Special Info for these Crazy Times:
- Park Hopping Returns to Walt Disney World Starting in 2021
- Walt Disney World Starting to Discount 2021
- Will There Be a 2021 Disney Armed Forces Salute Room Discount? When Will Disney Announce a 2021 Salute Room Discount?
- Our Return to Walt Disney World
- Planning and Executing Your Walt Disney World Vacation During These Trying Times
- Using the Walt Disney World Theme Park Reservation System
Great news from Disney, they have renewed their Military Salute Discount for BOTH Walt Disney World and Disneyland!
Note, this page only contains Disney Armed Forces Salute Ticket Discount Information. You can see the Disney Armed Forces Salute Room Discount information on this linked page or go to the full page with eligibility and information on both Ticket and Room Discounts.
(Updated May 2020) – Note to non-retired veterans; you do not qualify for the Disney Armed Forces Salute, however there are Disney Veteran Discounts that you do qualify for.
The Disney Armed Forces Salute offers special military tickets. These tickets are for a specified number of days and come in several varieties.
Qualified individuals may purchase up to a maximum of 6* theme park tickets per military member during the 2020 Salute offer period. One ticket is solely for the use of the member or spouse, the rest can be used by anyone else (family or friends).These tickets are non-refundable (see 2020 special info here) . The tickets are valid for the entire length of the offer period (with certain excluded dates):
2020 Disney Armed Forces Salute Tickets:
- Walt Disney World – 1 January 2020 through 26 September 2021 – Must be purchased by 18 December 2020
- Disneyland Resort – 1 January 2020 through 16 December 2021
Days on the tickets do not need to be used consecutively. Any days left on the tickets will expire at the end of the offer period.
Tickets purchased at all military resellers (except Shades of Green) and not directly from Disney must be activated prior to first use in person by the military member or spouse. See Salute Ticket Activation Procedures
Once the tickets are activated the party may split up. For example some go to one park and some to another, or even use the tickets on different days. The Military ID is checked only upon ticket activation.
Walt Disney World in Orlando Florida
Disney Armed Forces Salute Tickets come and in two types at WDW:
- The Theme Park Hopper Option, which allows you to visit multiple parks on the same day
- The Theme Park Hopper Plus Option, which allows 4 entrances to a variety of non-theme Park Disney venues in addition to your 4 theme park days – The Hopper Plus is currently not for sale!
Note: During the initial re-opening period, Disney is not allowing park hopping. They have stated that they will NOT be compensating guests who have purchased tickets with park hopping.
2020 WDW Salute Tickets
For 2020 Disney Armed Forces Salute Tickets come in 3 lengths, 4-day, 5-day, and 6-day.
Disney World 2020 Armed Forces Salute Prices (Valid 1 January through 18 December 2020)
- Four-Day Park Hopper Tickets for $265.00
- Four-Day Park Hopper Plus Tickets for $315.00– The Hopper Plus is currently not for sale!
- Five-Day Park Hopper Tickets for $283.00
- Five-Day Park Hopper Plus Tickets for $333.00– The Hopper Plus is currently not for sale!
- Six-Day Park Hopper Tickets for $301.00
- Six-Day Park Hopper Plus Tickets for $351.00– The Hopper Plus is currently not for sale!
Walt Disney World 2020 Ticket Blockout dates (Dates that these tickets may not be used):
- None for 2020 through end of original offer period (18 December 2020)
Disney World has not announced any further Blockouts for 2020 or 2021, but they could realize this error in the future and implement something like my guesses below:
- Expect them to be 19 – 31 December 2020
- Expect roughly 26 March through 11 April 2021 within a day or 2 difference on either end
If you do not have a base near you, see this page for other options.
If you initially purchase only the Hopper option, you may add on the Plus Option later for the price difference – $50 plus tax.
You may also upgrade any Disney Armed Forces Salute ticket to an annual or seasonal pass for the price difference between the Salute price and the full price pass plus tax..
Disney Armed Forces Salute tickets purchased from Disney or Base Ticket Offices must be upgraded at a Disney World ticket or Guest Relations window.
Disney Armed Forces Salute tickets purchased at Shades of Green may be upgraded there to a ticket with the Plus Option, or to annual or seasonal passes.
Note These tickets need to be activated at WDW prior to entering a theme park, see: Disney Armed Forces Salute Ticket Activation – MDT’s How To Guide
Linking your military tickets to your My Disney Experience account does not activate your tickets! You will still need to do so at Disney with a valid military ID!
FastPass Plus – All military discounted tickets including the Disney Armed Forces Salute tickets are able to be linked to your My Disney Experience account. You can then make your advance FP+ reservations the correct number of days ahead based on where you are staying.
- Disney Resorts (including Shades of Green, Swan and Dolphin, & and Disney Springs Hotels) – 60 Days
- Non Disney Resorts – 30 Days
- Day Guests – 30 Days
Note: During the initial re-opening period, FastPass Plus has been discontinued.
Disneyland in Anaheim California
At Disneyland Disney Armed Forces Salute tickets are Park Hoppers and come in 3-day and 4-day lengths.
2020 Disneyland Salute Tickets
Disneyland Resort 2020 Armed Forces Salute Prices (Valid 1 January through 18 December 2020)
- Three-Day Park Hopper Tickets for $184.00
- Four-Day Park Hopper Tickets for $204.00
Note: Disneyland has not posted a reopening date or started ticket sales. More info will come later.
Disneyland’s Max Pass can be added to Disney Armed Forces Salute Tickets for an additional fee.
Note: Expect during for MaxPass to be discontinued during the initial re-opening period.
Disneyland 2020 & 2021 Ticket Blockout dates (Dates that these tickets may not be used):
- 5 – 12 April 2020
- 19 December 2020 – 4 January 2021
- 26 March through 11 April 2021
Disneyland has not announced any Christmas 2021 Blockouts, but they could realize this error in the future and implement something like my guess below:
- Expect roughly 20 -31 December 2021
These tickets can be purchased at Your local Base Ticket Office, or Disneyland Ticket Booths and Resort Hotels (for registered guests).
If you do not have a base near you see this page for other options.
Note These tickets need to be activated at Disneyland prior to entering a theme park, see: Disney Armed Forces Salute Ticket Activation – MDT’s How To Guide
At Disneyland Salute Tickets are not valid for Magic Morning early entry admission.
Disney Armed Forces Salute Ticket Limit Rules
* For families larger than 6, Disney states “Exceptions should be made for immediate families larger than six people.” For example, if a family has five children, Disney will allow all members of the family to purchase Disney Military Promotion Tickets, for Mom, Dad, and the five kids. See this post for more info
See the bottom of this page for more restrictions
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