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2019 Disneyland Military Discounts

The information in this article is subject to change. To the best of our knowledge, all discounts, terms, and conditions were current at press time. Your experience may vary depending on the season, current promotions, or other factors.

Disneyland Military Discount

Service members and their families can enjoy a three or four-day Disney Military Promotional Park Hopper Ticket to dive into both Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park each day. Due to high demand, make park reservations to ensure space is available. If you buy your ticket with Disney Genie + you can reap the benefits of the Lighting Lane entrances (which also require checking availability).

Purchasing your ticket this way gives you access to new features and fun, such as audio tales, Disney PhotoPass Lenses, and unlimited photo digital downloads. The following prices are valid through December 10, 2024, and must be used before December 13. All passes require park reservations. Prices and availability may vary.

  • 3-Day Military Promotional Park Hopper Ticket: $269
  • 3-Day Military Promotional Park Hopper Ticket with Disney Genie+ Service: $359
  • 4-Day Military Promotional Park Hopper Ticket: $315
  • 4-Day Military Promotional Park Hopper Ticket with Disney Genie+ Service: $435

All visitors over three years of age must have a theme park reservation and valid admission to enter, both items which are limited therefore no guarantees for admission are valid without reservations. All special offers for military personnel must be purchased at a US military base ticket office. Inquire with your welcome center to find the one nearest you.

Each eligible person may buy up to six Disney Military Promotional tickets. Tickets bought now are valid until December 13, 2024, and do not include parking. Limited availability Lightning Lane entrances and Disney Genie+ services can also be purchased when available, but they are limited and subject to terms and conditions.

You can add Genie + to your tickets to help you customize your day based on your interests and gives you access to the Lightning Lane and as well as unlimited Disney PhotoPass digital downloads from your day.

The best way to enjoy the Disney PhotoPass service is to have a Disney account and mobile device.

To acquire the Disney PhotoPass Collection, visit the Main Street Photo Supply Co at Disneyland or Kingswell Camera Shop at Disneyland California Adventure. To buy military discount tickets, consult your local MWR/ITT Travel Office. Rates for discounted tickets are subject to availability and pricing may change. Recent rates include:

  • $245 for the 3-Day Military Promotional Park Hopper Ticket
  • $340 for the 3-Day Military Promotional Park Hopper Ticket with Disney Genie+ Service
  • $280 for the 4-Day Military Promotional Park Hopper Ticket
  • $380 for the 4-Day Military Promotional Park Hopper Ticket with Disney Genie+ Service

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Optional Disney Parks App

The Disney Parks App makes your trip more manageable and organized so you do not miss any fun. It also features games to make your trip as interactive as possible. You can use the Play Disney Parks app to enhance your experience. There will be jobs, which are games that ask you to complete different tasks around the parks, which is essential if you are on a multi-day pass.

The multi-day pass, the Disney Parks App, and good walking shoes make visiting the four theme parks—Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Magic Kingdom Park, and Epcot—all in one vacation.

For more information on how to make the most of your Disneyland or DisneyWorld visit, or to purchase tickets and inquire about the latest pricing and conditions, contact your local MWR/ITT Travel Office and learn more about the perks of your service.

How Much Am I Saving?

In the past, the average for a Standard Theme Park Hopper Ticket has been listed at approximately $109 per day, plus tax. Pricess may vary based on the days that you go to the park. They do have a current deal from June 1-September 29th, giving you a 4-day, 4-park Magic Ticket deal for $396.

Who Can Buy the Disney World Military Discount Tickets?

You are eligible if you are one of the following:

  • Active US Military
  • Retired US Military
  • National Guard
  • Reservists
  • US Coast Guard
  • Commissioned Corps of the Public Health Service
  • Commissioned Corps of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Spouses of military service members can also buy tickets by presenting a valid military ID. The spouse can not get these tickets if the service member has already bought them. The limit is 6 Disney Military Promotional Tickets per spouse or service member.  The service member or spouse must use one of those 6 tickets.

Can I Buy Tickets for Friends and Extended Family?

Yes, the Disney World military discount tickets can be purchased for friends and extended family. However, the service member or spouse must be there with them, at least on the day they are activated.

