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  • On Jan 8, 2024
    Rylea from MO Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Using military discount on resort, why are you not allowed to combine other discounts? We're visiting in Aug and have been told we cannot utilize the 2024 dining discount. It feels that disney does not appreciate Veterans like they do civilians.

    Hello Rylea! 

    I want to first express my sincere gratitude for your service. Your dedication and sacrifice are truly appreciated. I have the utmost respect from those who are brave enough to serve. 

    Planning a trip to the Walt Disney World Resort can indeed be overwhelming, with so many details and nuances to navigate. The reason behind not being able to stack certain Special Offers, in this case, is related to the nature of package deals. Typically, Dining Plans are part of a comprehensive package that requires guests to book a Resort hotel reservation and Theme Park Tickets that last for the length of their Resort hotel stay. Special offers like "free dining" apply to the entire package, meaning both the resort hotel and tickets must be purchased.

    As an Annual Passholder myself, I also face similar limitations unless booking an entire package. However, the positive aspect is that there are often exclusive discounts for U.S. Military Members on Resort hotel rates, as well as specially discounted ticket rates known as Military Salute Tickets.

    If your visit includes Magic Kingdom Park, I recommend setting aside some time for the daily Flag Retreat ceremony. This moving tribute is a heartfelt thank you to veterans like yourself for your service, sacrifice, and dedication to protecting our country.

    From all of us here at planDisney, we salute and offer our thanks to you and your family. Wishing you the most magical time during your visit.


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Meet the Panelist: Heather, New York

Hi there! I'm Heather from Buffalo NY, a planDisney Alumni and proud mom of three. By day, I'm an oncology nurse, but my heart belongs to Walt Disney World. Having navigated the parks with babies, toddlers, tweens, teens, and multigenerational groups, I live to turn dreams into magical vacations. When I'm not exploring the wonders of Walt Disney World, you'll find me sailing the high seas on Disney Cruise Line. Adventure awaits - let's make your Disney dreams come true!  Learn More About Heather

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