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  • On Jul 2, 2021
    Katherine from MD Asked

    I am interested in Armed Forces Salute tickets for our upcoming WDW trip! I was wondering if I could purchase them through Disney? Or do I have to get them from a military base or Shades of Green?

    Hi Katherine! Welcome to planDisney.

    Thank you for your service to our country. Mine's a military family too, and we are so grateful for the fantastic discounts available to military families visiting the Walt Disney World Resort. 

    The 2021 Military Promotional Theme Park Tickets may be purchased at your local military base or via email from Shades of Green. In the past, eligible military members could purchase the tickets from a Walt Disney World ticket window, but that's not a good option in 2021 for two reasons. First, tickets need to be purchased in advance and linked to each Guest's My Disney Experience account in order to make Disney Park Pass reservations, which are required to enter the theme parks. Because reservation availability is limited, it's important to do this as early as you can. The other reason is that these tickets can be sold tax-free on base and from Shades of Green, but sales tax will apply when purchasing directly from Disney.

    To see pricing, ticket options, and eligibility information for the military tickets, please see the Offer Details webpage. I recommend calling your local base ticket office before heading to base to ensure they have the tickets you want in stock. 

    When you arrive at Walt Disney World, your Military Promotional Theme Park Tickets must be activated by showing a military ID at Guest Relations. Be sure to build time into your arrival day to do this, or arrive early on your first park day to take care of activation. Everyone using one of these tickets must have their tickets activated at Guest Relations, so bring your whole party and be sure they have the MagicBands or Magic Cards with them.

    Katherine, did you know there are also military discounts on select resort hotel stays? Be sure to take a look at that special offer to see if it would work for your visit. We also purchased Memory Maker at a military discount on our recent visit, and it's easy to add this at Guest Relations when you stop by to activate your ticket. We were celebrating my husband's return from his deployment, and I'm so glad we purchased Memory Maker because we got so many lovely (and some funny!) family photos in our happy place.

    Thanks for stopping by with your question. As you count down to your upcoming vacation, please come back and see us if you think of any further questions. It's always a pleasure to help another military family with their Disney dreaming.

    Wishing you a magical vacation,
    Robyn
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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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