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Old 04-23-2010, 07:32 AM   #1
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Soldier with family needs some info!

First time going to Disney with the family and I am just so confused. I am currently in Iraq but not sure how to pre purchase the military discount tickets. I have military family members back where I live but not sure where the bases are to buy these tickets. Can anyone give me a resource with atleast some type of listing of the bases that do the Armed Forces Salute Program???? I am trying to have a good time for atleast 4 days with them but the tickets for regular price would probably break my camouflaged pockets haha. I am loving this website by the way!
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Old 04-23-2010, 07:57 AM   #2
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I'm not sure there is an actual list of what bases sells the tickets. Where in the states do you live?

You can also get your tickets at The "Shades of Green" that is on Disney property when you get to Orlando. It is a a military owned resort.

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Old 04-23-2010, 08:32 AM   #3
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You don't need to prepurchase the tickets--you can get them at the park, Downtown Disney or Shades of Green. At SOG, you pay no tax. Also, the resorts offer 40% for military this year before Sept. 30th, and you CAN add the dining plan to a room only military reservation.

As an Army wife, I really appreciate your hard work, your sacrifice, and the sacrifice of your family! Enjoy Disney!
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Try the MWR Office on your home base as well...some of them sell them, some of them don't!
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Shades of green sells them so even if you don't stay there you can always stop by and buy them there.
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Old 04-23-2010, 12:20 PM   #6
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Hey there. We are purchasing ours from Shades of Green.

Just in case you didnt know. Take a look at the Shades of Green for your hotel. Since you are deployed and part of OIF you get 20% off your room at SOG (which depending on your rank..which i wont ask...can be cheaper than disney's values...even on 40% off). Its works that way for us. You also get 20% off of your food purchases there. The info for it can be found here.....
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The Shades of Green Resort is offering OEF/OIF U.S. Military and DoD Civilian a special Florida Vacation!

The Shades of Green invites our U.S. Troops from all services and DoD personnel serving a minimum of 270 consecutive days in an OEF/OIF location and their dependant children the opportunity for a special vacation on Walt Disney World® Resort. You will receive 20% discount on your room reservations ranging from 1 – 14 nights.

You may also take advantage of 20% discount on your dining options at the resorts (excluding alcohol beverages, the Express Café and the Pool Grille). Please contact our Reservations Department to book reservations and for questions on eligibility.

(You can take part in this for R&R. We did it for his R&R)
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First time going to Disney with the family and I am just so confused. I am currently in Iraq but not sure how to pre purchase the military discount tickets. I have military family members back where I live but not sure where the bases are to buy these tickets. Can anyone give me a resource with atleast some type of listing of the bases that do the Armed Forces Salute Program???? I am trying to have a good time for atleast 4 days with them but the tickets for regular price would probably break my camouflaged pockets haha. I am loving this website by the way!
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Old 04-25-2010, 05:59 PM   #8
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If you need to book a hotel room, check out two websites:
mousesavers.com
SwanDolphin.com

I just saw something about a discount for the military at either the Swan or the Dolphin (can't remember which one).

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First time going to Disney with the family and I am just so confused. I am currently in Iraq but not sure how to pre purchase the military discount tickets. I have military family members back where I live but not sure where the bases are to buy these tickets. Can anyone give me a resource with atleast some type of listing of the bases that do the Armed Forces Salute Program???? I am trying to have a good time for atleast 4 days with them but the tickets for regular price would probably break my camouflaged pockets haha. I am loving this website by the way!
Hi! Hopefully you have viewed this information:

Armed Forces Salute Program

1/3- 7/31/2010 Special Offer: Active and Retired U.S. Military, also includes members of the U.S. Coast Guard and activated members of the National Guard or Reservists. You may purchase a 4 Day Base ticket for $99. If you would like to add the Park hopper option and Water Park Fun & More option is about for $25 plus tax per person. Military personnel can purchase one for themselves and up to 5 family members or friends. If active US military members are unable to come to Walt Disney World their spouses may purchase the tickets for up to 5 family members or friends. They will need to provide valid military id to purchase the tickets.



These tickets are valid until 9/30/2010. Block out dates 3/27- 4/9/2010 All locations. 7/3-4/2010 Magic Kingdom only. These tickets can be upgraded to an annual pass, premium annual pass, seasonal and weekday select passes.Active or Retired Military must show a valid United States Military ID card. Activated members of the National Guard or Reservists must present their orders in addition to a Military ID card.

Beginning January 3, 2010, guests can pre-purchase the tickets (in the form of an exchange voucher) at Shades of Green or at a military base, TAX-FREE! The exchange voucher is then taken to a Main Entrance theme park ticket window, where it is exchanged for the actual ticket. The military tickets can also be purchased at the Main Entrance theme park ticket windows beginning January 3, but if you do this, you must pay tax.


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Active Military personnel with proper ID (includes active U.S. Coast Guard and activated members of the National Guard or Reservists) are eligible to receive Disney Ticket discounts. Military personnel can also purchase Disney tickets for up to 5 members of their family. Guests in the Military can purchase these tickets at "Shades of Green." YOU MUST PRESENT VALID ID IN ORDER TO RECEIVE THESE PASSES. Your Military discounted passes can be picked up at the Made in the Shade store located at Shades of Green. Magic Your Way Stars and Stripes Pass The Magic Your Way Stars and Stripes Tickets are offered for Shades of Green guests or guests staying at a Walt Disney World Resort. The Magic Your Way Stars and Stripes Ticket includes admission for the specified days to the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios, Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park, Blizzard Beach, Typhoon Lagoon, Disney Quest and
Wide World of Sports. The current prices for these passes that include Military discounts can be found here: Magic Your Way Stars and Stripes Pass For Military personnel who are staying offsite, discounted tickets are sold at Military bases. You can also get specially priced tickets via - Mail Order: Retired, Active, Reservists, National Guard and DoD Personnel can order discount tickets via mail order by calling the Commander, Navy Region Southwest 619-767-6000 or Air Force Central Ticket Program at 210-652-2855.

I was able to book our Disney cruise while in Tikrit Iraq and believe me, it was the best vacation ever. Happy planning!!
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Old 04-26-2010, 01:23 AM   #10
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I just bought my second set of the 4 day $99 tickets at the regular ticket counter for Magic Kingdom. Easy peesy! I'm just a dependent now and was a bit worried it would be hard without DH on hand but they didn't bat an eye.

Congrats on your return! We are ticking the days off of our own long long loooong deplyment and can't wait for our own reunion/Disney trip!
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