another military pass question

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another military pass question
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Wed, 01-20-2010 - 5:01pm

Ok. Now I know that we will not be able to get the grandkids the military discount tickets at the "special promotion price" as their parents will not be there. However, knowing that I can buy non-military passes at my resort, can the military passes that are listed on the grid on all ears . net also be purchased at the resort check-in desk? If so, will those tickets allowed to be purchased for the children of military parents without their parents being there as long as they have military id's?

Laura

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Wed, 01-20-2010 - 11:07pm

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Wed, 01-20-2010 - 11:22pm
Thanks for the feedback! So, what you are saying is that if the parent purchases the tickets on base, the kids would be able to use those to enter the park w/o the parent being with them? I ask this because I was confused once I read your next post where you said the parent HAS to be at the window or is that only if they are purchased at Shades of Green and you receive the vouchers?
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Wed, 01-20-2010 - 11:30pm

The regular military passes that are sold on base and at Shades of Green are different from the Salute to Heros $99 tickets.

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Wed, 01-20-2010 - 11:35pm
You clarified that very nicely for me!! Sorry to sound like such an idiot!! LOL!
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Sat, 01-23-2010 - 11:35am

I a active duty military and used the ones last year and have read this years offer. First the offer this year is not as good as last year where the active duty member got in FREE and then got 5 family tickets for $99 for 5 days. This years is basically the same as Florida Residents which I am also...from the commercial I saw, didn't actually read the FL resident deal yet cause we have no plans to go anytime in the next few months.

Anyways, the terms of use is the active duty member or eligible family member purchases from the base ticket office. The tickets can only be activated by the active duty member or eligible family member at any of the disney ticket windows. To activate only the active duty member or eligible family member can activate it. They MUST be present with the person using the tickets on all days the ticket is being used. So for example, I live an hour from Disney, I can not buy my cousin a ticket, go with her to the gate on day 1 to activate then "leave" her for the rest of the week using the ticket on her own... although not sure if they check each and every day. I used mine last spring break and was with my family (2 of my kids, brother, and niece) on all days.

The grandparent will not be able to activate the ticket as they are not an ID card holder.




Edited 1/23/2010 11:36 am ET by tres_hijos_y_nina
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Sat, 01-23-2010 - 1:36pm

Thanks for the detailed explanation. I made a call the other day to the WDW ticket information and found out exactly that. Thanks again!

Laura

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Tue, 02-16-2010 - 10:02pm
Here I am again. Revisiting my original question about military passes! I am in complete understanding of all that is posted here. However, my BF just spoke to a dependent of a military person. The woman's husband is active military and purchased tickets on his base. He did not go to DW with his wife, kids and other relatives. However, they were able to use their passes without him there. My BF and I are now asking the question, "how could they get the tickets activated w/o the active or retired military person there with them?"
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Wed, 02-17-2010 - 7:42am

because his wife as his spouse is the eligible family member who can activate it.