Destination Discovery
Discovery Cove's Trainer for a Day program
Photo: SeaWorld


The best time for an Orlando Getaway is right now

By David Monforton

'Fall'ing for Great Deals

Autumn is approaching, which means the days are cooler, children have returned to school, and there is a noticeable decline of families with kids on vacation. So now's the time for adults to make plans for an Orlando getaway with fun and savings! With smaller crowds, you'll find great deals on Orlando theme park tickets, packages, shopping, dining and more. Orlando is waiting for you…and it's all yours!

Epcot Food and Wine Festival
Epcot Food and Wine Festival
Photo: © Disney

Walt Disney World Resort

The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival makes its grand return on Oct. 1 and runs through Nov. 14, transforming the theme park into a cornucopia of the world's tastiest regional foods and drinks, rockin' concerts and unforgettable sensory experiences. And don't forget about Disney's other theme parks, resorts and activities, where rides, parades, fireworks, shows, dining and more contribute to a vacation like none other.

Universal Orlando Resort

In June, Universal Orlando's Islands of Adventure opened The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, the first attraction dedicated to the book and movie phenomenon of the boy wizard. The spectacularly themed area is a treat for fans of all ages.

And don't forget: Show your AAA membership card to save 10 percent at select restaurants and shops throughout Universal Orlando's theme parks as well as CityWalk, its 30-acre dining, shopping and entertainment complex.

Discovery Cove Orlando

Imagine a place where you can touch and swim with dolphins, snorkel among thousands of tropical fish, and relax on pristine beaches. It's time to stop imagining and start doing, as all of this is available in Orlando at Discovery Cove. The park's all-inclusive ticket features all meals, drinks and gear, plus a lifetime of memories.

Fun Things To Do

With crowds thinning and special offers abounding, autumn is the perfect time for a vacation in Orlando. Skip the crowds, avoid the heat, and treat yourself to a vacation here at the best time of year. Golf, shop, dine, relax at a spa…with the savings available this fall, there's no end to what you can do.

Destination Discovery
Autumn is the perfect time of year to enjoy a round of golf in Florida.


With cooler temps in the air, you don't have to book an early tee time to enjoy a round of golf without the stifling mid-day heat of summer. So hit the links whenever you'd like at one of Orlando's nearly 200 courses catering to every skill level.


Is shopping your sport? If so, you'll find Orlando's playing field of retail options rivals anywhere else in the world. Spend the day at Orlando Premium Outlets and Prime Outlets and get even greater savings by showing your AAA membership card at guest services at either mall to receive a coupon book with exclusive offers. And show your membership card at outlet stores for Banana Republic, Gap, Reebok/Rockport, and New York & Company for additional member discounts at those locations as well.

Destination Discovery
Emeril's Restaurant at Universal CityWalk
Photo: © 2007 Universal Orlando Resort.
All rights reserved.

Dining 'Experiences'

Culinary options in Orlando run the gamut from budget buffets to gourmet meals prepared by celebrated chefs. But how often is your meal an "experience"? Be an active participant in helping solve a hilarious whodunit at Sleuths Mystery Dinner Show; play a part in a swashbuckling adventure at Pirate's Dinner Adventure; or see a fairy­tale come to life on horseback as you admire beautiful horses from around the world at the Arabian Nights Dinner Show.

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Orlando Hotels, Attractions & More

AAA members are eligible for great deals on Orlando hotels, attractions and more. This is just a small sample of where you can save throughout Orlando.


AAA Exclusive Hotel Bonuses

*Restrictions apply. Subject to change.


Sleuths Mystery Dinner Shows
Gate: $52.95 AAA: $42.95

Blue Man Group (Located at Universal CityWalk)
Gate: $74.84 AAA: $49.00

Pirate's Dinner Adventure
Gate: $58.95 AAA: $40.00*

Arabian Nights
Gate: $59.80 AAA: $40.00*

*Per ticket. Based on the purchase of two adult tickets. Valid Sept.-Oct. 2010.

Member Savings

Golf Digest Tee Times.com
Save 60% on greens fees. Visit AAA.com/ShopNow for details.

Save 50% on a swing evaluation session. Plus, save 50% on a club fitting with qualified purchase. Florida locations only.

Save 10% on food and nonalcoholic beverages at participating Florida locations.

AAA Dining Tip
Outback Steakhouse (Florida locations only). Print certificate online at AAA.com/Discounts and receive a FREE Aussie-tizer.*
*Restrictions apply. Expires 9/30/10.

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