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  • On Oct 7, 2018
    Mark from VA Asked

    Does a Shades of Green reservation qualify me for free, complimentary magic bands?

    Hi Mark,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, and hello to a fellow Virginian! Mine is a military family, and we are so grateful for the fantastic discounts and perks available to us when we visit Walt Disney World, including access to Shades of Green. 

    While Shades of Green is located on Walt Disney World property, it’s not actually a Walt Disney World resort. Guests who stay there are entitled to some of the same benefits that Walt Disney World Resort Guests enjoy, such as being able to make FastPass+ reservations 60 days before their check-in date and Extra Magic Hours. However, Shades of Green Guests do not receive complimentary MagicBands.

    If you’d like to use a MagicBand during your vacation, you are welcome to purchase or bring one you already have. As long as you link your resort reservation and tickets to the band, you’ll be able to use it to enter the theme parks, for scanning PhotoPass, and to enter FastPass+ queues. As a Shades of Green Guest, a MagicBand will not open your resort room door, and you will not be able to charge in-park purchases to your room.

    Enjoy your stay at the beautiful and peaceful Shades of Green Resort, Mark. It’s just a short walk over to Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, and I hope you’ll take some time to explore the grounds and stop for my favorite Disney treat: a Dole Whip. From there, you can even hop on the monorail and head to Magic Kingdom Park or Epcot. That location is truly special, and it’s one of many things that make Shades of Green a really great option for our military members.

    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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