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  • On Dec 9, 2023
    Laurie from FL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are active military and passholders, we have family going with us in January that are FL residence. Can we buy the FL resident tickets on base for them to use?

    Welcome to planDisney, Laurie, and I'd like to offer a great big Mickey-sized thank you for your family's service. And I'm happy to hear you are also a Florida resident and annual passholder. My husband spent time in the military, so we have all that in common! Let's look at the best ways to purchase theme park tickets for your family.

    I assume you'd like to treat your family to Walt Disney World Resort theme park tickets, so I have some options. First, you can purchase tickets for Florida residents online. Once you sign into your My Disney Experience account linked to your Florida address, you should see options for any current Florida resident discounted tickets. The typical Florida Resident Ticket offer saves you about 40% on a three or four-day ticket. There are often Special Offers, so watch the website for 2024 deals.

    Remember that all members of your party over 18 will need to show valid proof of Florida residency when they activate those tickets at Guest Relations.

    As for purchasing Florida resident tickets at your local military base, you need to check with the base to see what they offer. You could probably buy up to six Disney Military Salute Tickets there, but you or your spouse would have to use one of those. Since you have an annual pass, I'm not sure you'd want to do that. 

    My final suggestion is to contact Shades of Green. This military-exclusive resort is on Walt Disney World Resort property, and they are the experts in available discounts. You can order tickets through them on their website for both military and Florida residents, but I recommend you call them at (407) 824-1403 and explain your exact situation. They will have excellent advice to get you the best deal.

    Laurie, I hope I've given you some ideas for helping give the gift of Disney to your family. I'm sprinkling red, white, and blue pixie dust so you'll have a wonderful visit. Please stop by planDisney anytime!

    Magic awaits,
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Meet the Panelist: Elaine, Florida

Bright Suns! I'm Elaine, a retired teacher dividing my time between my home state of Kentucky and the Sunshine State. I married my college sweetheart, and now that our only son is grown, we are exploring the empty-nest life. My family has been visiting Walt Disney World Resort for over 25 years, so if you have questions about adult-only visits, plant-based meals, thrill attractions, and Florida-resident perks, I'm here for you in full Force. Like Yoda would say, "Trips, we will plan!" Learn More About Elaine

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