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Shades of Green

Theme Park Insider Reader Rating: 7 out of 10

Price level: Value

Robert Niles
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Published: October 23, 2014

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.

Brandi Poellinger
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.

If you plan to spend time at the pool, request a room in the Magnolia Wing as it is closer to the pools.

My one complaint is the wait breakfast buffet can be long (15-20 minutes). We were always short on time by the time we got our table to catch our shuttle.

They are improving the Exchange and one of the pools right now, so supplies were limited at the Exchange and there is only one pool (plus a kiddie pool). I think both upgrades will be completed this summer.

Overall, this is a great resort! Comfortable, clean and relaxing! Hoping to go back next year!


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