Walt Disney World® Resort or “the most magical place on earth,” is the largest and most visited recreational resort in the world. Located just southwest of Orlando, it contains four theme parks, two water parks and 24 on-site theme hotels.
Magic Kingdom® Park is the original park designed similar to the one in Disneyland®, California. Magic Kingdom captures the enchantment of fairy tales with exciting entertainment, classic attractions, backstage tours and beloved Disney Characters. The park is designed like a wheel with a hub in front of Cinderella Castle leading to seven whimsical lands.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Park is home to more than 1,700 animals from 250 species, sprawling across 500 acres of lush landscape.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios™ offers behind-the-scenes glimpses of Hollywood-style action with live shows, thrilling attractions, backstage tours and special events that only happen in this Disney Park dedicated to entertainment. The glitz and glamour of the Hollywood Heydays from the 1930s and 1940s are captured by the neon, chrome, art deco and modern architecture throughout the park. The streets and sections of the four areas of the Park blend together like a large, bustling movie set.
Epcot® is the largest theme park and is divided into Future World and World Showcase. Future World is full of sensational attractions, all of which focus on technological advancements, innovation, and wonder. World Showcase is a collection of Pavilions that wrap around the World Showcase Lagoon. Inside the Pavilions, one will find shops, attractions and restaurants that represent the culture and cuisine of 11 countries.
Walt Disney World Youth Programs provides exciting learning and competitive opportunities for middle and high school groups and college and community center groups.
Disney Magic Music Days Student and community performing groups of 10 or more, such as bands, orchestras, vocal groups, and dance/drill ensembles, are given the opportunity to perform "on stage" for approximately 20 minutes at select locations in Walt Disney World® Resort.
Disney Jazz Celebration This is a competitive performance weekend for middle and high school jazz ensembles featuring renowned adjudicators from across the country, master classes and nightly concerts by jazz celebrities.
Festival Disney Available on select weekends in May, this program is a series of competitive performance events that is open to all middle and high school concert and marching bands, string orchestras, full orchestras, jazz and choral ensembles, show choirs and auxiliary units. A top panel of adjudicators provides feedback in all categories and conducts personalized clinics for each group.
Disney STEP Classic In this action-packed weekend, Disney is hosting competitive step dancing teams from middle schools, high schools, colleges and community centers. The Disney STEP Classic is presented in conjunction with the MEAC/SWAC Challenge and ESPN Regional Television, which will be filming portions of the event to air on ESPN2.
Disney Performing Arts Workshops NEW MUSICAL THEATRE WORKSHOP! Disney Performing Arts, in partnership with Disney on Broadway, has created an experience that combines the thrill of Broadway and the magic of Disney into a single workshop. An inside look at theatre, music, staging, costuming, and props, as well as the opportunity to perform original material from a Broadway musical, is what's in store for you in Disney's Broadway Magic Workshop!
Disney Honors Disney Performing Arts is proud to announce the newest edition of The Disney Honors with a renewed focus toward music education. This opportunity will challenge your students to reach new heights through preparation for the festival and with feedback from the outstanding panel of evaluators; this promises to be an experience to remember. For the first time, we also invite middle school ensembles to participate in this magical and unique festival experience.
Disney Grad Night April 29 & 30 and May 6 & 7, 2011 Magic Kingdom® Park
We are pleased to announce the dates for Disney Grad Nite 2011! Disney Grad Nite promises to be the most elaborate high school Senior Celebration ever! The Class of 2011 will have an amazing time with non-stop multiple themed dance parties, today's hottest performers live, special fireworks show, and action-packed attractions. This is one night you don't want to miss!
Disney Youth Education Series (Y.E.S.) - Disney Youth Education Series provides a one-of-a-kind educational experience for K-12 student groups of 10 or more. More than 20 curriculum-based academic journeys examine and explore the scientific, cultural, creative, and natural exhibits of the Walt Disney World Theme Parks.
