• On Jul 10, 2018
    Stacy from MS 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 husband deaseased grandpa served in the Air Force. Can his grandma buy discounted tickets from shades of green? If so, what documentation will she need in order to purchase.

    Hi Stacy!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I'm an Air Force wife too, so please thank your Grandma-in-law for her service to our country as a Military spouse during those trying times of Military life way back when. Walt Disney World Resort does offer very generous U.S. Military Ticket and Resort Hotel Room rates. Typically those who qualify are Active Duty, Reservists or those who are fully or 100 percent medically Retired. The basic litmus test of who can or can't purchase these tickets is 'Can the Service Member or their spouse get onto a military base with their current Military ID card?' There are always one-off cases, so it's definitely best to call Shades of Green to see if she can purchase tickets as I'm only aware of tickets available for those who retired after serving a full 20-year commitment. Their phone number is 1-888-593-2242.

    Additionally, Disney's U.S. Military Tickets do need to be validated upon their first use/entrance at one of Disney's theme parks, which requires that either the qualifying Service Member or their ID holding Spouse be present. Shades of Green does have the authority to sell already validated tickets, but Grandma would still have to make the trip to Orlando with you for any family members to be able to use the tickets. The Military ID holder would also need to be present to take advantage of any Disney Resort Hotel Military room rates.

    Pro Tip: Don't forget to check out Disney's own Special Offers, Deals and Discounts!

    I hope this helped, Stacy!
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