Friday, August 10, 2012

Discounted Disney

Welcome to those of you joining me from The CanaDisney Blog  and those of you just hopping aboard. I am the 4th stop on our Magical Blogorail.

Everyone has tips on how to save for or during a trip to Disney.  My favorite way is one that is not available to the masses, but I am lucky enough to enjoy:

Military Discounts

I enlisted in the U.S. Army in January of 2005, as a member of the U.S. Army Band - a cool job, but that's a story for a different day.

How does being in the military help me with Disney?

  1. Florida Residency - I was a Florida resident when I joined the Army and I will be one until I retire (and hopefully after, if I can convince my husband to make the move!)
    1. Florida residents have discounts on Season/Annual passes, tickets (when military discounted tickets are not available), resorts, and my new favorite, Tables in Wonderland
    2. All military personnel stationed in FL are allowed to become FL residents - great discounts are available!
  2. Armed Forces Salute
    1. Since 2009, the Disney Parks have offered incredibly deals to military families.  In 2009, it was a Free 5 Day Park Hopper for the military service man/woman and $99 for their family/travel companions.  The prices have increased since then and the word "free" will most likely never happen again, but the deals are still amazing.
    2. Resort Discounts Are available!  40% off Deluxe resorts and lesser percentages in moderate and value, this helps staying on property be more affordable!
  3. Shades of Green 
    1. While I have never personally stayed at this resort once know as the Disney Inn, this Military run resort offers great prices and is located in walking distance to Disney's Polynesian Resort.  What does that mean?  Walking distance to the monorail.  Bus service/shuttles are also available
    2. SoG has a ticket office on property
    3. Dining options at SoG are not priced at WDW prices!
  4. Discounts elsewhere
    1. Car rentals, off property resorts, etc...  These often have discounts!  Never hurts to ask!
  5. Disney Cruise Line - 
    1. Usually highly discounted cruises are available with very short (30-60 days) notice.  I've seen some incredible prices for state rooms aboard DCL that I hope to one day take advantage of!  
I can't say we officially plan ahead with our vacations.  I think our vacations may be in our annual budget, but they may be added in and worked around later!  That's my husband's job.  I just blog about it ;-)

Thank you for joining me today. Your next stop on the Magical Blogorail Loop is Cooking with Mickey.

Here is the map of our Magical Blogorail should you happen to have to make a stop along the way and want to reboard:

1st Stop ~ Meet the Magic
 2nd Stop ~ Pursuing the Magic 
3rd Stop ~ The CanaDisney Blog
**4th Stop ~ Disney Babies Blog** You are here
Final Stop ~ Cooking with Mickey


  1. It is so great that there are so many Military discounts!!!

  2. I love that Disney has military discounts!

  3. The final stop "Cooking With Disney" link doesn't work :(

  4. I'll make sure to fix that ASAP!

  5. I love that Disney offers such great discounts to our servicemen and women. Great list of discounts!