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  • On Jan 28, 2024
    William from AZ 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 it a better (cheaper & perks) discount to purchase Disney World resort and park tickets through MWR as a DoD Civilian or through the Disney resort package online?

    Hey there, hi there, ho there, William! Thanks for stopping by planDisney with your question today. Let's start helping you begin planning your visit to Walt Disney World Resort!

    Let's break down the tickets DoD Civilians can qualify for. You can purchase discounted Magic Your Way tickets through your nearest military base or Shades of Green Resort. These tickets are considered "active" upon purchase, meaning there is no need to stop at Guest Relations to activate them, which makes them different from the Disney Military Salute Tickets. Another big difference is that the Salute tickets are only for active duty and retired service members and their families. Both ticket types do require theme park pass reservations. I think purchasing tickets through MWR is the better choice. At this time, there is a special offer for guests who are Disney+ subscribers staying at Disney Resort Hotels in September for a free dining plan.

    As a DoD civilian, you also qualify to stay at Shades of Green Resort. This DoD resort features spacious rooms, several restaurants on-site, and a huge pool area that is perfect after a long day at the parks. Shades of Green guests also qualify for Early Magic Hours and Extended Evening Hours at select theme parks on select nights. Check the Hours & Events Calendar ahead of your visit to plan accordingly. 

    William, thanks for stopping by planDisney again. Send me questions at any time before your visit, you've got a friend in me!

    Magic Awaits,

    Frances 
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Meet the Panelist: Frances, North Carolina

Hey ya'll! My name is Frances, I am a mom and military spouse from Texas who currently calls the Tarheel state home. My family and I enjoy visiting the Walt Disney World Resort as often as we can because we love the joy and magic every trip brings us. We consider Walt Disney World to be our "home away from home!" If you are dreaming of adventure in the great wide somewhere, then you have got a friend in me! I enjoy sharing my passion for Disney with everyone I meet! Learn More About Frances

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