At Disney, Resort for Military Families Gets an Upgrade

Shades of Green, Florida. (U.S. Army)
Shades of Green, Florida. (U.S. Army)

The U.S. Department of Defense-owned resort for military personnel and their families at Walt Disney World is renovating guest rooms.

Stellar, a Jacksonville engineering and construction company, has begun renovations on new floors, fresh paint, updated light fixtures at Shades of Green, which is located across from Disney's Polynesian Village Resort and adjacent to Disney's Palm Golf Course.

The company and Shades of Green declined to say how much the project will cost, but the work will be finished on the 283-room wing in August.

"Stellar will be conducting a phased approach, renovating 30 rooms at a time and one floor at a time in the three-story Magnolia Wing," the company said in a press release. "Stellar is also participating in a waste diversion program to recycle existing guest room carpet. The resort will remain open to guests throughout the four-month project."

Stellar completed a $7.6 million project at Shades of Green before the Invictus Games in 2016, during which military athletes competed in a crowd that included Britain's Prince Harry.

The construction work at the Disney hotel is paid from U.S. Army Non-appropriated Funds, the press release said.

At Shades of Green, military personnel and their families get discounts and special deals to go to Walt Disney World. It is the only Armed Forces Recreation Center located in the continental United States.


This article was written by Gabrielle Russon from The Orlando Sentinel and was legally licensed via the Tribune Content Agency through the NewsCred publisher network. Please direct all licensing questions to legal@newscred.com.


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