The Quest

Recreational Championship
03/13/20 – 03/14/20
Walt Disney World® Resort, Florida

The Quest Recreational Championship is the most competitive and prestigious end-of-season event for Rec & Youth Cheer. Teams will earn Paid Bids and At-Large Bids to The Quest during the season at several Varsity Spirit events. This exclusive event will be held at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at the Walt Disney World Resort®, Florida. The Quest will feature the nation’s top Rec teams from across the country.

2020 Championship Information

Event Registration

Online Registration for The Quest Recreational Championship is now open! Please read carefully before selecting your package.

A $100 per person deposit is required after your registration is submitted. Registrations will not be approved, nor will hotel rooms be held without the deposit. Hotels may fill up after you submit your registration.

If you are a coach and would like to roster your team and register for the event, click here.

Coaches registering on line must mail in these forms after submitting registration:

If you are anyone registering separately from the team(coach, athlete, spectator), click here to register.
The team will have to be registered and approved (which means deposit received) before any individual registration can be submitted. You will need your team’s reservation number in order to proceed.

Coaches and athletes must be listed on the team roster in order to register individually and may select housing OR commuter. Spectators may select the housing option for themselves and the housing OR commuter option for their athlete. Spectators cannot register as commuters. If you are a spectator and need to order tickets, you may attach a ticket order to your athlete’s registration in the “Add On” section of the registration process or use the link under the “Discounted Tickets” dropdown.

Request a Registration Change: If you already have a reservation and need to make changes, you may request a change by signing back into your account and clicking on the “Request a Registration Change” request. The Coach who originally registered the team may also make changes to the Roster by clicking on “Request a Roster Change”. Changes are not confirmed until verified by Varsity. Click here to request a change.

Make an on-line Payment: If you already have a reservation and would like to make a payment, click here to sign in to your account and then click on “Invoice/Payment” button, then “Make Payments”.

Ticket Upgrades
If you would like to upgrade your Magic Your Way Ticket with Park Hopper® Option in advance the price is:

  • $108 2 Day to 3 Day / 3 Day to 4 Day
  • $128 2 Day to 4 Day / 3 Day to 5 Day
  • $148 2 Day to 5 Day

Please indicate this in the “add-on” section of the registration process OR if you have already registered, please submit a Change Request. Any extra tickets ordered on an existing registration must be paid for in full after the request has been submitted.

Questions? Contact your registration specialist based on the first letter of your team’s name. If your program starts with:

Watch LIVE on Varsity TV

Event coverage including results, features and articles: 
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Championship Bid Information

More information regarding the 2020 Quest Recreational Championship will be added as it is available. Please check back here for updates.

Championship FAQs

Who is eligible to compete at The Quest?
Rec Cheer or Youth Organization teams are eligible to compete at The Quest. Teams must be affiliated with an organization such as YMCA, Boys & Girls Club, City/Community Youth Organization, Pop Warner Association or other community run program. Teams that are not affiliated with an organization will go through a verification process. Teams can not be affiliated with an All Star program. Teams must compete and receive a bid in the qualified Rec divisions at qualifying events.

Click here to see a full list of divisions offered.

When will Travel Packages be available?
The Travel Package information is now available, click here to explore!

What types of bids will be offered for The Quest Bids?
Teams will have the opportunity to earn both Paid & At-Large bids to The Quest Recreational Championship.

What is an At-Large Bid?
An At-Large bid is an invitation to compete at this prestigious event. The costs associated with the event will be the responsibility of the team to pay.

What is a Paid Bid?
A Paid Bid is an invitation to compete at this prestigious event with the registration costs & accommodations covered by Varsity Spirit. Each athlete earning a PAID Bid to The Quest will receive a 4 Night Quad Package price as a credit. No credits may be used for family members or for additional tickets. If a team chooses the 3 Night Quad Package, the athlete will receive a 3 Night Quad Package credit. If a PAID Bid team chooses not to stay on property, they will receive the Commuter Package for free.

If an athlete from our bid winning team can’t make it to The Quest, are we allowed to replace them with another athlete?
You can replace athletes on your roster and add additional athletes, as long as it does not change the division you qualified with. If you receive a PAID Bid, you will only receive the credit of a PAID Bid for the number of athletes that competed on the floor at the qualifying event. The cost associated with the Quest will be the responsibility of the team to pay for any athletes who are added to the Paid Bid roster.

