Official 2012/2013 Disney Military Promotion - Updated Post #187

Discussion in 'Disney Promotions and Celebrations--Current Promot' started by Cheshire Figment, Aug 8, 2012.

  1. Steve TLT

    Steve TLT Disney Armed Forces Salute Expert - USAF Retired

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    Hi,

    At WDW your whole party needs to be together to activate the tickets, not necessarily for the 1st day of use as you can activate them ahead of time. You may all then use the tickets separately.

    You can reserve up to 3 rooms with the AFS discount and the military member (or spouse) need to be staying in one of them.

    Hope you have a great time!
     
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  3. interstate70s

    interstate70s DIS Veteran

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    So unless DH and I have seperate rooms, we can't book the discount for them, right?
     
  4. Steve TLT

    Steve TLT Disney Armed Forces Salute Expert - USAF Retired

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    I wouldn't think applying the AFS rate once announced would be a problem. Disney has been very good about this in the past. One thing some people ran into this past August though was if they had a very specific room type (such as a princess room) there were some problems getting the discount on the same type room.

    Right now I'm expecting an August renewal, but as usual will be pressuring Disney to commit earlier.
     
  5. Steve TLT

    Steve TLT Disney Armed Forces Salute Expert - USAF Retired

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    No you and DH need to be in one, your guests can be in the other(s) :)
     
  6. interstate70s

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    Oh good, that's a much better option!;)
     
  7. mattsdragon

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    To clarify your point a bit. . .the whole party doesn't need to actually be physically there when the ticket is activated. We have never had to do that. I go to the Guest Services counter while we're at DTD, I activate the tickets while the wife and kid do some shopping, and we are on our way.
     
  8. Steve TLT

    Steve TLT Disney Armed Forces Salute Expert - USAF Retired

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    Well... I know people do/have done that, but Disney's rules state that the whole party must be there for activation. I never like to tell people to count on anything else.

    But you are right, some cast members will do it without everyone there.
     
  9. mckryan

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    1. No, you do not have to accompany them through the turnstiles. You only have to activate their tickets. You don't have to go into the parks with them.

    2. You can reserve up to 3 rooms, but you must accompany your guests at check-in and throughout their stay. You do not have to have a military member or spouse staying in each room. http://www.shadesofgreen.org/booking.htm
     
  10. mckryan

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    We just activated tickets in December, and they wanted to see the whole party and see their driver's licenses when we activated their tickets.
     
  11. interstate70s

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    an we activate them at the hotels, or just guest services?
     
  12. mckryan

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    Guest services at the gate of the park you are at that day. I *think* you can also activate them at the ticket window DTD.
     
  13. christianweecare

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    I have another military question. Sorry to high jack your thread! Does anyone know if you can use Disney gift cards to purchase military tickets at Shades of Green?
     
  14. Steve TLT

    Steve TLT Disney Armed Forces Salute Expert - USAF Retired

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    Not at Shades, only at a Disney ticket booth, where you'll pay sales tax on top of the ticket price.

    I recommend you use your gift card for food, souvenirs, etc. from Disney and use another method to pay for the tickets at Shades without tax.
     
  15. christianweecare

    christianweecare DIS Veteran

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    Thanks so much. Exactly what I needed to know.
     
  16. MegN529

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    My husband, kids and I have always purchased the military 4-day hopper passes which we plan to do again in April. However, my husband has been suggesting we add a few extra days in the park so we can take our time a bit more. What options do I have for tickets? Do I purchase a standard ticket at full price or are there any other military tickets available at a lower rate? I would appreciate any input you all may have!
     
  17. Cheshire Figment

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    You can purchase MYW tickets at a discount of 5%-10%. If purchased as SoG or a base MWR/ITT office there is no sales tax. You can see the Gate price in Post 18-A of the locked sticky Everything About WDW Tickets. Click on the link in my signature to get there directly.
     
  18. Claire&TheBoys

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    If you live near one or more bases, check with the ITT/MWR office(s). We have 2 local bases and their prices are usually different depending on when each office ordered that particular ticket. You can also get tickets at Shades of Green, which is on Disney property across from the Polynesian Resort. Their price list is on their website.
     
  19. Steve TLT

    Steve TLT Disney Armed Forces Salute Expert - USAF Retired

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    Shades of Green and Your local base ITT ticket office sell a variety of Disney tickets. These are around 4-8% off the regular rate (the 4-day Armed Forces Salute tickets are 50% off). just price out what you are interested in and compare to the AFS. You can use the AFS tickets back-to-back if that works out based on the number of people in your party.

    Here is a link to Shades of Green Prices: http://www.militarydisneytips.com/Tickets/Shades-of-Green-Ticket-Prices.html
     
  20. Claire&TheBoys

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    I thought you couldn't do that this time - isn't there a 7-day period where you can't activate another ticket for the same person? Or is that one of the original stipulations that went by the wayside?
     
  21. Steve TLT

    Steve TLT Disney Armed Forces Salute Expert - USAF Retired

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    Disney originally said that but very soon after decided it wasn't a good idea. I was able to impress upon them that they were discouraging longer guest stays in the hope of a later return trip, in essence loosing money.
     

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