Making room reservations at Shades of Green, Disney World’s Military Only Resort, is easy.
Shades of Green is the Armed Forces Recreations Center located right on Walt Disney World property.
When to Make Reservations
Reservations can be made 1 year prior to your desired check in date.
Making reservations this far in advance isn’t always necessary, but there are situations when you must make the this far in advance.
If you want to book a suite you must do so 1 year in advance! Shades of Green has very few suites and they go fast!!!
If you want to visit during peak periods, spring break, Christmas, and holiday weekends you should book a year in advance!
Special Room Requests
It is possible to make special room requests, such as location floor, wing, view, etc. though these requests are no guaranteed. When calling, simply relay your request to the reservationist. If making reservations on line, see below.
How to Make Reservations
You can make reservations at Shades of Green either by phone or internet.
To book by phone simply dial their reservations number at (888) 593-2242.
Their hours of operation are:
- Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
- Saturday 8 a.m.to 4 p.m.
- Closed Sundays and all Federal Holidays
On the Internet
Simply go to the Shades of Green website. There is a booking banner at the top of all pages on the site.
You’ll enter your desired dates and Click Book Now.
You will be presented with a Popup asking you to verify that you are eligible to stay at Shades of Green. Check the box and click Continue.
This will open a new page where you will be presented with available room types or be told that “We apologize for the inconvenience. The room or rate you selected is not available…” You will need to click in the Guests field to enter the number of adults and children here.
If there is any availability available for your selected dates and number of people the room types available will be displayed below. Standard and Poolside rooms will only display for parties of 5 or less.
Appropriate Suites will display based on the number of guests if available.
To view all available dates click on the Check In Date field will bring up the calendar, with which you can view every day of the coming year, 2 months at a time. Days marked with an X are days that the resort is sold out and you will not be able to book a room.
When you’ve found a room for your dates just click on your Eligibility Category.
Category #1 – E-1 thru E-6 and Cadets (E-1 thru E-6 and Cadet sponsored rooms will receive the rate that applies to Category #2.).
Category #2 – E-7 thru E-9, O-1 thru O-3, WO-1 to CW-3, Widows, Medal of Honor Recipients, 100% Disabled Veterans and Category #1 sponsored guests, Category #2 sponsored guests.
Category #3 – O-4 thru O-10, CW-4, CW-5, Active and Retired DoD Civilians, Category #3 sponsored guests, Foreign Military assigned to a U.S. Military installation only, DoD Contractors assigned to a U.S. Military installation only. Veterans who are Purple Heart recipients, Veterans who are former prisoners of war, All Veterans with service-connected disabilities, Individuals approved and designated as the Primary Family Caregivers of eligible Veterans under the VA Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers.
Special Room Requests
It is possible to make special room requests, such as location floor, wing, view, etc. though these requests are no guaranteed. Online, you’ll do this after selecting your room and category as you are entering your information and payment details. Just type in your request under Additional Details and Preferances
You must be in one of the following categories and have the required Identification in order to stay at Shades of Green. You may sponsor rooms for those who are not eligible.
Each category is listed below with the required ID.
Armed Forces and their Families
Members on active duty, Reserve, and National Guard, Cadets and Midshipmen of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, and Merchant Marine Academies.
ID is Common Access Card
Other Uniformed Services
Public Health Service, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Corps.
ID is DD Form 2, PHS 1866-1 or 1866-3
Armed Forces Retirees and their Family Members
Retired from active duty, Reserves, and National Guard with or without pay (gray area)
ID is DD Form 2, 1173 or 1173-1
Others Separated from the Armed Forces and their Family Members
Honorably discharged veterans with 100 percent Service-connected disability. ID is DD Form 1173 or DD Form 2765
Involuntarily separated service members under the Transition Assistance Management Program ID is DD Form 2
Personnel separated under the Voluntary Separation Incentive (VSI) and Special Separation Benefit (SSB) programs for two years after separation ID is DD Form 2
Former and/or Surviving Spouses and Family Members
Unremarried surviving spouses of personnel who died while on active duty or while in retired status ID is DD Form 1173 or 1173-1
Un-remarried former spouses who were married to military members for at least 20 years while the military member was on active duty ID is DD Form 1173
Other Supporters of the Department of Defense
Military personnel of foreign nations and their family members when assigned or attached to a U.S. military unit or installation or on U.S. Travel Orders.
U.S. employees of firms under contract to Department of Defense working in the Pacific Region outside the U.S. on Department of Defense Government orders.
Other personnel on official business with Department of Defense as may be specifically authorized by the General Manager or his designee.
ID is DD Form 1173 or 2765
U.S. Department of Defense Civilians and Family Members
Current and retired (APF and NAF) Department of Defense (DoD) and Coast Guard (CG) civilian employees. DOD or CG ID card, Retired ID card, or current Leave and Earnings Statement with photo ID required for check-in.
H.R.5515 – John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 Information: Disabled Veterans Equal Access Act 2018
- Veterans who are Purple Heart recipients
- Veterans who are former prisoners of war
- All Veterans with service-connected disabilities
- Individuals approved and designated as the Primary Family Caregivers of eligible Veterans under the VA Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers
Veterans are NOT eligible without Veteran Health Identification Card (VHIC). The VHIC must display the Veteran’s eligibility status (i.e., PURPLE HEART, FORMER POW, or SERVICE CONNECTED). Note: VHIC cards are issued to veterans enrolled in VA health care. Visit: https://www.va.gov/healthbenefits/vhic/ for information regarding eligibility for the VHIC and the application process.
Primary Family Caregivers eligible solely under this act will receive a letter from the VA Office of Community Care that indicates they are the approved and designated Primary Family Caregiver of an eligible Veteran under the Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers and are eligible for these privileges. Eligible caregivers will need to show an acceptable credential along with their eligibility letter.
Non retired Veterans who do not fall into the category above may stay at Shades of Green in the months of January and September
ID is your DD-214.
See these posts for more information:
- Disney Military Discounts for Veterans Who Did Not Retire from the Military
- Disney Veteran Discount and Disney Military Discount Eligibility Guide
- Shades of Green Stays for Non-Retired Veterans
You’ll find Shades of Green has reasonable room rates when compared to many of the Disney World Resorts and other hotels in the local area. Rates are based upon your pay grade or status, with junior members paying much less to help them afford a Disney vacation.
Shades of Green’s rates are constant all year long, except for various specials, which they run from time to time.
The Disney resorts on the other hand 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 often 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.
1 Oct. 2023 – 30 Sept. 2024
|Room Rates||Category 1||Category 2||Category 3|
|Junior Family Suite||$434.00|
1 Oct. 2024 – 30 Sept. 2025
|Room Rates||Category 1||Category 2||Category 3|
|Junior Family Suite||$479.00|
Add $15.00 per additional adult, 18 years or older. For single occupancy, subtract $2.00 from the above rates.
Cancellation Fee: You may cancel up to 30 days before the start of your reservation without penalty. If you cancel within 30 days of your arrival, you will be charged one night’s stay, per reserved room. If you change your reservation dates within 30 days of your arrival, your deposit can be transferred, however, at that time it becomes non-refundable and cannot be transferred again.
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