Cinderella Castle 50th Day
  • On Dec 9, 2023
    Emily Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Is there a way to activate military salute tickets that were bought from a local base prior to coming to the parks?

    Hi Emily, welcome to planDisney!

    My family uses Disney Military Salute Tickets each year to experience the magic of Walt Disney World Resort with my military-connected in-laws. These star-spangled tickets require a special dose of pixie dust only a Cast Member can provide, which is referred to as "activation." Thank you for specifying that your tickets were purchased from a local base. Disney Military Salute Tickets purchased on base can only be activated in-person at a Guest Relations window found outside any theme park or at the Disney Ticket Center at Disney Springs. All members of your party should be present and a valid and active Military ID must be shown.

    When possible, my family likes to activate our Disney Military Salute Tickets the day before our first park day at the Disney Ticket Center at Disney Springs, which is located in the Town Center area of this popular shopping and entertainment district. The Lime Garage is the most convenient parking option; the ticket center is also close to the bus loop for Disney Resort hotel buses. While activating your tickets, I highly recommend purchasing Memory Maker for a special price offered to Eligible Military Members. 

    Things you should do with your Disney Military Salute Tickets before coming to the parks, Emily, is link them to individuals in My Disney Experience and make theme park reservations for each day. Disney Military Salute Tickets include the Park Hopper Option, which means you'll be able to "hop" to any park as long as long as you first enter the theme park to which you have a theme park reservation. 

    I hope this information helps you access the magic in your Disney Military Salute tickets, Emily. A heartfelt thank you for the service that qualifies you for these patriotic tickets.

    Choose magic,

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Meet the Panelist: Jennifer, Virginia

Hey there, hi there, ho there! I’m Jennifer from Northern Virginia, close to Washington, D.C. Together is my family’s favorite place to be, and I’m so grateful that Walt Disney World Resort is designed to make that dream a destination. I’ve visited The Most Magical Place on Earth at every age and every stage, in every season, and for countless reasons. I can’t wait to help you maximize the magic on your next Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Jennifer

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