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Shades of Green

Nestled between the Palm, Magnolia, and Oak Trail Golf Courses is the Shades of Green Resort, an Armed Forces Recreation Center located on Walt Disney World property in Orlando Florida Just a short drive from Universal Studios Orlando.

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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 to a very special clientele. 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 those they sponsor.

Shades of Green is a wonderfully spacious hotel. Remodeled and expanded in 2004 it has 586 of the largest standard resort rooms on Walt Disney World property, including eleven family suites. You’ll also 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. Shades of Green is a smoke free resort.

Shades of Green has two lovely heated pools, one in the shape of Mickey Mouse’s head and ears! There’s a sports bar and grill and kiddy pool too, there are two full-service restaurants, and several quick service options available for dining.

Shades of Green offers military discounted theme park tickets for Universal Studios as well as Disney World, Sea World, and many other area attractions in it’s Attraction Ticket Sales Office.

Shades of Green offers free bus transportation to various locations on Disney World property. You can leave your car in their parking garage so you won’t have to drive to the Theme Parks! Also Disney’s Polynesian 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 or they can offer you an Overflow Rate at selected Walt Disney World Resorts! 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.

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  1. Theresa says:

    Aside from the 2004 renovation, I heard sections of Shades of Green was updated recently. What sections are they? Is this poolside? Any other advice for room selection for 2 adults? Thanks!

    1. admin says:

      Hi Theresa,

      They redid the older section, which is the area near the pools. The ground floor pool rooms are $10 more per night, those rooms are nice if you are going to be spending time by the pool during the day. You can just walk right out your slider. But if you are going to be at the parks during the day just get a standard room. As far as new vs old section, as I said the old section is closer to the pools, but the new section is closer to the parking garage…

      Hope you enjoy your stay, Steve

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