Shades of Green Starts 100% ID Check

Shades of Green Resort - Wallt Disney World FloridaRecently Shades of Green the military owned and operated resort on Walt Disney World property, instituted a new security procedure on it’s busses.

All adults returning to Shades of Green via their fleet of busses will have to show either a military ID or their Shades room key or resort ID along with a photo ID card; military ID cards are preferred.

Day use of the resort and its amenities-such as the spa, restaurants, tickets, and AAFES- is still allowed and encouraged by those eligible to stay at Shades (but not staying there).

Shades of Green notes that an ID check for the walking path onto Shades of Green property will be started in the near future.

They also said that the motivation for these decisions has been and always will be to maintain the safety of the Shades of Green guests and employees. The safety of you and your family is always their priority.

Other Shades News

Both the AAFES Store and the Java Cafe which had closed for remodeling have re opened.


Java Cafe re-opened

This is the new Java Cafe, now located in the Shades of Green lobby


Shades of Green AAFES Re-Opened

Shades of Green AAFES Store

There seems to be a lot more Disney souvenirs in the Shades AAFES Store now.


Shades of Green Magnolia Pool Renovation continues

Magnolia Pool Location

Work continues on the Magnolia pool renovation, the planned reopening is in the fall.


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

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.

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  1. Hello,
    My husband is in the Canadian air force and before the air force he was in the army for 17 years. We are planning on going to Orlando with our two children. Ages 11 and 14. We are looking at saving money, so we can do this trip, does shades of green help Canadian military with discounts and affordable places to stay?

    • Hi Stephanie,

      The only non-US forces which qualify for a Shades are those currently serving with US Forces who have a US issued ID.

  2. Im planning too bring my grandson and his mother to Orlando. They both don’t have a Military ID card. Can they stay with me at Shade of Green even they don’t have a military ID card?

    • Hi CHris,

      Sorry, but what offer are you referring to? I’d be glad to help but, this post is about ID checks at Shades of Green.

  3. I am AF retired with DoD ID Card. I am getting married only a few days prior to our planned visit to DW. My “new” spouse will not have a DoD ID card at our planned arrival….is that a problem?

    • Hi Duane,

      No, no problem at all. You will be given paper resort IDs at check in which your bride can use if you are separated.

  4. I would like to plan a Disney trip this year for my family but my husband (military) isn’t sure if he can go due to the crowd. Am I able to take our kids without him being there with his ID? Myself and my children have a dependent ID but wasn’t sure if they would allow us to use that.

  5. Hi,

    My two sons each have dependent military IDs. (Service Status on their IDs is: USA/TDRL) as their father is retired Army. I, myself do not have and ID due to their father I being divorced. We have a planned trip to WDW, staying at resort on Disney and are interested in 5 military discount WDW 4-day hopper tickets. Would we be eligible for the military discount price?

    Thank you for any information you can give me regarding this.

    Tracy L.

  6. Can our non-military guests (staying with us at shades of green) use the restaurants if we are not there with them with our military ID’s?

  7. If I have a non military guest spending time with me during the day, can they use amenities like the pool/restaurants without me being there?

    • Hi Heather,

      Yes this will be no problem. You do not need to accompany them at all times. below are Shades’ rules for sponsored guests. The pertinent ones would be the second and last.

      You are a registered guest at Shades of Green
      You agree to be responsible for your guests
      You must accompany your guest at time of check in. Sponsored guest will not be authorized to check in without the sponsor being present
      Sponsored guest reservations must check in on the same day and must depart before or on the same day as your reservation
      You accompany your guests while purchasing attraction tickets
      Your guests must follow the rules of the resort