About the Citrus Bowl

Join us December 29, 2020-January 2, 2021 at the Universal Orlando Resort for the Citrus Bowl! Limited space available.

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

Year in School: Junior High and above

Location: Orlando, FL

Trip Dates: December 29, 2020-January 2, 2021

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.

September 25th update: We will take registrations as long as we have rooms available. We currently have rooms available at Royal Pacific Resort. If you are still interested in attending, please send in your registration forms as soon as possible.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 29

  • DEPART for Orlando, Florida!

*PLEASE NOTE: Travel arrangements to Orlando are NOT INCLUDED in the cost of the performance package. Please call 1-866-719-0379 and ALTOUR will be happy to arrange your flight to the Orlando International Airport. You are responsible for transportation from the airport to the hotel.

WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 30

  • GROUP REHEARSAL for the Citrus Bowl Pre-Game Performance
  • 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™.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 31

  • Buses will be shuttling off property for group rehearsal
  • The remainder of the day can be spent enjoying the Universal Studios Resort Theme Parks!
  • Return to the hotel and prepare to bring in the NEW YEAR!

FRIDAY, JANUARY 1

  • HAPPY NEW YEAR!
  • A boxed breakfast will be provided at the hotel
  • Dress rehearsal followed by your Citrus Bowl Pre-Game Performance!
  • Enjoy lunch on your own
  • The rest of the day will be spent enjoying the Universal Studios Resort Theme Parks!

SATURDAY, JANUARY 2

  • Check out of the Royal Pacific Resort 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.

Pricing

September 25th update: We will take registrations as long as we have rooms available. We currently have rooms available at Royal Pacific Resort. If you are still interested in attending, please send in your registration forms as soon as possible.
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 Cost, Reservations & Payments: The total number accepted for the tour is limited. Completed reservation application and $200 (non-refundable) per person deposit must be received in the Varsity Spirit office on or before the dates listed below. You may fax in your registration forms to Varsity Spirit. However, rooms are not guaranteed until deposits or a school purchase order has been received in the Varsity Spirit office. (Deposits are credited toward your total cost.)

Participant Pricing (Per Person): 

Quad: $1030

Triple: $1090

Double: $1240

No single for participants

Spectator Pricing (Per Person): 

Quad: $990

Triple: $1050

Double: $1200

Single: $1525

*Extra nights are available at an additional $450 per room per night. 

*To upgrade from a 3 day 2 park ticket to a 4 day 2 park ticket, it is an additional $25 fee per ticket. To upgrade to a 5 day 2 park ticket it is an additional $50 fee per ticket. 

Pricing for spectators and participants is calculated based on the total number of people in the room. For example, if there are three total people in the room, it is a triple, two people is a double, etc. Once you have the total number of people who will be in each room, each person will pay that price based on if they are a spectator or participant. For example, if there is one participant going with two family members, they will be in a triple room. The participant will pay the triple participant price and each of the two spectators will pay the spectator price.

What’s Included: 

Performer Package

  • Four (4) nights/five (5) days hotel accommodations at Royal Pacific Resort
  • Universal three (3) day, two (2) park ticket*
  • Citrus Bowl Pre-Game Performance
  • Game Ticket to Citrus Bowl
  • One (1) breakfast at the Hard Rock Café
  • One (1) boxed breakfast
  • Two (2) Universal Dining Cards to be used at select restaurants throughout the Universal Orlando Resort
  • Performance uniform/costume
  • Professionally choreographed performance routine
  • Instructional video link of performance routine
  • Souvenir T-shirt

Spectator Package

  • Four (4) nights/five (5) days hotel accommodations at Royal Pacific Resort
  • Game Ticket to Citrus Bowl
  • Universal three (3) day, two (2) park ticket*
  • One (1) breakfast at the Hard Rock Café
  • One (1) boxed breakfast
  • Two (2) Universal Dining Cards to be used at select restaurants throughout the Universal Orlando Resort
  • Souvenir T-shirt

The cost of your trip does not include:

  • Additional meals and snacks outside of what is provided
  • Transportation from your hometown to Orlando, FL
  • Transportation from the airport to the hotel
  • Optional expenses
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Any other items not mentioned as included
  • Any necessary medical treatment
  • Parking: If you chose to drive to Orlando, there will be a $15 per car, per day parking fee for self park.

Important: The total number accepted for this tour is limited. It is possible that this tour may fill up before posted deadlines. Therefore, we strongly recommend you send your registration forms and deposit in early. Flights to Orlando also fill quickly. Be sure to make flight arrangements as early as possible.

Payment Deadlines: 

  • $200 per person deposit due September 15
  • Balance of payment due November 12

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: For cancellations received in the Varsity office ON OR BEFORE October 1, 2020, all monies will be refunded with the exception of the $200 deposit. For cancellations made in the Varsity office between October 2, 2020 and November 12, 2020, an additional $100 per person penalty will apply to cover guarantees. For cancellations received AFTER November 12, 2020, there will be no refund.

Not with standing the foregoing, in the event that this event is cancelled by the event producer or if Varsity Spirit terminates its participation in the event, attendees will receive a full refund for their registration fees that they have paid Varsity Spirit as of the date of cancellation/termination.

Flight Arrangements to Orlando: If you plan to fly from your home to Orlando, we suggest you use ALTOUR Travel to make your flight arrangements. If there are flight delays or weather cancellations on arrival or departure days, we will be able to accommodate you better with tickets purchased through ALTOUR Travel Management. ALTOUR’s telephone number is 1-866-719-0379.  You are responsible for providing your transportation from the airport to the hotel in Orlando.