Disney Homeschool Days Are your home schoolers ready to push their education to the next level or simply needing a new out-of-the-box challenge? Disney Homeschool Days offers exciting programs that are sure to enhance and add a new level to your homeschool curriculum. Learning has never been more fun! Disney Homeschool Days invites your students to explore scientific, cultural, creative, and natural exhibits of the Walt Disney World® Resort Theme Parks for hands-on, eye-opening experiences. Just announced! The next Disney Homeschool Days event is planned for January 24 & 25, 2011.
Disney Theme Park Adventures This is THE place to plan your group's ultimate field trip, because there's nothing like the fun of experiencing all the excitement of Disney Theme Parks with your friends! Disney Theme Park Adventures are specially priced tickets designed to let your youth group enjoy all the Walt Disney World® Resort excitement — and you save money! Here you can experience all the fun of the four Walt Disney World Theme Parks, two water parks, and Downtown Disney® Area. And, if that's not enough, we have Special Events that are happening throughout the year to make your trip even more magical.
Universal Orlando Studios® consists of two theme parks (Universal Studios Florida and Universal's Islands of Adventure) and Universal CityWalk (a night-time entertainment destination). The themes of Universal Studios are targeted at making guests feel like they are in a movie set with rides that are inspired by popular films. The park consists of six themed areas: Hollywood, Production Central, New York, San Francisco / Amity, World Expo and KidZone.
SeaWorld Orlando is a theme park and marine-life zoological park. The park is well-known for its live dolphin and whale shows.
Wet ‘n Wild Orlando is one of the top water parks in America. There are a variety of attractions ranging from a lazy river ride to high-speed body slides.
Titanic the Experience The Titanic was a British passenger ship that struck an iceberg and sank in the North Atlantic in 1912. Following the 1997 blockbuster movie, this tourist attraction opened in Orlando. The attraction, built into a strip mall, ushers visitors through a series of rooms. The first two feature actors in period costume (chambermaids and shipbuilders) who give you background about the Titanic. The museum contains 54 genuine artifacts recovered from the sunken ship.
Busch Gardens is located in Tampa Bay, and is one of the world’s largest zoological parks. It has an African theme with over 2,700 animals, rides and exciting roller coasters.
Kennedy Space Center Student groups should plan on a full day to explore NASA Kennedy Space Center launch headquarters, located on a wildlife refuge eight times the size of New York City. At Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, your group will get the unique chance to tour – up close – NASA’s launch and landing facilities, experience interactive simulators, enjoy live shows and have jaw-dropping encounters with massive rockets. Plus, you can even meet a veteran NASA astronaut! Educator Resources
Cocoa Beach is the home of beautiful beaches and nesting sea turtles, spectacular sunrises, and warm, breezy weather. Just minutes from Cocoa Beach, you’ll find Port Canaveral Cruises, the Kennedy Space Center, the Brevard Zoo and the BCC Planetarium and Observatory.
Capone’s Dinner and a Show Capone’s is an unforgettable dining experience in Kissimmee. The excitement starts the moment you provide your secret password to enter the dinner theater. Once inside, your group will be escorted to your table by mobsters, dames and characters from our show. Following dinner, the show begins with a rousing musical welcome enjoyed by young and old. Miss Jewel is your hostess and M.C. for the festivities. There are plenty of laughs, fun and action for all.
Sleuth’s Mystery Dinner Show Take your students on an exciting journey where they experience live interactive theatre! They get to play detective and solve a hilarious whodunit while enjoying a delicious meal and dessert. They will get to mingle with outrageous characters, watch for anything suspicious, interrogate the suspects, and solve the crime!
Pirate’s Dinner Theater Pirate's Dinner Theater offers your group a uniquely themed restaurant, set in a safe environment, where spectacular entertainment and delicious food are combined to provide you with an exciting and unforgettable addition to your itinerary while in Orlando, Florida.
Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament Inside the stone walls of an 11th century-style castle, Medieval Spain comes to life as six Knights joust in a tournament for the title of King’s Champion.
Pirates Cove Adventure Golf is "the Original Miniature Golf Experience!” The adventures and legends of infamous pirates come to life in award-winning theme park settings. Putt your way through caves, over footbridges, and under cascading waterfalls, all amidst a fun-filled atmosphere of natural wonders, extraordinary landscaping, and enchanting pirate lore.