About the Varsity Spirit Spectacular

Join us November 18-21, 2022 at the Walt Disney World ® Resort for the Varsity Spirit Spectacular! 

Eligible Participants: Varsity Captains, Co-Captains & Officers

Year in School: Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior

Location: Orlando, FL

Trip Dates: November 18-21, 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.

  • Walt Disney World Health and Safety Update 

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2022: EARLY ARRIVALS

  • For those arriving on this day, early on-site registration and optional routine preview are available at select times throughout the day.
  • Times will be included in confirmation packet upon registration.  

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2022: ARRIVE in Orlando, Florida!

  • Arrival and Registration at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
  • Hotel Check-In
  • Parade Routine Preview
  • Mandatory Orientation and Rehearsal

*When making flight reservations we suggest arriving at Coronado Springs Resort no later than 3:30 PM on Friday, November 18th. If flying, we recommend you land at Orlando International Airport (MCO) by 2:00 PM. You may fly back anytime on Monday, November 21st after 12:00PM.

PLEASE NOTE: Travel arrangements to Orlando and airport transfers are NOT INCLUDED in the cost of the performance package. 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2022: Rehearsal Day and Team Mickey Performance!

  • Enjoy breakfast at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort.
  • Rehearsal for both Team Mickey and Team Minnie at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort.
  • After rehearsal, Team Mickey will depart the hotel for Magic Kingdom where they will perform
  • After rehearsal, Team Minnie has a free day to visit the Theme Parks. Remember a Park Pass Reservation is required.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2022: Team Minnie Performance!

  • Team Minnie will depart Coronado Springs Resort for their performance at Magic Kingdom
  • Team Mickey has a free day to visit the Theme Parks.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2022: Closing Event Breakfast!

  • Enjoy a breakfast celebration at Disney’s Coronado Springs
  • Depart home from Orlando!
    • In order to attend the celebration breakfast, flights should be booked to leave MCO after 12:00PM

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

Please note: One (1) chaperone 21 years or older is required per three (3) participants. 

🏷️ Tour Package Pricing

CLICK HERE to view the 2022 Varsity Spirit Spectacular Pricing Guide

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 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 below is 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 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 office for availability at 844-399-0644 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. 

EXTRA NIGHTS: A limited number of rooms are available for Thursday, November 17 or Monday, November 21. Extended stay room rate is $319 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 Thursday, November 17. Adding an extra night DOES NOT automatically upgrade your Park Hopper®

TICKET UPGRADE: Upgrades are available for your event Park Hopper®  (costs below). Please indicate on your registration if you wish to do this. 

  • 3 Day to 4 Day: $140
  • 3 Day to 5 Day: $176

ADDITIONAL PARK HOPPER TICKETS: Discounted Park Hopper tickets are available to purchase for family/friends not attending on a Varsity Spirit Hotel Package (costs below). Please indicate on your registration if you would like to purchase these additional passes.

  • 3 Day Park Hopper: $447
  • 4 Day Park Hopper: $587
  • 5 Day Park Hopper: $623

FINAL PAYMENT: If final payment is not received on or before October 7, and special written arrangements are not made and approved with Varsity Spirit, you will automatically be removed from the tour, which will result in a complete forfeiture of all monies paid.

 CHAPERONES: EACH Performer MUST HAVE AT LEAST ONE ADULT CHAPERONE. However, if there is more than one Performer attending from your school, you may have one chaperone for up to three Performers. Adult Chaperones must be 21 years of age or older. Varsity Spirit is not responsible for supervising the Performers.

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 Resort
Special Performance in the Magic Kingdom® Transportation to and 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
Event Uniform (Performer Only)
Two (2) Walt Disney World Meal Coupons
Wednesday 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. 

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 Varsity Spirit Spectacular!

Registration Specialist: Michelle Shetzer – mshetzer@varsity.com

*Please do not email credit card information. After your registration is received, a Varsity Representative will contact you to make a credit card payment. 

Registration will not be complete until payment is received.

MINOR Event Participation Waiver

ADULT Event Participation Waiver 

✈️ 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:

👕Uniform Information

The uniform includes top, pants and females will receive poms. 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: 640 Shiloh Rd, Building 2, Suite 200, Plano, TX 75074; Telephone 844-399-0644.

Cancellations on or before October 7, 2022 will receive a full refund except for the $200 deposit. For cancellations between  October 8, 2022 and October 14, 2022 an additional $100 per person penalty will apply. After October 14, 2022, there will be no refunds.

All cancellations must be made in writing to Varsity Spirit LLC. They can be emailed to Michelle Shetzer at mshetzer@varsity.com.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

How much spending money should I bring with me?
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.

How often will I receive updates?
We try to communicate regularly with all attendees. Most of the communication will come through email or our Facebook page. If you’re not receiving emails or have additional email addresses you’d like added to our distribution list then email John Calitri at jcalitri@varsity.com.

My coach is coming to Florida as a spectator. Can he/she attend practice? Can my parents?
In order to eliminate all distractions and comply with social distancing, our rehearsals are closed to all spectators. This will hopefully allow us to streamline the practices which in turn should allow for more time in the parks!

