Mickey at Disney's Hollywood Studios
  • On Apr 22, 2019
    Catherine from TX Asked

    My husband is a "Desert Storm" Veteran does he or our family qualify for any Military Discounts? Or special treatments or acknowledgement for his service to our country.

    Hi Catherine, and welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    On behalf of my fellow Panelists, I’m sending a heartfelt thank you to your husband for his service to our country. As a fellow military spouse, I know the whole family serves alongside our service member, and I extend my gratitude to you and your family.

    Walt Disney World Resort offers several special offers for active and retired U.S. military personnel, including discounts on theme park tickets, resort hotel rooms, and Memory Maker. Please take a look at the fine print on each offer for eligibility requirements; in order to take advantage of these offers, the service member will need to provide a valid military ID at the time of use or activation.  

    Shades of Green is a military-only resort located across from Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. It’s a gorgeous resort, with spacious rooms, an on-site ticket office, and even a small Exchange location that carries Walt Disney World Resort souvenirs. I have found the staff at this resort to be really helpful and knowledgeable, and I encourage you to give them a call at (703) 824-1403 if you have questions about your husband’s eligibility for Walt Disney World special offers, or your family’s eligibility to stay at Shades of Green. Note that Shades of Green is not a Disney-operated resort, but I know many military families who love staying there because of its quiet, relaxed vibe, reasonable pricing, and proximity to Magic Kingdom Park.

    Catherine, I think your husband and family will find special meaning in one of my favorite daily events at Magic Kingdom Park: the Flag Retreat. In this patriotic and stirring ceremony, the flag on Main Street, U.S.A. is lowered, folded, and carried in a processional by a special Guest. It’s a very special thank you to our veterans, and I love to take a quiet moment of thanks while observing this special moment. Take a look at the Times Guide as you enter the park, or ask a Cast Member so you can be sure not to miss it.

    I hope this is helpful, and please come back and see us if you have further questions. It’s a pleasure to help a fellow military family create magical moments and memories at Walt Disney World Resort.

    Wishing you a magical vacation,
    Robyn
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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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