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Shades of Green Resort

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Shades of Green Resort

An interior look at one of the 299 new rooms at Shades of Green Armed Forces Recreation Center at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The renovated hotel now has 586 rooms.

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Guests are provided transportation to all Walt Disney World attractions and early entry into select venues inside the Magic Kingdom. Epcot, Disney-MGM Studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park are just minutes away.

Self-supporting and operated with non-appropriated funds, Shades of Green is reserved for active duty and retired members of the uniformed services, Reserves and National Guard, as well as active and retired Department of Defense civilians and their families.

Affordability, a term often lost on visitors to Disney World, is the main attraction to Shades of Green. Room rates are based on rank and range from $70 to $225 per night for a standard room and $82 to $119 for a poolside room.

“The more junior enlisted you are, the better your savings,” Colvin explained. “You can’t find our room rates at any other Walt Disney World Resort.”

For room reservations at Shades of Green, call 888-593-2242 or fax to 407-824-3665. The hotel’s direct number is 407-824-3400 and fax is 407-824-3460. An online reservation system is coming soon.

Reservations are accepted up to one year in advance. Six to eight months in advance traditionally is required to secure a room. Holidays and long weekends tend to get booked a full year in advance.

For soldiers on short-notice R&R leave, Shades of Green has overflow contract arrangements with alternate hotels at Walt Disney World Resort.

CFSC Chief of Hospitality Support Cheryl Mbaye believes Shades of Green may rival Hale Koa Hotel for the No. 1 spot among AFRCs.

“The Hale Koa has been our flagship property, but now it has some competition with Shades of Green,” said Mbaye, who spent most of the past 18 months helping with renovation. “This is just a beautiful resort.”

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