Epcot at Dusk
  • On Dec 6, 2023
    Karyn from IN Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Upcoming trip planned for March. Our group is arriving on different days but overlapping. If we have Military Salute tickets,do we activate them in 2 groups? (2 of us including military arrive a few days prior, the rest arrive later but we overlap) ?

    Hi Karyn!

    It's great to see you planning Disney at planDisney again! Your spring visit to Walt Disney World Resort will be here before you know it. Keep an eye on the Disney Parks Blog for news about dates for the 2024 EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival. EPCOT has my attention this week with the opening of World Celebration Gardens and the debut of a new nighttime spectacular, Luminous The Symphony of Us. The magic is definitely calling!

    My family uses Disney Military Salute Tickets each year to experience the magic of Walt Disney World Resort with my military-connected in-laws. As you mentioned, these star-spangled tickets must be activated before use. Activation can take place at a Guest Relations window outside a theme park or at the Disney Ticket Center at Disney Springs. The owner(s) of the Disney Military Salute Tickets you wish to activate should be present for activation and a valid and active US Military ID must be shown. We learned this lesson the hard way one year when I took my son back to our Disney Resort hotel for a nap and my father-in-law was unable to activate my ticket. This does mean you'll have to activate the tickets in two groups, which isn't a big deal. If possible, I recommend activating your tickets the day before you plan to use them. If that's not possible, I'd allow an extra 30 minutes to activate them the morning of your first park days. While activating your tickets, I recommend purchasing Memory Maker for a special price offered to Eligible Military Members. One Memory Maker purchase includes unlimited downloads of all Disney PhotoPass media for your entire party.

    Things you can do right now with your Disney Military Salute Tickets include linking them to individuals in My Disney Experience and making theme park reservations for everyone. Theme park reservations are still required for Disney Military Salute Tickets after January 9, 2024, because they are not considered date-based tickets. Disney Military Salute Tickets also include the Park Hopper Option, which means you'll be able to park hop til you drop each day as long as you first enter the theme park to which you have a theme park reservation. 

    I hope this information helps your party access the magic in your Disney Military Salute tickets, Karyn. Thank you for the service that qualifies you for these patriotic tickets.

    With gratitude,

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