The Shades of Green Resort is an Armed Forces Recreation Center Resort located in Central Florida on Walt Disney World property.
Here you will find very affordable military room rates for your Central Florida vacation as well as a Ticket Office selling local area military discount tickets.
Note: Many of the links on this page lead to our Sister Site, Military Disney Tips.
The Shades of Green Resort was originally owned and operated by the Walt Disney World Company under various names. Since 1994 it has been operated as an Armed Forces Recreation Center, open only tothe military community.
Shades of Green is a DoD facility and as such has strict ID requirements.
Shades of Green is dedicated to serving the men and women of the U.S. Armed Services community, their families, other eligible Department of Defense employees, and guests that they sponsor for magical vacations.
At Shades of Green you will find all of the amenities that you’d expect at any very nice resort destination: a selection of restaurants, recreational options, self and valet parking, bellhop service, spa, fitness room, two pools, free Wi-Fi, and self-service laundry facilities, plus a military discounted ticket sales office and mini Exchange.
I’m often asked by people whether staying at Shades of Green will be like staying at billeting on base and nothing could be further from the truth! Shades of Green is a well-maintained first-class resort. It has 586 of the largest standard resort rooms on Walt Disney World property, plus eleven family suites.
Military Room Rates
You’ll find Shades of Green has very reasonable room rates compared with many Disney World Resorts and other hotels in the local area. Rates are based upon rank/pay grade, with junior member paying much less.
Shades of Green’s rates are constant all year long, except for various specials which they run from time to time. The Disney resorts however have numerous price seasons throughout the year as well as having their prices fluctuate based on the day of the week (Friday and Saturday nights are more expensive). The price for a specific Disney resort room can vary anywhere from 1.4 to over 2 times the cheapest price for that room depending on the time of year.
Reservations may be made 365 days in advance of the desired date.
Shades of Green has two lovely heated pools, one in the shape of Mickey Mouse’s head and ears!
There’s a kiddy Splash Area too.
Laundry facilities (open 0900-2300), credit card operated, detergent vending available
Fitness Center (open 24 hours a day)
Two championship golf courses and a 9-hole executive course
Two lighted tennis courts
There is also an AAFES General Store for your sundry and Disney merchandise needs.
Shades of Green is a smoke free resort.
Military Disney Tickets
Shades of Green Resort offers military discounted theme park tickets for all Disney World venues, Universal Studios Orlando, Sea World, and many other Orlando area attractions in its Attraction Ticket Sales Office.
Shades of Green has several dining options ranging from table service to grab and go options. See our Shades of Green Dining overview page for more details.
There are two full-service restaurants, and several quick service options available for dining, as well as a sports bar and grill.
However transportation is not available to Universal Orlando Resort!
Parking at Shades of Green is $13.00 per day and Shades guests will pay $25.00 per day to park at Universal Orlando Resort and Walt Disney World’s theme parks.
Also Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort and it’s Monorail station is just a short walk from Shades of Green.
Shades of Green often fills up to capacity, in the event this happens you can be placed on their waiting list!
While Shades of Green has the most spacious rooms at Walt Disney World they are not themed in Disney fashion as are the Disney resorts.
See more info on Shades of Green’s rooms
A Nice Shades of Green video.
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