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Military Discount at Disney World: Everything You Need to Know

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.

Is there a military discount at Disney World for park tickets?

Yes, there is a military discount at Disney World for park tickets.

However, Disney World’s military discount isn’t always the same year-to-year. Here’s the lowdown on military discounts for Disney World tickets in 2022.

NOTE: Disney is utilizing flex pricing where tickets cost more on select dates. I chose the same week in late June 2022 to do this price comparison. Actual pricing for the dates you choose may differ. Price estimates below are rounded and do not include tax.

Disney World military discount for 2022

Photo of a man and woman with 2 young boys taking a selfie in front of the Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse statue at Disney World.
Photo by Matt Stroshane, courtesy of Disney Parks.

In 2022, Disney World offers a discount on 4 or 5-day ticket Park Hopper packages.

Discounts are not available for ticket packages without a Park Hopper.

But that’s not necessarily a bad thing because the Park Hopper ticket package allows you to visit more than 1 park per day.

The Park Hopper Plus ticket package allows you to also visit Disney’s water parks, Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon, among other extras.

There’s also an option to add Genie+ to these packages.

The 4-day ticket military discount options include:

  1. 4-Day Park Hopper: $329
  2. 4-Day Park Hopper with Genie+: $359
  3. 4-Day Park Hopper Plus: $389
  4. 4-Day Park Hopper Plus with Genie+: $419

The 5-day ticket military discount options include:

  1. 5-Day Park Hopper: $349
  2. 5-Day Park Hopper with Genie+: $379
  3. 5-Day Park Hopper Plus: $424
  4. 5-Day Park Hopper Plus with Genie+: $454

A non-discounted 4-day ticket with Park Hopper for ages 10+ costs about $555, while a 5-day ticket with Park Hopper currently costs about $590. A 4-day ticket with Park Hopper costs $537, while a 5-day ticket costs $571 for children under the age of 10.

For the Park Hopper Plus, a 4-day ticket costs $612, while a 5-day ticket costs $610 for age 10+. While for children under the age of 10, a 4-day Park Hopper Plus costs $593, while a 5-day ticket costs $591.

It’s clear – compared to a non-discounted ticket, the Disney World military discount for park tickets is a steal!

This military discount is available for ticket purchases through December 16, 2022 and must also be used by that date.

That means if you’d like to use the tickets in December, you should really purchase no later than December 12 or 13, depending on how many days you want to visit the parks.

Can you get a military discount on the Memory Maker photo pass?

Two young women pose in front of Lion King themed topiaries while a Disney World photographer takes their picture.
Photo courtesy of Disney Parks.

Yes, there is a military discount for the Memory Maker photo pass, as well.

In 2022, the military discount for Memory Maker is offered at $98, compared to $169 for advanced purchase up to 3 days before you want to use or $199 for day-of purchase.

That’s 49-58% off the usual price to capture the best of your vacation memories!

Memory Maker gives you access to your photos from rides, character meet and greets, and photo 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 2022 Memory Maker military discount is available through December 16, 2021.

Is there a military discount at Disney World hotels?

Photo of a room at Disney World's Boardwalk hotel.
Photo courtesy of Disney Parks.

Yes, there is a military discount at Disney World hotels and resorts, too.

The 2022 military discount at Disney World hotels differs depending on the hotel category (value, moderate or deluxe) and time of. year.

In 2022, military discounts on Disney World hotels are available from January 1, 2021 through December 16, 2021.

There are blackout dates in which the discount can’t be used, but the exact dates aren’t publicly available.

To book a military discount on your hotel, you must call 407-939-7830 for exact dates and discounts.

Does Disney World have a resort for military members and veterans?

Yes, there is a resort for military members and veterans at Disney World called Shades of Green.

Shades of Green is owned by the Department of Defense and is for use solely by military members and veterans. Although it is not owned by Disney, it is located on Disney World property, not far from the Polynesian Village Resort.

The base rate ranges anywhere from $139 to $469 per night, depending on the type of room or suite chosen. Discounts are often available.

You can learn more about Shades of Green in the video below:

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 vary between each store and restaurant, so you’ll need to ask around while shopping (or call the stores ahead).

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 the Disney Dining Plan. In a nutshell, the DDP might help you save money on restaurants at Disney World – possibly more than a military discount.

What else do I need to know?

Most of the military discounts at Disney World are available to spouses and children if the military member is not present.

However, a valid Department of Defense issued ID is necessary to claim the discount. So don’t forget to bring your military ID for spouses and children over the age of 10 when you check-in or redeem the park tickets.

In addition to current and veteran military service members, the military discount is 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).

This post originally published on Frost + Sun on May 5, 2017. It was moved to The Park Pixie on May 7, 2021 and last updated on February 3, 2022.

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