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AFRC Mission Statement
The Armed Forces Recreation Center Resorts (AFRC) exist to provide rest, relaxation, recreation and sustainment for military personnel, their families and other members of the Total Defense Force. AFRC’s support readiness, retention and quality of life. They will be prepared to assume contingency missions in the support of the mobilizations of combat operations.

Shades of Green® on WALT DISNEY WORLD® Resort...
is an Armed Forces Recreation Center (AFRC) located in Central Florida. The Shades of Green Resort is a true resort destination; offering the perfect mix of exceptional resort accommodations and friendly hospitality.

Peaceful Setting...
Imagine a peaceful wooded setting surrounding 586 oversized guest rooms, cascading waterfalls, lush tropical gardens, spectacular views from private patios and balconies amid stunning sunrises. With diverse dining options, championship golf, plenty of kid's activities and a premier location on WALT DISNEY WORLD Resort, Shades of Green has all you are looking for in a totally relaxing vacation destination.

ADA Options ...
Shades of Green has guest rooms designed to meet the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards. You will find many dining and transportation options designed for our guest's enjoyment and convenience. Our ADA friendly resort includes standard oversized rooms with all the amenities and features you would expect. Our oversized elevators, special transportation options and multiple ramps give you full resort access and peace of mind.



An Exclusive Clientele...
This resort is designed to provide R&R for our nation's brave servicemembers, their families and certain other eligible persons. Specific eligibility criteria must be met before a guest may make a reservation. Please review our eligibility requirements before proceeding.

Our History...

Shades of Green opened 1 February 1994 as the only AFRC in the continental U.S. The brainchild of forward thinking supporters of the Armed Forces, Shades of Green has blossomed into the finest R&R option for our servicemembers and their families serving this great nation.

Carrying on an Important Tradition...
As you enter Shades of Green, you will see the five service flags framing an immense rock formation complete with cascading waterfalls. Rising above this setting is a larger American flag and a smaller POW/MIA flag. This serves as a daily reminder to all guests and Shades of Green staff that we have but one true mission..."Serving Those Who Serve". Armed Forces Recreation Centers have been serving the nation's servicemembers and their families since 1946.


Built to Serve You in the Future...
We have made it our goal to create new ways for you to enjoy this exceptional facility. Even if you have been to Shades of Green before, you'll be awestruck by the number of new and exciting possibilities each visit brings. With ever expanding dining and entertainment options, Shades of Green guests could spend a vacation here and never do the same thing twice.






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