Give your student travelers the trip of a lifetime to Orlando, Florida!
Whether your students are performers, or are just looking to celebrate surviving another year of school, Orlando is the perfect place to experience a life-changing trip with their peers. They can experience the thrills of Orlando’s biggest and best theme parks, and if time allows can even squeeze in a day at the beach!
Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Experience the glitz, glamour and excitement of Hollywood during the ’30s and ’40s by participating in parades, visiting the American Idol Experience, and enjoying the thrill of rides and attractions based on your favorite movies and TV shows.
Disney’s Magic Kingdom
The Magic Kingdom is experience is full of fantasy, fun and enchantment. Travel through seven different lands and tackle everything from mountainous terrain to a pirate shoot out. After a day full of attractions, relax and enjoy the nightly parade and fireworks display.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Visit Africa, Asia, and an island Oasis without ever leaving Animal Kingdom. This park is divided into 7 unique areas, and is home to nearly 2,000 animals which span an area of about 500 acres, making it the largest animal-themed park in the world.
Universal Studios Florida®
This park takes visitors behind the scenes of their favorite movies and TV shows. Universal Studios, which is still a working film and TV production facility, houses a unique blend of rides and attractions, such as Shrek 4D, Men in Black Alien Attack, or the intense and exciting Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit.
Universal’s Islands of Adventure®
Enjoy the park’s five uniquely-themed islands-Seuss Landing, The Lost Continent, Jurassic Park, Toon Lagoon and Marvel Super Hero Island, including renowned rides such as the Hulk Coaster, The Amazing Adventures of Spiderman, and the newly Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
Universal’s Grad Bash
This is the place for seniors to celebrate the culmination of their high school careers, and has expanded to include two exciting parks-Universal Studios and Universal Islands of Adventure-all in one epic night of fun. Students will experience the thrill of our many rides and attractions, including the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, live music and dancing, karaoke, street performers and entertainers, and enjoy the company of their best friends and classmates.
Universal Orlando’s GradVenture
Give your middle school graduates a night to remember. Universal’s GradVenture is the only event of its kind, celebrating the important milestone a student experiences before entering high school. Students will enjoy a night of thrilling rides, dancing and singing, alongside street performers and attractions.
After your students spend the day observing the incredible creatures, riding the Kraken and Manta roller coasters, and taking in the gravity-defying killer whale shows at SeaWorld Orlando, make arrangements to have a SeaWorld Sleepover and spend the night under the beauty of the dolphins, manatees, penguins, or beluga whales. This will truly be a once-in-a-lifetime adventure for your student group.
Don’t Have Much Time?
If your group has only a few hours to spare, Orlando has plenty of attractions that can be seen in half a day or less. These include places like Ripley’s Believe it or Not!, WonderWorks, Gatorland, Cirque du Soleil, Sleuths Mystery Dinner Shows, Pirate’s Dinner Adventure, Medieval Times, and more. Also, if your group will be visiting Orlando during the warm late Spring and Summer months, visit one of the area s many water parks, such as Wet ‘n Wild, Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park, Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon, or SeaWorld’s Aquatica.
Just Outside the City
If your group will be in the Orlando area for more than a couple days, there are dozens of attractions within driving distance. Some of these include:
New Smyrna Beach and Daytona Beach
About an hour outside of Orlando, along Florida’s east coast is a beautiful stretch of beach which spans the distance between New Smyrna and Daytona. Your students can enjoy a day filled with sun and surf, building sandcastles and playing paddleball, topped off with a stop at New Smyrna’s famous Frozen Gold ice cream shop. For those who travel from out-of-state, a day trip to the beach can offer many students a first-time ocean experience.
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
Busch Gardens offers visitors a unique combination of gravity-defying roller coasters and up-close animal encounters. It is considered one of the best zoos in the country, and is home to many endangered and rare animal species. Experience one-of-a-kind thrills on the Montu, Gwazi, and Congo River Rapids.