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Automobile Association of America (AAA) members are eligible for several
perks if they book their WDW vacations and/or buy their WDW admission
media through AAA. Here's a sampling of the perks (and please, please,
The AAA VIP Lounge, located in the Magic Kingdom Park in Tomorrowland
(to the right side of the Carrousel of Progress), is for people who have
booked their travel through AAA. When you book a trip though AAA, you
get a voucher admitting you to the lounge. The Lounge offers an opportunity
for AAA customers to take a break during their day to enjoy a complimentary
soft drink in a private, relaxing location.
Special discounts are available when you show your "AAA Diamond
Card" on "selected meals, merchandise and recreation at participating
locations throughout the Walt Disney World Resort."
Access to preferred viewing for:
- Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade at the Animal Kingdom Park.
- Fantasy in the Sky fireworks at the Magic Kingdom
- IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth at Epcot
With certain restrictions (for example, only one viewing per theme park,
subject to availability, and block-out dates apply.)
AAA maintains on-site services that can be very helpful:
- AAA Travel and Touring Services Center, located in Exposition Hall
on Main Street in the Magic Kingdom, provides member services including
travel information and travel arrangements for your trip home or future
travel plans. TripTik routings, TourBook guides, maps and more are available
for AAA members. AAA memberships are also available.
- AAA Car Care Center, located near the main Magic Kingdom parking lot,
has ASE certified technicians available for quality automotive maintenance
and repairs if needed during your visit to Walt Disney World.
- AAA Emergency Road Service provides dependable roadside assistance
and towing service every day of the year for guests at Walt Disney World.
Towing within the boundaries of Walt Disney World is offered at no charge.
The AAA Diamond Lots are available at all four Disney Theme Parks, but
they're only available during the less-busy times of the year. Here's
a rundown of the program:
2002 AAA DISNEY PARKING PROGRAM
To qualify for parking at the AAA Diamond Lots, a member
Purchase a AAA Disney Driveaway Vacations Package
Purchase 5-DAY PARK HOPPER PASS & 6-DAY PARK HOPPER
PLUS PASS - AAA receives Preferred Diamond lot vouchers when they
order the 5 and 6 day tickets. One voucher is sent for every 2 adult
tickets ordered. Voucher as described under entitlements. Show the
voucher at WDW toll plazas. The voucher only allows the AAA member
to park in the Diamond Lot (closer to the gate) if space is available.
THIS VOUCHER IS NOT FOR FREE PARKING.
The AAA Diamond Lots parking is based upon availability
and is included at Disney's Magic Kingdom Park, Epcot, Disney MGM Studio
and Animal Kingdom near the entrance.
Only the tickets listed above have AAA Preferred Diamond
Lot parking privileges. This does not apply to any other ticket types
for sale at Florida AAA locations.
AAA Members are still charged the regular parking
fee when entering Walt Disney World theme park parking lots.
Certain restrictions may apply, program subject to
Parking benefit is valid for length of stay on above
Clearly, AAA membership can be helpful when you're planning
a trip... but as always, make sure you compare the perks against the price
you're paying for the trip! Make sure that the value is right for
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