LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Walt Disney World, in conjunction with
seven tour operators and several airlines, will offer free kids'
packages to children ages 11 and younger during September.
Packages feature roundtrip air, an on-site Disney World hotel
and Disney's four-day-or-longer Ultimate Park Hopper ticket.
The latter includes unlimited admission to the four major parks
and three water parks for the length of the package.
To qualify, three-night-and-longer packages must be booked by
June 25, and at least one paying adult must accompany each child
who goes for free.
The kids-free deal, which Disney said has been a success for
operators selling Disneyland in California, is expected to bolster
the company's Florida tour sales during a traditionally weak
The tour operators are Delta Vacations, Funjet Vacations, Gogo
Worldwide Vacations, Travel Impressions, United Vacations, US
Airways Vacations and Walt Disney Travel Co.
Participating airlines include Delta, United and US Airways.
AAA offices across the U.S. will be among retailers promoting
the Kids Free deal, a Disney spokeswoman noted. Walt Disney Travel
Co. operates AAA's program.