Whether you are active duty, in the reserves, or retired from the US armed forces, Disney World in Florida has a variety of military discounts available for you.
Some of the Disney World military discounts available change from year to year, but they are always quite generous.
Read more to find out how you can save on park tickets, hotels, Memory Maker photo pass and more, through military discounts at Disney World.
Table of contents
- Is there a military discount on Disney World tickets?
- Is there a military discount on the Memory Maker photo pass?
- Is there a military discount at Disney World hotels?
- Does Disney World have a resort just for military members and veterans?
- Do any of the stores or restaurants in Disney Springs offer a military discount?
- What else do I need to know?
- Thank you for your service and enjoy your trip!
Is there a military discount on Disney World tickets?
Yes, there is a military discount available for Disney World tickets.
However, Disney World’s military discount sometimes changes year to year. Here’s the lowdown on military discounts for Disney World tickets in 2017.
The standard discount doesn’t change too much year to year, but does vary depending on the ticket combination you buy (# of days, upgrades, etc). It is usually less than 10%.
In 2017, Disney World also has a special combo ticket available. There are 2 base offers: a 4-day ticket with Park Hopper for $209 plus tax or a 5-day ticket with park hopper for $224 plus tax.
Either ticket can be upgraded to add Water Park Fun & More for $37 plus tax, which adds access to Blizzard Beach, Typhoon Lagoon, Oak Trail Golf Course, and more.
Compared to a non-discounted ticket, this is a steal! A non-discounted 4-day ticket with Park Hopper costs $425 plus tax, while a 5-day ticket with Park Hopper currently costs $445 plus tax.
As you can see, Disney World’s military discount amounts to about 50% off when it comes to tickets.
This military discount is available for ticket purchases through December 15, 2017 and tickets must be used by December 19, 2017.
Is there a military discount on the Memory Maker photo pass?
In addition to a military discount on park tickets, retired and active service members can get Memory Maker at a steep discount, too.
In 2017, the military discount for Memory Maker is offered at $84, compared to the full price of $150.
Memory Maker gives you access to your photos from rides, character meet and greets, as well as select locations around the parks.
You’ll be able to get access to all of your photos, make edits and download for free. Prints and other physical products cost extra.
The 2017 Memory Maker military discount is available for purchase through December 19, 2017.
Is there a military discount at Disney World hotels?
Yes, there is a military discount at Disney World hotels and resorts, too.
The 2017 military discount at Disney World hotels differs depending on the hotel category (value, moderate or deluxe).
Value resorts are offered at a 30% discount. Moderate resorts are available at a 35% discount. Deluxe resorts are offered at a 40% discount.
The discount is available for almost all Disney World’s hotels, but there are some restrictions.
For example, at the Art of Animation resort, the military discount is only offered on the family suites.
In 2017, military discounts on Disney World hotels are available from January 1, 2017 through April 8, 2017, as well as April 24, 2017 through December 19, 2017.
There are more blackout dates within those 2 blocks, but the exact dates aren’t publicly available.
Does Disney World have a resort just for military members and veterans?
Yes. Shades of Green is a resort owned by the Department of Defense.
Although it is not owned by Disney, it is located on Disney World property, not far from Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort.
The base rate ranges anywhere from $109 to $310 per night, depending on the type of room chosen. Discounts are often available.
Do any of the stores or restaurants in Disney Springs offer a military discount?
Yes, some of the stores and restaurants at Disney Springs offer military discounts.
The military discounts available vary from store to store and restaurant to restaurant, so you’ll need to ask, just as you do at home or when traveling elsewhere.
The typical discount offered is 10-30%, so it’s worth it to ask!
TIP: If you’re trying to decide whether to get the Disney Dining Plan (DDP) or pay a la carte for food and drinks, check out my guide on how to determine if the Disney Dining Plan worth it for you. In a nutshell, the DDP might help you save money on restaurants at Disney World.
What else do I need to know?
Most of the military discounts at Disney World described above are available to spouses and children if the military member is not present.
However, a valid Department of Defense issued ID is required.
In addition to current and veteran military service men and women, the military discount is often available for active and retired members of the Commissioned Corps of the Public Health Service (PHS) and the Commissioned Corps of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).