Being military can be a bit hectic at times but there are many things that can be amazing! Disney has many perks for the military such as the armed forces tickets, which are park hopper tickets for a great price, that only military can purchase and use. On our family trip last year we discovered an amazing military perk called Shades of Green. Shades of Green is a resort on Disney property at Walt Disney World. It is home to the most beautiful golf courses and is right next to The Polynesian Resort. Prices for rooms begin at $95 and they actually offer discounts to soldiers who have been deployed in the last 12 months before their stay. They have a variety of restaurants on property, ranging from buffet and a quick service to fine dining. They have a gym on property and sell tickets at military prices at their ticket booth. They have bus service to all the parks, but I suggest walking to the Polynesian and catching the monorail for the Magic Kingdom and Epcot. All active and retired military and spouses can stay there and can bring family with them. The resort has many fun family activities. During our stay there were carnival nights with make your own candy apples and a balloon artist at the buffet. Our kiddos actually wanted to eat there every night during our stay because of the different themed nights. They just recently remodeled one of their pools and the other pool is in the shape of Mickey! They also will have movie nights at the pool with popcorn and drinks. While Shades of Green is not a Disney owned hotel any longer it does not mean that it has lost its Disney spirit! The staff were incredibly helpful and friendly and the whole resort was full of Disney spirit. Please let me know if I can help you out with any questions about Shades of Green!
Magical hugs and Mickey kisses!