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Old 07-28-2010, 07:51 PM   #556
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The program was originally supposed to be for purchases through July 31 and all tickets expiring on September 30th. In May Disney announced that sales could continue through August 31, but that the expiration date of all tickets would still be September 30. At the current time there is nothing on the Internal Disney Site that indicates any changes to either of these cutoff dates.

Any service member is permitted to activate up to six tickets under this program. The only exception is if the service member has more than five dependents, and then all must be present with DD1173 for all ten and older to get more than six tickets.

The tickets do not have to all be purchases or activated at one time.
I have been so happy to hear you mentioned on the podcasts recently. Your sticky on the tickets has been of invaluable help to me and my family! We all appreciate it!
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i have been so happy to hear you mentioned on the podcasts recently. Your sticky on the tickets has been of invaluable help to me and my family! We all appreciate it!
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Old 07-29-2010, 07:23 AM   #558
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The program was originally supposed to be for purchases through July 31 and all tickets expiring on September 30th. In May Disney announced that sales could continue through August 31, but that the expiration date of all tickets would still be September 30. At the current time there is nothing on the Internal Disney Site that indicates any changes to either of these cutoff dates.

Any service member is permitted to activate up to six tickets under this program. The only exception is if the service member has more than five dependents, and then all must be present with DD1173 for all ten and older to get more than six tickets.

The tickets do not have to all be purchases or activated at one time.


But they have to be activated by Sept 26th......
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Old 07-29-2010, 08:58 PM   #559
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But they have to be activated by Sept 26th......
Not quite. If activated on the 27th you would still have four days of use available (27, 28, 29, 30). In theory they could be activated later, but on the 28th there would only be three days available and on the 29th two days; this is still less expensive that a three or two day pass.
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Not quite. If activated on the 27th you would still have four days of use available (27, 28, 29, 30). In theory they could be activated later, but on the 28th there would only be three days available and on the 29th two days; this is still less expensive that a three or two day pass.

this is what is posted on Shades of Green website:

During this offer period, active or retired U.S. military personnel may make a one-time purchase of up to a maximum of five 4-Day companion tickets (one theme park per day) for $99 per ticket, for family members (including spouse) or friends. Although this ticket for family members and friends does not include either the Park Hopper or Water Park Fun & More options, this ticket can be upgraded to add either such option, or both, for an additional $25, per option. All tickets and options are non-transferable and must be activated by September 26, 2010. Block out dates 3/27- 4/9/2010 All locations. 7/3-4/2010 Magic Kingdom only. Tickets available for purchase at Shades of Green beginning January 3, 2010. Tickets expire September 30, 2010.
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This statement is obviously incorrect. For example, it refers to a "one-time purchase" and there is no such restriction; it is just that there in a limitation of six tickdets during the year. And this year there is no such thing as a "companion" ticket; in 2009 there was a specific ticket for the service member and a separate companion tickets. So with two errors, why would they not have three.
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so this info that I also found here on Intercot.com is also wrong?? the reason Im asking is because I dont want to get down there and find out that my tickets I purchase now had to be activated the day before I arrive.....I know this has been extended til Aug 31st


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 or Water Park Fun & More option each one is $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 must be activated by 9/26/2010. 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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I would trust Cheshire Figment. He's the proverbial "horse's mouth" when it comes to WDW tickets, since he works there.

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I would trust Cheshire Figment. He's the proverbial "horse's mouth" when it comes to WDW tickets, since he works there.


Disney is the one who put the info on Shades of Green website. Better to have the correct info out there than have upset guests this is one of those times that there is conflicting info out there. I spoke to Shades who said the info on their site is from Disney, not them, this is a Disney discount all they did was put the info they got from Disney...which is conflicting what is being said on here and I think it needs to get straightened out with a defnite answer.[/B][/COLOR]
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here is the answer I just recieved from Shades of Green themselves on FB....waiting for Disney to get back to me also:

Shades of Green Resort We have been told the the last day to activate the tickets are on the 26th of Sept.
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I do not care what SoG says. I have just checked online at the official Disney information in The Hub, which is the internal passworded site. This is where I get my official information.

The closest thing to a limitation on activation is "All Tickets are valid until September 30, 2010 regardless of the first date of use." which implies to me that I can still activate them on any day up to September 30.

And as I said in Post #559, it would still make sense to activate these tickets on the 27th, 28th, or even 29th of September (provided you do not need days after the 30th).

My opinion is if the internal site tells me I can do something which is good for a Guest I will do it and that is my support for my action. If there is a public site that says I cannot do something which is good for the Guest and the internal site tells me I can, I will do it as I still have official support.

If the internal site tells me I cannot do something, and the Guest can show a letter, a link to a Disney owned and operated external site, or some other actual Disney publication I will either take the necessary action or call my coordinator or manager and allow them to make the decision and/or override if necessary.

But unless it is an official Disney source I will follow the published rules. And I don't care what SoG says, even if in writing; they are not an official Disney source.
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I'm sorry that I cannot provide a link to my source as The HUb requires a password for any access. Could you please provide a link to an official Disney site that says that the tickets cannot be activated after September 26th. And SoG is not an official Disney site. And I see on the SoG site where it talks about a one-time purchase; this is not accurate, so where there is one error, why not another.
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Please remember that arguing is not allowed on the DIS.

Obviously there is conflicting information from two sources. If you are worried about it, than people should activate the tickets by September 26th.
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I'm sorry that I cannot provide a link to my source as The HUb requires a password for any access. Could you please provide a link to an official Disney site that says that the tickets cannot be activated after September 26th. And SoG is not an official Disney site. And I see on the SoG site where it talks about a one-time purchase; this is not accurate, so where there is one error, why not another.


when we spoke to this Disney Official she told us we are to go by what it says on SOG website since they were given the info from Disney( I dont know how much more official that can be) and since offices are closed that she will look into it first thing Monday morning and get back to us....myself and my friend who is a TA...... what are those of us who dont work for Disney supposed to do?? We are told conflicting info all the time.....we should be able to call Disney or in my case SOG and get correct info......I come on here and told one thing, I call Disney Im told something else, I call SOG and Im told this is a Disney promotion they are just stating what they were told by Disney! If what you say is correct then it should be made public to those it affects....why isnt SOG informed of this so when their guest call for info they arent saying something that isnt so or why does it take a few phone calls to get correct info from Disney? maybe its something Disney changed since the extended the discount and perhaps forgot to extend the activation date?? I dont know because Im not an official Im just someone trying to figure out who I listen to.....when I first called Disney the first answer I got was I dont know I dont work for SOG so I dont know about this discount! Ive been trying to get someone who can say to me without a doubt you can activate your tickets on Sept 27th and so far I have not been told that.....as an official you may have access to other info but how am I to know what is what when I go to whom I feel is an official and aware of what is going on?? this just gets very frustrating.....
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Hmmm...seeing as how Shades of Green can't activate the tickets, but
Cheshire Figment can...I know which one I'd bet on!

(Seriously -- Thanks to Cheshire Figment for all the WDW ticketing info provided over the years!!!)
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