Disney has a secret resort where military families can save hundreds on stays – The Sun

DISNEY World has a little-known resort that offers discounted hotels and park tickets for people in the military and their families.

And in order to book your stay, you have to pass a test to see if you're eligible.

For those who are eligible, staying at the Shades of Green resort, which is just a short drive from the Magic Kingdom, can mean huge savings.

The resort is comparable to Disney Deluxe Resorts such as Disney’s Polynesian Resort, but prices start from just $124 (£96) a night for five people – making it an incredibly affordable option for families.

In comparison, the cheapest Disney Deluxe resort starts from £322 ($413.45) a night while Disney’s Polynesian Resort starts from £679 ($871.83) a night.

Shades of Green has 600 rooms, ranging from a standard room to a garden suite.

According to We Are The Mighty, the rooms are bigger than other Disney hotels and are exempt from hotel tax.

Also on-site are six cafes and restaurants, including buffet style dining or classic pub cuisine.

Golf fans will be pleased to hear it is nestled between two PGA-level golf courses.

A swimming pool, a spa, tennis courts and playgrounds as well as a giant shopping outlet with 50 retailers are also available to guests.


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Even kids will be entertained – princess and pirate makeovers are on offer, as well as arcade rooms and FootGolf, which is a combination of football and golf.

Guests are advised to book their park tickets at the resort as well.

Shades of Green offers discounted park tickets with savings of up to 12 per cent.

Fancy saving even more? You can get the Red, White and Blue Salute package which gives discounts for breakfast and dinner too.

Fortunately there are several ways you can qualify to stay at the Shades of Green resort.

For example, you can be on active duty, or in the army, reserve and national guard, navy, air force, marine corps, or coast guard.

You're also eligible if you're retired from active duty.

Families of those who died while on active duty are also eligible.

You can even qualify if you're a "military personnel" for other countries under certain circumstances.

Guests are advised to carry their military ID card with them and to leave their guns at home, as firearms are banned.

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