Disney Military Deals for 2016

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Disney has announced their military discount tickets for the 2016 calendar year.  If you’re thinking back and remembering that previous Disney discount offers ran from the fall to the fall, you are correct.  This is a change, but it might make things a little less confusing when you’re booking your travel.

Walt Disney World Resort

For visits from 3 January 2016 to 19 December 2016 (excluding 20 March to 1 April 2016), Walt Disney Resort is offering the following promotional prices to active and retired U.S. military personnel (including active and retired members of the United States Coast Guard, National Guard and Reservists) or their spouses:

  • Disney 4-Day Military Promotional Tickets with Park Hopper Option for $196 each, plus tax
  • Disney 4-Day Military Promotional Tickets with Water Park Fun and More Option for $196 each, plus tax
  • Disney 4-Day Military Promotional Tickets with Park Hopper and Water Park Fun and More Options for $230 each, plus tax.

This tickets will be available for purchase from 25 September 2015 through 16 December 2016.  Each eligible family may purchase up to six tickets at the promotional price.

Disneyland Resort

For visits from 3 January 2016 to 19 December 2016 (excluding 20 March to 1 April 2016), active and retired U.S. military personnel (including active and retired members of the United States Coast Guard, National Guard and Reservists) or their spouses can purchase a Disney Military Promotional 3-Day Park Hopper Tickets for $143 each, plus tax.

This tickets will be available for purchase from 25 September 2015 through 16 December 2016.  Each eligible family may purchase up to six tickets at the promotional price.

Lodging Discounts

For visits from 3 January 2016 to 19 December 2016 (excluding 20 March to 1 April 2016), active and retired U.S. military personnel (including active and retired members of the United States Coast Guard, National Guard and Reservists) or their spouses can receive special discounts on lodging at select Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort hotels.

Notes on the lodging discounts:  The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Minimum length of stay requirements may apply. Valid Military ID will be required upon check-in, and military member (or spouse) must stay in the room. No group rates or other discounts apply. Advance reservations required. Additional per-adult charges apply at the Walt Disney World Resort if there are more than two adults per room. Other restrictions apply.

In my limited Disney experience, we were able to find much more affordable rates on Disney lodging by investigating the other deals being offered through Disney.  Be sure to check out all the options and don’t assume that the military discount is always the best offer available.

How To Book

For information on Disney 4-Day Military Promotional Tickets for admission to Walt Disney World Resort, or to make room reservations at Walt Disney World Resort, military personnel may call 407-939-7830 or participating U.S. military base ticket offices.

For information regarding Disney 3-Day Military Promotional Tickets for admission to the Disneyland Resort, or to make room reservations at the Disneyland Resort, military personnel may call 714-520-7088 or participating U.S. military base ticket offices.

The Fine Print

Here are some other details you should know about:

  • Disney Military Promotional Tickets may be purchased at participating U.S. military sales outlets ONLY 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.
  • 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 Service Members (or their spouses) at Walt Disney World theme park ticket windows. Tickets and options expire and may not be used after December 19, 2016. Valid military identification will be required for purchase and use.
  • Disney 3-Day Military Promotional Tickets for admission to the Disneyland Resort expire and may not be used after December 19, 2016. Valid military identification will be required for purchase and use.
  • No more than six (6) 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 six (6) Tickets purchased must be used by the Eligible Service Member or his/her spouse.
  • Each Disney Military Promotional Ticket must be used by the same person on any and all days.

Travelling Before 2016?

The Walt Disney World Resort 2015 offer is still available for use through 20 December 2015.  This offer includes Disney 4-Day Military Promotional Tickets with Park Hopper Option for $177 plus tax, with Water Park Fun & More option available for just $30 more, plus tax.

 

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.
  • LCDR Mayo Dorsey

    Can we bring pets? Any discounts at any of bases near Disney in Orlando?

  • Brad B

    Any idea if Universal Orlando will extend their military promotion beyond December?