One constant benefit that army members possess is their local foundation Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) office. They provide discounted tickets for attractions local to your distinct base’s place as well as a few hotels and seasonal events, shows, hockey skating and ballet performances. Many MWR ticket offices offer Walt Disney World tickets and just some (mostly west coast bases, but a few in different regions of the country) offer Disneyland tickets in fairly great discounts. If your local office does not stock the particular ticket that you need, do inquire about it since often times they can order them for you! In Walt Disney World, you can find a 4-day ticket with either Park Hopper option or Water Parks Fun and More option added for $265.00 each or you can add and choices for a total of $315.00 per ticket. The resort hotels are also offering a discount under the Military Salute. 40% from deluxe, 35 percent off of moderate and 30% off of value resort rooms. The hotel rooms are limited in number so if you’re planning on using this discount, call Disney, your local MWR folks or your travel agent to reserve now and lock in your discounted rates.
Disneyland is offering a 3-day Park Hopper ticket for only $178.00, which can be an awesome thing! The same ticket with the same perks purchased at the gate costs $355.00, so the savings, as a result of the Military Salute is fantastic!
Included in the deal, each member/sponsor (or partner) may only purchase six total tickets. They all must be purchased at the exact same time so in the event that you need three tickets for a single trip and two tickets for a trip a couple of months afterwards, they all must be purchased at precisely the exact same moment! If you purchase the tickets in your MWR office or at Shades of Green Resort at Walt Disney World, then you will not have to pay any sales tax in your purchase. But, sales tax will apply if you choose to buy the tickets at a Walt Disney World or Disneyland ticket window.
There are blackout dates on the tickets that will apply. At Walt Disney World currently there aren’t any blackout dates recorded for 2020.
If you aren’t able to make it into a MWR ticket office before your visit to the Orlando area, you can stop in to Shades of Green Resort to purchase discounted tickets. They give tickets to all of the major Florida theme parks as well as local dinner shows and attractions such as Universal Orlando, Orlando Magic, Legoland, Kennedy Space Center and Busch Gardens of Tampa.
To compare costs, Shades of Green provides Universal Orlando tickets 2-Park 4-Day Park to Park $200 (no tax is charged). In the event that you were to reserve that through Universal, it would cost you $292.86 plus tax, so taking advantage of the Shades of Green ticket sales advantage can lead to considerable savings!
Let’s compare Walt Disney World tickets, purchasing a 4-day Magic Your Way base ticket at the park gates will run you $596.74. If you purchase the exact same ticket in Shades of Green, it’s going to cost only $395.00. Should you use your MWR benefit on base, it could be exactly the same if not more affordable for you!
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Vacationing can be costly. Luckily, our army takes good care of military families and supplies us with ticket options that each military member of every position can afford. As I mentioned previously, in case your MWR office does not have a particular ticket that you need, it can’t hurt to inquire about them ordering for you. Do make sure you go in with lots of time to spare before your trip to allow for transport (to either your home or your MWR office).