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  • On Feb 7, 2024
    Scott from MO Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I am going to Orlando starting next Wednesday. My wife is a VA and just received a digital card. We are going to call the air force base to purchase tickets once they verify with her. Can she use her digital card? VA said they stopped making in 2022

    Hi Scott,

    First, thank you for stopping by planDisney. I know you must be so busy gathering your swim trunks, sunscreen, and sunglasses for your big trip to the Florida sunshine next week. We are so glad you joined us with your question! 

    If I am understanding correctly, you are wondering if your wife's Digital Veteran ID card from the Department of Veterans Affairs is the appropriate US Military ID that will provide you access to the Disney Military Salute theme park tickets. Unfortunately, Scott, I don't think so. Your wife, or you as a spouse, would also need to show an active or retired US Military ID.

    Specially priced Walt Disney World Resort hotel stays and Disney theme park tickets are available to "Eligible Service Members." For 2024, those are:

    "Active or retired members of the US Military, including the National Guard, Reservists, the US Coast Guard, the US Space Force, the Commissioned Corps of the Public Health Service (PHS), and the Commissioned Corps of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

    Spouses of Military Service Members also qualify if they are able to present valid and active US Military IDs in the absence of active or retired Military Personnel or Commissioned Corps Members."

    I know many of our nation's heroes have served admirably and bravely for a period shorter than full retirement. For that, I personally am eternally grateful for your sacrifice and courage. Unfortunately, that is just outside of the requirement for eligibility for the special pricing on your Walt Disney World Resort vacation. 

    Of course, if I have misunderstood your question and your wife also has either an Active Duty or Retired US Military ID, that would be great! She could purchase her Disney Military Salute theme park tickets at any eligible US Military sales outlet (normally the closest Base or Post) and then activate them at Guest Relations upon arrival. You may also order activated Disney Military Salute theme park tickets through Shades of Green, but that will require time to ship them as well. Your vacation countdown clock is ticking! 

    I hope that is helpful, Scott. Please let us know if you have any other questions this week! We would love to partner with you for your unforgettable Walt Disney World Resort vacation! 

    Wishing you many magical memories,

    Sally
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Meet the Panelist: Sally, Georgia

"To all who come to this happy place, welcome." I am the lucky wife to my brave Prince, a homeschool mom to two bold and brilliant daughters, and a wine educator. Joining the Disney Vacation Club meant that our family could travel to a "World of yesterday, tomorrow, and fantasy" as often as we could sneak away, so we do! I'm so glad you have joined us and would be thrilled to sprinkle a little Pixie Dust on your next unforgettable vacation! Learn More About Sally

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