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

When do we need to arrive to Orlando?
Normal arrival day is Friday, Nov. 19. We do offer a limited number of extra nights on Thursday, Nov. 18 for those requesting an early arrival. We suggest arriving at the resort no later than 3:30 PM on Sunday (2:00 PM arrival to the Orlando International Airport MCO).  This will allow plenty of time for you to get to the hotel, register and be ready for rehearsal that evening.  It will also allow for any potential flight delays due to weather. 

Do we have to follow the group itinerary when it comes to visiting the theme parks each day?
No, unless it is your performance day.  You must follow the group itinerary for your group performance times.  Other days you do not have to follow the group itinerary.

We missed our deadline for registration and deposit…Are we too late?
Please call our Customer Service at 844-399-0644 for availability.

How do we know what size uniform to order?
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. 

My performer already has a uniform from a 2019 Varsity Spirit Spectacular. Is the uniform the same and do we get a discount? 
The uniform for the 2021 Varsity Spirit Spectacular will be the same as the 2019 event but not the 2020 event. If your performer already has the uniform from the 2019 Varsity Spirit Spectacular, please indicate this on your uniform sheet and you may deduct $40 from your cost.

What is the difference between the Participant and Spectator pricing?
The uniform, performer bag, choreography material and parade opportunity are the only differences. Everything that is listed as INCLUDED in the tour package is available to everyone.

Are there advantages to staying at the Coronado Springs Resort™?
Yes, in addition to the convenience of the Varsity check in, orientation and rehearsal being at the Coronado Springs Resort™ Disney provides transportation to all of the Walt Disney World theme parks from the resort.

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

When will we receive our Walt Disney World® Resort Magic Your Way Ticket with Park Hopper® Option for the event?|
You must have a reservation to attend a Walt Disney World® park in 2021. 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.

What is a Park Reservation?
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. Once you are paid in full, approximately 7-10 business days later, Varsity Spirit will send you a ticket confirmation order number. 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. Step by step instructions will be sent with the ticket confirmation number. Please note, tickets will be available in late August for those who have paid in full.

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?
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.

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

MegaDough
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FlipGive
FlipGive is the easiest way to offset the cost of camp. It’s simple. Create a page for your team, invite the squad, and earn cash back from your online shopping with brands like Walmart, Safeway, Amazon, Sephora, Apple, Kroger and 700 more.

It’s free, easy to use, and completely online. Cheer and dance teams across the country have raised thousands with FlipGive! Visit flipgive.com/varsity to learn more.

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.

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:How often will I receive updates?
    • A: We try to communicate regularly with all attendees. Most of the communication will come through email or our Facebook page. If you’re not receiving emails or have additional email addresses you’d like added to our distribution list then email John Calitri at jcalitri@varsity.com.
  • Q: My coach is coming to Florida as a spectator. Can he/she attend practice? Can my parents?
    • A:In order to eliminate all distractions and comply with social distancing, our rehearsals are closed to all spectators. This will hopefully allow us to streamline the practices which in turn should allow for more time in the parks!
  • 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 Friday, Nov. 18. We do offer a limited number of extra nights on Thursday, Nov. 17 for those requesting an early arrival. We suggest arriving at the resort no later than 3:30 PM on Sunday (2:00 PM arrival to the Orlando International Airport MCO).  This will allow plenty of time for you to get to the hotel, register and be ready for rehearsal that evening.  It will also allow for any potential flight delays due to weather.
  • 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 must follow the group itinerary for your group performance times.  Other days you do not have to follow the group itinerary.
  • Q: We missed our deadline for registration and deposit…Are we too late?
    • A: Please call our Customer Service at 844-399-0644 for availability.
  • Q: How do we know what size uniform to order?

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.

 

My performer already has a uniform from a 2021 Varsity Spirit Spectacular. Is the uniform the same and do we get a discount? 
The uniform for the 2022 Varsity Spirit Spectacular will be the same as the 2021 event. If your performer already has the uniform from the 2021 Varsity Spirit Spectacular, please indicate this on your uniform sheet and you may deduct $40 from your cost.

 

What is the difference between the Participant and Spectator pricing?
The uniform, performer bag, choreography material and parade opportunity are the only differences. Everything that is listed as INCLUDED in the tour package is available to everyone.

 

Are there advantages to staying at the Coronado Springs Resort™?
Yes, in addition to the convenience of the Varsity check in, orientation and rehearsal being at the Coronado Springs Resort™ Disney provides transportation to all of the Walt Disney World theme parks from the resort.  Attendees staying through the Varsity Package will also receive complimentary parking at the Coronado Springs Resort.

 

Are we able to pay for the Disney Dining Plan?

Unfortunately, we cannot offer the Disney Dining Plan because of our group discount.

 

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

 

When will we receive our Walt Disney World® Resort Magic Your Way Ticket with Park Hopper® Option for the event?|
You must have a reservation to attend a Walt Disney World® park in 2022. 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.

 

What is a Park Reservation?
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.

 

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?
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.

 

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