The Mouse has announced his Disney Armed Forces Salute military discount rates for the first part of 2021. This is basically an extension of the same offer that was valid for 2020.
Editor’s Note: If you are a military family planning a vacation, it’s always a good idea to purchase travel insurance. It’s particularly a good idea right now, with fluctuating Health Protection conditions throughout the services.
Currently serving military members, including: active duty, reserves, National Guard, Coast Guard, Public Health Service, and NOAA. Spouses may bring their family members without the service member but it’s still tied to the service member’s eligibility – the family members don’t have their own eligibility.
Retired military members including regular retired, reserves, National Guard, Coast Guard, Public Health Service, and NOAA.
100% Service Connected Disabled with a valid military ID labeled with the code DAVPRM.
Military families may bring their non-military friends and family to join them on their Disney vacation, but the tickets may not be otherwise transferred, distributed or resold.
Tickers for this specific offer must be purchased 14 February 2021. Tickets purchased during this time window are valid for use through September 26, 2021.
Important Note: If you’ve already been to Disney using military promotional tickets in 2020, or you plan to go more than once in 2021, definitely read the fine print about limits on these tickets. I know what I *think* they say, but I’m not the one trying to use these tickets. You need to read the rules to see how they apply to your specific situation.
The Walt Disney World Military Promotional Ticket pricing applies to 4, 5 and 6 day tickets. Tickets come with the Park Hopper option and you can purchase the Park Hopper Plus option. The Park Hopper allows you to go to all four of the Florida Disney parks at any time. The Park Hopper Plus also includes admission to the Blizzard Beach water park, Typhoon Lagoon water park, entry to the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, miniature golf at two courses, or 9 holes of golf at the Oak Trail Golf Course. (Please verify these details with Disney – I know nothing about Disney!)
The promotional tickets below are available for purchase:
- 4-Day Military Promotional Ticket with the Park Hopper Option for $265 plus tax
- 4-Day Military Promotional Ticket with the Park Hopper Plus Option $315 plus tax
- 5-Day Military Promotional Ticket with the Park Hopper Option $283 plus tax
- 5-Day Military Promotional Ticket with the Park Hopper Plus Option $333 plus tax
- 6-Day Military Promotional Ticket with the Park Hopper Option for $301 plus tax
- 6-Day Military Promotional Ticket with the Park Hopper Plus Option for $351 plus tax
Tickets may be purchased at Shades of Green Resort on the Walt Disney World property or through your installation’s ticket office. Tickets need to be activated at the Disney gate before you use them.
Disney Military Promotional Tickets must be used between 1 January 2020 through 26 September 2021. I do not see any blackout dates at this time.
Disneyland, in California, is offering the following deals:
- 3-Day Military Promotional Ticket with the Park Hopper Option for $184 plus tax
- 4-Day Military Promotional Ticket with the Park Hopper Option for $204 plus tax
As far as I can tell, there has been no update to this offering for 2021. But Disney is offering some great deals all around.
Disney hotel discounts have gotten a little harder to plan, because they use a variable discount based upon occupancy rates. You’ll really have to call Disney to find out what they’re offering for the dates that you want to book.
For 2020, military promotional rates will be available January 1 through April 4 and April 19 through December 18, 2020 at Walt Disney World and most nights January 1, 2020 through December 17, 2020 at Disneyland.
Memory Maker and Disney PhotoPass Collection
Memory Maker is Walt Disney World’s photo program. Disney photographers take your pictures and link them to your Memory Maker account, so you don’t have to carry a camera with you. Eligible military will be able to purchase the Memory Maker add-on for just $98 through 14 February 2021.
Disney PhotoPass is Disneyland’s photo program. The military price for this add on is $49 through 14 February 2021.
I will update this with more information as it becomes available, but I wanted to get it out there ASAP! For answers to all your Disney questions, check out my friend Steve’s website: Disney Military Tips. He knows everything!