• On Jul 31, 2018
    Tabitha from AR Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Hi moms I'm planning a Birthday Vacation for my Mom for August 2019. my older brother is in the military and was wondering if he could buy discounted military tickets for just her and I or would he need go for the tickets to work?

    Hi Tabitha!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! First off, thank your brother for his service to our country! And how fun that you're planning a super fun Walt Disney World Resort Birthday trip for your mom next year! I like that you're giving yourself a lot of time to resEARch every detail of your vacation.

    Mine's a military family too, and we are so thankful for the way that Disney shows their appreciation for those who serve their country by way of the wonderful U.S. Military Promotional tickets. The service member does need to be present when first redeeming these tickets. If purchased on base, the service member will receive paper 'Exchange Tickets' that will need to be validated in person at any Guest Relations location prior to their first use. Military tickets may also be purchased through Shades of Green, which is a Military-owned resort located near Disney's Magic Kingdom Park. Tickets would arrive to your house already validated; however, they would be assigned to each individual user and the Mil member would need to be apart of your party.

    Another thought is your brother would not need to stay as long as your total vacation in order for you and your mom to benefit from the longest ticket option. Once the tickets are validated, you're set. This way your mom can see both of her babies on her birthday, and you two can stay and play. (You could even get a Military rate on a Disney Resort Hotel room if he met you both on your check-in day.)

    I hope this helped, Tabitha, and we'll see you in 2019!
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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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