Lots of amusement parks offer military tickets on admission, but one of the most popular among military families is the Disney Military Salute.
This discount program, which is typically renewed every year in November, allows you to choose between various Park Hopper options at both Walt Disney World and Disneyland. Before you start planning your big trip, check out the following deals Disney offers to military families as well as some details to keep in mind.
Through Disney’s Military Salute program, military personnel can get discounted tickets to Disney theme parks. These deals are good for all military members, including active duty, National Guard, Reserve, retired military and spouses.
For the 2024 Military Salute offer at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, you can purchase a 6-Day Disney Military Salute Ticket through December 15, 2024 for $409 plus tax, a 5-Day Disney Military Salute Ticket through December 16, 2024 for $389 plus tax, or a 4-Day Disney Military Salute Ticket through December 17, 2024 for $369 plus tax. Add the Park Hopper Plus Option for $30 more plus tax.
These tickets must be used from January 1, 2024 through December 20, 2024 and are subject to blockout dates. You can also purchase the Memory Maker product for $98 through December 20, 2024.
For the 2024 Military Salute offer at Disneyland in Anaheim, California, you can choose between a 3-day and 4-day Park Hopper Ticket. Purchase the tickets through December 10, 2024 and receive admission for three days for $269 (or $359 with Disney Genie+ Service) or four days for $315 (or $435 with Disney Genie+ Service) for usage from January 2 through December 13, 2024.
Keep in mind: You have to buy tickets at your military installations' ticket office or Shades of Green (see below). Park reservations are required. These tickets can’t be combined with other discounts or promotions, and they’re limited to six tickets.
The Disney Military Salute program also applies to Disney Resort hotels, where military members can get select rooms at special discounted rates. This includes a variety of Walt Disney World resorts, but excludes 3-Bedroom Villas, Suites in Moderate and Deluxe Resort hotels, Cabins at Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, The Little Mermaid Standard Rooms at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, and Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows.
For the Disneyland Resort hotels in California, the offer is not valid for select Concierge rooms, Signature or Premium suites, or 2-or 3-Bedroom Villas.
Keep in mind: The number of rooms at the reduced rate is limited, advance reservations are required and minimum stay requirements may apply. Just like ticket sales, the discounts on resort rooms may also be subject to blockout dates.
Extra Time in the Parks
Another perk of being a Disney Resort hotel guest used to be Extra Magic Hours, which allowed early admission to select attractions, stores, entertainment and restaurants during each day of your hotel stay. Unfortunately, that benefit was suspended and isn't going to return.
But Disney is still giving guests extra time in the parks. Through the Early Theme Park Entry offer, Disney Resort hotel guests and guests of other select hotels get a 30-minute early entry to any Walt Disney World theme park, every day. And through the Extended Evening Theme Park Hours benefit, guests staying at Disney Deluxe Resort, Disney Deluxe Villa Resort or other select hotels get extended evening hours on designated evenings in select theme parks.
Keep in mind: Guests need valid admission, a park reservation and a resort ID.
Shades of Green
Another option for lodging is Shades of Green, an Armed Forces Recreation Center (AFRC) in Orlando, Florida. It is a military-owned resort located within Walt Disney World that offers affordable military room rates and discounted tickets for all Disney World venues.
The Disney Cruise Line offers military discounted cruise rates on select sailings. The discounted rates are valid for new bookings only and are limited to a maximum of one stateroom per military member, per sailing.
Keep in mind: The discounts are always changing, so visit their website frequently to look for updates.
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