Special Info for these Crazy Times:
News for 2021:
- Planning and Executing Your Walt Disney World Vacation During These Trying Times
- 2021 Walt Disney World Armed Forces Salute Ticket Announcement
- Using Disney Armed Forces Salute Tickets in 2021
- Using the Walt Disney World Theme Park Reservation System
- Park Hopping Returns to Walt Disney World Starting in 2021
Everything is Different at WDW since it Reopened. See Our Trip Reports:
- Our Return to Walt Disney World (Aug/Sep 2020)
- Our Second Trip Back to Walt Disney World (Nov 2020)
- Our Third Trip Back to Walt Disney World (Jan 2021)
I thought it would be helpful to create a resource page that you can always come to for all of your Disney needs. I’ll add to it as I find more, so you’ll notice that in the future more info will be added. I recommend bookmarking it for your reference and convenience. Enjoy!
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Military Disney Tips Planning Tools
My Most Recommended
Ears of Experience: My recommended, Disney Only, Fee Free Travel Agent. Military family owned and operated, they are Disney’s largest booker of military reservations! They are totally experienced with all the ins and outs of Disney military discounts! Whether starting from scratch, or if you want to see if they can get you a better price than you have now I highly recommend you contact them through this link.
Jen Novak an Ears of Experience Agent is Military Disney Tips’ Recommended Universal Studios Travel Agent! Just click this link to get your Quote.
YourFirstVisit.net – The premier website for first time visitors to Walt Disney World! But even seasoned WDW travelers will find very useful information here like the yearly planning products. Take a look at Walt Disney World in 2020.
Military Disney Tips Sponsors (With Military Discounts for You)
Prime Time Shuttle: Disneyland Airport Transportation (California)
Disney Guide Books
Walt Disney World for Military Families: My Book all about WDW and the military Discounts for your vacation.
The Essential Guide to Shades of Green: My first eBook all about Walt Disney World’s Military Only Resort.
Disneyland for Military Families: My New Book all about the Disneyland Resort and the military Discounts available for your vacation.
The easy Guide to Your Walt Disney World Vacation: There are only a couple of WDW Guide books that I recommend. The easy Guide to Your First Walt Disney World Visit is both the newest and my favorite! While this book is tailored to the first time visitor, which many military families are, there is great info in here for even the seasoned WDW traveler. This is the first ever WDW Guide Book written with Walt Disney World’s new FastPass Plus in mind.
The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World: If you buy only one guidebook to plan your Walt Disney World vacation it should be the Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World, it’s by far the best Disney planning book there is. It’s full of everything you could possibly want to know about Walt Disney World. I’ve got to warn you though, it’s very thick book.
Disney World Tech
Our Overview and Intro to WDW’s New Technology: My Disney Experience, Magic Bands, Linking Tickets, etc.
TouringPlans.com: The companion website to the Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World. The part of the site that I use most on the site is the crowd calendar. When I’m deciding what would be the best time for my next Disney vacation I always consult the crowd calendar. It ranks each day (overall and by each theme park) as to how busy it will be i.e. the size of the crowds, on a 1-10 scale. I always shoot for low number days. The upcoming month is available free and a 365 day calendar is available to subscribers.
My Disney Experience: Disney World’s online planning tool: Sign up for an account to manage your entire vacation, including FastPass Plus.
Buy Magic Bands online (for Non-Disney Resort Guests or to get Special Designs): The Disney Store Online carries Magic Bands that you can link to your My Disney Experience Account and use with your WDW tickets and FastPass Plus.
Amazon.com: You name it… They’ve Got It!
DisneyStore.com: Magic Bands, Costumes, Clothes, and Toys!
(Click the links above, then save the destination page as your new favorite for amazon or the Disney Store. Then every time you shop we’ll get a very small commission)
Restaurant.com: Swan and Dolphin Food Discounts. You can sometimes find discounts on Restaurant.com for some of the Disney World Swan and Dolphin resort restaurants.
