Walt Disney created Disney theme parks with family mind. Often, military families will sacrifice family time in order to serve our country.  Disney is an ideal destination for military families that may be facing a deployment in the future or just returning from one; and looking to connect as a family.  There are several ways that you can receive a discount on your Disney vacation if you are serving our country! 

 Those service members that are eligible to receive discounts for their Disney vacations include:

●      Active, retired members of the U.S. Military including National Guard, Reservists, U.S. Coast Guard.

●      Commissioned Corps of the Public Health Service

●      Commissioned Corps of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

●      Spouses of  military service members

●      100% service related disability veteran

It is important to check and make sure that your current military ID is one of the accepted ID forms before you leave on vacation.  If you are unsure your ID is accepted talk with your Travel Specialist and they will be able to help.  

Disney World has 30 resorts on property to meet the needs of nearly every budget.  Military families can save 30-40% off normal room rates at many of the deluxe, moderate and value resorts on property.  Your Me and the Mouse Travel Specialist will assist by looking into availability, checking blackout dates, and booking your reservation.

The best discount available for Disney tickets is with the Armed Forces Salute promotion.  You may purchase either 4 or 5 day park hopper or park hopper plus passes.  The eligible service member may purchase tickets for up to 6 people.  In the case where the service member has more than 4 dependent children they may purchase more but they may only be purchased for their immediate family (wife, husband, children).  The Armed Forces Salute tickets may be purchased at:

●      Disney Tickets Window

●      Shades of Green

●      Local Base ticket office

●      Orlando ITT Office

Blackout dates are dates that you will not be able to use your Armed Forces Salute tickets to enter the parks.   If you have blackout dates during your vacation Disney offers a Magic Your Way Disney Military discounted ticket.  The discount isn’t as much but there are times when it makes more sense for your vacation needs.

Some restaurants and retail establishments in Disney Springs offer discounts let them know you are a service member:

●      Raglan Road

●      Cookes of Dublin

●      Ghirardelli Ice Cream and Chocolate Shop

●      House of Blues

●      Rainforest Cafe

●      T-Rex Cafe

●      Basin

●      House of Blues

●      Vera Bradley

●      Planet Hollywood

●      AMC Theater and Restaurant

●      Characters in Flight

The Memory Maker Photo package documents all the fun that you have on your Disney vacation.  Disney has heavily discounted this souvenir for their military guests.  At $98 you will be able to get unlimited digital downloads of all of your Photopass photo’s and videos.  You will need to add the memory maker photo package added on once you arrive on Disney property.

Thank you for your service,

Beth Rodgers

Travel Specialist