Disney Armed Forces Salute or Universal Freedom Pass.
The Stars and Stripes do not require a current or retired military ID.
You said that, for the Stars and Stripes Tickets, the number of days on your ticket must match your length of stay. We are staying in January 2022 for 14 days. I’m a non-retired Navy vet. One, can I purchase the tickets? Two, can I use these tickets for a period of less than 14 days (my length of stay)?
You sure can Greg. A current or retired ID is not required for use of these tickets.
Unfortunately the longest Stars and Stripes they sell is 10 days.
This would be valid for 10 consecutive days starting the day of first use. Unused days expire.
The other option for you would be the Regular Military Discounted Magic Your Way Tickets, which come in 1-14 days, Non-Hopper, Hopper, Water Park and Sports, Hopper Plus.
See this for more: https://www.militarydisneytips.com/blog/military-discount-theme-park-tickets/regular-military-discounted-magic-your-way-tickets/
My question is can I buy a Stars and Stripes that is less than the duration of my stay. You said that, for the Stars and Stripes Tickets, the number of days on your ticket must match your length of stay.
Thanks in advance for your help and for all you do. 🙂
In this case you would have to. I believe they would allow it in this situation, but give Tham a call to be sure, (407) 824-1403
I have a question about length of stay. How do they calculate that if we’re staying at Shades of Green for Stars and Stripes tickets ? We’re a party of 13 so I’m trying to find the best option for the additional tickets above the 6 salute tic we can purchase. If we are checking in on a Wednesday night and checking out on a Monday morning, would that be considered 4 days as that is the full days of the stay? Or 5 days counting the departure or arrival day? Or 6 days counting both check in and out days? We are planning to go to the parks 4 days (full days of our stay) but aren’t sure how shades calculates length of stay for these particular tickets. Thanks for your input!
Hi there Rachelle,
Per the Shades ticket office: “Stars and Stripes are supposed to match the amount of days of your resort stay but technically they can be purchased for up to 2 days LESS than the amount of days of your stay they just can’t be purchased for MORE days than the amount of your stay.
So if you have a 5 night stay you could do a 3,4 or 5 day ticket but could not do a 6 day ticket.”
Can you add Genie Plus to the Stars and Stripes tickets?
Shades of Green is not showing that as an option. You can add Genie+ to all the other tickets that they sell.
The Salute tickets have Genie+ as an option and the Regular Military Discounted Magic Your Way Tickets are just general public tickets sold at a discounted price. The Stars and Stripes are a special ticket Shades has negotiated with Disney for the options it comes with and there is no general public equivalent. I suspect they would have to renegotiate in order to get a Genie+ version.
Remember though you can purchase Genie+ in the My Disney Experience app each day for the days that you want it, which is what I recommend doing anyway. (I don’t want it every day).
We purchased 7-day Stars and Stripes tickets for our multi-generational April 2020 trip. Of course the trip was cancelled due to closure and our SOG tickets were non-refundable.
We have rescheduled our trip and are now going next month BUT the only Cinderellas breakfast ADR we could get was on our planned waterpark day. So we need to use a park day to go to Cinderella breakfast. If we then go to a waterpark the same day, will we use TWO days of our 7-day ticket? Does anyone know for certain?
Has anyone tried to get guest services to add a day to a Stars and Stripes ticket?
These tickets were a great price when we bought them two years ago but now that Disney has discontinued them, I’m nervous about using the water park option.
The Stars and Stripes Pass is a daily entrance to all of the included items. The various locations are not separate and each does not use an individual day. You can do one or all of the items each day if you like.