Disney Military Discounts 2015

Air Force band at Disney.

Disney!  Just the word gets kids and grownups equally excited!  That’s why it is great news that the greater Disney companies have announced the extension of their popular Armed Forces Salute program that offers discounted park tickets and hotel rooms.

What’s The Deal?

For Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, the Armed Forces Salute ticket is a 4 day Park Hopper ticket for $177 plus tax.  You can add the Water Park Fun & More option for $30 additional per ticket.  Tickets must be purchased by 17 December 2015 and used by 20 December 2015.

For Disneyland in California, the Armed Forces Salute ticket is a  3 day Park Hopper Tickets for $132.  Tickets must be purchased by 18 December  2015 and used by 20 December 2015.

For hotel rooms, the exact discount isn’t disclosed online because of the 101 variables involved.  Each service member or spouse may book up to two rooms with a maximum of five people per room.  The discount is not available 26 November 2015 through 28 November 2015.  Reservations must be booked directly through Disney at (714) 520-7088.

Who Is Eligible?

The Armed Forces Salute tickets are available to active or retired service members , including the National Guard, reservists and the U.S. Coast Guard.  In the absence of their active duty military service member, spouses may use this discount with their valid military ID.

Up to 12 tickets may be purchased using the Armed Forces Salute program.

Where Do I Buy Tickets?

Tickets must be purchased at your military installations ticketing office, such as ITT.  Tickets will then have to be activated at the theme park ticket windows.

Anything Else?

The usual theme park ticket rules apply.  You can’t share one ticket between multiple people, even if they go on different days.  Once you’ve entered a park on a day, that day is considered used.  All other Park Hopper rules must be followed.

For more information and to purchase Armed Forces Salute tickets to Disney properties, call your favorite base’s ticket and tours office.  Military ID will be required for ticket purchase.

Don’t forget that other ticket options may be cheaper than the Armed Forces Salute tickets.  Be sure to explore all the ticketing options before making a purchase!


About the Author

Kate Horrell
Kate Horrell is a military financial coach, mom of four teens, and Navy spouse. She has a background in taxes and mortgage banking, and a trove of experience helping other military families with their money. Follow her on twitter @realKateHorrell.
  • Dave

    I’ve used this deal quite a few times. For Disneyland hotels, the discount works out to be 40% off the Grand Californian, 35% off the Disneyland Hotel, or 30% off the Paradise Pier Hotel.

    You can wait to buy your tickets at the Disneyland ticket booths. The price is exactly the same, and I was told that if one of your party loses their ticket, they’ll be able to replace it. As it was, I bought my tickets at the ITT office, and when my daughter lost it, they could not replace it. I had to buy another one.

    And just to clarify ticket numbers, it’s 6 tickets at a time unless you have more people in your immediate family. I you’re the Dougars, for example, you could buy…well I’m not sure how many Dougars there are these days… And then 12 total tickets cumulatively purchased during the current Military Salute Promotion.

  • Linda

    I bought my tickets in January 2015 thinking they would expire in September. It was a 4 day park hopper and we only used 2 days. With this extension until December 2015, does that mean I have until Dec 2015 to use the other two days?

    • Brandi

      On the back of your tickets you got at Disney there should be an expiration date for the remaining two days

    • Hollie

      I just called on this. They ARE honoring the passes, even if they are printed as expiring on Oct 3!

  • Vicky

    Can I buy these as a gift for family? Will I have to be there to present my military ID when activating at the ticket window or can they use the tickets without me?

    • Bethany

      Either the active duty member or spouse must be present when the tickets are activated. Here are some of the terms and conditions from https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/special-offers/

      Disney Military Promotional Tickets may be purchased at participating U.S. military sales outlets by Eligible Service Members (defined below) or their spouses (but not both), for use by themselves and other family members and friends, as provided herein. These Tickets may not be otherwise transferred, distributed or resold.

      “Eligible Service Members” are active or retired members of the U.S. Military, including the National Guard, Reservists and the U.S. Coast Guard. Spouses of Military Service Members also qualify if they are able to present valid and active U.S. Military IDs in the absence of active Military Personnel.

      The actual prices charged at the individual U.S. military base ticket offices for Disney Military Promotional Tickets may be less than the prices set forth above.
      Participating military sales outlets must require that Eligible Service Members (or their spouses) present valid military identification to purchase Disney Military Promotional Tickets.

      Disney 4-Day Military Promotional Tickets for admission to the Walt Disney World Resort are not valid until activated by the Eligible Services Members (or their spouses) at Walt Disney World theme park ticket windows.

      Tickets and options expire and may not be used after December 20, 2015. Valid military identification will be required for purchase and use.

      No more than twelve (12) Disney Military Promotional Tickets may be purchased and (if applicable) activated by any Eligible Service Member or spouse (regardless of the place of purchase and whether purchased by that person or that person’s spouse). In addition, one of the twelve (12) Tickets purchased must be used by the Eligible Service Member of his/her spouse.

      Each Disney Military Promotional Ticket must be used by the same person on any and all days.

  • AJ Williams

    After I purchase the 12 tickets to include friends. Do I have to accompany them once they enter the par? Are can they go to a park without me after I purchase.

    • Ron J

      No and yes!