Monday, July 23, 2012

Help Save the Disney Armed Forces Salute


Help Save the Disney Armed Forces Salute
Disney Parks have been offering a discount 3 day park hopper to members of the USA Armed Forces. This wonderful discount has been in place for several years and will end in September of this year. It was set to expire last year and they extended it. Disney has not announced plans to extend this discount for our brave Armed Service Personal.

I applauded Disney for offering this deal to our service men/women and their families. It gives them a chance to bond and make memories that can sustain them all while our men and women are deployed. It is a needed blessed break from what these wonderful men and women see while serving.

I’ve wrote a letter to both Disneyland and Disney World about this discount. I asked if it was being discontinued and if a different discount would be put in its place if it was being discontinued. Here is my latter and the replies from both Disneyland and Disney World.

Here is my letter:

Dear Sirs

There is rumor that the discounted tickets for Armed Service Personal will no longer be available after September of this year. Is that so? Will you continue to offer some discount for our brave service men and women as you have done for years?

I’m not in the service and I have no family in the service. I have always supported all branches of the service and respect each and every person that serves his country. I’ve always been pleased at how Disney shows it’s American pride and support of our troops by offering discounted tickets to them and their families so they can build memories and be better emotionally able to serve. This discount has always been something that has set Disney apart from all the rest. Please do not
stop the Salute.

Thank you for taking time to answer my question.
Carolyn Hoagland

This is the reply from Disneyland:

Dear Carolyn:

Thank you for your e-mail to the DISNEYLAND® Resort. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us.

We apologize for any disappointment as a result of the rumors mentioned in your letter. There are no plans at this time to make an announcement or revision of our offerings regarding military tickets. The DISNEYLAND® Resort has a long standing tradition of supporting our armed forces, and international armed forces, with year-round programs for all military personnel, including retirees and veterans. You may be eligible to take advantage of our ongoing, year-round military discounts for single and multi-day tickets and hotel room rates. Please contact your military installation's Ticket Office for more information, as these tickets are not available at the DISNEYLAND® Resort ticket booths.

Again, thank you for contacting us. Comments such as yours are welcomed in that they assist us in evaluating our operation and our success in generating happiness for our Guests. We hope you will have the opportunity to visit the DISNEYLAND® Resort soon and that our attractions and entertainment will delight you in every way.

Sincerely,

DISNEYLAND® Resort
Guest Experience Services

Here is the reply from Disney World:

Dear Carolyn,

Thank you for contacting the Walt Disney World® Resort.

Carolyn, at this time there has been no announcement if our current Military Discount will be offered after September. Nor has there been an announcement if a new program will start. Please know that Specially priced multi-day theme park admission passes are offered to active-duty and military personnel and their families on a regular basis at participating ITR/ITT offices nationwide. These passes may also be purchased from Guest Services at Shades of Green at Walt Disney World Resort, our on-site resort exclusively for active and retired U.S. armed forces members and their families, including individuals in the reserves and veterans who are 100% disabled.

We hope this information has been helpful and we hope that you will visit the Walt Disney World Resort in the near future.

If you have questions or need further assistance, feel free to contact us.

Please include your full name, E-Mail address, and reservation number if applicable on all correspondence.

Sincerely,

WDW Online Communications

There is a Facebook page trying to get people to write letters to Disney to encourage them to continue the Armed Forces Salute. Like the page and spread the word. Help save the Disney Armed Forces Salute.

For years Disney has honored our Armed Forces by giving them wonderful discounts that allow them to have time with family to rebuild relationships stretched to the breaking point by separation and the horror of battle. Please join in and encourage Disney to continue. Send messages to both the Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World. Here are the links to the website where you can send them a message. The more letters they get the more likely they will save the Armed Forces Salute.
Disneyland
Walt Disney World


Save the Disney Armed Forces Salute



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