When Military families stay at Shades of Green Resort on Walt Disney World property, they are eligible for many of the same benefits that those staying at a Disney World owned resort are eligible for (but not all!).
This list has both grown and shrunk over the years. Most recently 60-day FastPass reservations and 180-day plus 10 dining reservations were added. Several years back free parking at the theme parks disappeared.
So, let’s get right to the list…
Walt Disney World Benefits that Shades of Green Guests are eligible for:
60-DAy FastPass Plus reservation Window
Just like Disney Resort guests, you may make FastPass 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).
See our Technology Page for more
Participation in Extra Magic Hours
Shades of Green guests may enter early or stay on select days at select Walt Disney World theme parks.
Disney Merchandise delivery to your resort
Purchases made at locations that offer resort delivery (theme parks and Disney Springs) can be delivered to your resort.
Delivery is next day, so you can’t do this the last day of your trip or if checking out that day. Your room number is required. You may pick up your delivery at Shades of Green’s Front Desk. They’ll let you know when it is in!
Guaranteed theme park entry on days they close due to volume
Walt Disney World’s theme parks do individually close due to high attendance. This happens very rarely during the very busiest days of the year like Christmas day at the Magic Kingdom. When a theme park is approaching the maximum number of people allowed to be in at a given time they will begin turning people away in a staggered level of priority plan. The park will open back up if and when the number of people decreases.
All Walt Disney World Resort guests and other select on property Resort Guests including Shades of Green are exempt from this closure.
Advance Dining Reservations for entire trip
Shades of Green guests may make their Advance Dining Reservations 180 days prior to check in, for their entire trip (Up to 10 days).
Those without this benefit can only make them 180 days prior to the date needed.
Walt Disney World Benefits that Shades of Green Guests are not eligible for:
Disney’s Magical Express
Shades of Green does not participate in Disney’s Magical Express Service from Orlando International Airport. You’ll have to get to Shades of Green on your own!
See our negotiated Military Discount on Disney World Airport Transportation
Walt Disney World Transportation from the Resort
While Walt Disney World operates a huge fleet of buses all across property, none stop at Shades of Green.
Shades of Green does have its own limited bus line.
See this related information:
Free Theme Park Parking
Shades of Green guests pay $25 per day to park at the theme parks. Years ago they did not have to.
See Our Transportation Page for details
Disney Dining Plan
The popular Disney Dining Plan cannot be added to your Shades of Green reservation. It can only be aded ro reservations made at Disney Resorts.
Charging Disney purchases to your room
Sorry, only purchases at Shades of Green may be added to your Shades of Green room charge. Those made at Disney locations cannot.
Walt Disney World Resorts provide free Magic Bands to their guests. Not so at Shades of Green.
Disney Resorts guests use Magic Bands for everything: Park entry, FastPasses, room key, charging to the room, resort access to name most uses.
Shades of Green doesn’t use these. You get a plastic key card for your room, a paper resort ID for access and charges, and you’ll use your Disney ticket for park entry and FastPasses.
You can however opt to use Magic Bands that you buy on your own or ones ones that you have from a previous Disney Resort stay while you are staying at Shades of Green for the things it will do for you.
To learn more, see Magic Bands for Shades of Green Guests and Magic Bands and FastPass Plus for Shades of Green Guests
Well that’s the info on Shades of Green Disney benefits.
What are your thoughts? are there any you wish were on the list but aren’t? Let us know in the comments section below!
Information on Shades of Green the Military Hotel on Disney World property
See all the current Shades of Green Discounts and Packages
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
- Links to Everything Shades of Green
- Shades of Green Blog Tour
- Magic Bands for Shades of Green Guests
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.