As military families, we know the importance of quality family time. And luckily for us, Disney sees the value in making family memories as well. Disney offers generous military discounts to eligible guests. This allows many military families to take magical vacations, and spend time together, at a discounted rate. There are several different types of military discounts available, and it can be overwhelming. We are here to help, and hopefully answer all your military-related Disney questions.
Here are the options for military families at the Walt Disney World®, Disneyland® and Disney Cruise Line!
Military Discounts: Armed Forces Salute Tickets and Room Discounts
The Armed Forces Salute offer is the most generous military discount that Disney gives to its guests. Our families take advantage of this incredible offer as often as we can!
There are two separate offers for Walt Disney World® and Disneyland®.
At Walt Disney World® in Florida, eligible military guests can receive up to a 30% discount at Value Resorts, up to a 35% discount at Moderate Resorts and up to a 40% discount at Deluxe Resorts. Military ID is required at check-in.
For the remainder of 2017, Armed Forces Salute tickets for Walt Disney World® are available in a 4- day Park Hopper option for $209 per person, or a 5- day Park Hopper option for $224 per person.
The 2018 Armed Forces Salute offer for Walt Disney World® include a 4- day Park Hopper option for $226 per person, a 4- day Park Hopper Plus for $266 per person, a 5-day Park Hopper for $246 per person, and a 5- day Park Hopper Plus option for $286 per person.
At Disneyland®, the military discounts for on property resorts are- up to a 30% off at Disney’s Paradise Pier® Hotel, up to a 35% off Disneyland® Hotel and up to a 40% Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel®. Many surrounding “Good Neighbor” Hotels also offer military rates, and some are even within walking distance to the parks!
For 2017 Disneyland® tickets, military rates are as follows- $156 for 3 day Park Hopper per person, or $181 for a 4 day Park Hopper per person.
For 2018- $168 for a 3- day Park Hopper, or $188 for a 4- day Park Hopper.
Who is eligible for the Armed Forces Salute?
- Current military members (Active Duty, Reserves, Coast Guard and National Guard).
- Retired military members
- 100% disabled veterans (with code DAVPRM on their ID).
Where can you purchase Armed Forces Salute Tickets?
- At your local base’s ITT office
- If you don’t have a base nearby, Camp Pendleton ITT allows orders to be taken over the phone, and will FedEx your tickets to you for a $10 fee.
- Shades of Green will also take over the phone orders and FedEx tickets for a $10 fee.
(Please note: This promotion is renewed yearly, and does have some restrictions. Eligible service members can purchase up to 6 Armed Forces Salute tickets per promotional year. Tickets must be activated upon arrival with a valid military ID. Block out dates for tickets and room discounts for 2017 are December 20-31. Block out dates for room discounts at Walt Disney World® in 2018 are March 25- April 5 and for room discounts and tickets at Disneyland® March 23- April 8).
Military Discounts: Magic Your Way tickets
These tickets are just like the general public Magic Your Way tickets, but offered at a slight discount to military members. These come in a wide range of options- from 1-day to 10- days; with a base ticket, Park Hopper option and Park Hopper Plus Option. These tickets can be great if you need more than your allowed 6 Salute tickets, or want to go to the theme parks for more than 5 days.
Military Discounts: Party tickets for Walt Disney World®
Disney offers military discounted tickets for both Mickey’s Not- So- Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party on select nights.
For 2017, the dates and pricing were as follows:
- Mickey’s Not- So- Scary Halloween Party- August 25, 29; September 1,7, 10, 12, 17, 24
- Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party- November 9, 12, 14, 16
Military Discounts: Memory Maker/ PhotoPass Collection
For the first time in 2017, Disney introduced special military pricing for the Memory Maker photo package at Walt Disney World® and the PhotoPass® Service at Disneyland®.
At Walt Disney World®, eligible military guests can receive a discount on Memory Maker. This photo package gives you unlimited downloads of all of the pictures taken by PhotoPass photographers, along with select on-ride photos and videos. Military pricing for 2017 is $84. This must be purchased in person at any guest relations or theme park ticket window.
At Disneyland®, eligible military guests can receive a discount on the PhotoPass Collection. This photo package gives you unlimited downloads of all of the pictures taken by PhotoPass photographers, select onside photos, along with a Disneyland® Resort Gallery disc. Military pricing for 2017 is $49. This must be purchased in person at Main Street Photo Supply Co at Disneyland® Park or at Kingswell Camera Shop in Disney California Adventure® Park.
Military Discounts: Disney Cruise Line
Military discounts on Disney Cruise Line are a bit more tricky and not a straightforward discount like offered at the resorts. But there are some great deals to be had if you are flexible with travel dates and sailings. Disney Cruise Line will offer military discounted fares on sailings where they are trying to fill up the ships when they are not sold out. The discounted fares are generally released around 60-75 days prior to sailing. This means that you would have to be able to pay the entire cruise fare in full at the time of booking and be willing to somewhat travel at the last minute. But if you are a flexible traveler and looking for a great deal, then this can be a great way to go!
Your Key to the World Travel® planner will be happy to go over all of these offers in more detail with you and answer any of your questions!
We would like to extend a big THANK YOU to all of our military members and their entire families for their service!
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