by Military Diva
Disney World has announced their 2022 Military Salute, a long-standing discount that honors our country’s HEROES! Military families hoping to travel to Disney World in 2022 can now start locking in their plans!
Eligible guests can enjoy deeply discounted rooms and tickets beginning on January 1, 2022, with travel dates extending through December 16, 2022.
Who is Eligible?
- Active members of the military and their spouses
- Current members of the Reserves or National Guard and their spouses
- Retired and 100% service-disabled members of the Active Army, Reserves, or National Guard
- Active or retired members of the Commissioned Corps of the Public Health Service
- Active or retired members of the Commissioned Corps of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
*Please note that guests using this discount will be asked to show a valid ID at check-in to verify their status.
Additionally, there is a difference between veteran and retired status. While Veterans have served, retired members have typically served 20 years of active duty and are eligible for retirement benefits. This is not a reflection of honorable service by either member, just a noted difference set by the Department of Defense.
2022 Military Promotional Resort Room Only Details
- Rooms are available from January 1-December 16, 2022.
- Length of travel is from 1-14 nights.
- Eligible members can book up to (3) rooms per visit; the member or spouse must stay in one room.
- Members can book using the Military Promotional Resort Room offer as often as they like during 2022.
- The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, The Campsites at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort, Disney’s Pop Century Resort, and Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resorts are excluded from this offer.
- In addition, the following room types are excluded from this offer: 3-bedroom villas, suites in Moderate and Deluxe Resort hotels, Cabins at Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, The Little Mermaid Standard Rooms at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, and Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows.
- Guest must show a valid ID at check-in or the reservation will revert to rack rate.
- This offer has historically offered discounts on a sliding basis-Value resort 30% off, Moderate resorts 35% off, Deluxe/Deluxe Villas 40% off. Disney has removed this breakdown. Guests will need to inquire directly with Disney to see the specific availability and discount for their dates of travel.
- Military room rates must be booked via telephone at (407) 939-5277 or through a Travel Agent.
TIP: Guests can book either a Military Room only or a Ticketless Package. Room-only rates require a one-night deposit with full payment due at check-in. Ticketless packages require a $200 deposit with full payment due 30 days prior to check-in. If dining packages return, they can be added to Ticketless Packages. Dining cannot be added to room-only reservations. If dining plans are a priority for your family, consider booking the Ticketless Package.
2022 Military Salute Tickets
There are some interesting changes in the Military Salute tickets. Guests purchasing these tickets now have the ability to add Disney’s New Genie+ feature to their tickets! Tickets can be purchased tax-free from Shades of Green on Walt Disney World (via phone/email) or from their local military base. Tickets can also be purchased in person at Disney World ticket gates.
Tickets are available in 4 and 5-day Park Hoppers, 4 and 5-day Park Hopper Plus, and can be purchased with or without Genie+. As in past years, Military families are eligible for (6) discounted tickets in 2022. One ticket must be used by the Military Member or their spouse.
4-Day Disney Military Salute Tickets
- 4-day Park Hopper, $329 plus tax
- 4-day Park Hopper Plus, $359 plus tax
- 4-day Park Hopper with 4 days of Genie+, $389 plus tax
- 4-day Park Hopper Plus with 4 days of Genie+, $419 plus tax
5-Day Disney Military Salute Tickets
- 5-day Park Hopper, $349 plus tax
- 5-day Park Hopper Plus, $379 plus tax
- 5-day Park Hopper with 5 days of Genie+, $424 plus tax
- 5-day Park Hopper Plus with 5 days of Genie+, $454 plus tax
TIP: It is best to purchase tickets in advance if possible. Disney World guests must have tickets and park reservations to enter a theme park. Park reservations cannot be made unless tickets have been linked to a My Disney Experience account. Purchasing tickets in advance will offer the greatest availability and flexibility in scheduling park reservations. Additionally, guests purchasing from Shades of Green will receive actual tickets in the mail. Guests purchasing from a local base usually receive ticket vouchers. These can be linked to mDe to make Park Reservations. But the vouchers must be exchanged for actual tickets at a Disney World Ticket Window-guests will need to provide ID and vouchers to “activate” their tickets.
Specially Discounted Memory Maker for Members of the Military
Eligible service members or their spouses, as defined in the ticket eligibility above, can also purchase a specially discounted Memory Maker photo package.
- Guests must purchase the discounted Memory Maker in person from a Walt Disney World ticket window.
- The discounted package can be purchased (2) times during 2022.
- Guests will be able to download all photos taken onsite within 30 days of activation.
We are so excited to share the news of Disney World’s Military Salute return for 2022! We are forever grateful for the support from the Disney Community. Their commitment to honoring our Service Members allows us, and many fellow Service Members, to continue making memories with our family.
Are you a Military Family traveling in 2022? Patricia (aka Military Diva) with All for Dreams Travel, our sponsored Travel Agent, specializes in travel arrangements for the Military Family. As a military spouse, she is very familiar with the Disney Military Salute Program, Disney Park Pass Reservation System, ADR (dining reservation) process, and the NEW Disney Genie system. Contact her today to get a quote for your family’s Magical Vacation!
Patricia with All for Dreams Travel is partnered with Gateway to Magic Travel, an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner.