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January 21, 2004 -- Florida-based tour operator, Eleisurelink.com gave us a pleasant surprise when they called with an offer available for our readers only, and who are we turn down additional savings? Here's the deal: starting from just $343, you get roundtrip air from New York or Chicago to Orlando, five nights at the Howard Johnson Parkside or the Sleep Inn at Maingate Walt Disney World, five days of car rental with unlimited mileage between now and May 30, plus an Orlando Attractions Coupon Book.

There are a few caveats, such as that surcharges may apply on the air from other cities ($49 from Washington DC or Atlanta, $59 from Boston, $149 from Dallas, etc.) and some high season dates require a slight surcharge on hotels, or there may be surcharges on weekends and holidays. The newly renovated Parkside is a short drive from the WDW area, and its 100 big rooms have cable TV with HBO, ESPN and CNN, data port phones, in-room safes, and more. There's free transportation to Disney World, a large pool, a breakfast buffet and restaurant, game room, gift shop and laundry facilities.

The Sleep Inn is right at the entrance to Disney World, the rooms have two double beds, refrigerator, microwave and TV, and you get free continental breakfast. The rates in either hotel are per person, based on double occupancy, and the offer is subject to availability. Airport taxes and fees not included. Full details are available at www.eleisurelink.com/ProductDetail1.asp?unit_id=2448.

A second package, building on elements of the first, throws in you choice of either Disney or Universal Single Day tickets, plus free daily breakfasts for only $50 more per person (that's $399)! It includes roundtrip airfare from New York City, Miami or Fort Lauderdale, five nights at the Howard Johnson Parkside or the Sleep Inn at Maingate WDW, free shuttle service to Disney Parks, free breakfast daily, five-day Ecar Rental with unlimited mileage, the free Orlando Attractions Coupon Book, and your choice of the Disney or Universal Single Day tickets. You can upgrade to Parkhopper or Multiday Tickets, if you wish. You can choose your dates between now and April 30 (some high season dates, weekend or holiday surcharges may apply). Add-in fares for this package are the same as above, except for Chicago, which is $99 extra. Ask about costs from other gateways. You'll find complete details at www.eleisurelink.com/ProductDetail1.asp?unit_id=2748.

You can get information on other affordable vacations online at www.eleisurelink.com or by phoning 888/801-8808.