Walt Disney World Shades of Green Resort
There is a special place at Walt Disney World Resort for US military personnel and their families – Shades of Green.
The Armed Forces Recreational Center (AFRC) offers 586 very large standard size rooms (just under 500 square feet) in addition to 11 family suites.
Department of Defense employees are also eligible to stay at this resort.
Rates at Shades of Green can be up to two times cheaper than at other Disney World Resort.
Reasonable Lodging Rates
In addition to very reasonable rates you will find lots of onsite events and great amenities.
There are two heated pools -one in the shape of Mickey’s head and ears - a kid’s splash zone and fitness center.
There is a sports bar and grill on site and several quick service food options.
You can even play a round of great golf on site.
Staying at Shades of Green is a no-brainer when it comes to making the most of your Disney vacation and saving money in the process.
On-Site Events Year-round
Whether it’s Memorial Day or the Army’s 240th Birthday, there is something going on at Shades.
Barbeques, pool parties and special booking events are always on the schedule at this resort.
It is one thing to enjoy Father’s Day on a family vacation, but at Shades you can take it to another level by spending the time surrounded by other military families.
It also makes planning around that special day much easier seeing as though popular holiday’s and military dates are always on the agenda here.
Some Added Perks
Although the resort is no longer a Disney hotel they offer some of the same benefits such as Disney's Extra Magic Hour and package delivery to your room and FastPass Plus reservations 30 days prior to check-in.
At Shades of Green Attraction Ticket Sales Office, located in the lobby, guests can present their Military Identification Card or Department of Defense Identification Card for discounted theme park tickets.
If you are looking to create a larger family experience the resort allows booking military guests to sponsor up to three rooms, dependent spouses may also reserve three rooms.
You now have seven hotel rooms to house you and your family in. Shades of Green are one of four AFRC and it takes pride in “Serving Those Who Serve.”
Off Site Housing
For those military members who want to exchange 90 minutes of their vacation time and meet the criteria can stay off property on the cheap!
Tickets deals can be bundled in these timeshare offers.
By Marie Ospina
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