Digital News Report- In addition to the offers highlighted last month for great Disney deals, we have discovered several more that will make your Disney dream vacation just a little bit more affordable. While visiting on your birthday may be free for the entire year of 2009, military personnel will have be able to obtain free multi-day admission to Disney’s U.S. theme parks on any day they choose.
Disney has dubbed the event, “Disney’s Armed Forces Salute,” and is available to active and retired U.S, military personnel, including active and retired members of the United States Coast Guard and activated members of the National Guard or Reservists. The offer also includes great rates at select Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort hotels and special ticket offers for family and friends.
“For so many of the men and women who serve in our U.S. military, time together with their families is cause enough for celebration,” said Jay Rasulo, chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. “We are grateful for their service and hope ‘Disney’s Armed Forces Salute’ will allow our troops to create wonderful, magical memories with their family and friends.”
At Disneyland Resort, California, a complimentary three-day Park Hopper ticket will be offered to Military personnel and purchase up to five adult or child three day Park Hopper passes for the price of an adult one day pass. These rates are available through June 12, 2009. Walt Disney World Resort in Florida offers a free five-day Park Hopper pass and up to five additional five day passes (one park per day) for friends and family for $99. This option is available through December 23rd, 2009.
Both the military personnel offer and the free admission on your birthday are part of Disney’s new move called, “celebration vacations,” in which Americans mark special occasions in their lives with a family vacation.
More general Disney travel advice can be found at the 2009 Walt Disney World Moms Panel, which offers, “giving free, tried and true” tips for planning a Walt Disney World Resort vacation. The online forum consists of 15 moms and one dad who form an eclectic group of parents from the suburbs of New Hampshire and Louisiana to our neighbors abroad in Ottawa and England.
“We are extremely excited for our 2009 panelists to share their unique secrets, suggestions and personal traditions with other families looking to enhance their Disney vacation experience,” said Meg Crofton, president of Walt Disney World Resort. “Our 2008 panel answered close to 12,000 questions in its first 10 months, which further emphasizes how invaluable the Moms Panel has been for families planning a Walt Disney World vacation.”