Yes, the discounts are there! I just returned from a trip to Orlando and while there I enjoyed the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Animal Kingdom, and Hollywood Studios courtesy of Walt Disney World’s deals for veterans – “Armed Forces Salute”. I saved a bundle to say the least. My five day “Park Hopper” was F – R – E – E ! And I was able to purchase four more of the same for $124 each. So my friends, take advantage of what they are offering at Walt Disney World.
Here’s the press release announcing the deal from Disney!
Walt Disney World in Orlando – Kissimmee is one of the greatest theme parks and attractions in North America. This offer of free and discounted tickets for military members is generous and very appreciated!
With most families keeping an eye on their budgets it might be easy to justify cutting out vacations. But with these incentives at least our veterans and their families can afford to relax on vacation.
Combine free and discounted park passes with an affordable timeshare rental for the family and you will have a terrific vacation! I have used timeshares all around Orlando and have had great experiences with all of them. They’re affordable, roomy, well located, and offer so many amenities that you would never find in the local hotels. You could also consider buying a timeshare on the secondary market. You’ll pay much less, get all the benefits, and save over time as you use your timeshare.
It’s not just about cutting costs. It’s about giving you and your family the break they need. Just do it. Go on vacation!
UPDATE MARCH 2011:
2010-2011 Military Salute Special Ticket Offer
From 10/24/10-9/28/11, active or retired US military personnel may purchase up to a maximum of six 4-Day Military Promotional Tickets with your choice of either the Park Hopper or Water Park Fun & More option for $138 per ticket, plus tax, to be used by themselves, family members (including spouse) or friends. If you wish, you can upgrade to both the Park Hopper or Water Park Fun & More options. In that case the total cost is $165 plus tax per ticket. No Base Ticket is available with this offer.
These tickets must be activated by 10/1/11. The tickets expire and may not be used after 10/1/11. Disney 4-Day Military Promotional Tickets (including any options) for the Walt Disney World Resort may not be used on the following blockout dates: 4/17/11-4/23/11 at all Walt Disney World Theme Parks and other gated attractions; and 7/4/11 at Magic Kingdom Park.
How to Get the Tickets
You can pre-purchase the tickets (in the form of an exchange voucher) at Shades of Green or at a military base (MWR/ITT office), TAX-FREE! The exchange voucher is then taken to a Main Entrance theme park ticket window, where it is exchanged for the actual ticket (activated).
The military tickets can also be purchased at the Main Entrance theme park ticket windows or at Downtown Disney’s Guest Relations, but if you do this, you must pay tax.
The military member (or spouse) who purchased the tickets must be present with military ID in hand when the tickets are used.
These tickets are for active or retired members of the US military, including the National Guard, Reservists and the US Coast Guard, with a valid military ID card. Dept of Defense (CIA, FBI, Secret Service) and Coalition Forces are excluded.
Disney Military Promotional Tickets may be purchased 10/24/10 – 9/28/11 at participating US military sales outlets ONLY by Eligible Service Members or their spouses (but not both), for themselves and other family members and friends. These tickets may not be otherwise transferred, distributed or resold.
No more than six Disney Military Promotional Tickets may be purchased and activated by any Eligible Service Member or spouse (regardless of the place of purchase and whether purchased by that person or that person’s spouse).
As an exception, if the immediate family has more than five dependents, additional tickets may be purchased, but not to exceed the number of dependents. If the immediate family has more than five dependents, tickets may not be purchased for guests.
The tickets may be upgraded to Seasonal (for Florida Residents) or Annual Passes, with credit toward the upgrade based on the actual price paid.
No Expiration Option cannot be added to these tickets. No other upgrades, such as adding additional days, will be available.
Tickets must be used by the same person on any and all days.
This offer may not be combined with any other offer.
Where to Ask Questions
If you have questions about this promotion, I strongly recommend that you call Shades of Green directly and ask them. They seem to have the best handle on all the various issues involved with the military tickets.