Little girl on dad's shoulders in front of Cinderella Castle; In costume as Tinker Bell; father and daughter; Magic Kingdom
  • On Jan 24, 2024
    Thomas from Northumberland Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    As a veteran of the UK RAF after 24yrs and working alongside US service personnel in NATO, is there any park discount tickets I can apply for? We are heading to Florida soon. Thank you

    Hiya Thomas! 

    Welcome to planDisney! Thank you for your service and for helping to make the world a safer place. My husband and I both have family who served in foreign military services and it has shaped our lives in meaningful ways.  It is a dedication to serve for so long I'm excited that you are taking a special holiday to Walt Disney World Resort in a few months! 

    Walt Disney World Resort offers special tickets to US Military personnel with their multi-day Disney Military Salute Tickets. These tickets are eligible for active or retired members of the US Military, including the National Guard, Reservists, the US Coast Guard, and the Commissioned Corps of the Public Health Service (PHS). There are many more agencies but all for servicemen and women that serve for the United States government. However, foreign military personnel who are assigned to a US Military unit or installation or on US Travel Orders can also qualify for discounted tickets and resort stays. Shades of Green, which is a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel for military members and their families states that the ID needed is DD Form 1173 or 2765. If any of this fits your situation, then I would reach out to Shades of Green to see if you qualify or contact the US Base that you worked with to see if any tickets are available on-site. 

    I have also found that the Walt Disney World Travel Company based out of the UK has discounts for individuals who have a Blue Light Card or Defence Discount Service membership. If you have either of these then contact after you make your booking. They can apply a discount to your booking if it is made directly through them. The tickets currently available to our friends in the UK are the 7 or 14-Day Magic Ticket. If you purchase one week you get another week for the same price! It is a pretty good deal on its own as it includes extras like the Park Hopper option, Memory Maker, and access to miniature golf and the water parks

    I see that you are almost reaching the 60-day mark before your arrival. This is an important point in Walt Disney World Resort planning as that is when you can book your dining reservations! Reservations open at 6 AM EST. I love booking the Fantasmic! Dining Package for my family. Fantasmic! is my favorite nighttime spectacular and having a delicious meal while securing prime seating for this amazing show is just perfection.

    I hope that this helps and you have a magical time!

    Happy Planning!
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