Unknown to most people, there is a wonderful resort on Disney property that is only available to a select group of people. Your probably thinking to yourself “that’s not fair” but I think you will agree with me that it is a wonderful idea. Shades of Green at Walt Disney World is a resort only open to U.S. Armed forces and their families. The resort is known for it’s beautiful grounds with gazebos, ponds and plenty of golfing. It is a very relaxing place tucked away on Disney property. Here are a few details about this lovely oasis that serves our men and women in the U.S. Armed Forces:
The rooms at Shades of Green are very nice. The standard rooms are pretty spacious compared to other resorts that I have stayed in. The price you pay for your room is based on your rank in the military. This makes it affordable to everyone, especially those young military families who are on a tight budget. The best part is that, it’s tax free!
There are several dining options at the Shades of Green for the Military member and their family. The Express Café has quick service where you can grab a quick bagel and coffee on your way out to the parks or an ice cream on your way back to your room. Mangino’s has a full menu for a sit down meal and the food is excellent! The Garden Gallery is a great breakfast choice if you are going to head into the parks all day. They have a great Breakfast Buffet to get you going. On the Greens Grill and Evergreens are also places to get a bite to eat especially if you are pool side.
4. The Magnolia Spa
Here is where our Military families can treat themselves to a spa package at a reasonable price. In recent years they have started doing Princess makeovers for the little girls and turning families into pirates. The cost is a fraction of what you would pay at the parks for this service.
There are two large pools for the military families and their guests to enjoy. The Mill Pond Pool, which is also called the Mickey Pool and the Magnolia Pool. Both pools are heated so guests can go in year round.
Shades of Green also provides our service members and their families with transportation to the Disney parks. So when you are waiting at your Disney bus stop and see the Shades of Green shuttle bus roll in say hello to your military service members as the load and unload.
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1. Other Amenities at Shades of Green
Some other things that the Shades of Green offers to our military families are wedding packages on their beautiful outdoor settings, extra magic hours and discount tickets to other events outside of Disney. They also host special events such as Octoberfest, Special movies and holiday events for families as well. They also have their own gift shop and convenience store at the resort as well.
Shades of Green is a wonderful resort for our military families to enjoy. I hope you agree with us that our Military Service members deserve this and so much more! Thank you Disney for recognizing them in such a wonderfully magic way.