Shades of Green Resort, a Magical Getaway for the Military

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U.S. military services users and their families organizing to arrive for Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary can e book their continue to be at the Shades of Green Vacation resort.

Shades of Eco-friendly Resort is found in the Magic Kingdom location. It is throughout from the Polynesian Vacation resort and in among the Palm and Magnolia golfing courses.

With the 50th Anniversary, Shades of Environmentally friendly has a pretty amazing Disney Environment heritage, with its beginnings going back to 1971 as a small clubhouse. In 1973, it grew into an true Disney vacation resort identified as the Golf Resort. Later, it turned The Disney Inn with the addition of Snow White-themed rooms in 1986. It was in the 1990s that the vacation resort was leased to the Office of Protection for 100 a long time! It was then renamed and opened as Shades of Eco-friendly in 1994. A fitting title with the believed to the armed service branches’ uniform hues at the time and the golf courses by the resort. In 1996, the military services purchased and now owns aspect of the resort area from Disney. You can go through extra about their history on their web-site.

This resort is only for military users and their households, as very well as other qualified staff. Check out eligibility on their site for extra details. All those that are suitable will be in a position to ebook a discounted home based mostly on the class they suit. For occasion, an active obligation member that’s E1-E6 is considered a classification 1 and can e-book a common place setting up from $154 a night time (price from 1 Oct 2021 until eventually 30 September 2022). If you have any issues, which include eligibility and classes, you can get in touch with them as a result of cellular phone or e mail. Really do not ignore to deliver your valid military I.D. card to demonstrate evidence of eligibility for check-in and paying for discounted tickets!

Individuals suitable to continue to be can get discounted tickets for Walt Disney Planet and other Florida points of interest on the web and at the resort. Nonetheless, with COVID-19, there are constraints to park ability, and a reservation is desired for Disney and other local points of interest like SeaWorld. Make positive to approach your resort booking and park reservations with tickets perfectly in advance of time. Analysis and phone for questions if required. You can see the recent attraction prices and master a lot more about buying tickets and park reservations in this article.

When you enter by way of the resort gate, you must clearly show your armed service I.D. If you have a motor vehicle, there’s a parking garage with a current overnight parking price of $15 for every vehicle per evening (look at their internet site for any rate improvements).

The vacation resort alone is serene and gorgeous, specially if you go during the vacation time with their decorations. There are eating places, pools, golf, and far more exciting things to do. If you want food items, provides, or souvenirs, you have an AAFES Exchange, a tax-no cost store.

You do get complimentary WDW bus transportation when you remain. All through check out-in, you will obtain bus passes for you and your registered company that you need to clearly show to use the bus procedure. You will have to also demonstrate vacation resort and armed forces I.D. if you are the sponsor. They do not offer Disney’s Magical Specific bus company.

Shades of Green’s foyer. You can consider a picture with a statue of Mickey Mouse!

My individual expertise with my Mother was from a few months back, and we only stayed a night. We experienced a vehicle which we compensated for for the night time and did not use the bus provider. We received the typical room for just the two of us with two queen-sized beds, a pull-out couch, a balcony with a compact desk and chairs, a mini-fridge, absolutely free WiFi, and far more.

Shades of Green regular area with two queen-sized beds
Pull-out couch, modest dining table and chairs, and sliding doorway main to balcony region
Flat-screen tv set, dresser with mini-fridge, and espresso maker
Balcony spot
Our balcony view of the golf class with some hidden Mickeys!

The place was spotless and spacious. We experienced a stunning balcony look at of the vacation resort and golf course. The golfing program experienced delicate Disney touches with hidden Mickeys. In the early morning, we did have folks actively playing golf right outside. They ended up peaceful, but for our privacy, we stored the curtains shut. There ended up just one particular or two insignificant troubles, like the drinking water in the shower needing much more time than regular to get heat. Even so, in general it was a wonderful home.

Balcony sights for the duration of the working day

The following day, we experienced a amazing breakfast at Mangino’s. We obtained the Cinnamon French Toast along with some scrambled eggs and ham for our aspect merchandise. It was definitely scrumptious and economical. Our server was also fantastic! *While composing this short article, I discovered out that they are no lengthier serving breakfast in this article, regretably. They do have evening meal and consume company in the evening commencing at 5pm. Breakfast can be located at other eating areas at the resort.


I would suggest likely to Shades of Inexperienced if you are eligible to remain. If you just cannot get a place, check out their ticketing center for discounted tickets. Once again, you should deliver evidence of eligibility for vacation resort entry, scheduling, ticketing, and so on. My Mother and I thoroughly enjoyed our continue to be and would occur back all over again whenever. It was a calming, comfy, quiet time there. All the things was tidy, clean up, and orderly. All through our total vacation resort encounter, every single solid member we encountered was pretty type and valuable. They put a smile on our faces. It was a brief visit, but we experienced a magical time!