• On May 26, 2018
    Dylan from SC 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.

    I'm planning a trip to Disney World in 2019 and wondering if its allowed for my grandparents who are retired military to purchase our tickets and hotel with the military discount when they are not coming.

    Hi Dylan!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! 2019 is going to be a wonderful time to visit Walt Disney World Resort! A lot of Disney Resort Hotels are receiving room refreshments or redesigns, Toy Story Land will be in full swing, the Disney Skyliner project should be operational, and depending on your dates, you might be one of the first to experience the brand new Star Wars Land!

    I'm an Air Force Wife and have purchased Disney's U.S. Military Promotional Tickets every year for the last seven years. These tickets do need to be activated once at Walt Disney World Resort by the Active Duty or Retired service member, or the service member's listed spouse, before their first use. A valid Military ID would also need to be presented at check-in of a Disney Resort Hotel to claim the discount. Technically your grandparents could join you in Florida for long enough to flash their Mil ID to verify the room rate and to activate the tickets, and they could do so without needing to step food in a theme park themselves.

    If that's not going to be feasible, definitely check out the Special Offers, Deals & Discounts page where all current offers are listed. Check back often as new promotions are added all the time. Pro tip: I like to buy the slightly discounted Disney Gift Cards at warehouse club stores. I'll buy a few at a time every visit to the store, and if I save them up between Disney trips I can usually pay for my entire vacation package with Disney Gift Cards!

    I hope this helped, and We'll See You Real Soon, Dylan!
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Meet the Panelist: Kristen, Texas

Hi, I'm Kristen! I'm a mom to the best ride buddy and a military spouse who loves keeping up with the latest Disney Parks news. Trips to Disneyland and Walt Disney World have always been fun, but now that I'm the parent AND the planner every moment is that much more treasured.  I am so honored and excited to be able to share tips I've picked up, pass on fun factoids I've learned, and help create magical moments for your vacation of a lifetime!  Learn More About Kristen

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