All-American athlete poses in front of Cindarellas castle during the Orlando Thanksgiving Tour Special Event

About the Orlando Thanksgiving Tour

Eligible Participants:

  • UCA/UDA/NCA/NDA/USA/UCE Junior Varsity All-Americans & NCA/NDA All-American Nominees
  • UCA/UDA/NCA/NDA/USA/UCE Junior High All-Americans & NCA/NDA 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 26-29, 2024

🗓️ Event Itinerary

PLEASE NOTE: This itinerary is subject to change. 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.

TUESDAY NOVEMBER 26: 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 26. If flying, we recommend you land at Orlando International Airport (MCO) by 2:00 PM. You may fly back anytime on Friday, November 29th.

WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 27: 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.
  • Morning 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. Performance time will be announced approximately one month prior to the event.

*Performance groups of Team Mickey and Team Minnie will be assigned in late August.

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 28: Team Minnie Performance Day!

  • Enjoy breakfast the Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort.
  • Morning rehearsal for Team Minnie at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort.
  • After rehearsal, Team Minnie will depart Coronado Springs Resort for their performance at Magic Kingdom. Performance time will be announced approximately one month before the event.
  • 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 29: 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 to view 2024 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 11, 2024.
  • If you attended camp in July, your deposit is due on August 15, 2024.
  • If you attended camp in August, your deposit is due on September 12, 2024. 

FINAL PAYMENT IS DUE IN THE VARSITY SPIRIT LLC OFFICE ON OR BEFORE OCTOBER 15, 2024. 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 12, please call the Varsity Spirit LLC office for availability at 800-238-0286 (option 2) for availability. 

Cancellations on or before October 15, 2024 will receive a full refund except for the $200 deposit. For cancellations between  October 16, 2024 and October 21, 2024 an additional $100 per person penalty will apply. After October 22, 2024, 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. 

EXTRA NIGHTS: A limited number of rooms are available for Monday, November 25 or Friday, November 30 for an additional fee of $360. 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 25. 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® – $164
  • 3-day Park Hopper®  to 5-day Park Hopper® – $218

EXTRA PARK HOPPER® TICKETS:

  • 3-Day: $571
  • 4-Day: $734
  • 5-Day: $788

THANKSGIVING DINNER (OPTIONAL): Cost is $85 per ticket.

Dinner menu:

  • 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
  • Pumpkin Spiced Cupcake with Cream Cheese Icing
  • Brownies
  • Coffee/Tea/Decaf/Iced Tea

FINAL PAYMENT: If final payment is not received on or before October 15, 2024 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® Theme Park Park Hopper® Ticket* 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 Resort Meal Voucher per person to be used for one (1) lunch or dinner at select Walt Disney World counter service restaurants
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. 

🧾 Event Registration

CLICK HERE to register for the 2024 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:

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

✈️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.

  • 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!

Check out our travel partners and airline discounts that are available to all Orlando Thanksgiving Tour attendees below:

Airline and Rental Car Discounts: 

Delta Airlines – COMING SOON

Southwest Airlines  – COMING SOON

AVIS Car Rentals

👕Uniform Information

Female uniform includes top, skirt, white long sleeve turtleneck, briefs, poms and hair ribbon.

Male uniform includes top, pants and poms (as requested).

All participants will need to bring white tennis shoes and white socks. Uniforms will be shipped two weeks prior to the event to those who have paid their account balances in full.

CLICK HERE to view the uniform fit guide for the Orlando Thanksgiving Tour.

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. 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

CLICK HERE to view the 2024 Orlando Thanksgiving Tour Terms and Conditions.

❔ Frequently Asked Questions

Q: When do we need to arrive to Orlando?

  • A: Normal arrival day is Tuesday, November 26, 2024. We do offer a limited number of extra nights on Monday, November 25 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: Will we receive our hotel confirmation numbers?

  • A: Yes! You will receive your hotel confirmations with your uniform order in late October.

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 your home state.  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 2022 or 2023 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 2022 or 2023 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: There will only be an option to join us for a Thanksgiving Dinner. Dinner is $85 per person.

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 is the Walt Disney World® Theme Park Park Hopper®?

  • A: A Walt Disney World® Theme Park Park Hopper® Option enables you to visit more than one park a day. If you purchase a Walt Disney World® Theme Park Park Hopper®  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.

Q: When will we receive our Walt Disney World® Theme Park Park Hopper® 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.  Tickets will start being sent late of August. 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.

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® Theme Park Park Hopper®, 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. Theme Park tickets are valid from November 18-December 3, 2024

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. Your Walt Disney World® Theme Park Park Hopper® 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

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💲 Fundraising

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