Family on dock at Grand Floridian; AA; mickey balloons; Father; Mother four kids
  • On Apr 4, 2024
    Lori from IN Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Im starting to book our 2025 trip for our family (first timers!). We’re an active duty military family, and I saw the Military Salute discounts for 2024. Since we aren’t going until next year, would we be able to add those discounts later if available?

    A warm welcome to you, Lori! Thank you for visiting planDisney and for your question! From all of us at planDisney, thank you for your family's service. I am happy to help! 

    I am so happy to hear you plan on visiting Walt Disney World Resort next year! There are a few military benefits for our community, and I am happy to share some information and tips I've learned over the years. First, let's talk about those tickets! As an active duty family, you qualify for the Disney Military Salute Tickets! Typically, announcements for Salute ticket renewals are announced for the following year in the fall, so lookout for that magical announcement! The Disney Parks Blog will announce this renewal first! This also applies to the military rates at select Disney Resort hotels. The dining plans are not included in the military rate.

    Once that announcement has been made, I suggest making your resort reservation as soon as possible. Rooms are limited, and they do fill up fast! The Salute tickets can be linked through your My Disney Experience mobile app later on, but make sure you make Theme Park Reservations with those. This ticket type still requires a reservation to enter the theme parks. These tickets also require an activation, which can be done at Guest Relations, which is located outside all four theme parks, and Disney Springs. I like to activate mine at Disney Springs the day before my first theme park visit, that way I am ready to go!

    Another military perk is the Memory Maker discount! There are so many photo opportunities throughout Walt Disney World, and all the fun attraction photos are also included! The current price for the military is $98 (subject to change) which is a great deal. You can purchase Memory Maker when activating your tickets at Guest Relations.

    Lori, I hope all of this information was helpful today! Thank you for visiting planDisney! If you need additional pixie dust during your planning phase, please send me questions directly. You've got a friend in me!

    Magic Awaits!


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Meet the Panelist: Frances, North Carolina

Hey ya'll! My name is Frances, I am a mom and military spouse from Texas who currently calls the Tarheel state home. My family and I enjoy visiting the Walt Disney World Resort as often as we can because we love the joy and magic every trip brings us. We consider Walt Disney World to be our "home away from home!" If you are dreaming of adventure in the great wide somewhere, then you have got a friend in me! I enjoy sharing my passion for Disney with everyone I meet! Learn More About Frances

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