Military Ticket Information
Disney’s Armed Forces Salute: The best discount that is available to the military community for Disney vacations.
Regular Military Discounted Magic Your Way Tickets: The old standbys, slightly discounted tickets just like the ones available to the general public.
Shades of Green’s Stars and Stripes Passes: Special length-of-stay passes for those staying on Disney World property available only at Shades of Green.
Veteran Disney Ticket Eligibility – Info for all veterans on Disney Discounts.
Check out our new partner site: The Disney Drink Blog, this is our first effort into a non-military Disney site!
YourFirstVisit.net: Your First Visit is the premier website for first time visitors to Walt Disney World! But even seasoned WDW visitors will find very useful information here. The yearly planning products are awesome for helping you to decide the best time to go. Check out the bestselling book, the Easy Guide to Your First Walt Disney World Vacation.
MouseSavers.com: The ultimate collection of Disney Discounts. MouseSavers.com has hundreds of pages of information, including material about Disney sweepstakes, Disney Cruise Line bargains, Tokyo Disneyland and other Disney resorts around the world, and even savings on Disney’s Broadway shows. The site now also includes substantial sections devoted to deals at Universal Orlando and other major attractions in Central Florida and Southern California.
WDW PrepSchool.com: “You’ll learn things you never knew you never knew.” If you’re planning a trip to Disney World and want to know all of the tips and tricks to making it a great trip, this is the right place. If you want to go to Disney World and have no idea where to start, you’re also in the right place.
TouringPlans.com: The companion website to the Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World. Offers crowd projections, touring plans, reviews, and an active blog and message board.
Disney Tourist Blog: Some of the very best Disney pictures on the net! Great content too including WDW and DL info and reviews plus Disney Vacation Club decision aids.
Autism At The Parks: WALT DISNEY WORLD, UNIVERSAL ORLANDO, SEAWORLD. TIPS FOR A BETTER VACATION – Before You Leave Home. What to Take to the Parks. Other Tips and Suggestions…
KingdomPix.com: KingdomPix hosts a variety of photos by Photographer Drew Green taken from around the Disney Community. He travels to the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, the Disneyland Resort in California, on board the Disney Cruise Line, and attend Disney D23 events. Aside from Disney.
Disney Food Blog: Where – “Food Is A Theme Park.” Launched in March 2009, the Disney Food Blog has grown exponentially. DFB offers in-depth news, reviews, and information about food and restaurants in Disney’s parks, resorts, and cruise ships, along with reviews and photographs of and about anything food-related in Disney parks, resorts, movies, and events.
DiningAtDisney.com: Welcome to Dining at Disney! I’m Kristen and my favorite part about visiting the Disney Park. the food.
Special Mouse Podcast: Info for those guests who have had some sort of special need that affects their vacation experience – not just those with mobility issues – but those living with developmental disabilities, heart conditions, vision or hearing loss, food allergies – the list is endless! Fortunately, the Disney Parks and the Disney Cruise line are second to none when it comes to hospitality, inclusiveness and customer service. It is their sincere hope that this podcast will be a source of both information and inspiration to those who live with and/or care for those with special needs.
WDWRadio.com: Hosted and produced by Disney expert, author, speaker Lou Mongello, this family-friendly show covers Walt Disney World news, vacation planning, reviews, trivia, history, contests and features interviews with Disney Imagineers, executives, and celebrities such as Actress Dame Julie Andrews, Richard Sherman, Disney CEO Bob Iger, Iron Chef Cat Cora, Alan Menken, Don Hahn, Travel Channel Host Samantha Brown and more.
Chip and Company: Everything Disney: Travel, Movies, Reviews, Tips, and more!
WDW Hints: WDW Hints was created to share Helpful Information, News, Tips & Secrets (get it? HINTS!) with Disney fans. Whether you’re a Disney novice or a knowledgeable fan, we hope you’ll find some useful hints here to try on your next WDW vacation!
