Disney created exciting buzz this year from the new Stars Wars Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland and talk of the Epcot premiere attractions at Walt Disney World. The changes are certainly redefining the “happiest-place-on-earth” .
Disney theme parks are offering discounted Park Hopper tickets for all military members and retirees. Park Hopper tickets allow access to either all four Disneyworld theme parks or both Disneyland theme parks each day that the tickets cover.
So what’s the latest buzz on military-friendly special promotions? Here are some ways military personnel and their families can plan and enjoy the new developments at Disney theme parks.
Disney Admission For Military Members
Disney Armed Forces Salute Program is proud to offer up to six discounted tickets for Disney theme parks in the U.S. The deal is for all military personnel and their spouses, including:
- Active duty
- This includes: Army, Air Force, Marines, Navy, Space Force, Coast Guard, Commissioned Corps of the Public Health Service and the Commissioned Corps of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
- National Guard
- Retired military
Visit your nearest installation ticket office and present a valid military I.D. to purchase tickets. Tickets must be purchased by either the service member or their spouse and must be over the age of 18. While there, ask the recreations office for local Disney deals.
Disney Military Promotional Tickets & Hopper Tickets
The Disney Armed Forces Salute program currently offers 4-Day and 5-Day Military Promotional Tickets with Park Hopper Options at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Disney World boasts four main parks and waterparks, so you’ll get more than you bargained for. Note that no more than 6 promotional tickets can be purchased and activated by an eligible member or spouse.
Disneyworld Military Discount at Orlando, FL
- 4-Day Military Promotional Ticket (with Park Hopper Option) for $296 plus tax
- 5-Day Military Promotional Ticket (with Park Hopper Option) for $315 plus tax
- Available add-ons are: Park Hopper Plus Option for only $30 this allows access to Disney water parks
- Memory Maker for only $98 (only available through December 17, 2021)
- This provides photography service around the parks, including:
- Attraction and character shots
- Magic shots
- Digital Borders and Stickers
- Unlimited digital downloads of Disney PhotoPass photos and videos
- Discounted prints
- This special Memory Maker offer may only be purchased at Walt Disney World theme park ticket windows
- Military discounts on select hotel rooms at Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts during 2021
NOTE: The above discounts are available for purchase through December 17, 2021.
Disneyland Military Discount at Anaheim, CA
*Promotional information for 2021 will be updated when Disneyland opens to the public.
- 3-Day Military Promotional Ticket (with Park Hopper Option)
- 5-Day Military Promotional Ticket (with Park Hopper Option)
- Available add-ons are:
- Disney PhotoPass Collection
- Service includes
- Digital downloads of Disney Pass photos
- A voucher for Dining Print Package
- A Disneyland Resort Gallery Disc
- This special offer may only be purchased at Main Street Photo Supply CO. in Disneyland Park or at Kingswell Camera Shop in Disney California Adventure Park
- Service includes
- Disney PhotoPass Collection
Disney Hotels & Lodging
For the complete magical experience, stay at a Disney Resort hotel and save upwards of 30-40%. Premium and standard suites are available with added perks—enjoy a themed suite for your family or run into your favorite Disney character at the dining hall. It’s the most valued choice for visitors who prefer proximity to the theme park.
- Disneyland Resort in Anaheim includes Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel, Disneyland Hotel, and Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa.
- DisneyWorld Resort discounts are not valid at the following resorts: The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, The Campsites at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort, Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort and Disney’s Riviera Resort.
- Those who stay at Disney Resort hotels have access to Magic Hours, an added benefit for early admission to the park, restaurants, and shows. Magic Hours does not include the new attraction, Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge.
- Suites are based on availability and exclude Moderate and Deluxe suites. Call in advance for reservations.
Shades of Green
For affordable options, check out Shades of Green located within Walt Disney World grounds. Shades of Green is an Armed Forces Recreation Center (AFRC) with hotel amenities including dining packages and luxury accommodations. Your reservation also includes complimentary shuttle service to the park and Magic Hours access. Rates are determined by rank category and available on a limited basis. FastPass Plus reservation window can be made up to 60 days prior to check-in.
Veterans Day At The Disney Theme Parks
It’s traditional for the Disney Theme Parks to do something special each year to commemorate Veterans Day and serve both the veterans that work at Disney and those in the surrounding communities.
Last year, Walt Disney World expanded on their Heroes Who Work Here initiative to include a special celebration that honored the veterans who work at Disney World. The Heroes Who Work Here initiative is Disney’s special program designed to employ veterans. If any veterans or active-duty personnel find themselves at Disney World this Veterans Day, make sure to take in the celebration.
What Are The Disney Theme Parks?
- Includes four theme parks
- Magic Kingdom
- Disney’s Hollywood Studios
- Disney’s Animal Kingdom
- Includes two water parks
- Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon
- Disney’s Blizzard Beach
- Includes two theme parks
- Disneyland park
- Disneyland California Adventure Park
Disney park fans swear by preparing ahead and buying merchandise off-site. Shop Disney periodically posts special promotions online, or you can visit a Disney Store location near you and receive a military-friendly discount with 10% off merchandise. Just present a valid military I.D. to receive a discount.
Disney cruise lines offer military discounts on the Caribbean and Pacific coastlines. The Disney themes cruiseliners have wonderful amenities which include family entertainment onboard, pools, waterslides, and kids clubs. Offers vary. Check online for the next deal!
Military Discount Categories
Cristina Van Orden is a literary writer and active military spouse. She holds an MFA from Antioch University and taught K-12 English before working in editorial. Cristina currently resides on base with her husband and children.