by Laurel Stewart
on September 25, 2015
Big thanks for Tammy Whiting of Storybook Destinations for the following news about Disney’s U.S. military discounts for 2016.
Today Disney announced an extension of the very popular Disney Military Salute through all of 2016!
The Disney Military Salute includes steeply discounted tickets, as well as generous room discounts.
Each qualifying member may purchase one ticket for themselves and up to 5 additional tickets to be used by friends and family between January 3rd and December 19th, 2016. The tickets may not be used March 20, 2016- April 1, 2016.
At Walt Disney World, four day tickets with the Park Hopper OR Water Parks Fun and More option are $196 plus tax. Four day tickets with the Park Hopper and Water Parks Fun and More option are $230 plus tax.
At Disneyland, three day Park Hopper tickets are $143.
Room discounts will run from January 3rd to December 19th, 2016.
Blackout dates include March 20th-April 1st for room discounts as well.
Any active duty or retired Service member, National Guardsman, Reservist, or Coast Guard is eligible. If the eligible member is not present, their spouse is eligible. Tickets are purchased at participating U.S. military sales outlets and must be activated with ID at theme park windows. More details are on Disney’s web site.
by Tammy Whiting
on June 29, 2015
If you didn’t hear the good news, Disney has extended the Armed Forces Salute to cover the rest of 2015! Yay, Disney! Again! I have covered the Armed Forces Salute in a previous blog post, and this is an update of that post with the latest changes. Let me once again begin this blog post with a heartfelt thank you from me to Disney on behalf of our military personnel and their families. I’ve been a military spouse for 26 years now (and a military brat before that), and I understand the personal sacrifices that are made each and every day by Service members and their families. It’s awesome that Disney recognizes it in some way as well.
Disney has sold slightly discounted (in the neighborhood of 5% off) tickets for the Armed Forces at military bases for many years. The last several years there has been a substantial additional discount on certain tickets for military, but with more restrictions (and much bigger savings). Once called the Armed Forces Salute, the last couple of years Disney hasn’t really made a point of calling it anything other than a military discount. To distinguish between the ever present slightly discounted tickets and the steeply discounted tickets I’ll refer to it as the Armed Forces Salute.
The Armed Forces Salute can be a bit confusing. To be fair, the military has lots of categories of military personnel (active duty, Reserve, National Guard, retired, separated, Allied military assigned to the US, etc…), so it’s no surprise there are lots of nuances to Disney’s Armed Forces Salute.
1. Eligibility – Eligibility has changed over the years and actually seems clearer now. Any active duty or retired Service member, National Guardsman, Reservist, or Coast Guard is eligible. Foreign military assigned to US military bases (with a US ID card) in the United States are eligible, as are 100% disabled veterans with an ID card that says “DAV/PRIM” and Medal of Honor recipients. If the eligible member is not present, their spouse is eligible. That’s it, though. No matter how deserving some other groups are (and there are many deserving groups), Disney did not choose to include those groups within this specific promotion. But, even within these rules there are complicated situations, so call Disney (or ask in the comments section below) if you still have questions.
2. Promotion Dates – The current Armed Forces Salute was scheduled to end on October 3, 2015 but Disney has now extended this promotion to end in December of 2015. The room discount will end December 23, 2015 and the tickets must be used by December 20, 2015. The Disney World tickets must be purchased by December 17, 2015 and Disneyland tickets by December 18, 2015.
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by Rikki Niblett
on July 22, 2014
In honor of our troops, both the Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort will not only be offering U.S. Military special discounted room reservation rates, but they are also offering them promotional military ticket options.
The brave men and women who serve our country can purchase specially priced tickets from August 25, 2014, through September 30, 2015 for both Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort. (Disneyland tickets can actually be purchased through October 1, 2015.) These special tickets may be purchased by active and retired U.S. military personnel (which includes active and retired members of the U.S. Coast Guard, National Guard and Reservists). Active and retired U.S. military personnel can purchase the Disney Military Promotional Tickets for not only themselves, but also up to five additional family members or friends. Keep in mind that there is an expiration date for these tickets; they must be used by October 3, 2015, and they are non-transferable. Valid military identification will be required for purchase and use.
At Walt Disney World, there are three different Military Promotional Ticket options, which include:
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by Seth Kubersky
on July 25, 2013
Image copyright Disney
As a way of thanking the service members who defend the United States, Disneyland Resort has announced special military park ticket and hotel room pricing valid through September 27, 2014.
Disneyland’s military promotional 3-Day park hopper tickets are valid for 3 days of admission to both Anaheim parks, and are not valid during Christmas week, Easter week, or on the Fourth of July. Tickets purchased at authorized military sales outlets now through September 26, 2013, cost $125, and must be used by 9/28/2013; passes purchased 9/29/2013 through 9/25/2014 cost $129, and must be used by 9/27/2014.
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