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  • On Aug 12, 2019
    Molly from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I am hoping to help my boyfriend who is in the US Army and currently deployed surprise his kids at Disney for his homecoming at the beginning of October. I cannot find any information on this. Does Disney offer any package for this?

    Hi Molly,
    Thanks for joining us here at the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    The Walt Disney World Resort does not currently offer a vacation package specifically for the situation you have described, but the amazing Cast Members that book military rates for Walt Disney World Resort hotel rooms may be able to give you some assistance.  These rates are only available by phone (see the link I've provided for you here for the phone number) and not online, so you must call to make arrangements. Just tell the Cast Member you're looking for military rates for the dates you've selected (military rate rooms are limited and they do sell out from time to time) and they will tell you what inventory is available.

    Regarding Military Promotional Tickets, I'm assuming your boyfriend is out of the country if he's deployed. If you wanted to try to make FastPass+ selections for your trip, he would probably have to call Shades of Green and see if he could purchase tickets over the phone and have them sent to your address.  Once you have park tickets, you can enter the code on the back of the ticket into My Disney Experience and make your FastPass+ selections.  If you happen to have a friend that has access to a military base, has proper ID, and is willing to lend you a hand, the local MWR/ITT might have exchange passes you can purchase and bring with you.  The number on the back of the exchange passes can be entered into My Disney Experience to help with FastPass+ planning.

    Molly, thank you and your boyfriend for your service!  From our military family to yours, please give your boyfriend a hearty welcome home! Come back and visit us again with your Walt Disney World Resort vacation planning questions.

    Best Wishes,
    Amy S.
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Meet the Panelist: Amy, Florida

I’ve grown up in Central Florida and have been visiting Disney Parks for over 30 years. Now that I’m a mom myself of a blended family with four kids, I love sharing Disney’s year-round special events with my family. Some of our favorite events are the Flower and Garden Festival, Epcot's International Food and Wine Festival and Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. Let me help you plan something extraordinary for your next Disney Parks vacation! Learn More About Amy

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