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  • On Dec 15, 2023
    Frederick from CA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello. I recently purchased the 5-Day Military Salute Promo Park Hopper on our military base and they have a sign stating the Disney FastPass + is included with Military Salute tickets. Since FastPass + is exp does that mean Genie + will now be included?

    Hi Frederick, welcome to planDisney!

    I, too, recently purchased a 5-Day Disney Military Salute Ticket and would be happy to dig a little deeper into the details of these star-spangled tickets. The first thing to emphasize is my gratitude for the military service that qualifies you for these tickets. The second thing to highlight is that Disney Military Salute Tickets must be activated in-person before use. Activation can take place at a Guest Relations window outside a theme park or at the Disney Ticket Center in Disney Springs. A valid and active US Military ID must be shown. 

    My family's been using Disney Military Salute Tickets for over a decade thanks to my father-in-law's military service. The type of magic in these patriotic tickets changes slightly each year as Disney's systems and processes evolve. I have fond memories of the FastPass years and find similar value in Disney Genie+ service, which gives Guests access to Lightning Lane entrances at over 40 attractions throughout the four theme parks.

    Despite the signage at your base ticket office, Frederick, Disney Genie+ service is not included in 2024 Disney Military Salute Tickets. Disney Genie+ service can be purchased each park day via the home page of your My Disney Experience mobile app. Or not. My family typically purchases Disney Genie+ service for Magic Kingdom Park and Disney's Hollywood Studios Park at least once each trip. We usually don't invest in Genie+ at EPCOT or Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park because there are less Genie+ Lightning Lane attractions to choose from. I recommend purchasing Disney Genie+ service at 6:45 a.m. so you can book your first Genie+ Lightning Lane attraction at 7:00 a.m. 

    The last thing I'll mention about Disney Military Salute Tickets is that they are not considered date-based tickets, which means you are required to make theme park reservations for your February visit. These tickets do include the Park Hopper Option, so you can park hop til you drop as soon as you've used your method of entry (MagicBand, MagicBand+, Disney MagicMobile pass, or admission card) to enter the theme park for which you have a theme park reservation.

    I hope this information helps clarify what magic is included in your Disney Military Salute Tickets, Frederick. Please don't hesitate to contact me directly with any follow-up questions.

    Choose magic,

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