Shades of Green
Price Level: Value
Shades of Green is for U.S. Department of Defense employees only, and room rate is based on rank. This is the former Golf Resort/Disney Inn 586-room hotel, which Disney leased, then sold, to the Department of Defense, starting in 1994. (Disney still owns the land under the buildings.) For reservations, visit http://www.shadesofgreen.org.
April 2013. We had a great time at Shades of Green. The rooms were spacious, clean, and the resort grounds are beautiful. It is located across the street from the Polynesian (so easy access to the monorail if the hotel's free shuttles don't work for you). Most of the WDW resorts are at least 2-3 times the cost of Shades, so I didn't mind that it didn't feel like "Disney". We were at WDW all day, so we didn't need a themed resort, too.