Some Helpful Tips For Disney-Bound Military Families
In honor of Veteran’s Day, we, with a little help from the awesome team at planDisney are sharing tips on how Military families can get the most out of your Walt Disney World visit.
Here are a few tips to help you with the planning process:
Getting Military Theme Park Tickets
When it comes to getting passes to get into the parks, Military Members are able to take advantage of Military Promotional Theme Park Tickets. This can be purchased at a couple of ways Disney locations including:
- Your local base ticket office.
- Via email from Shades of Green,
The tickets must be activated once you arrive at Walt Disney World so be sure to pop by Guest Relations and show your valid military ID to activate your tickets.
Quick Tip: Won’t be going to your theme parks on check-in day? Then use some of your spare time to activate your tickets. A great place to do this is a Disney Springs where you can combine it with some shopping or a meal!
Adding Your Tickets To Your My Disney Experience App
Once you have your military-discounted theme park tickets you can add them to your My Disney Experience Mobile App. Now military theme park tickets come in a variety of different media types. You can use your ticket card or paper exchange certificate by putting the ticket numbers directly into the My Disney Experience app for each guest. There’s also a barcode scanner in the app that you can use to make the process easier.
Finding Your Perfect Resort
Ready to book your Walt Disney World Resort stay? Reach out to the team at MickeyTravels by filling out my form below to find out about military discounts on Disney Resorts Collections hotel rooms. You can also contact Disney directly at 407.939.7830.
Quick Tip: Military rates are limited in availability so it pays to go into the process with flexible dates and resort options.
Consider a Stay at Shades of Green
Shades of Green is a resort hotel dedicated specifically for military members and their families and is located on Walt Disney World Resort property. The resort is just a short walk from Magic Kingdom Park.
Guests with a valid military ID can book reservations or even just pop into the resort to visit.
Quick Tip: If you’re dropping by Shades of Green don’t miss a visit to their on-site AAFES for tax-free shopping. Here you’ll find snacks, toiletries and also Disney souvenirs including magnets and autograph books.
Advice For Last Minute Planners
If you are planning a last minute getaway then get your tickets in advance at base or at Shades of Green. When you do decide on a time to use them you can link them to your My Disney Experience account making booking your park passes an easy process.
Not To Be Missed – Disney’s Flag Retreat Ceremony
Every day, Magic Kingdom holds a Flag Retreat Ceremony. This ceremony is a tribute (and a thank you) to the veterans for their service, sacrifice and dedication when it comes to protecting our country. Each day, Magic Kingdom cast members select an active-duty military member or veteran from among the park’s daily visitors and ask them to participate in the ceremony. These participants are chosen at random and cannot be applied for.
Take Advantage of a Memory Maker Discount
Among the great discounts you get as a Military Member is a discounted Memory Maker photo package. Military Members can get Memory Maker for $98 (it usually retails for $169 – $199.) To take advantage of this discount simply head to Guest Relations and show your military ID.
Don’t Forget Your Celebration Buttons
Celebrating a military milestone like pre or post-deployment, commissioning, or retirement can pick up your celebration buttons at Guest Services or merchandise locations.
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