Save Big with Disney Armed Forces Salute and SeaWorld Heroes Salute

Wendy Poling
Frequent Contributor

There may be several military discounts being offered at top resorts and local attractions in your area as a Thank You to military members just in time for summer travel. By taking advantage of these special ticket offers, discounted room rates, and purchasing your tickets at your local base MWR Ticket Office (no sales tax), you can save a ton of money when planning your next getaway.


Here are the details:


Disney's Armed Forces Salute – Ticket Discounts

Walt Disney World (Orlando, Florida)
4-Day Park Hopper Military Promotional Tickets are being offered for $156 each, about 50% off the original price. Options: for $28 more, the Water Park Fun and more options may be added.

Disneyland (Anaheim, California)
3-Day Park Hopper Military Promotional Tickets are being offered for $125 each.

Up to six (6) Disney Military Promotional Tickets may be purchased by either the service member or the spouse (not both). Also, the eligible service member or his/her spouse must use one of the six (6) tickets purchased. Blackout dates do apply and include July 4, 2013 at Magic Kingdom Park and Disneyland.


You can buy your tickets at the Disney Theme Park ticket booths or you can also purchase your tickets at Shades of Green military resort which is located on Disney World property.


Eligible Service Members include: active or retired members of the U.S. military, including National Guard, Reservists and the U.S. Coast Guard.


Keep in mind, tickets must be purchased by September 25, 2013 for Walt Disney World and by September 26, 2013 for Disneyland. Tickets must be used by September 28, 2013.


Disney is also offering specially priced rooms at select Disney Resort hotels.


SeaWorld and Busch Gardens Hero Salute
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment "Here's to the Heroes Salute" offers a FREE one-time admission to any active duty, activated or drilling reservist, or National Guardsman, including up to three direct dependants. You can register online or at the entrance of the participating park, and present your DoD photo ID.


Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
SeaWorld San Antonio
SeaWorld Orlando
SeaWorld San Diego
Sesame Place
Adventure Island
Water Country USA


Other discounts:
Your local base MWR Ticket Office should have a list of all the discounted tickets they offer for purchase. Many offices can also provide tours to local attractions. While we were stationed in New England, we signed up to attend the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade. When we visited San Diego, we purchased discounted tickets to the San Diego Zoo.

You never know what adventure your MWR office has planned. Visit them today and find out what tickets and tours they have available.


Maybe you are planning a summer vacation to celebrate the end of a long deployment, or maybe you'll be right in the middle of your spouse being gone. As I've mentioned before, there is a reason why ships pull into ports after long missions and our spouses get R&R leave. We all need some time to rest and rejuvenate. Whichever is the case for you, I hope you have a restful break.


What military travel discounts are you taking advantage of when planning your summer getaway?


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