Just about every secondary attraction offers a special price for seniors, but the theme parks offer precious little. If you’re over 50, you can join AARP (601 E. Street NW, Washington, DC 24009; 888/687-2277; www.aarp.org) to find out what’s being offered in terms of discounts for hotels, airfare, and car rentals. Before you bite, be sure that the AARP discount you are offered actually undercuts others that are out there.

Elderhostel’s well-respected Road Scholar (800/454-5768; www.roadscholar.org) runs classes and programs, both inside the theme parks and around the Orlando area, designed to delve into literature, history, the arts, and music. Packages last from a day to a week and include lodging, tours, and meals. Most are multigenerational; bring the grandkids.

Keep in mind that area restaurants often offer discounts to seniors (though sometimes only at special hours or on special days).

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.