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Responsibility Disclosure Notice: VARSITY SPIRIT LLC, D.B.A UNIVERSAL CHEERLEADERS ASSOCIATION, UNIVERSAL DANCE ASSOCIATION, NATIONAL CHEERLEADERS ASSOCIATION, NATIONAL DANCE ALLIANCE, UNITED SPIRIT ASSOCIATION AND 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.

Registration

CLICK HERE FOR REGISTRATION FORMS. 

Please complete, print and sign your registrations forms and mail them to our office.  Registration forms are editable so you may complete them electronically before submitting.
September 25th update: We will take registrations as long as we have rooms available. We currently have rooms available at Royal Pacific Resort. If you are still interested in attending, please send in your registration forms as soon as possible.
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.

Option 1: Download, complete, print and sign all forms using blue or black ink, and return via mail to:

Citrus Bowl Pre-Game Performance
PO Box 752790
Memphis, TN 38175

For FedEx or UPS:
Citrus Bowl Pre-Game Performance
6745 Lenox Center Court
Suite 300
Memphis, TN 38115

Option 2: Download, complete, print and sign all forms using blue or black ink, and return via fax to:
Attn: Citrus Bowl Pre-Game Performance
800.969.8295 OR 901.387.4357

Option 3: Download, complete, print and sign all forms using blue or black ink, and return via email to:
Mendy Terrell at mterrell@varsity.com
Subject: Citrus Bowl Pre-Game Performance

*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.

Uniforms

Includes top and skirt for females and top and pants for males. All participants will need to bring white tennis shoes and white socks. Uniforms will be shipped two weeks prior to the event.

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

 

Spectators/Chaperones

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

September 25th update: We will take registrations as long as we have rooms available. We currently have rooms available at Royal Pacific Resort. If you are still interested in attending, please send in your registration forms as soon as possible.

Pricing: 

Spectator Pricing (Per Person): 

Quad: $990

Triple: $1050

Double: $1200

Single: $1525

*Extra nights are available at an additional $450 per room per night. 

*To upgrade from a 3 day 2 park ticket to a 4 day 2 park ticket, it is an additional $25 fee per ticket. To upgrade to a 5 day 2 park ticket it is an additional $50 fee per ticket. 

Pricing for spectators and participants is calculated based on the total number of people in the room. For example, if there are three total people in the room, it is a triple, two people is a double, etc. Once you have the total number of people who will be in each room, each person will pay that price based on if they are a spectator or participant. For example, if there is one participant going with two family members, they will be in a triple room. The participant will pay the triple participant price and each of the two spectators will pay the spectator price.

What’s Included:

Spectator Package

  • Four (4) nights/five (5) hotel accommodations at Royal Pacific Resort
  • Game Ticket to the Citrus Bowl
  • Universal three (3) day, two (2) park ticket*
  • One (1) breakfast at the Hard Rock Café
  • One (1) boxed breakfast
  • Two (2) Universal Dining Cards to be used at select restaurants throughout the Universal Orlando Resort
  • Souvenir T-shirt

The cost of your trip does not include:

  • Additional meals and snacks outside of what is provided
  • Transportation from your hometown to Orlando, FL
  • Transportation from the airport to the hotel
  • Optional expenses
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Any other items not mentioned as included
  • Any necessary medical treatment

FAQ

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 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 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:  Is the Pre-Game televised?
A:  Although the game itself is usually televised on ABC the pre-game performance is not.

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.

Q: What happens if the Citrus Bowl is cancelled?
A: If for some reason the Citrus Bowl is cancelled, there will be an alternative performance option at Universal Studios on the same date.

Q: What safety precautions is the Universal Orlando Resort taking?
A: Click here for the Universal Orlando Resort’s safety resources.

Q: What is included in the meal ticket?
A: Click here

Q: Are there an advantages to staying at the Royal Pacific Resort™?
A: Yes, in addition to the convenience of the Varsity check in, orientation and rehearsal being at the Royal Pacific Resort™ the resort is just a short walk from Universal CityWalk, Universal Studios and Universal’s Islands of Adventure.  Guest at the Royal Pacific Resort™ also receive early park entry and a Universal Express Unlimited pass to skip the regular lines at the parks.  If you select Cabana Bay Beach Resort as your hotel package selection, you will not have access to the Universal Express Unlimited Pass.

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 pre-game 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.

Q: What happens if the Citrus Bowl is cancelled?
A: If for some reason the Citrus Bowl is cancelled, there will be an alternative performance option at Universal Studios on the same date.

Q: What safety precautions is the Universal Orlando Resort taking?
A: Click here for the Universal Orlando Resort’s safety resources.

Q: What is included in the meal ticket?
A: Click here

Q: Are there an advantages to staying at the Royal Pacific Resort™?
A: Yes, in addition to the convenience of the Varsity check in, orientation and rehearsal being at the Royal Pacific Resort™ the resort is just a short walk from Universal CityWalk, Universal Studios and Universal’s Islands of Adventure.  Guest at the Royal Pacific Resort™ also receive early park entry and a Universal Express Unlimited pass to skip the regular lines at the parks.  If you select Cabana Bay Beach Resort as your hotel package selection, you will not have access to the Universal Express Unlimited Pass.

Press Release

Click here for a downloadable cheerleader/ dancer Press Release to share with your local media outlets.

Click here for a downloadable mascot Press Release to share with your local media outlets.