Dates: Thursday, December 5 – Sunday, December 8, 2019
All students are to arrive between 9:00 AM and 11:00am on Thursday, at the Disney All Star SPORTS Resort, to check in, drop off your luggage and meet up with RYE-Florida chaperones; who will give you a brief orientation before distributing your park tickets and your magic band room key. Your magic band is for your room key only. Room numbers will be given to you Thursday evening when you check back into the hotel between 7:00-9:00pm by RYE Florida chaperones only. You will not have access to your room or luggage before this time. The schedule is to go to Animal Kingdom on Thursday, Magic Kingdom on Friday, Disney Hollywood Studios on Saturday, and Epcot on Sunday. We will leave for home mid-afternoon on Sunday.
The cost of your hotel rooms, Disney park tickets, the pizza and pool party on Friday night, and the Fantasmic dinner/show on Saturday night are all paid for by your host Rotary clubs. BE SURE TO THANK THEM for this opportunity. Remember to bring extra money for other meals and souvenirs.
You will be staying in a hotel, which will provide towels, pillows, blankets, etc. Four students will be housed in each room. Each room has two double beds. If you’re unwilling to share a bed, you might consider bringing a sleeping bag. Boys are not allowed in girls’ rooms, and girls are not allowed in boys’ rooms, at any time - no exceptions. Please keep in mind there are many other guests at the hotel, so excessive noise will not be tolerated. Curfew each night while at Walt Disney World Resort is midnight. All students must be in their assigned rooms by this time. The rooms have a small refrigerator, so if you your transportation arrangements permit you to pack small food/snacks, you’re allowed to do so.
We recommend that you take along a jacket or sweater – it can be surprisingly cool this time of year in Orlando. But also bring your swimsuits, as the hotel pools are open and heated. Otherwise, bring casual clothes and shoes that you can walk all day in. Do NOT bring your Rotary blazer.
IMPORTANT: In order to receive your Disney tickets when you get there, you MUST bring the form we email to all students several weeks before this event, signed by you and one of your host parents. Please give it to the Check in Table RYE Florida Staff when you arrive at the hotel. Do not forget and Do not send it by mail or e-mail to your district chair or to RYE-Florida. BRING THE SIGNED FORM WITH YOU TO DISNEY WORLD!
No form; No ticket; No stay - you will be sent home.
Also, as a further reminder, be sure that you have your medical insurance card and your Rotary ID card with you at Disney, and at all times. We certainly hope that you won’t need to use it, but you should always have it with you.