• On Feb 13, 2024
    Alyssa from MA 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 military boyfriend will no longer be able to come on a planned trip. Can the Disney salute tickets be used if the member is not present upon entering the parks? Can he activate our tickets without us present before he deploys and we still use them?

    Hi there, Alyssa! Thank you for stopping by planDisney with your question. From all of us, thank you for your boyfriend's service! 

    The Disney Military Salute Tickets are great options for families with service members on active duty, retirees, or Veterans who are 100% disabled. They come in 4, 5, or 6-day increments and are a great value. Salute Tickets are to be activated at Guest Relations (found at the entrances to all the theme parks and Disney Springs) by either the service member or their spouse with their military IDs. Once the process of activating the tickets is complete, you no longer have to stop at Guest Relations each time you enter a new theme park, and the service member does not have to be present for the other guests to use them. If he can travel to Walt Disney World Resort before your scheduled visit to activate them, you can use them without him present. Another option would be to purchase discounted Magic Your Way tickets at your nearest military base or through Shades of Green Resort. These tickets are already "activated," so you can bypass Guest Relations and head straight to the entrance turnstiles at the theme parks. Both ticket types do require theme park pass reservations.

    I am sorry I couldn't deliver magical news today, Alyssa. I hope you can reschedule your visit before he deploys. I am sending you both my best wishes! Thanks for stopping by planDisney again. If you have other questions about your visit, please send them my way. You've got a friend in me!


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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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