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Shades of Green Resort

Disney's Shades of Green Resort is designed to give U.S. Military personnel their own resort offering the best of Disney World at an affordable rate.

 

 

Shades of Green Address:
P.O. Box 22789
Lake Buena Vista, FL 34761
Phone: 407-824-3400

Reservations:

Discounts for Military Personnel
Online - Shades of Green
Phone - 888-593-2242 (Hours 9:00am - 5:00pm EST)





This deluxe resort is located in a secluded area near the Magic Kingdom and is nestled between the Magnolia and Palm golf courses. The entrance is opposite the Polynesian and Grand Floridian Resorts. General Manager James McCrindle describes the resort as "the best place for military families to come and relax while they enjoy all of the features of Walt Disney World at great rates. You cannot get a better deal anywhere on Disney Property." This resort is a Armed Forces Recreation Center and is open to all branches of the military. Having undergone major expansion, it now has 586 spacious rooms with either a balcony or private patio. In addition to the 312 new rooms, Mangino's, a Tuscan inspired restaurant, and a 600 space indoor parking garage has been added. The Shades of Green Resort is a quiet retreat that resembles a country inn. The lobby is a bright, welcoming center with stone walls and picturesque views.


Shades of Green is a non-smoking resort. This policy is in effect throughout the entire property, indoors and out. Guests wishing to stay at the Shades of Green must meet the following eligibilty criteria:  

 

CATEGORY AUTHORIZED GROUP (PER DODI)
Armed Forces and their families
  • Members on active duty
  • Members of the Reserve Components (Ready Reserve and National Guard; Reservists in training)
  • Cadets of Service Academies
  • Other Uniformed Services Members of the Commissioned Corps of the Public Health Service, and Commissioned Corps of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on active duty
    Armed Forces retirees and their family members
  • Retired from active duty
  • Retired from the Reserves with pay, and retired without pay (gray area)
  • Others separated from the Armed Forces and their family members
  • Honorably discharged veterans with 100 percent Service-connected disability and involuntarily separated service members under the Transition Assistance Management Program. Personnel separated under the Voluntary Separation Incentive (VSI) and Special Separation Benefit (SSB) programs for two years after separation
  • Medal of Honor Recipients
  • Others associated with the Department of Defense
    Former Prisoners of War (POWs) and spouses of current POWs or Service members missing in action (MIA)
    Former and/or surviving spouses and family members
  • Unremarried surviving spouses of personnel who died while on active duty or while in retired status
  • Unremarried former spouses who were married to military members for at least 20 years while the military member was on active duty to the Armed Forces
  • Orphans of military members, when not adopted by new parents, under 21 years old (or over if they are incapable of supporting themselves, or 23 years old if they are in full-time study)
  • Other supporters of DoD
  • U.S. Federal employees when assigned in areas outside the U.S.
  • Medical personnel under contract to the military DoD Component during periods when they are residing on the installation
  • Military personnel of foreign nations and their family members when on orders from the U.S. Armed Forces, or in overseas areas when the major command commander grants privileges in the best interest of the U.S.
  • Paid members of the American Red Cross, Young Mens Christian Association, United Service Organization and other type 1 private organizations identified in DoD Instruction 1000.15 (reference (s)) when assigned with U.S. Armed Forces outside the U.S.
  • U.S. employees of firms under contract to Department of Defense working on an installation when assigned in areas outside the U.S.
  • U.S. DoD civilians and family members Both APF and NAF, and retired DoD civilians
    DoD contract personnel and technical representatives Working full time on the installation
    Other Federal employees
    Non DoD Federal employees working on a military installation
    Guests Who are not otherwise eligible to use MWR programs, when specifically invited and accompanied by an authorized patron.
    Members of the public within the U. S.
  • Leaders in the local community designated by the installation commander Individuals are recertified annually
  • Members of the general public can attend infrequent MWR-sponsored events when the installation meets controls established by the DoD Component, to include at minimum, to the following criteria:
  • Commander (General Manager) determines that adequate facilities are available and currently underutilized by authorized patrons
  • Written agreements are obtained from local government officials or other appropriate community leaders indicating that they have no objections to expanded use of military MWR programs
  • Allowing these individuals to use these facilities is beneficial to both the military members and civilians in the community
  • No conflict exists with Federal, State, or local laws
  • Members of the general public within the U.S. may use Category C programs on a continual basis when the following is met:
  • Commander (General Manager) determines that adequate facilities are available and currently underutilized by authorized patrons
  • Written agreements are obtained from local government officials or other appropriate community leaders indicating that they have no objections to expanded use of military MWR programs
  • Allowing these individuals to use these facilities is beneficial to both the military members and civilians in the community
  • No conflict exists with Federal, State, or local lawsand specifically approved by the DoD Component. This approval authority may not be delegated below the Military Service level.
  • U.S. DoD civilians and their family members When stationed outside the U.S.
    U.S. Coast Guard Civilians When stationed outside the U.S.
    Others associated with the Department of Defense
  • Reserve Officers' Training Corps cadets when participating in field training or practice cruises
  • Delayed Entry/Delayed Training Program (DEP/DTP) recruits (these recruits are part of the Ready Reseve force)
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    The Shades of Green resort is not owned by Walt Disney World, but guests enjoy many of the benefits extended to Walt Disney World resorts guests. Priority Seating arrangements, childcare, package delivery to your resort, use of the WDW transportation and complimentary use of wheelchairs for use at the resort (on a first come, first serve basis), are some of the amenities extended to Shades of Green guests.  Additionally, guests staying at Shades of Green have access to the Attractions and Ticket Sales office located at the resort. Discounted admission to the Walt Disney World theme parks is available as well as to many popular Orlando attractions such as Universal Studios and Sea World, as well as dinner shows. The "Made in the Shade" gift shop and the "AAFES General Store" offer souvenirs and convenience items. The resort is tax-free but this is not extended beyond Shades of Green.

     

    Shades of Green Services / Amenities


    • Two outdoor heated pools and one hot tub
    • Video arcade with pool table
    • Banquet facilities
    • Babysitting/Childcare Services
    • Valet Service Cleaning
    • Private balcony or patio
    • In-room safe
    • Hair dryer
    • Iron/ironing board
    • Two lighted tennis courts
    • Fitness Facility
    • Children's wading pool and playground
    • Complimentary valet parking
    • Indoor parking garage
    • Coin Operated Laundry facilities
    • Bell Services
    • ATM machine
    • Poolside bar
    • Mini refrigerators in all guestrooms
    • Coffeemaker
    • Internet Access
    • Voice Mail
    Shades of Green Rooms

    Dining:

     

    Mangino's A Tuscan themed restaurant featuring Italian cuisine. Mangino's offers fine dining with an extensive wine list to choose from. Dinner served from 5:00pm to 10:00pm.


    Evergreen's Sports Bar and Grill
    Traditional American fare featuring burgers, salads, etc. in a sports setting. Lunch/dinner served 11:00am to midnight.

    Eagles Lounge
    Sandwiches, beverages served from 11:00am to 9:00pm

    Express Cafe
    Pastries, snacks, coffee, tea, etc.

    Room Service
    Offered from 7:00am to 11:00am and 4:00pm to 11:00pm

     

    Transportation

     

    Shuttle buses providing transportation to the Disney Ticket and Transportation center

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