by Military Diva
Well, Disney has certainly shown great appreciation for our military year after year. At the end of September, they announced the Armed Forces Salute for 2017!
This amazing program offers active and retired members of the U.S. military as well as members of the Reserves, Guard, Coast Guard, PHS and NOAA, 100% service related disabled veterans and a few others a huge discount on both tickets and rooms for Walt Disney World and Disneyland.
If you are eligible, you certainly want to take advantage of this offer.
Disney’s Armed Forces Salute Tickets
In 2017, eligible guests still have the ability to purchase six (6) Armed Forces Salute tickets. One ticket must be used by the military personnel or spouse. The remaining five can be used by any friend or family member traveling with them. Remember, you are eligible for 6 in Disney World and 6 in Disneyland.
There are a few changes to the tickets for 2017 though. Military guests have the option of purchasing tickets for two different lengths of days instead of the current (2016) 4 day ticket option in Disney World and 3 day option in Disneyland.
- Four Day Park Hopper-$209
- Four Day Park Hopper plus Water Parks and More-$246
- Five Day Park Hopper-$224
- Five Day Park Hopper plus Water Parks and More-$261
- Three Day Park Hopper-$156
- Four Day Park Hopper-$181
All tickets can be purchased from your local MWR, Shades of Green, and Disney Parks. Please note that tickets purchased directly from Disney will have tax added to the above amounts; MWR and Shades of Green tickets are tax free.
Also important to note, all tickets can be linked to your “mydisneyexperience”. However, tickets purchased from MWR and Disney will require proof of service (military ID) and activation at the park’s customer service desk. Tickets purchased from Shades of Green will be activated at the Shades of Green ticket counter, saving you time at the park.
And finally, these tickets can be purchased now through December 16, 2017. They are eligible for use from January 1, 2017 through December 19, 2017. Blackout dates: April 9-23, 2017.
Disney’s Armed Forces Salute Room Discounts
Again, Disney has been very generous in offering military guests an amazing discount. The room discount, unlike the ticket discount, can be used repeatedly. The eligible dates and blackout dates, however, are the same as the ticket dates.
- 30 % off all Value Resorts except the Art of Animation Little Mermaid Rooms
- 35% off all Moderate Resorts
- 40 % off Deluxe Resorts
- 30% off rooms at The Paradise Pier
- 35% off rooms at The Disneyland Hotel
- 40% off rooms at The Grand Californian
Rooms offered for these discounts may be extremely limited. I strongly urge you to begin planning your 2017 Disney vacation soon if you would like to take advantage of these discounts.
Call (407) 939-5684 if you are ready to book your Disney World offer, (714) 520-7088 to book your Disneyland offer or consider using our own agent, Patricia with All for Dreams Travel, for a more personalized booking and planning experience.
All for Dreams Travel is an independent agency with Gateway to Magic Travel, an Authorized Disney Travel Planner.
And finally, the Disney Divas and Devos thank you for your service.