About the The Cheez-It Citrus Bowl Performance

Dates coming soon!  

Eligible Participants: Squad & Team Trophy Winners and Mascot All-Americans.

Year in School: Junior High and above

Location: Orlando, FL

Trip Dates: December 28, 2024 – January 1, 2025

🗓️ Event Itinerary

Please note: This itinerary is subject to change based on city and state health regulations. A final, more detailed itinerary will be emailed to all registered attendees closer to the event date. Limited space available.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 28:

  • Depart for Orlando, Florida!
  • Arrivals and Registration with the Varsity Spirit Staff
  • Group Orientation and Rehearsal

*PLEASE NOTE: Travel arrangements to Orlando are NOT INCLUDED in the cost of the performance package. You are responsible for transportation from the airport to the hotel.

SUNDAY,  DECEMBER 29:

  • Breakfast at the Hard Rock Café
  • After breakfast, head to the parks where you can fight villains on The Incredible Hulk Coaster™ or laugh along with Gru on the Despicable Me Minions Mayhem™.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 30: Rehearsal Day!

  • Buses will be shuttling off property for group rehearsal
  • The remainder of the day can be spent enjoying the Universal Studios Resort Theme Parks!

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 31: Cheez-It Citrus Bowl Game Day!

  • Dress rehearsal followed by your Cheez-It Citrus Bowl  Halftime Performance!
  • Enjoy lunch on your own
  • The rest of the day will be spent enjoying the Universal Studios Resort Theme Parks!

THURSDAY, JANAURY 1:

  • Check out of your hotel and depart for home.

*You are responsible for providing your own transportation from the hotel back to the airport. 

Please note: One (1) chaperone 21 years or older is required per 10 participants. 

This is a team event, but there is not a minimum number of team members that need to register. For example, if only 1 or 2 members are able to attend, they are welcome. If the whole team is able to go, that is also allowed.

🏷️ Tour Package Pricing

2024 Event Pricing Information – COMING SOON!

TOUR COST, RESERVATIONS & PAYMENTS: The total number accepted for the tour is limited. Completed reservation application and $200.00 (non-refundable) per person deposit MUST BE RECEIVED IN THE VARSITY SPIRIT LLC OFFICE on or before the dates listed below: (This deposit is credited towards your total cost.) 

HOW DOES PRICING WORK?
Pricing is per person based on the total number of people in the room regardless if they are a participant or a spectator. For example, 3 participants and one spectator would be the quad rate per person. The participants would each pay the participant quad rate and the spectator would be the quad spectator price. All prices listed are per person.

Event Payment Deadlines:

 $200 per person deposit due by the following dates below.*

  • If you attended camp in June, your deposit is due on July 13, 2023.
  • If you attended camp in July, your deposit is due on August 17, 2023.
  • If you attended camp in August, your deposit is due on September 14, 2023. 

FINAL PAYMENT IS DUE IN THE VARSITY SPIRIT LLC OFFICE ON OR BEFORE OCTOBER 26, 2023. UNIFORMS WILL NOT BE SHIPPED UNTIL THE BALANCE OF PAYMENT IS MADE. 

*Trips may sell out prior to deadlines. Registrations are taken on a first come, first served basis with deposits. After September 14, please call the Varsity Spirit LLC office for availability at 800-238-0286 (option 2) for availability. 

Cancellations on or before October 26, 2023 will receive a full refund except for the $200 deposit. Cancellations between October 27, 2023 and November 9, 2023, an additional $100 per person penalty will apply. Starting on November 10, 2023 there will be no refunds.

Included in Cost of Package NOT Included in Cost of Package
Four (4) nights/five (5) days hotel accommodations at Cabana Bay Beach Resort Additional Meals and Items outside of what is included
Universal Studios three (3) day, two (2) park ticket* Transportation from hometown to Orlando, FL
Game Ticket to the Citrus Bowl Transportation from the airport to Cabana Bay
One (1) breakfast at the Hard Rock Cafe Parking: if you chose to drive to Orlando, there will be an additional parking fee per car at Cabana Bay
Universal Orlando Gift Card to be used for meals
Motorcoach transportation to and from event rehearsal
Motorcoach transportation to and from the Cheez-It Citrus Bowl
All-American Uniform
Souvenir T-Shirt
All Taxes & Gratuities

Extra Nights: A limited number of rooms are available for December 28, 2023 and January 2, 2024 at an additional charge per room per night. Please indicate on your registration form if you would like to purchase an additional nights. Adding an extra night does not automatically upgrade your park ticket.

Additional Park Tickets: Discounted park tickets are available to purchase for any family members not attending on a Varsity Spirit travel package. Please indicate on your registration form if you would like to purchase any additional tickets.  Rates for passes are below.

