• On Feb 24, 2021
    Ed from 40 Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We’re planning a trip to Florida and are interested in staying on the Disney property. We never have and would enjoy the experience. We are seniors on a fixed income, I’m also a veteran. We’re thinking of staying for 3 nights. What would be best for us?

    Hi, Ed! Welcome to planDisney.

    I love hearing you’re hoping to stay at the Walt Disney World Resort during your upcoming visit to Florida. I see that trip is right around the corner, and I’m so excited for you. Warm weather, tropical skies, and some Disney magic awaits you very soon!

    Mine is a military family too, and on behalf of my fellow panelists, I’d like to thank you for your service to our country. I’m happy to confirm that there are military discounts available on select Walt Disney World Resort hotel rooms; these discounts are limited in availability, and are for active, reserve, and retired members of the U.S. armed forces. I recommend taking a look at the Offer Details to ensure you qualify, and then calling (407) 939-7830 to speak to a Cast Member. They can check pricing and availability for your dates, and help you make a reservation.

    If you find you’re not eligible for the military discount, I encourage you to take a look at the current Special Offers online. You can enter your visit dates on the website and see if the pricing that comes up meets your budget. A friendly Reservations Cast Member can be reached by calling (407) 939-1936; they can also check availability and pricing within your budget. 

    I recommend looking at the Resort Hotel options to see the different theming and amenities available before calling so are familiar with the different resorts. Walt Disney World Resort hotels fall into three main categories: value, moderate, and deluxe. These categories designate budget ranges and amenities; for example, value resorts don’t have hot tubs or slides at the pools, and don’t have Table Service dining locations. Deluxe rooms are larger, and these resorts have a wide variety of dining options, and are often a walk or boat ride to one of the theme parks. My fellow panelists share their tips for selecting a resort in our Panel Extras; I hope they help!

    Ed, you didn’t mention planning to visit the theme parks, but if you’re hoping to do that, there are also military promotional theme park tickets available. It’s easiest and cheapest to buy these tax-free from your base ticket office. You can also purchase tickets along with your resort hotel room and make it a vacation package – the Cast Member at reservations can help you with that if you’d like. 

    We’re standing by here at planDisney to help if you have any more questions as you plan your first stay at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel. Sending pixie dust that you find a great deal, and I hope you have the BEST time in just a few short days!

    Wishing you a magical vacation,
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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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