• On Oct 20, 2019
    Ashleigh from PA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My uncle heard that we’re going & he was offering to buy my kids tickets for Christmas instead of getting them another toy Can he use his military discount for their tickets ?

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Ashleigh!

    Wow, what a generous offer your uncle has made. I am a huge fan of giving experiences instead of things as gifts, and I love that he wants to give your family the gift of magical memories this holiday season! 

    On behalf of my fellow Panelists, please thank your uncle for his service to our country. Mine’s a military family too, and we are so grateful for the military special offers available at the Walt Disney World Resort. Here’s the deal with the Military Promotional Theme Park Tickets: the military member (or their spouse, provided they hold a valid and active military ID) who purchases the tickets must use at least one of the tickets purchased. In other words, if your uncle were to purchase tickets for your Mouseketeers, he would have to visit with you. The tickets purchased on base must be activated upon arrival at Walt Disney World, and in order to activate the tickets, the service member must show their military ID at Guest Relations. 

    Ashleigh, I see you’re planning to visit in 2021, and the military special offer has not been announced for 2021 at this time. Usually, the special offer for the following year is announced in fall – we just got the details about 2020 military special offers a few weeks ago. If your uncle decides to purchase military tickets and travel with you, keep an eye on the Special Offers web page in fall of next year; ticket pricing changes from year to year, and special offer availability is not guaranteed.

    If your uncle isn’t going to visit with you, maybe he could purchase Disney Gift Cards for your kiddos. Those could be used to purchase tickets, apply to a vacation package payment, buy food around the theme parks, or for souvenirs. My family members often purchase Disney Gift Cards for my kids, and they love being able to pick out their own special memento from our visit.

    I hope you have so much fun dreaming about your Walt Disney World Resort vacation, Ashleigh. If you have any further questions as you do your planning, please come back and see us. And give a Mickey-sized high five to your uncle for being one magical guy!

    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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