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  • On Feb 21, 2020
    James from CA 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.

    Will my Veterans Administration ID card qualify me for the Military Promo tickets?

    Hi James!

    Welcome, and thank you for bringing this excellent Disneyland Resort planning question to us hEAR at the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    Mine is a Military Family too, and please let me take a quick moment to first thank YOU for your service! Special savings for U.S. Service Members at Disney's Theme Parks and Disneyland's Resort Hotels are available to those who are currently Active Duty, active Reservists, full Retirees and those who are 100% service-connected disabled Veterans.

    But! Just like Walt said of his famous theme park that it "would never be finished growing and changing, as imagination and ideas never stop growing", so too do most things with the U.S. Military. As of January 1 of this year, the "Disabled Veterans Equal Access Act of 2018" now allows Commissary as well as Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) benefits to *qualifying non-retired Veterans. This new act won't affect who can take advantage of promotions offered directly from Disney, but it does allow those who now qualify the ability to visit Base/Post MWR Ticket Offices that do also sell a second, slightly discounted Disneyland Resort theme park ticket different from the Multi-day Military Promotional Theme Park Ticket. To find a price list of these tickets, either visit or call your nearest base/post's MWR/ITT/Ticket & Travel Office, or you can google 'Camp Pendleton MWR Tickets', select the first link and then click the blue 'download ticket list' button on the right side of the page. These tickets range from 1-day to 5, and also include the option to add the popular Park Hopper addition.

    *Newly MWR qualifying Veterans are defined as below, as determined by the Department of Veteran Affairs. If you do now qualify, you must also get an updated Veterans Health Identification Card (VHIC) that displays 'MWR, Commissary' under the picture to be able to purchase your tickets in person on base:

    ~ Veterans with Service-connected disabilities rated 0 - 90 percent
    ~ Purple Heart Recipients
    ~ Former Prisoners of War (POW)
    ~ Caregivers of Veterans (Primary Family Caregivers of eligible veterans approved and designated under the VA Program of Comprehensive Assistance with a Current official VA letter and official ID.)

    Should you still not qualify for either Military offer, but know someone who does, I have more good news. While these slightly discounted Disneyland Resort theme park tickets must be purchased by someone with access to MWR benefits, they can be given to anyone to use without the purchaser present. I've purchased these 1-day tickets about a dozen times to give to friends, my parents, even my dear friend and fellow Moms Panelist Kristin C. and they've never had an issue getting in without me.

    And last but not least, Mickey does have a whole page of Special Offers & Discounts for all of his pals that he often updates. And definitely make sure that your address and contact information are up to date in your My Disneyland profile as from time to time there are special offers based on where you live!

    I hope that this was helpful, James, but moreso I hope that we get to See You Real Soon at Disneyland Resort!

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Meet the Panelist: Kristen, Texas

Hi, I'm Kristen! I am a preschool mom and military wife who loves keeping up with the latest Disney Parks news. Trips to Disneyland and Walt Disney World have always been fun, but now that I'm the parent AND the planner every moment is that much more treasured.  I am so honored and excited to be able to share tips I've picked up, pass on fun factoids I've learned, and help create magical moments for your vacation of a lifetime!  Learn More About Kristen

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