New Disney World Armed Forces Salute Announced for FY 2013
Update 11/6: See this for great news on back-to-back use
There’s two separate deals: on tickets, and on hotels. I’m seeing some inconsistencies, and am missing a fact or two which I’ll fix later, but based on Steve’s scoop and the draft press release which Disney sent him, and he forwarded to me, here’s the details:
NEW 2012/2013 DISNEY WORLD TICKET DEAL FOR THE ARMED FORCES
Tickets can be purchased from 17 August 2012 through September 25 2013, and must be used from 1 October 2012 through 28 September 2013.
(Re the August 17 date–some ITT offices were already selling them last week–I don’t know if that has stopped…but since they won’t “sell out,” give your ITT office a break and wait until the 27th?)
Dates on which these tickets cannot be used are
- 24 – 31 December 2012 (No use of any ticket features)
- 24 March – 4 April 2013 (No use of any ticket features)
- July 4, 2012 (No use at Magic Kingdom)
Only 6 tickets are available per military member (exceptions will be made for larger direct families– e.g. two parents with 5 kids), and they must all be purchased at the same time. It’s unclear right now if they must also all be activated at the same time.
Ticket options and prices:
- Four-Day Park Hopper Tickets or Four-Day Water Park and More Tickets for $156 per person
- Four-Day Park Hopper Tickets plus the Water Park and More Option for $184 per person
NEW 2012/2103 DISNEY WORLD ROOM RATE DEAL FOR THE ARMED FORCES
Disney World resort hotel room discounts for military members for 10/1/2102 through 9/28 2013 include
The blackout dates for this offer vary a bit from the ticket offer. You won’t be able to book for
- 22 – 24 November 2012
- 23-31 December 2012, and
- 25 March – 4 April 2013
Unlike the tickets, these room discounts do have a limited number of rooms assigned to them, so may sell out. Moreover, Friday or Saturday arrivals may have minimum lengths of stay required. These rooms, according to Steve, are available for reservation NOW.
I’ll publish more details as they get them–and in the meantime, also check out Steve’s post here.
LINKS FOR MILITARY FAMILIES AT WALT DISNEY WORLD
- Military Families at Walt Disney World
- Deals and Discounts
- Shades of Green
- Other Resources for Military Families