• On Jan 27, 2019
    Amy from TX 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 will be leaving Active Duty in April 2019. We have a Disney Trip planned for November 2019. Are we able to purchase pre-activated tickets from Shades of Green before he leaves Active Duty in April to use on our November trip?

    Hi Amy,

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, and thank you for your question. It’s always a pleasure to assist a fellow military family with their Walt Disney World planning. On behalf of all of us on the Panel, thank you to your husband and to your family for your service to our country. 

    The fine print for the 2019 Disney Military Promotional Theme Park Tickets stipulates that valid military ID is required for both purchase and use. I’m not sure if your husband will be considered Retired when he leaves Active Duty this spring, but he must hold a valid military ID card at the time you use the tickets as well as the time they are purchased. Please see the eligibility notes on the offer linked above to see if your husband will meet the criteria at the time of your visit.

    My friend and fellow military mom, Kristen, provides some helpful tips for service members who are separated, but not retired, in this answer. As Kristen notes, the staff at Shades of Green are very familiar with eligibility requirements for various promotions, and I hope they can help you find some great options.

    Amy, November is a wonderful time to visit Walt Disney World, and there’s a special holiday magic in the air. As we get closer to the holidays, keep an eye on the Disney Parks Blog for details about special holiday events, treats, and activities around the theme parks, resorts, and Disney Springs. Please come back and see us if we can help with your planning and Disney dreaming.

    Wishing you a magical vacation,
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Meet the Panelist: Robyn, Virginia

Hi there! I'm Robyn, and I am so excited to share my love of all things Disney with you! My proud military family loves going on Disney adventures that include enchanting moments, laughter and happy tears, and all the pineapple and Mickey-shaped snacks we can find. It's my pleasure to help you plan the most magical and unforgettable vacation in the Disney Parks. Learn More About Robyn

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