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New pricing and blackout dates for 2023 discounted military tickets

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New pricing and blackout dates for 2023 discounted military tickets
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Disney just renewed the Military Salute ticket offer and resort discount for 2023. However, it comes with a price increase and new blackout dates.

2023 Military Salute Ticket Offer

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Disney is once again offering amazing deals on theme park tickets for eligible military personnel! You can choose between a 4 day or 5 day ticket. In 2020, there was a 6-day ticket offered, but that was not part of the 2021 or 2022 packages. It’s safe to say that probably won’t return in the future.

These tickets can be purchased through Shades of Green, even if you are not staying there. Additionally, they can also be purchased through your local base. Both places will verify you are eligible to purchase. Purchasing on a military base or Shades of Green means you will not have to pay tax!

Up to 6 tickets may be purchased. In addition to theme park tickets, you must have Park Pass reservations for each day you plan to visit.

Pricing

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For the 4 day ticket, you can purchase the park hopper option for $349 ($20 increase from 2022). Or, you can buy the park hopper plus option for $379 (also a $20 increase from 2022). This option can be used for travel through December 15, 2023.

For the 5 day ticket, you can purchase the park hopper option for $369. Or, you can buy the park hopper plus option for $399. Both of these prices for 2023 are $20 more than current 2022 pricing. This option can be used for travel through December 15, 2022.

Blackout Dates

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Busy spring break dates are not available to use with these tickets. This year, that is April 2 to April 15, 2023.

In addition, Guests using these tickets cannot visit during the busy Thanksgiving holiday. This year, that is November 19 to November 25, 2023. Of course, the last two weeks of the year are also blacked out as the last day to use these tickets is December 15, 2023.

In comparison, there were no blackout dates in 2022.

Other Discounts

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Disney also renewed the resort discount for eligible service members. As a member of the US military, you can enjoy great rates at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels for stays most nights January 1, 2023 through December 15, 2023 when you book by December 15, 2023.

This offer is for active or retired US military personnel, including active or retired members of the National Guard, Reservists, the US Coast Guard, the US Space Force, the Commissioned Corps of the Public Health Service (PHS), and the Commissioned Corps of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Spouses of Military Service Members also qualify if they are able to present valid and active US Military IDs in the absence of active or retired Military Personnel or Commissioned Corps Members.

Additionally, this offer excludes the following Disney Resort hotels: The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, The Campsites at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort, Disney’s Pop Century Resort and Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort.

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The special offer also excludes the following room types: 3-bedroom villas and suites in Moderate and Deluxe Resort hotels, Cabins at Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, The Little Mermaid Standard Rooms at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort and Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows.

You must call in order to receive this resort discount.

Do you use Disney’s military discount? What do you think of the new blackout dates? Let us know in the comments below, and thank you for your service!

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3 COMMENTS

  1. We were scheduled to go to Disney over our grandchildren’s spring break, however, after receiving the news of the Military Blackout Dates over that time period (April 1 – April 15, 2023) for Disney World, we canceled our whole trip. I’m thoroughly disgusted with Disney. It used to be about the magic and now it’s about the money.

    • I’m sorry. I also had plans to visit for spring break (either the last week of March or the first week of April because my kids get two weeks off), but the new blackout dates completely eliminate 1 week. We are thinking about going elsewhere instead as well.

  2. I think the price increases are wonderful. Like this only the upper middle class and up will be able to go to Disney. Screw the riff raff like me and my family. Good job Bob Paycheck!

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