Where Do I Buy Disney World Tickets?

The service member or the spouse can buy the tickets at their local MWR/ITT Travel Office. You can also buy them at Shades of Green, the military-owned and operated resort at Disney World, at the Orlando ITT, and by phone/email through Shades of Green, the Patrick AFB ITT, or Camp Pendleton ITT.

Both a theme park reservation via the Disney Park Pass system and a valid theme park ticket for the same park on the same date are required for each person in your party ages 3 and up.

Reservations are limited and subject to availability. After January 9th, 2024, you will no longer need a reservation. The service member or spouse will need to activate them at the Walt Disney World theme park ticket windows. Please note that each of the tickets must also be used by the same person on any and all days the tickets are valid.

Is there a military discount on annual passes?

No, there is no military discount on annual passes. They are actually not allowing anyone to buy a new pass at this time. If you already have an annual pass, you can renew it if you do so in the correct time frame.

Are there military discounts on hotels?

Yes, you can get great rates on select Walt Disney World resort hotels for stays in 2023 and 2024. See here for 2023 rates. 2024 rates should be out soon.

Where Can I Get Discounted Food and Drink Inside Disney World?

Disney Springs

Scrolling through social media the day or night before your visit or on the monorail on the way to the hotel might come in handy. Follow your favorite restaurants and shops on Instagram or other social media outlets in advance.

Many of the places in Disney Springs will post special promotions or discounts on their web pages for the next day. Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza has offered free pizza and delivery as well as various other discount offerings just on their Instagram page.

Terralina Crafted Italian displays a preview of their daily and monthly specials, as well as promotions going on so Disney “Instagrammers” have an inside scoop on what is coming up next. Sprinkles Cupcakes hides secrets and clues in their Instagram story that can lead to free cupcakes and other dessert discounts.


It may be your dream to drink around the world at Epcot, but that experience’s price can be hefty. Ranging from $6 to $16 per drink, and multiplying that by the 10 countries that are showcased, the price of the drinks alone could send you running. Adding in meals, as well as making sure everyone is hydrated, the cost of a day at Epcot, or any of the other parks, can add up quickly. Knowing where and when to cut costs can keep the day fun and exciting.

Bringing Your Own Food

Bringing in small snacks and a refillable water bottle will save you for the long walk between Germany and China. To ensure all of Disney’s guidelines are met, they remind guests that you cannot bring large coolers or glass containers. For the Animal Kingdom specifically, you cannot bring in any plastic or balloons. You are allowed to bring in food and nonalcoholic beverages, just make sure that you inform a Cast Member upon arrival.

Splurge When Needed

Many adult Disney goers dream of drinking around the world, but budgeting for your experience is crucial. Getting the most visually pleasing drink that each country has to offer may not always live up to its grand expectations.

Establishing a budget beforehand will help you decide which drinks will be worth it. Looking at the prices of each drink and planning ahead for the drinks you want in each country in the showcase will be a great way to keep money in your pocket.

Saving Money Everywhere Else Inside Disney

Getting that perfect picture with your Dole Whip at Aloha in the Magic Kingdom or that Instagram worthy picture of Zebra Domes from the Boma dinner buffet inside Animal Kingdom is important, but knowing where to get those iconic desserts for a lower price is crucial. Be on the lookout for your favorite items at lower prices at counter service or fast casual stations. 

The legendary clam chowder at the Columbia Harbor House can be found for $3 less at the Liberty Tree Tavern. Purchasing an entree-only meal at the quick service stations will keep you and your wallet full, but if you still want your side of fries and a drink, ask someone you are traveling with to split the food. With most portions being doubled or even tripled, it will make sense to split your lunch, even if it adds an extra dollar to the cost. Eat your biggest meal at breakfast. 

Most hotels within and outside of Disney offer complimentary breakfast with your stay, take advantage of it! Yet, if you want to make sure you are in line for the new Galaxy’s Edge ride ahead of everyone else, you can still get breakfast at the parks.

Historically, breakfast is the least expensive, and least crowded meal you can get while there. Another perk of having a big breakfast, you will be able to stay full until well after the lunch rush that hits right at noon. You can also visit the official Disney World and Disneyland sites for information.



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