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Old 08-31-2013, 08:45 PM   #1576
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I can't find that rate anywhere online. I'm looking at the end of January - when I try to pull up the military appreciation dates, it shows me last may.. uggh.

And I know this is like asking my dealer not to sell me crack, but I'm trying hard not to book something. I just realized I have enough miles for 2 tickets, plus, I have a $99 companion ticket. Regular room is 123 a night. Park tickets are 169. Though, we'd only be going with our 13 year old, not our older child, so maybe I could take advantage of staying in a regular disney room for a change with the military discount...

Someone needs to talk me off this ledge. lol
Call them! The rate seems to disappear and reappear on their website. The day I bought it was not on their website so I just ask them for the military appreciation rate and I got it!
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Old 08-31-2013, 10:19 PM   #1577
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The best I can get (other than value) is about $149 a night at POR. Which isn't too bad. $123 for SOG. Oh, I am so considering this. I've never been late January. I'm sure it's much more enjoyable than August. LOL
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The best I can get (other than value) is about $149 a night at POR. Which isn't too bad. $123 for SOG. Oh, I am so considering this. I've never been late January. I'm sure it's much more enjoyable than August. LOL
Does the$149 include taxes? I think I'd like to try January sometime. Couple years ago we stayed at POFQ in November. It was definitely different and the best part was the food court.
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Old 09-01-2013, 09:54 AM   #1579
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It still remains a problem that Military tickets (including Military Salute tickets) must be picked up or activated in person at the parks/TTC before they can choose FF+ offerings. You have to wait to link to FF+ until you actually have a ticket in hand…not the voucher you get from the base or SOG. They check your Military ID first.
I have always been able to pick up actual tickets on base. At Andrews and NAS Annapolis, I had to order them and they took approx 14 days to come. At Pensacola they keep them in stock. Granted, Military Salute tickets still have to be activated prior to use; but I have in hand an actual ticket. I will try to get more info from the OP on the other board.
I don't even know what that voucher is that people are talking about.
Also the prices on base are usually $5 to $6 cheaper per ticket than at Shades. Adds up if you are buying up to the limit.
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Old 09-01-2013, 11:08 AM   #1580
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Does the$149 include taxes? I think I'd like to try January sometime. Couple years ago we stayed at POFQ in November. It was definitely different and the best part was the food court.
Yes, that was with tax, so I thought it was fairly good price, all things considering. Value would have been even cheaper, but it's just not my thing - too small, too crowded, too 'themed'. But, staying on site has benefits for a short trip like this. We'd be meeting my parents who would have a car, but we could use ME without spending the added money on a car service to SOG. If there was a food court we could easily eat more 'in' that out, which makes it nice.

It might be a good opportunity to cheaply stay on site since we just don't need the jumbo sized SOG room with only one child with us.

A lot to think about, now I just need to convince DH.
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Old 09-01-2013, 02:12 PM   #1581
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another question . At shades I know we can book 3 rooms. Does anyone know what the rule is for military rooms at the Disney hotels?
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Old 09-01-2013, 02:20 PM   #1582
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another question . At shades I know we can book 3 rooms. Does anyone know what the rule is for military rooms at the Disney hotels?
I believe that you can book three rooms. We've been able to book that many in the past. Never tried to book more. The tricky thing
Is getting three rooms with a military discount available this time around. At least during busy time :-)
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Old 09-01-2013, 07:44 PM   #1583
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Yes, that was with tax, so I thought it was fairly good price, all things considering. Value would have been even cheaper, but it's just not my thing - too small, too crowded, too 'themed'. But, staying on site has benefits for a short trip like this. We'd be meeting my parents who would have a car, but we could use ME without spending the added money on a car service to SOG. If there was a food court we could easily eat more 'in' that out, which makes it nice.

It might be a good opportunity to cheaply stay on site since we just don't need the jumbo sized SOG room with only one child with us.

A lot to think about, now I just need to convince DH.
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Old 09-01-2013, 10:45 PM   #1584
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Oh, I knew I could count on you to talk me off the ledge. Not. HAHAAH
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I have always been able to pick up actual tickets on base. At Andrews and NAS Annapolis, I had to order them and they took approx 14 days to come. At Pensacola they keep them in stock. Granted, Military Salute tickets still have to be activated prior to use; but I have in hand an actual ticket. I will try to get more info from the OP on the other board.
I don't even know what that voucher is that people are talking about.
Also the prices on base are usually $5 to $6 cheaper per ticket than at Shades. Adds up if you are buying up to the limit.
Some bases will order regular military discount tickets and some will not...they issue a voucher instead. (I think the size of the base is a factor. Pensacola is pretty big.) But the Armed Forced Salute tickets are different...

Steve at Military Disney Tips explains:

"Many people are surprised to find out that Disneys Armed Forces Salute Tickets need to be activated at Walt Disney World.

Just buying them at your Military Base Ticket Office or Shades of Green isnt all you need to do. These special Disney military tickets wont work in the theme park turnstiles or at other Walt Disney World venues unless they are activated first."

He then explains why it is done this way (they want control of the tickets) and the steps needed to activate. You can find it here:

http://www.militarydisneytips.com/bl...-park-tickets/
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I'll be there is Feb too! Feb. 9-15. I know you and your hubby will love Shades.
We will be there too in February on the 13th. I am hoping for good weather as this will be our first February trip ever..
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Old 09-03-2013, 08:46 AM   #1587
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It's probably bad news that I just realized that we have air points enough for 3 tickets, not just 2. And it's also bad news that I've started working on best park days for this trip which I haven't yet convinced dh to take.

And by bad, I mean really stinking awesome.

I've got to call SOG today to find out about the military appreciation rates which still don't show up anywhere online.

Everyone cross fingers for me that the stars align.


(updating my own thread. Seems that from mid Jan to the 31st there is a $119 per night (cat2) rate which includes breakfast but a 4 night stay is required. From Feb 1-13 there is a cat 2 rate of $97 per night. any number of nights)

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It's probably bad news that I just realized that we have air points enough for 3 tickets, not just 2. And it's also bad news that I've started working on best park days for this trip which I haven't yet convinced dh to take.

And by bad, I mean really stinking awesome.

I've got to call SOG today to find out about the military appreciation rates which still don't show up anywhere online.

Everyone cross fingers for me that the stars align.
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