Stretching the snowbird dollar

Snowbirds who winter in Florida may find that this is the year to take the plunge and visit DisneyWorld. Walt Disney World Resort is accepting Canadian dollars at par for the purchase of a seven-day “All In One Hopper Pass”.

From now until Feb. 15, 1998, the seven-day pass — which sells for $255 USD for guests 10 and older and $204 USD for children 3 to 9 — can be purchased for the same amount in Canadian currency, subject to certain requirements.

The pass gives seven days of unlimited entry with full Park Hopper privileges to all three Walt Disney World theme parks and Disney water parks, as well as Discovery Island Park, Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex and Downtown Disney Pleasure Island. Disney’s Wide World of Sports is a new multi-million dollar complex which houses the spring training site of the Atlanta Braves and hosts a series of games by the Harlem Globetrotters.

Each pass must be purchased from and mailed to an address in Canada. The passes are valid for use at Walt Disney World Resort from Oct. 15, 1997 through April 3, 1998 and can be purchased from a travel agent and most Disney Stores. The price does not include taxes and handling chges.

To find out more, order the free 1998 Walt Disney World Holiday Planner Video by calling 1-888-286-1920. Available in French and English, the video also includes details on the new Disney Cruise Line, due to set sail in March 1998