Last Updated on March 22, 2022 by disneyparkssnob
Shades of Green Resort Reservations
Just a quick refresher, if you don’t know what Shades of Green is, it is a Military only resort ON Walt Disney World property. The resort is open to all Service Members on Active Duty, Retired, Reserves , National Guard, DoD Employees, Purple Heart Recipients, Veterans with a VA-documented service-related injuries and a few others. To see if you are eligible to stay at Shades of Green resort, check out the eligibility requirements.
Once you’ve secured a resort reservation at Shades of Green you are going to need to link that reservation to your My Disney Experience account. If you don’t already have a My Disney Experience account you can create a new account HERE. When you are linking your Shades of Green resort reservation, you should use a computer or your phones browser. DO NOT use the Walt Disney World app. Once you get logged in, you will see the screen below. Click on “Link a Reservation”.
Once you click on “Link a Reservation” you will be brought to the screen below. You will need to enter the last name of who ever the reservation is under (even if you are sponsoring a room for a family member, the service member/sponsor’s last name will be the one you need to enter here).
If you look at the screen above. You will see that you are going to need your reservation confirmation number. When you book your room, either leave that tab open so you can copy & paste your confirmation number. Or if you are linking your reservation a little afterwards, you can find that confirmation number on your confirmation email from Shades of Green.
An important note: Shades of Green Resort Guests have ALL THE SAME benefits as Disney Resort hotel Guests. This means you will get Early Theme Park Entry, Extended Evening Hours (only for Deluxe Resort Guests AND Shades of Green Guests), and you will have the extended advance dining reservation window. <– What is that? Being a Disney Resort Guest, or in our case a Shades of Green Resort Guest, allows you to make your advance dining reservations at 60 Days from your check-in date PLUS the length of your trip (or 10 days). Off property guests do not get this benefit. They have to log on and make reservations each day. If you want more information on Walt Disney World Table Service restaurants and what are the popular restaurants check out the Table Service Guide for more tips.
Linking Theme Park Tickets
Just like linking your resort reservation, linking your park tickets has to be done on your My Disney Experience account. This doesn’t have to be done on a computer for your browser but it’s just my personal preference to do so. On a browser, you’re going to see the My Disney Experience dashboard and under Park Tickets you’re going to select “Link Tickets”. From the app, you’ll see three little lines in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen. Then you will need to tap on “Tickets & Passes” and then “Link Tickets & Passes”. At this point, you will then enter the code on the back of your Park Tickets and assign each park ticket to a member of your party.
*If you just created your My Disney Experience account you will want to add all the members of your party BEFORE linking the Park Tickets.
Once you have everyone in your party linked with a Theme Park Ticket you are going to want to make your Theme Park Reservations. Theme Park Reservations are REQUIRED to enter any of the four theme parks at Walt Disney World. You will make a Park Reservation for every day you wish to be in the parks. Each day you will make a Park Reservation for one park, guaranteeing your entrance into that specific park. If you have a Park Hopper Ticket, after 2pm you will be able to hop to any of the other three theme parks and you will NOT need a Park Reservation for any other parks once Park Hopping hours start. IF a park you are attempting to Hop to is at Capacity, you will not be able to enter that park. So when leaving your Morning Park, you can ask a Cast Member as you’re leaving if any of the parks are at Capacity. *You will have guaranteed entry into your Morning Park (or the Park that you made Park Reservations for that day) for the ENTIRE day.
But wait. Where can I buy discounted Military Park Tickets?
If you still need to buy your discounted Military Park Tickets you have a couple options. You can buy discounted Military Park Tickets at your local installation’s MWR or ITT. Or you can purchase them from Shades of Green Ticket Office.
There are a couple different discounted ticket options. Depending on if you’re Active Duty, Retired or a Veteran that Honorably Served, there might be a certain ticket type you will be eligible to buy.
Disney Military Promotional Tickets
The Military Promotional Ticket or also referred to as The Military Salute Tickets are for Service Members who are Active Duty, Retired, in the National Guard, a Reservist, in the Coast Guard and a few others. The picture above shows all the different Military IDs that are accepted for these Promotional Tickets. These tickets are DEEPLY discounted.
Magic Your Way Tickets
If you are a Veteran who has Honorably Served, do not fret! There are still discounted tickets you can purchase! Magic Your Way Tickets will still save you a couple hundred dollar versus paying full price from Disney.
If you want to know all about the different Military discounted tickets, check out my Walt Disney World Military Discounts post.
I hope this post helps you with all your Shades of Green or Military discounted ticket questions. If you have a specific question that I did not answer here, please drop a comment and I’d be happy to answer it!
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