In Orlando, people older than the age of 60 (sometimes 65) often qualify for reduced admission to theaters, museums, and other attractions (generally the smaller attractions and cultural venues, including the Orlando Science Center, Central Florida Zoo, Orlando Museum of Art, and others -- but not on tickets to the biggies such as Disney and Universal), as well as discounted fares on public transportation, including the Lynx bus system and the I-Ride Trolley. Keep in mind that area restaurants often offer discounts to seniors (though sometimes only at special hours or on special days).

You can order a copy of the Mature Traveler Guide, which contains local discounts mainly on hotel rooms but also on attractions and activities, from the Orlando/Orange County Convention & Visitors Bureau, 8723 International Dr., Ste. 101, Orlando, FL 32819 (tel. 800/643-9492 or 800/551-0181; You can also find it online at the CVB's website (click the "Senior Citizens Discounts" link on the site map).

The U.S. National Park Service offers an America the Beautiful -- National Park and Federal Recreational Lands Pass -- Senior Pass (formerly the Golden Age Passport), which gives seniors 62 years and older lifetime entrance to all properties administered by the National Park Service -- national parks, monuments, historic sites, recreation areas, and wildlife refuges -- for a one-time processing fee of $10. If you're going to the Cape Canaveral National Seashore on an excursion out of Orlando, it's a good bet. The pass must be purchased in person at any NPS facility that charges an entrance fee. Besides free entry, the America the Beautiful Senior Pass also offers a 50% discount on some federal-use fees charged for such facilities as camping, swimming, parking, boat launching, and tours. For more information, go to or call the United States Geological Survey (USGS), which issues the passes, at tel. 888/275-8747.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.