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Old 09-08-2014, 10:23 PM   #346
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Looking for clarification...

I looked through as much of the thread as I could, but I'm still unsure on some points. Sorry if these questions have asked before. DH is active duty overseas. We're taking leave about a year from now to see family and go to WDW. It looks like the 2015 deal will be valid for our dates.
  1. Do the tickets need to be ordered through the base, or is it recommended that we do it that way?
  2. Do I understand this correctly - the tickets you get in advance are vouchers that get turned in for magic bands at the gate? (and does that mean they give you the grey ones? I may want to order decals to tell them apart)
  3. If you want to add on days at a regular price, can you do that? If so, is the rate they use for the 1st day ($99) or the 5th ($60)?
  4. The official website says any room offers can't be combined with another discount - does that mean I need to choose discounted tickets OR a discounted room, if available?
  5. Do military discounted rooms have to be booked through a military travel office or can I go through Disney directly? I'd really hate having to go through a travel agent if we had to make changes, especially if that travel agent is on another continent. Any tips from people who've had to do this would be appreciated!
  6. Edit to add: I'll probably have to wait until six months out to actually book anything (bad, I know!) as that's when we'll know our leave dates. What are the odds that military rate rooms will still be available for Aug-Sep?

Thank you to whomever is answering questions!

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Old 09-09-2014, 06:54 AM   #347
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Looking for clarification...

I looked through as much of the thread as I could, but I'm still unsure on some points. Sorry if these questions have asked before. DH is active duty overseas. We're taking leave about a year from now to see family and go to WDW. It looks like the 2015 deal will be valid for our dates.
  1. Do the tickets need to be ordered through the base, or is it recommended that we do it that way?

    You can get them at base ITT, or Shades of Green. If you buty them at Disney from Disney, you will pay sales tax
  2. Do I understand this correctly - the tickets you get in advance are vouchers that get turned in for magic bands at the gate? (and does that mean they give you the grey ones? I may want to order decals to tell them apart)

    You will get tickets, not magic bands when you activate them
  3. If you want to add on days at a regular price, can you do that? If so, is the rate they use for the 1st day ($99) or the 5th ($60)?

    Nope. Can't add od days.
  4. The official website says any room offers can't be combined with another discount - does that mean I need to choose discounted tickets OR a discounted room, if available?

    No. It means you can us military or free dining (if its available). Not both. Only one roome discount at a time. Tickets have nothing to do with the room discount
  5. Do military discounted rooms have to be booked through a military travel office or can I go through Disney directly? I'd really hate having to go through a travel agent if we had to make changes, especially if that travel agent is on another continent. Any tips from people who've had to do this would be appreciated!

    Nope. Any travel agent can do it including Disney

  6. Edit to add: I'll probably have to wait until six months out to actually book anything (bad, I know!) as that's when we'll know our leave dates. What are the odds that military rate rooms will still be available for Aug-Sep?

Probably pretty good especially in late August

Thank you to whomever is answering questions!

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Old 09-09-2014, 09:13 AM   #348
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I was able to get tickets from Ft. Bragg today. They have the park hoppers in stock and the park hoppers with water park and more. They DO NOT have the 4 day water park and more tickets currently. I am just so excited that I will have them in hand tomorrow since we arrive on 9/28!
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Old 09-09-2014, 12:39 PM   #349
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Looking for clarification...

Do I understand this correctly - the tickets you get in advance are vouchers that get turned in for magic bands at the gate? (and does that mean they give you the grey ones? I may want to order decals to tell them apart)

You will get tickets, not magic bands when you activate them

Good luck..
Link the vouchers to your MDE account when you get them. If you are staying onsite, then your military tickets can be added directly to those Magic Bands when you activate the vouchers.

Just make sure you make a note of who you assigned each voucher to so it will be easier to add them to the Magic Bands when the time comes.
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Old 09-09-2014, 06:21 PM   #350
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Link the vouchers to your MDE account when you get them. If you are staying onsite, then your military tickets can be added directly to those Magic Bands when you activate the vouchers.

Just make sure you make a note of who you assigned each voucher to so it will be easier to add them to the Magic Bands when the time comes.
Ah! Thank you! I really wanted to try out the new magic band system. I figure they'll work out a lot of kinks by the time we get there. haha

And thank you, BeerMe.
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Old 09-23-2014, 05:08 PM   #351
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I'm sure this has been covered, but is a family of 5 able to purchase 6 tickets to bring another family member along (grandparent)? I thought I read that you need to supply the address and names of each person for the tickets, is it a problem that the 6th person's name and address don't match the original ones?
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Old 10-05-2014, 09:44 PM   #352
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I believe the only requirement is that the service member (or spouse) uses one of the tickets, and is present when all 6 tickets are activated at the parks. The others using the tickets can be family, friends, or whoever. My father is retired military. He bought 6 tickets for us, which include him, my mother, me, my husband, and our two daughters. We do not live at the same address as my parents. We bought them on base here in Texas to save the sales tax (and now would do this also to have them in time to make FP+ at 60 days out since we are staying on site), and we did have to give them each person's name, age, and address when we bought them on base. It did not matter that we were at different addresses.

When we activated them at WDW Guest Services (this was in May 2013), they took down all of our information again (we had Military Salute Tickets). However, we went to DLR this May 2014, same group, bought Military Salute Tickets on base here, and were not asked for any information when we used them at the gate (did not have to activate them). Things may be different now at WDW due to Magic Bands. We will find out in May 2015 when we return!
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Old 10-09-2014, 03:25 PM   #353
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I'm sure this has been covered, but is a family of 5 able to purchase 6 tickets to bring another family member along (grandparent)? I thought I read that you need to supply the address and names of each person for the tickets, is it a problem that the 6th person's name and address don't match the original ones?
Yes, the tickets can be for and used by any family member or friend. However, at least 1 of the 6 must be for and used by the military member or military member spouse.

When I activated mine, they asked for date of birth and address and name. I think they need to keep track of that for some reason.

Have a great time. We really appreciated the military salute tickets.
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Old 10-11-2014, 08:25 AM   #354
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Does anyone know if POR is likely to release discounts for the Royal rooms in early May? They apparently haven't released any outside of March yet. :/
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