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Am I eligible for Disney Military Salute tickets?


by Cindy



The information below is incorrect. I misread a page that had information about who was eligible. Retired members are not eligible for the Military Salute Tickets but there are some Disney Tickets available through Shades of Green. They will offer a discount off the standard Magic Your Way Tickets.


Can I get discounted tickets if I am a Disney Movie Club member, or can I get discounted tickets if my husband is prior military but did not retire from the service? He was in the service six years and then left with an honorable discharge. Please let me know as we go the third week in April.


The Flag Retreat is one way Disney honors service members

Every day the Flag Retreat honors a different Veteran – Photo by Brett Svenson


Cindy, first, thank you. Thank you for your service, I know you weren’t in the service, your husband was, but it affects the families too. Thank your husband for his service. We really appreciate that. Thank you for your sacrifice, letting him go serve.


The answer to your question is yes, you are eligible. I know a lot of things say that only active duty and retired are eligible for the Disney Military Salute Tickets. They leave out the part of honorably discharged. Active duty, honorably discharge, retired service members are all eligible for the military discount.


The Military Salute is the name of the ticket that Disney offers and it’s a really, really good deal.

To get your tickets, you need to get in touch with the nearest base military travel office. They have the tickets, and they’ll be able to sell you tickets. That’s the best way to go.


If you want a place to stay while you’re down there, Shades of Green is a great option for retired, honorably discharged, and active duty military members.


Disney does a good job of honoring our military.


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Dad’s Bottom Line

The bottom line is, no, the Disney Movie Club won’t offer you any discounts, sorry. And yes, your husband is eligible for the Disney Military Salute. You can get tickets for the family through your local military base ticket office. Again, thank him and thank you for you service and your sacrifice.


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Comments for

Jul 29, 2019 Veteran not retired or disabled discounts
by: Gary Schneider From my searching, it appears that a non-retired and non-disabled veteran can get the discounted tickets for the length of stay at a Disney resort. This is not the stars and stripes discount, only the discount that is offered on the regular park tickets. This stay is only available for the months of January and September for 2019 at Shades of Green resort.

Mar 19, 2019 Gold star
by: Anonymous Does a gold star wife get discounted tickets?

Dad Answers

If you are not remarried, then yes. Once you remarry that goes away.

Mar 18, 2019 Military vet
by: Anonymous Hi we just purchased our 5 day hopper passes through the local base over the mail. It costs a lot even with discount & i am getting worried that we are going to get turned away at the gate. We leave in less then two weeks! My husband is retired but not with 20yrs. He also lost his ID, the replacement is not supposed to arrive until after we leave. He has DD214 papers & DL with Veteran. Is that sufficient to activate? Please clarify policy and what we need to do if we are no able to activate tickets at the gate. My children will be devastated! Should we order different tickets?

Dad Answers

You’ll need to check with Disney on that. My guess is you’ll be fine.

Mar 10, 2019 Disneyland question
by: Anonymous Is this discount for disneyland or Disneyworld? We are going to Disneyland in a month and I still don’t understand if we can get discounted tickets. My husband is an honorably discharged vet. 80% disability

Dad Answers

This is about Walt Disney World, but Disneyland also has a program.

Mar 09, 2019 honorable discharge tickets
by: john long you can get discounted tickets threw shades of green with a dd-214 with an honorable discharge
but you will only be able to get these tickets during january and september as well you can even stay at the shades of green during these 2 months

Mar 02, 2019 So do Honorably discharged Veterans get the discount?
by: Anonymous Just wondering if honorably discharged vets get the discount or not? I was a little lost by the article.

Dad Answers

If you are retired, yes. Just discharged, no.

Feb 23, 2019 Military tickets
by: Jess D My husband and I have military tickets but his separation date was pushed up 3 months so he was discharged before our planned trip. Will we still be able to use these tickets? He was honorably discharge. If so, what documentation do we need since they took his military ID when he out processed.

Dad Answers

You’ll have to check with Disney on that.

Feb 13, 2019 Diivorced spouse with military id card
by: Anonymous I was married to a NationalGuard member. We divorced and he is now retired. I have a military id. Do I have the privilege of discounted Disney World parks?

Dad Answers

The best I can do here is a maybe. Spouses are eligible but not when the member goes. Not sure about ex-spouses. You’ll need to contact your local base ticket office for more information.

Jan 25, 2019 Tickets
by: Anonymous Hello I just called shades of green all veterans do get discounted tickets. They are not the salute tickets but they are about 40$ cheaper.

Jan 22, 2019 90% disbility
by: Jenny My husband was granted 90% disability, and was honorably discharged. would he still qualify?

Dad Answers

The rules call for 100% disabled to qualify.

Apr 03, 2017 Veterans not qualified
by: Misty From what I am reading veterans do not qualify for any kind of discounted ticket unless you are 100% disabled. Only active duty AND retired military get the discount.

Dad Answers

Shades of Green sometimes has discounted tickets for veterans.

Mar 29, 2017 Shades of Green tickets
by: Art Walker The last I knew any veteran and federal employee can get discounted tickets at MWR at Shades of Green.

Mar 27, 2017 Eligibility for Military Discounts
by: dean I went to and it says you have to be a retiree or a 100% disabled honorably discharged military member to get the discount. Where have you found that non-disabled honorably discharged members qualify?

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