About the Orlando Thanksgiving Tour

Join us November 22-25, 2022 at the Walt Disney World Resort for the Orlando Thanksgiving Tour!
Eligible Participants:

  • Junior Varsity All-Americans & All-American Nominees
  • Junior High All-Americans and All-American Nominees
  • Eligible states: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, CaliforniaColorado, Florida, Georgia, HawaiiIdaho, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wyoming 

Year in School: 4th grade and above
Location: Orlando, FL
Trip Dates: November 22-25, 2022

🗓️ 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.

There is limited capacity for this event. Registration will be taken on a first come, first served basis. Deposits must be paid in order to be confirmed. 

Walt Disney World Theme park ticket orders will be available in August. Please see the Walt Disney World Park Reservations section for information about making Park Reservations.

CLICK HERE to view parade group assignments by state.

TUESDAY NOVEMBER 22: Arrive to Orlando, Florida!

  • Arrival and registration at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
  • Hotel check in
  • Mandatory rehearsal at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort for both performance groups.

*When making flight reservations we suggest arriving at Coronado Springs Resort no later than 3:30 PM on Tuesday, November 23. If flying, we recommend you land at Orlando International Airport (MCO) by 2:00 PM. You may fly back anytime on Friday, November 25th.

WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 23: Rehearsal Day and Team Mickey Performance!

  • Enjoy breakfast at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort.
  • Team Minnie has a free day to visit the theme parks.  You will need a theme park reservation.
  • Rehearsal for Team Mickey at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
  • After rehearsal, Team Mickey will depart the hotel for Magic Kingdom where they will perform

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 24: Team Minnie Performance Day!

  • Team Minnie will depart Coronado Springs Resort for their performance at Magic Kingdom
  • Team Mickey has a free day to visit the Theme Parks.
  • Optional Thanksgiving Dinner at Coronado Springs. This dinner is optional and is an additional cost.

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 25: Depart home from Orlando!

**Attendees will only perform one time. Performance groups will be assigned once all registrations are received in August.

🏷️ Tour Package Pricing

CLICK HERE for 2022 Orlando Thanksgiving Tour Pricing Information

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.

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

  • If you attended camp in June, your deposit is due on July 15, 2022.
  • If you attended camp in July, your deposit is due on August 17, 2022.
  • If you attended camp in August, your deposit is due on September 14, 2022. 

FINAL PAYMENT IS DUE IN THE VARSITY SPIRIT LLC OFFICE ON OR BEFORE OCTOBER 14, 2022. 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 14, 2022 will receive a full refund except for the $200 deposit. For cancellations between  October 15, 2022 and October 21, 2022 an additional $100 per person penalty will apply. After October 22, 2022, there will be no refunds. 

Tour packages include unlimited admission into Magic Kingdom® Park, Epcot®, Disney’s Hollywood Studios®, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park for multiple days. Park Reservations must be made for each day. PARK HOPPERS® are valid November 14-30, 2022.

EXTRA NIGHTS: A limited number of rooms are available for Monday, November 21 or Friday, November 25. Extended stay room rate is $299 per room per night. Please indicate if you wish to purchase an extra night. Early onsite registration will be available for those purchasing the extra nights beginning Monday, November 21. Adding an extra night DOES NOT automatically upgrade your Park Hopper®

TICKET UPGRADE: You may upgrade your 3-day Park Hopper® to a 4-day Park Hopper® day or a 4-day Park Hopper®  to 5-day Park Hopper®. Please indicate on your rooming list if you wish to do this. 

  • 3-day Park Hopper® to a 4-day Park Hopper® – $140
  • 3-day Park Hopper®  to 5-day Park Hopper® – $176

THANKSGIVING DINNER (OPTIONAL):

Cost is $80 per ticket. Dinner includes: Garden Salad with Ranch and Italian Dressing, Roasted Turkey with Stuffing and Gravy, Green Beans, Mashed Potatoes, Glazed Carrots, Cranberry Sauce, Assorted Rolls and Butter, Mini Apple Tart, Triple Chocolate Cake, 100% Colombian Coffee, Decaffeinated and Regular, and Assorted Teas to include Herbal and Iced Tea.

FINAL PAYMENT: If final payment is not received on or before October 14, 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 All-American MUST HAVE AT LEAST ONE ADULT CHAPERONE. However, if there is more than one All-American attending from your school, you may have one chaperone for up to three All-Americans. Adult Chaperones must be 21 years of age or older. Varsity Spirit LLC is not responsible for supervising the All-Americans. 

