• On Apr 1, 2017
    Nicole from AL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My family is staying at Shades of Green later this year with a 5 year old and a 1 year old. I'm having trouble determining what Disney Resort benefits apply to us - like Dining Plans. Can I purchase them? Does a 1-year old require a dining plan?

    Hi Nicole!

    Great question!  I have stayed many times in Shades of Green. What a beautiful resort! You are truly going to enjoy it! Although Shades of Green is located within the Walt Disney World Resort, it is not a Disney Resort Hotel rather an Armed Forces Recreation Center Resort and the only benefit Guests are entitled to are the Extra Magic Hours. Since they have a different reservation system, the confirmation numbers cannot be linked in your My Disney Experience Account, nor will you receive a complimentary MagicBand and cannot purchase a Disney Dining Plan. 

    Did you know?
    : The Walt Disney World Resort has some great offers for military personnel! My family and I took advantage of the awesome discount in January when we stayed at the Cabins in Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort. I believe we saved close to 30% off of the regular rates! You can view these discounts by visiting this page: 2017 Military Discounts for Resorts. In order to request the discount, you have to make your reservation by calling (407) 939-5684.  Remember that staying at a Disney Resort comes with lots of great benefits!

    It has been a pleasure assisting you! If I can help you with any other planning question, please feel free to send them my way!

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Meet the Panelist: Yael, Florida

As a native Floridian, I've experienced the Disney Parks in every stage of life: as a child, a teenager, a newlywed, and now as a mom of three. My journey through the magic of Walt Disney World Resort has been filled with unforgettable moments and invaluable insights. Whether you're planning your first or your 100th visit, I'm eager to share my cherished memories and tried-and-true planning tips with you. Let's make your Disney experience as magical as mine have been! Learn More About Yael

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