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Disney World Introduces Restrictions In Military Discounted Tickets

Walt Disney World followed Disneyland Resort’s suit and restricted military discounted tickets at the Disney Park for the first time.

The Walt Disney World Resort is known as the “Most Magical Place on Earth.” It has many a ride and attraction—think “Haunted Mansion” in Magic Kingdom Park, “Tower of Terror” in Disney’s Hollywood Studios—that keeps Guests flocking back for more for their Disney vacation. One of the best things about the Disney Resort is how it honors and celebrates its Guests, and one of the ways it’s done that for one subset of the population is military discounted tickets.

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Cinderella Castle, Magic Kingdom/Disney

The Walt Disney World Resort releases new discounted ticket offerings for United States military members each year to enjoy the Disney experience. The Central Florida Disney Park, which is home to the Military Resort hotel Shades of Green, revealed its updated 2023 offerings on Tuesday. However, one new element stood out about this new release. With the new update, Walt Disney World has put in place restrictions on the military discounted tickets via blockout dates.

This practice isn’t unheard of. Disneyland Resort has done it in the past. But this is the first time that its Florida counterpart has instituted a policy like this in their Disney World military discount.

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Mickey Mouse, Walt Disney World Resort/Disney

Here was what Disney said about the tickets and the Disney military discount:

Choose between a 4-Day or 5-Day Disney Military Salute Ticket (formerly the Disney Military Promotional Ticket) for visits in 2023.

The following promotional tickets are available for purchase:

5-Day Disney Military Salute Ticket
Purchase now through December 11, 2023.

  • With the Park Hopper Option: $369 plus tax
  • With the Park Hopper Plus Option: $399 plus tax

4-Day Disney Military Salute Ticket
Purchase now through December 12, 2023.

  • With the Park Hopper Option: $349 plus tax
  • With the Park Hopper Plus Option: $379 plus tax

Valid Admission Dates
Receive admission for 4 or 5 days, valid for visits January 1, 2023 through December 15, 2023, subject to the following blockout dates:

  • April 2, 2023 through April 15, 2023
  • November 19, 2023 through November 25, 2023
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Main Street, U.S.A., Magic Kingdom/Disney

This announcement comes on the back of the report of increased prices on single-day tickets at Walt Disney World and Annual Passes as well, along with a new update to the Disney dining reservation policy.

We at Disney Fanatic will continue to report on all Disney news as it comes to light.

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