Disney announced a renewal of their popular Armed Forces Salute Program that will run 1 OCT 12 through 28 SEP 13.  This program gives a significant discount to all military members, including Guard, Reserve, retired, and spouses.  Tickets are about 50% off and a discount of 30-40% is available on rooms at thier resorts.  There is even a discount rate for Disney cruises.  The details can be viewed at Chief Master Sergeant (Ret.) Steve Bell’s website http://www.militarydisneytips.com/.  Note that the program has changed slightly, such as only allowing six tickets – not 12, and blackout dates.  So if you have used it in the past, you better check it out before assuming anything.  Here are the details:

Disney Theme Ticket Discounts for Military Members

Walt Disney World in Orlando Florida

  • Four-Day      Park Hopper Tickets or Four-Day Water Park and More Tickets for $156.00,
  • Four-Day      Park Hopper Tickets plus the Water Park and More Option for $184.00.
  • These      tickets can be purchased at Shades of Green, your local Base Ticket Office, or Disney Theme Park ticket booths (Tax will be added      at Disney ticket booths).

Blockout dates:

  • 24 – 31      December 2012 (No theme Park or WP&M Use)
  • 24      March – 4 April 2013 (No theme Park or WP&M Use)
  • July      4, 2012 (No Magic Kingdom Use)

Disneyland in Anaheim California

  • Three-Day Park Hopper Tickets for $125.00
  • These tickets can be purchased at Your local Base Ticket Office, or Disney Theme Park ticket booths (Tax will be added    at Disney ticket booths).

Blockout dates:

  • 23 December 2012 – 2 January 2013 (No theme Park  Use)
  • 15 – 17 February 2013  (No theme Park  Use)
  • 25  March – 5 April 2013  (No theme Park  Use)
  • 4 July 2013  (No theme Park  Use)

Disney Resort Room Discounts for Military Members

Please note, the number of rooms at these rates is limited, so you might have to be flexible!

Walt Disney World in Orlando Florida

  • 40% off Deluxe Resorts
  • 35% off Moderates and Fort Wilderness Cabins
  • 30% off Value Resorts including Art of Animation

Disney World Room Blockout dates:

  • 22 – 24 November 2012
  • 23-31 December 2012
  • 25 March – 4 April 2013

Disneyland in Anaheim California

  • Up to 40% off Resorts

Disneyland Room Blockout dates:

  • 22 – 24 November 2012
  • 23-31 December 2012
  • 25 March – 4 April 2013

The Disney Cruise Line

The Disney Cruise Line continues to offer Military discounts. Military Discounted Cruise Rates are usually announced 30-60 days out.  Then when a military rate is announced for that particular sailing they will apply that rate to your reservations. They usually set aside fifty staterooms of all categories for the military rates (except for suites and the lowest categories).

Posted by glenn | 10 Comments

10 responses to “Disney’s Armed Forces Salute FY13”

  1. Jim says:

    FYI – it’s http://www.militarydisneytips.com (for those who want to visit). Just wanted to drop a note since it got switched!

    – James

  2. Jane says:

    My husband us retired fro USPHS one of the uniformed services. He was paid on the military scale, we have military DOD ID cards, etc. Do you know if these rates apply to us?

  3. glenn says:

    Thanks, Jim. Fixed it.

  4. glenn says:

    Jane, here are the details on eligibility:

    “Eligible Service Members” are active or retired members of the U.S. military, including the National Guard, Reserve and the U.S. Coast Guard.

    Permanently Disabled Veterans are also eligible for this offer. These military personnel will have a military ID with a DAVPRM status.

    Spouses of eligible members are able to participate without the member being present.

    Not eligible are: unaccompanied dependants (children), prior service members who did not retire, foreign military members, DoD civilians, and other service connecter disabled who are not DAVPRM.

    If you have military ID cards, then it looks like you are good to go to me.

  5. amanda says:

    Does Disney cruise line ever offer military rate on July or is it only during non peak times?

  6. glenn says:

    @ Amanda – Here is the link specifically for Disney Cruise Line military discounts. http://disneycruise.disney.go.com/special-offers/military-rates/
    They are not showing any for July at this point, but it is also possible that it is too early as they are not showing any for the fall “shoulder” season. However, it would not surprise me if the discount is meant to fill the boats in the off-season. Suggest you keep monitoring the link provided.

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  9. Nilsa says:

    My ID say DB O4 can I get discount on the different Disney parks.

  10. glenn says:

    @Nilsa – Any official DoD issued card should be able to get the Disney discount.

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