  • 3 Day, 2 Park Ticket: $370
  • 4 Day, 2 Park Ticket: $399
  • 5 Day, 2 Park Ticket: $419

Confirmation: After completed reservation application is received, a reservation confirmation will be sent to you via email. If paying with credit card you will need to call into the office once this confirmation email is received.

Cancellations & Refunds:

Event Payment Deadlines:

 $200 per person deposit due by the following dates below.*

  • If you attended camp in June, your deposit is due on July 13, 2023.
  • If you attended camp in July, your deposit is due on August 17, 2023.
  • If you attended camp in August, your deposit is due on September 14, 2023. 

FINAL PAYMENT IS DUE IN THE VARSITY SPIRIT LLC OFFICE ON OR BEFORE NOVEMBER 10, 2023. UNIFORMS WILL NOT BE SHIPPED UNTIL THE BALANCE OF PAYMENT IS MADE. 

*Trips may sell out prior to deadlines. Registrations are taken on a first come, first served basis with deposits. After September 14, please call the Varsity Spirit LLC office for availability at 800-238-0286 (option 2) for availability. 

CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS: Cancellations on or before October 26, 2023 will receive a full refund except for the $200 deposit. Cancellations between October 27, 2023 and November 9, 2023, an additional $100 per person penalty will apply. Starting on November 10, 2023 there will be no refunds.

FINAL PAYMENT: If final payment is not received on or November 10, and special written arrangements are not made and approved with Varsity Spirit LLC, you will automatically be removed from the tour, which will result in a complete forfeiture of all monies paid. 

CHAPERONES: EACH participant MUST HAVE AT LEAST ONE ADULT CHAPERONE. However, if there is more than one athlete attending from your school, you may have one chaperone for up to ten event participants. Adult Chaperones must be 21 years of age or older. Varsity Spirit LLC is not responsible for supervising the All-Americans. 

🧾 Event Registration

REGISTRATION INFORMATION COMING SOON

Registration Specialists:

*Please do not email credit card information. After your registration is received, you will receive a confirmation via email. Once that is received you may contact the Varsity office at 800-238-0286 to make a credit card payment. Registration will not be complete until payment is received.

Waivers:

  • Adult Release Waiver  – COMING SOON
  • Minor Release Waiver – COMING SOON

👕Uniform Information

Females will receive a top, skirt, briefs, poms and a hair ribbon. Males will receive a top, pants and poms if requested. Mascot All-Americans will receive a pullover.

CLICK HERE to view the event uniform fit guide.

Not sure what size to order? Watch our Uniform Measurement Guide to find out:

 

✈️ Travel Planning

Airfare from your hometown to Orlando is not included in the cost of the trip and will be the responsibility of the attendee.

Check out our travel partners and airline discounts that are available to all Varsity Spirit event attendees below:

Airline and Rental Car Discounts: 

Delta Airlines

  • Delta Airlines is a preferred partner of Varsity Spirit. Reservations and ticketing is available via Delta Meetings or by calling our Delta Meeting Network Reservations at 800-328-1111. When booking online select ‘Book Your Flight’ and enter our Meeting Code: NM2NZ.  This meeting code cannot be used by travel agencies and is only valid for certain fare types.

Southwest Airlines 

AVIS Car Rentals

📝 Terms & Conditions

TOUR ORGANIZER: This tour is being organized for selected participants of the Universal Cheerleaders Association, Universal Dance Association, National Cheerleaders Association, National Dance Alliance divisions, United Spirit Association and Urban Cheerleading Experience of Varsity Spirit LLC.

  • Varsity Spirit LLC: 711 N Front St., Memphis, TN 38107; Telephone 888-243-3782 or 800-326-2383; Fax 901-387-4357.

Cancellations & Refunds: For cancellations received in the Varsity office ON OR BEFORE October 26, 2023, all monies will be refunded with the exception of the $200 deposit. For cancellations made in the Varsity office between October 27, 2023 and November 9, 2023, an additional $100 per person penalty will apply to cover guarantees. For cancellations received starting on November 10, 2023, there will be no refund.

All cancellations must be made in writing to Varsity Spirit LLC. They can be emailed to the registration specialists below. We will not accept cancellations by phone.

CONFIRMATION: After completed reservation application and deposit are received, a reservation confirmation will be sent to you via email. Information regarding the performance and confirmed rooming list will be sent to you in late September. A link with your routine and your uniform will be sent to you two weeks prior to the event.

