Parade at Magic Kingdom
  • On Jan 28, 2023
    Lisa from TN Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    the new white military id cards do not have davprm on them. it says 100% disabled american veteran. will this be accepted for the military salute tickets?

    Welcome Lisa!  

    First and foremost, thank you (or your family member) for your service to our great nation. I’m familiar with the new identification card you mention, and I’m honored to help your military family plan a special trip to the Walt Disney World Resort!

    The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) now issues these white identification cards to 100% permanently disabled Veterans to allow access to base services and civilian discount use.  The Walt Disney World Resort special offers for military families are slightly different in that their eligibility refers to active and retired U.S. military personnel or spouses. My husband is a Veteran, but not retired, so we do not qualify for these offers. Let me explain the differences so you can determine the best plan for your family’s theme park ticket and resort purchases.

    The Military Salute offer for 4- or 5-day theme park tickets can be purchased at participating U.S. military sales outlets by Eligible Service Members or their spouse. “Eligible” for this offer means active or retired members of the U.S. Military. When presenting your identification to purchase these tickets, you must show the active or retired status rather than the 100% disabled Veteran status.

    Shades of Green is a hidden gem – it's an Armed Forces Recreation Center (AFRC) at the Walt Disney World Resort property. Did you know that they offer discounted tickets to a wider range of eligible military members and their families? My family can purchase these tickets while we don’t qualify for the Military Salute offer. Please see the detailed guidance for these tickets, and the ability to purchase them through Shades of Green. My panel pal Michelle D. shares that these tickets will arrive in the mail to you activated, saving you time at Guest Services when you arrive for your vacation.

    You don’t have to be staying at Shades of Green to purchase these tickets, but I encourage you to look at this as a wonderful option for your stay. My family likes the spacious rooms and proximity to Magic Kingdom Park. You also have access to other on-site resort benefits such as Early Entry.

    There is a special offer for discounted rates for military families on other Disney Resorts Collection hotels, also applicable to active or retired U.S. military personnel and their spouses.

    I recognize that many disabilities are both seen and unseen, Lisa. Inclusion is a core value at Disney Parks, and there are special services and opportunities available for anything your family may need for a comfortable and accessible vacation.  

    Please let us know if you have further questions on planning the right vacation package for your family.

    With gratitude,
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Meet the Panelist: Amy, Virginia

Hi friends! I'm Amy, a lifelong Disney dreamer from horse-and-wine country, Virginia. My family of three is BIG on fun and treasures every adventure together. We've been making memories at the Walt Disney World Resort and aboard Disney Cruise Line since my son was a toddler; we love our family traditions balanced with "what's new" each visit. I have a passion for Disney details, a love of digital tools, and an eye for practical planning. I can't wait to help you make the MOST of your magical vacation! Learn More About Amy

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