Included with Cost of Trip NOT Included with Cost of Trip
3 nights of accommodations at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort Any non-specified meals
Walt Disney World 3-Day Magic Your Way Ticket with Park Hopper Option®* Transportation to and from the Orlando Airport (MCO) to Disney’s Coronado Springs
Special Performance in the Magic Kingdom® Transportation from your hometown to Orlando, FL
Souvenir T-shirt for athletes and spectators Optional Travel Expenses and Personal Items
Transportation to and from all scheduled events Any other items not mentioned in the included section
All-American Uniform
One (1) Walt Disney World Meal Voucher
Wednesday and Thursday Morning Breakfast at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

*Includes unlimited admission into Magic Kingdom® Park, Epcot®, Disney’s Hollywood Studios®, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park for multiple days. Park Reservations must be made for each day. PARK HOPPERS® are valid November 19-29, 2022.

Not with standing the foregoing, in the event 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 they have paid Varsity Spirit as of the date of cancellation/termination.

🧾 Event Registration

CLICK HERE to register for the Orlando Thanksgiving Tour!

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:

✈️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 Spectacular attendees below:

Airline and Rental Car Discounts: 

United Airlines

  • Bookings made by December 31, 2022: CLICK HERE
  • Bookings made after December 31, 2022: CLICK HERE

Delta Airlines

  • When booking online at www.delta.com/meetings, select ‘Book Your Flight’ and enter your Meeting Code NMUZS.

Southwest Airlines

AVIS Car Rentals

Walt Disney World no longer operates the Disney Magic Express. Attendees will be responsible for their roundtrip transportation from the Orlando International Airport to the resorts. We have partnered with MEARS to provide a guests discount off of transportation to and from the airport!

  • CLICK HERE for more MEARS Direct Connect Information!

👕Uniform Information

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:

🏰 Walt Disney World® Park Reservations

To help manage park capacity, the Walt Disney World Resort has introduced the Disney Park Pass service, a new Theme Park reservation system. In order to make your Theme Park reservations, you will need a My Disney Experiences account and valid Theme Park admission linked to it. Varsity Spirit will send you a ticket confirmation order number in late August for all customers paid in full. Then, simply create a My Disney Experience account and select the dates and Theme Parks you wish to visit. To enter a Theme Park, both a reservation and valid admission for the same Park on the same date are required. Please note that reservations are limited in capacity, subject to availability and are not guaranteed until confirmed. If the first park you would like to attend reaches capacity, you can make a reservation for another park and then “hop” to your top choice after 2PM that day. Park availability is very limited and Varsity Spirit will not be able to assist with park reservations.

  • For those spectators and participants on our hotel travel package and those who purchased a Walt Disney World Park Hopper pass from Varsity Spirit,  a park reservation for Magic Kingdom will be pre-loaded on to your ticket for the day of your All American’s performance.

IMPORTANT NOTE WHEN PURCHASING THEME PARK TICKETS: The reselling or the transferring of theme park tickets in the state of Florida is a crime as described under Florida state laws; Florida Statutes s. 817.361 and Florida Statutes s. 817.36

Park Reservation How-To Resources:

*Please note that NO changes/upgrades are possible after ticket orders have been placed. And remember, no Disney Park Hopper tickets will be sold on site during registration this year.

📝 Terms & Conditions

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

  • Varsity Spirit LLC: 3131 Appling Road, Memphis, TN 38133; Telephone 888-243-3782 or 800-326-2383; Fax 901-387-4357.

Please note that the Disney is no longer offering Disney’s Magical Express. Transportation to and from the airport is not included in the cost of the package.

Cancellations on or before October 14, 2022 will receive a full refund except for the $200 deposit. For cancellations between  October 15, 2022 and October 21, 2022 an additional $100 per person penalty will apply. After October 22, 2022, there will be no refunds.

All cancellations must be made in writing to Varsity Spirit LLC. They can be emailed to the registration specialist below. Please note that 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.

WALT DISNEY WORLD HEALTH AND SAFETY UPDATES

RESPONSIBILITY DISCLOSURE NOTICE: VARSITY SPIRIT LLC, D.B.A. UNIVERSAL CHEERLEADERS ASSOCIATION, UNIVERSAL DANCE ASSOCIATION, NATIONAL CHEERLEADERS ASSOCIATION, NATIONAL DANCE ALLIANCE 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.

❔ Frequently Asked Questions

Q: When do we need to arrive to Orlando?

