Update: A reader writes that in order to get into Disneyland for free till June you need to obtain a voucher. The voucher is only available through your local military base. Disneyland does not have the voucher and without it they will not give you free admittance.
Previously: Hanging with the world’s most popular mouse is not cheap, but here’s a discount that really cuts down the expense. Active or retired members of the military can get a free three-day Park Hopper ticket good for Disneyland and California Adventure through June 12, 2009. The same folks can make a one-time purchase of up to five three-day adult or child passes for the price of a 1-day adult Park Hopper ticket.
A similar deal is available for five-day passes at DisneyWorld through Dec. 23, 2009.
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There are also special room rates at certain Disney hotels for active or retired military personnel. A limited number of rooms at… “Disney Moderate Resorts” are 40% off for military personnel for most nights until December 23, 2009, excluding 2/13-2/15, 4/4-4/18, 5/22-5/24, 7/3-7/4, and 11/25-11/26/09. Not sure what qualifies as a “moderate resort” but sounds like their less fancy hotels.
Caveats: minimum stay requirements may apply, savings based on non-discounted prices, no group rates or other discounts apply, advance reservations required. Additional per-adult charges apply if more than two adults per room.
Activated members of the National Guard or Reservists, and active or retired members of the United States Coast Guard are also eligible to participate in the hotel discounts and five-day free/discounted pass offer.
Buy your “Armed Forces Salute” tickets at participating military base ticket offices or at main entrance theme park ticket windows. Be prepared to show valid military identification (including, for activated members of the National Guard or Reservists, orders showing active status after January 1, 2008) for all ticket transactions (including to activate tickets at the main entrance theme park ticket windows).