Minnie and Mickey Celebrate Disney 100; Epcot
  • On Dec 5, 2023
    Heather from CT 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 is a non retired veteran and while he doesn’t qualify for the Military Salute tickets, wanting to know if there are discount tickets available to all military members.

    Hi Heather!  

    Thanks for bringing your great question our way; I’m happy to clarify what’s available for our wonderful service members at the Walt Disney World Resort. My sincere gratitude to your husband for his service to our great nation, and to you in support of our United States military. My husband is also a Veteran, but not retired, from the U.S. Army so I’m happy to share the great ticket offers for this broader eligibility than the active or retired status specificity of the Disney Military Salute. I’m glad you’re familiar with the distinctions; here is an overview I recently provided another Guest for reference.

    Your family qualifies for Magic Your Way tickets at a special rate, and you may purchase the number of theme park days needed for your trip and decide to add a Park Hopper option (or not). If your trip is quickly approaching and you have access to a U.S. military base, you may wish to purchase in person at their ticket office to secure the theme park tickets as soon as possible. The base recreation office will have a detailed price sheet available, but it should be aligned with (or the same) as theme park tickets offered by Shades of Green online. Shades of Green is an Armed Forces Recreation Center (ARFC) located on Walt Disney World Resort property. They also offer these specially priced Magic Your Way tickets for purchase in person, if you are arriving in just a few days and wish to buy them on site. If you have some time before your trip, you may purchase these tickets through their website and receive the fully activated tickets in the mail. Once in hand, you may link the tickets (purchased on base or through Shades of Green) to your My Disney Experience account for ease of use on vacation. Please see their great Frequently Asked Questions about these tickets, and please know they are an authentic, trustworthy site for this special rate due to your military affiliation.  

    Shades of Green is also a great resort option if you don’t have a room secured yet, Heather. Its proximity to Magic Kingdom, many family-friendly amenities, and spacious guest rooms make it a wonderful option (with a great rate) for Walt Disney World vacations to those eligible.  

    It truly is the most magical time of the year right now, and I hope your family is able to purchase tickets quickly and enjoy this special time together during the holiday season. Please let us know what other questions you may have as you put together your plans.  

    With gratitude, 
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Meet the Panelist: Amy, Virginia

Hi friends! I'm Amy, a lifelong Disney dreamer from horse-and-wine country, Virginia. My family of three is BIG on fun and treasures every adventure together. We've been making memories at the Walt Disney World Resort and aboard Disney Cruise Line since my son was a toddler; we love our family traditions balanced with "what's new" each visit. I have a passion for Disney details, a love of digital tools, and an eye for practical planning. I can't wait to help you make the MOST of your magical vacation! Learn More About Amy

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