A great way to see the magic without breaking the bank


Walt Disney World has given some great deals on tickets, rooms, and many other things within the World, but sometimes there is fine print that could cause a magical vacation to become the vacation from Hades. In this short little post I will let you know that fine print in bold letters. Well, not actually bold because that would ge pretty annoying.

The first thing to know is that the Armed Forces Salute tickets are an AWESOME deal. Get a 4 day park hopper for only $173.75. That is a great deal no matter how you look at it. One thing you need to know is that the $173.75 is only if you purchase the tickets at an ITT office or Shades of Green on Disney Property. It is the tax free version. If you choose to pick your tickets up at the gate, you will still get a great deal, but you will pay $188.51 for that same 4 day park hopper. That’s $15 per ticket more. I know that I can find something in the parks to spend that $15 on.

The next thing I see overlooked often is the fact that there are BLOCK OUT DATES!! These tickets are good until October 3rd, 2015, but you cannot use them from December 22, 2014 – January 2, 2015 and March 29, 2015 – April 9, 2015. This means if you’re planing a Christmas or Spring Break trip you will not be able to use these tickets. I think there should be no block out dates for out military, but I don’t make the rules. even with the unavailable date, these tickets are still worth a trip to Disney.

Finally, the military member or spouse may purchase up to 6 tickets at the discounted rate. They must all be purchased together and activated together. The military member or spouse must be there to activate the tickets at the gate (park ticket window).

With all this fine print out in the open I hope you will take advantage of this great deal and have a magical vacation. Thank you to all the men and women who have served or are currently serving. Thank you to the families who support those men and women every day.

UPDATE!!! — Armed forces salute has been extended until December 20th 2015. The amount of tickets you can purchase has gone from 6 to 12.

Contact Dave Hodges at 850-726-0985 or dave@moderntravelpros.com for more info. Dave is an authorized agent with Modern Travel Professionals, a Disney authorized travel agency.

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