  • A: Normal arrival day is Tuesday, November 22, 2022. We do offer a limited number of extra nights on Monday, November 21 for those requesting an early arrival. We suggest arriving at the resort no later than 3:30 PM on Tuesday  (2:00 PM arrival to the Orlando International Airport MCO).

Q: Do we have to follow the group itinerary when it comes to visiting the theme parks each day?

  • A: No, unless it is your performance day. You may always use Walt Disney World Transportation to the Theme Park of your choice.

Q: When will we be assigned our performance group so we will know which day we are performing?

  • A: Team Mickey and Team Minnie will be assigned based on registration dates.  Performers will receive their group assignments in late August. We will do our best to ensure that All Americans from the same school are in the same group.

Q: We missed our deadline for registration and deposit…Are we too late?

  • A: Please call our 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: My All-American already has a uniform from a 2020 or 2021 Special Event (Orlando or Citrus Bowl). Is the uniform the same and do we get a discount?

  • A: If your All-American already has the uniform from the 2020 or 2021 Orlando Thanksgiving Tour, or the Citrus Bowl Pre-Game Performance, please indicate this on your uniform sheet and you may deduct $40 from your cost.

Q: We have family that will be in Orlando and would like to join us for some activities included in the tour package. Are extra tickets sold for the scheduled meals?

  • A: We do sell extra tickets for the Orientation Dinner- price is $70 per dinner. There will also be an option to join us for a Thanksgiving Dinner. Pricing coming soon.

Q: Are we able to pay for the Disney Dining Plan?

  • A: Unfortunately, we cannot offer the Disney Dining Plan because of our group discounts.

Q: What is the difference between the Participant and Spectator pricing?

  • A: The uniform and parade opportunity is the only difference. Everything that is listed as INCLUDED in the tour package is available to everyone.

Q: Will the performance be televised.

  • A: Each performance takes place at Magic Kingdom; therefore, our performances are not televised. More information about the performance will be available closer to the event.

Q: What does “Magic Your Way Ticket with Park Hopper® Option” mean?

  • A: A Magic Your Way Ticket with Park Hopper® Option enables you to visit more than one park a day. If you purchase a Magic Your Way Ticket with Park Hopper® Option from Varsity Spirit, you will be able to make a reservation for at least one of the theme parks. It is a possibility that some parks may reach capacity so we strongly recommend you register / pay early so you can get your tickets and book your reservations for your top choices. If the first park you would like to attend reaches capacity, you can make a reservation for another park and then “hop” to your top choice after 2PM that day.

Q: When will we receive our Walt Disney World® Resort Magic Your Way Ticket with Park Hopper® Option for the event?

  • A:You must have a reservation to attend a Walt Disney World® park. Once your registration is complete and paid in full, your tickets will be ordered through Disney and approximately 7-10 business days later a ticket confirmation order number will be sent to you. No changes will be accepted after ticket orders have been placed. (Including upgrades.) It is a possibility that parks will reach capacity so we strongly suggest you register / pay early so you can get your tickets and book your reservation for your top theme park choices. Please note, tickets will be available in late August to those who have paid in full.

Q: What is a Park Reservation?

  • A: Please read through the ‘Walt Disney World Park Reservations’ section of this event page! Here you will find information on theme park reservations, how to make them and other important Walt Disney World® Resort information.

Q: If we do not use all the days on our Walt Disney World® Resort Magic Your Way Ticket with Park Hopper® Option, may we use them next year?

  • A: No. All of the discounted tickets sold at our events have an expiration date. Valid ticket dates are listed on our website, please check when you are ordering your tickets. No refunds will be given for unused portions of tickets.

Q: Are there discounted park tickets available for family and friends not on the travel package?

  • A: Yes! These additional tickets can be purchased when you register for the event. Walt Disney World® Resort Magic Your Way Ticket with Park Hopper® Option is valid for admission into the Magic Kingdom® Park, Epcot®, Disney’s Hollywood Studios®, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park. You will need to make a park reservation in order to get into a park. It is a possibility that parks will reach capacity so we strongly suggest you register / pay early so you can get your tickets and book your reservation. Tickets must be pre-ordered and will not be sold on site.

📰 Press Release

If you would like to share with your local press (newspaper, TV) that you are participating in this event, please click here 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.

💲 Fundraising

FUNDRAISING

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Teamworks
Teamworks is proud to be a partner of Varsity Spirit. Our robust, safe, and secure platform out performs any donation software. We utilize emails, texts, and social media to further reach any audience and engage their biggest fans nationwide. Our support team are fundraising experts and will ensure you have the smoothest fundraiser ever. Visit TeamWorks (myteamworks.org) to learn more.