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The Shades of Green Resort is an Armed Forces Recreation Center Resort located right on Walt Disney World property near Orlando Florida.
Here you will find very affordable military room rates for your Disney vacation as well as a Ticket Office selling Disney World and local area military discount tickets.
The Shades of Green Resort was originally owned and operated by the Walt Disney World Company under various names. Since 1994 it has been operated as an Armed Forces Recreation Center, open only tothe military community.
Shades of Green is a DoD facility and as such has strict ID requirements.
Shades of Green is dedicated to serving the men and women of the U.S. Armed Services community, their families, other eligible Department of Defense employees, and guests that they sponsor for magical vacations.
At Shades of Green you will find all of the amenities that you’d expect at any very nice resort destination: a selection of restaurants, recreational options, self and valet parking, bellhop service, spa, fitness room, two pools, free Wi-Fi, and self-service laundry facilities, plus a military discounted ticket sales office and mini Exchange.
I’m often asked by people whether staying at Shades of Green will be like staying at billeting on base and nothing could be further from the truth! Shades of Green is a well-maintained first-class resort. It has 586 of the largest standard resort rooms on Walt Disney World property, plus eleven family suites.
Military Room Rates
You’ll find Shades of Green has very reasonable room rates compared with many Disney World Resorts and other hotels in the local area. Rates are based upon rank/pay grade, with junior member paying much less.
Shades of Green’s rates are constant all year long, except for various specials which they run from time to time. The Disney resorts however have numerous price seasons throughout the year as well as having their prices fluctuate based on the day of the week (Friday and Saturday nights are more expensive). The price for a specific Disney resort room can vary anywhere from 1.4 to over 2 times the cheapest price for that room depending on the time of year.
Reservations may be made 365 days in advance of the desired date.
Shades of Green has two lovely heated pools, one in the shape of Mickey Mouse’s head and ears!
There’s a kiddy Splash Area too.
Laundry facilities (open 0900-2300), credit card operated, detergent vending available
Fitness Center (open 24 hours a day)
Two championship golf courses and a 9-hole executive course
Two lighted tennis courts
There is also an AAFES General Store for your sundry and Disney merchandise needs.
Shades of Green is a smoke free resort.
Military Disney Tickets
Shades of Green Resort offers military discounted theme park tickets for all Disney World venues, Universal Studios Orlando, Sea World, and many other Orlando area attractions in its Attraction Ticket Sales Office.
Shades of Green has several dining options ranging from table service to grab and go options. See our Shades of Green Dining overview page for more details.
There are two full-service restaurants, and several quick service options available for dining, as well as a sports bar and grill.
Those staying at Shades of Green are NOT eligible for Disney’s Magical Express and must find their own way to Shades of Green from the Orlando Airport.
Shades of Green offers free bus transportation to various locations on Disney World property. You can leave your car in their parking garage so you won’t have to drive to the theme parks!
Airline Check-in is available.
Parking at Shades of Green is $13.00 per day and Shades guests will pay $25.00 per day to park at Walt Disney World’s theme parks.
Also Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort and it’s Monorail station is just a short walk from Shades of Green.
Shades of Green often fills up to capacity, in the event this happens you can be placed on their waiting list!
While Shades of Green has the most spacious rooms at Walt Disney World they are not themed in Disney fashion as are the Disney resorts.
Shades, while not a Disney hotel affords some of the same benefits such as Disney’s Resorts:
- Extra Magic Hour
- Package delivery to your room
- Guaranteed Theme Park Entry
- FastPass Plus reservations 60 days prior to check in for your entire trip (Up to the number of days on your ticket, your room reservation length including check in and out days, or 10 days, whichever is less).
Shades of Green guests pay $25 per day to park at Disney theme parks and $11 per day to park at Shades of Green itself. Here are some options to paying for parking.
The Shades of Green Resort can be the single most money saving benefit available for military members for their Walt Disney World vacation. We’ve enjoyed each stay at SoG and all of the cost cutting we’ve been able to do through them with overflow rates and discounted tickets through the years!
See more info on Shades of Green’s rooms
A Nice Shades of Green video
Information on Shades of Green the Military Hotel on Disney World property
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
- Shades of Green Blog Tour
- Magic Bands for Shades of Green Guests
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