RESPONSIBILITY DISCLOSURE NOTICE: VARSITY SPIRIT LLC, D.B.A. UNIVERSAL CHEERLEADERS ASSOCIATION, UNIVERSAL DANCE ASSOCIATION, NATIONAL CHEERLEADERS ASSOCIATION, NATIONAL DANCE ALLIANCE, UNITED SPIRIT ASSOCIATIONAND URBAN CHEERLEADING EXPERIENCE, divisions of VARSITY SPIRIT LLC, act only as an agent in connection with the tour offered herein and its liability is limited. The travel services including air transportation, carriage by land, hotel accommodations, restaurants, and related services are provided by independent third parties not under the control of VARSITY SPIRIT LLC. VARSITY SPIRIT LLC shall NOT bear any liability to the passenger or any third party for any injury, damage, loss, accident, delay, or irregularity which may be occasioned either by reason or any defect, through the acts of defaults of any company or person engaged in conveying the passengers or in carrying out the arrangements of the tour and/or performance events, venues, etc. as a direct or indirect result of acts of God, dangers incident to fire, breakdown in machinery or equipment, acts of governments or other authorities, acts of terrorism, civil disturbances, strikes, riots, theft, unhealthy conditions, pilferage, epidemics, quarantines, medical, or customs regulations, or from any other causes beyond the control of VARSITY SPIRIT LLC. VARSITY SPIRIT LLC shall not be liable for any losses or additional expenses due to delay or changes in schedule or any other causes. The right is reserved to decline, to accept, or to retain any tour passenger should such person’s health or general deportment impede the operation of the tour to the detriment of other passengers. No refunds for tour portions or unused services can be made unless agreed prior to the scheduled deadlines. Your retention of tickets, reservations, or bookings after issuance shall constitute a consent to the above and agreement on your part to convey the contents herein to your traveling companions. Payment of any deposit of final payment shall be deemed to constitute consent be each passenger to these terms. Baggage is carried at the owner’s risk and baggage insurance is strongly recommended. It is also recommended that each participant in this tour have his or her own attorney review this RESPONSIBILITY DISCLOSURE NOTICE before indicated his or her consent by signing the reservation form.

❔ Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How much spending money should I bring with me?
A: That’s up to you. You will only need money for meals not included in the package and miscellaneous items such as snacks and souvenirs. 

Q: What happens if I get injured or become ill during the event?
A: We will have first aid staff on duty throughout the event. Additional medical treatment is at the expense of the participant. 

Q: When do we need to arrive to Orlando?
A: Normal arrival day is December 29. We do offer a limited number of extra nights on December 28 for those requesting an early arrival. Be sure to check the cost of an extra night room. 

Q: My participant already has a uniform from the 2019, 2021 or 2022 Citrus Bowl Pre-Game Performance or Orlando Thanksgiving Tour. Is the uniform the same and do we get a discount?
A: If your participant already has the uniform from the 2019, 2021 or 2022 Citrus Bowl Pre-Game Performance or Orlando Thanksgiving Tour , please indicate this on your uniform sheet and you may deduct $40 from your cost. 

Q:  We missed our deadline for registration and deposit…Are we too late?
A:  Please call Customer Service at 800-238-0286 and select Option 2 for availability. 

Q:  How do we know what size uniform to order?
A:  Watch this short video with instructions on how to properly measure for your uniform. *Please note: Your current Varsity uniform will more than likely be a different fit than the uniform we use for Special Events. 

Q: Can we visit both Universal parks?
A: Yes! Your tickets allow you to visit both Universal Studios and Universal Islands of Adventure! 

Q:  What is the difference between Participant and Spectator pricing?
A:  The uniform and pre-game performance is the only difference. Everything that is listed as INCLUDED in the tour package is available to everyone. 

Q:  Does everyone with the tour group have to stay for the entire game?
A:  We schedule our buses to take everyone back to the hotel immediately following halftime.  However, if you would like to stay for the entire game you may sign up to do so. We will have a signup sheet available during registration in Orlando. 

Q:  I have males on my cheer squad.  How will they be incorporated into the performance?
A:  All male cheerleaders and their cheer partner will perform with the Varsity staff.  Their routine will be taught during rehearsals in Orlando. 

Mascot 

Q:  What does the Mascot’s performance consist of?
A:  All Mascots will perform on the field with the cheerleaders and dancers in their own school mascot costume. 

Q:  When will the mascots learn their routine?
A:  All Mascots will receive a link to learn a portion of the performance.  The remainder of their routine will be taught to them during rehearsals in Orlando. 

Q:  Is the Mascot All-American pullover that’s included in the tour package meant to be worn over the mascot costume?
A:  No. The pullover is for you to wear anytime.  Be sure to measure for your jacket without your costume on as exchanges are very limited. 

Q:  If we are flying to Orlando, how do I get my mascot costume there?
A:  Check with the airline you are flying on in advance to find out their regulations and restriction on oversized luggage. 

📰 Press Release

If you would like to share with your local press (newspaper, TV) that you are participating in this event, please click below for a downloadable Press Release. Once you download it, you can add your name, school, city and state and send it to your local newspapers and TV stations.

2024 Cheez-It Citrus Bowl Press Release

💲 Fundraising

CLICK HERE to view more information about Varsity Spirit’s fundraising partners!