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  • On Jul 30, 2022
    Sara from TN Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My husband and I are disabled veterans, we did not retire from the military, what tickets are we eligible for?

    Hey there, hi there Sara! Welcome, and thank you and your husband both for your service and sacrifices. 

    Walt Disney World has been both thoughtful and generous in its recognition of our service men and women, and I know my family has been very grateful for the opportunities we've had as a result.

    The special ticket offer you are probably most familiar with is the Military Salute offer. These discounted theme park tickets are available to eligible service members, including those who are 100% service-connected disabled. Depending upon your VA disability rating, you may be eligible for those tickets. 

    If you fall under the 2018 John McCain Defense Authorization Act (Purple Heart recipient, former POW, any service-connected disability), you can purchase slightly discounted tickets at your local military base. You do want to call someone before you head over there, though, because they don't always have tickets in stock. 

    Any honorably discharged military veteran with a DD-214 that doesn't qualify for the other tickets can purchase slightly discounted tickets through Shades of Green, but only if you are staying at this Armed Forces Recreation Center, which is located on Disney property. Veterans who did not retire from military service can stay at the resort in the months of January and September. 

    With any of these tickets, you do still need to make a theme park reservation to enter the parks. 

    I hope you are able to find one of these options available to you to help shave some money off of the vacation budget, Sara.

    Happy planning!
    Anna
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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