Traveling to Disneyland or Walt Disney World requires planning in order to make the most of your trip. Last week Sara and I returned from our week long trip to Walt Disney World for the 2013 Disney Social Media Moms Conference…
the importance of planning is front and center for both of us. :)
On Friday, we featured Frances in our Disney Fan Feature Friday. Frances has a deep Disney love and also shares some special expertise as a military wife. Military personnel may enjoy the following tips from Frances for traveling to Disneyland and Walt Disney World.
Staying at one of the Disney property hotels is your best bet. You can get a military rate if you call Disney directly to book, usually 30-40% off. They will give you the totals for your stay at each of the hotels and you can choose from there (our fave is Grand Californian, love having the access to California Adventure through the hotel and early access FastPasses to World of Color). You will have to show your valid military ID at check in.
You can get your tickets through your local ITT office. Make sure to leave enough time in case your office does not stock them and has to order the military passes. The deal is for 3 day park hoppers tickets and will be about half of the gate ticket price for the same ticket purchase. You can buy up to 6 park hoppers using this deal but the military service member or spouse must be present when the tickets are activated at the park.
For Disney World:
The same deal applies to the rooms (at select resorts) and right now it is 40& off your room only. You will also have to call directly and at check in they will check your military ID. You also have the choice of staying at Shades of Green, the military resort on the Disney property. This is a fantastic resort with pools, golf, and an onsite restaurant. Since you are on the property you will have access to the bus system to get to the parks and you are right across the street from the Polynesian resort. Shades of Green also has an ITT office inside so you can get tickets to Disney World right there! Staying at Shades of Green gives you the same advantages with Magic Mornings that staying at a WDW resort does
There is also a deal through ITT for a military ticket, it is a 4 day park hopper for $156. Fantastic price! Again, the service member or spouse does need to be present for activation and you can buy up to 6.
If you have any other Military travel tips, leave a comment here and let us know. We want Disney Mentor Moms to be a resource that helps families plan and enjoy everything Disney.