• On Mar 22, 2018
    Tracy from NE Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Planning trip 3/2019 w/ 4 kids. What is better deal? Staying at SOG or the military discount at Disney resorts? Interested as I would like to be able to make Fast Pass Reservations 60 days in advance as we will be there for the first time over busy times

    Hi Tracy!

    I'm a military wife too! This is a great question as the way we have to book our Walt Disney World Resort vacations to include these amazing military offers involves a few moving parts.

    I've visited Walt Disney World Resort utilizing the Military Promotional Ticket six times, staying at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel with a Military rate five of those trips. For an exact price of a military room rate you will need to call (407) 939-1936, where the helpful Cast Member can search for your selected date and even specific resort hotels. However, in my experience the discount of a Value Resort Hotel is between 15-25 percent, a Moderate Resort is 20 and 30 percent and a Deluxe Resort is between 25 and 40, depending on the time of year, actual Resort Hotel and the type of room you'd like.

    Of course when comparing the amenities of Shades of Green and a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel, I pick the Disney Hotel every time. Both take very great care of their guests, both have great pools, and both offer complimentary transportation from their resort to the theme and water parks as well as Disney Springs. But I so very much love everything a MagicBand can do, the 60 day FastPass+ reservation window, the option to add a dining plan, and that transportation from and back to Orlando International Airport is also included in the price of the rooms-only reservation of a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel.

    Remember - either choice you make you'll still be at Walt Disney World Resort! We'll See You Real Soon, Tracy!

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