Allears.net: Deb’s Unofficial Walt Disney Information Guide began in January 1996 as a central resource for folks on the rec.arts.disney.parks (RADP) newsgroup. Initially called Deb’s Disney Digest, the website had information about hotels, restaurants and tours. It has slowly evolved into one of the best online travel guides for planning a trip to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.
The DIS (Disney Information Station): A great repository of Disney information, run by Dreams Unlimited Travel.
DISboards.com: Top Notch Disney Message Boards where Disney fans share useful information.
Army Wife 101: “Sharing Her Life… Helping With Yours!” At Army Wife 101 you’ll find the latest on life in the military spouse community. Readers can find content on everything from military life, current events, military discounts , to products reviews, travel reviews, recipes plus much more. I believe it is my random thoughts and my mostly no holds barred content that keeps readers entertained and coming back for more.
Poppin’ Smoke: A website for retired and soon-to-be retired members of the military community who are looking for new adventures after transitioning to civilian life. Take advantage of the many benefits and privileges you’ve earned as a retiree: Space A flights; lodging on bases all over the world; access to base resources, like golf courses, boat rentals, and organized tours; use of Armed Forces Recreation Centers; and upon retirement, one final military-sponsored move that allows you to store your household goods for a year free of charge while you decide where you want to settle.
Military One Click: Opportunities, News, Entertainment. Our mission at MilitaryOneClick is to enhance the lives of military families and friends of the military community in just one click! Our site connects you with the latest news, job opportunities, deals, and countless other valuable resources.
HH6 Camo Chix: In the world of military acronyms, the term “HH6″ translates to “household commander,” the designation given to military spouses. Perhaps you are still “learning the ropes” as a military wife, or maybe you are the proud mother of a service member in search of information and support. If either is true, or if you are a seasoned military spouse or parent with suggestions and tips for those new to military life, then this website is for you!
My Military Life: MyMilitaryLife.com is a unique place for military spouses that concentrates on motivation, leadership, education and support for spouses. Our mission is to motivate and encourage spouses to do what they love and follow their dreams. MyMilitaryLife.com features a social network, internet radio show, podcast, and a group blog featuring posts from military spouses representing all five branches.
Military Bridge: Over the past several years, we have moved around the country for many different military assignments. Each location that we lived in provided its own unique challenges in adjusting to the new environment. The one element that remained constant with each move was the insatiable need to find local businesses that we could rely on and trust; businesses that had the same qualities that we were accustomed to in the military: integrity, selfless service, and loyalty.
Poppin’ Smoke: Is for retired and soon-to-be retired members of the military community who want to learn how they can take advantage of their retirement benefits to travel.
Military Dollar: Our goal is to make personal finance simple. We’ll explore military-specific topics such as the Thrift Savings Plan, GI Bill, and military pay. We’ll also work through some of the basic financial skills everyone needs to know, like budgeting and paying down debt.
Mil Mom Adventures: Navigating and documenting the adventure that is military life. Information on how to save money (who doesn’t), how to fit in working out with child-rearing, how to fit in mom time, what to check out at your new location after a PCS, and so much more…
Morale Welfare & Recreation
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Read about the Temporary Changes to Disney World during their Post-Lockdown Re-OpeningSee Our Great Disney Discount and Planning Info:
- Disney Veteran & Military Discount Eligibility Guide
- The Military Family’s Walt Disney World Comprehensive Vacation Planning and Preparation Guide
- Military Disney Tips Disney Packing Checklist
- Disney Military Tickets – Your Start to Finish Guide
- Resorts/Hotel Overview Page
- Dining Overview Page
- Transportation Overview Page
- Technology Overview Page
- Shades of Green, WDW’s Military Only Resort
Military Disney Tips' Recommended Disney Travel Agent
Ears of Experience Disney Only Travel Agency. Military family owned and operated! They know all the ins and outs of Disney military discounts!