Are Crossovers allowed at The Quest?
Athletes will not be allowed to compete on more than 2 cheer teams at The Quest Recreational Championship. Athletes competing at The Quest are not eligible to compete at The Summit Championships.

Participants may only represent one organization. Participants must pay an additional registration fee for each additional team performance. However, if there is an athlete that is on a Paid bid team and crossing over to another Paid Bid team there will be no crossover fee applied. Only if an athlete is on a Paid Bid team as well as an At-Large bid team will that athlete will be required to pay the crossover fee.

Upgrading Bids:
Once your team accepts an At-Large bid for The Quest, that At-Large bid can be upgraded to a Paid bid.

*Event Producers have the right to investigate all teams receiving a bid to The Quest. Bid eligible teams and divisions will be reviewed for accuracy and legitimacy to ensure each team has the same opportunity.

What are the athlete and team awards and gifts at The Quest?
All athletes: Quest medals
Teams in finals: Full sized team banner
1st-3rd place teams: Individual mini placement banners
1st place teams: Full sized championship banner, opportunity to order Quest rings

How many teams will advance at The Quest?

If the Division has 10 or less teams –> 5 go to Finals
If 5th & 6th place tie; both go to Finals

If the Division has 11-19 teams –>  no more than 50% will advance

If the Division has 20-30 teams –> 10 go to Finals
If 10th & 11th place tie; both go to Finals

Discounted Ticket Information

Discounted Magic Your Way Tickets with Park Hopper® Option: Valid March 11, 2020 – March 19, 2020 – See Prices and pick up dates and times below.
* Magic Your Way Tickets with Park Hopper® Option include five days admission into ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.

The deadline has passed to pre order tickets. 

If you are a spectator and do not need hotel reservations, you may pre-order tickets. (Note: If you are a registered coach, athlete or spectator and you need additional tickets, please indicate those on your actual registration.) Pre-order is available through Tuesday, March 3, 2020. A limited number of tickets will be available for sale at a higher rate in Orlando on a first come first served basis. Full payment is required.

Ticket Prices:

  • 3 Day Magic Your Way Tickets with Park Hopper® Option – $392.00 (pre-order) $407.00 (in Orlando)
  • 4 Day Magic Your Way Tickets with Park Hopper® Option- $500.00 (pre-order) $515.00 (in Orlando)
  • 5 Day Magic Your Way Tickets with Park Hopper® Option – $520.00 (pre-order) $535.00 (in Orlando)
  • Celebration Party – $45.00
  • Meal Voucher – $17.00 (pre-order ONLY)
    *One entrée and beverage per voucher at designated Theme Park dining locations. Lunch or Dinner only, no breakfast, no dessert.

Tickets may be picked up in Orlando during registration hours at the Disney’s All Star Resorts – Celebrity Hall.

  • Wednesday, March 11 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
  • Thursday, March 12 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
  • Friday, March 13 7:00 am – 8:00 pm
    *If you arrive after 8:00pm on Friday night, the Championship Office at Celebrity Hall will be open until 10:00 pm.
  • Saturday, March 14 7:00 am – noon (Championship Office)

Pre-Ordered tickets must be picked up no later than noon on Saturday, March 14, 2020.

Transportation is not included with ticket purchases. You must be registered on the travel package to receive transportation to any of the Quest activities/events.

Hotel, Travel & Ticket FAQs

We can’t wait to see you at The Quest Recreational Championship. Below are some of the most frequently asked questions to help you prepare to register.
Click here to download a printable version.


What is the advantage of purchasing the travel package?
It is not required that you attend The Quest on the travel package.  The two main reasons teams purchase the package are convenience and savings.

  • Convenience – Everything is handled for you. Disney’s Magical Express® will pick you up and take you back to the airport. There is no hassle of renting vans or cars and finding drivers. Hotel registration is smoother and rooms are guaranteed. The Quest office works together with the Walt Disney World® Resort to block your rooms so your entire group stays together.
    • If you book your own trip, you have to:
      • Step 1: Call travel Agency or airlines (which could take hours).
      • Step 2: Send in deposit for airline tickets.
      • Step 3: Call several hotels to get room rates and availability.
      • Step 4: Guarantee all rooms using person credit card for deposit.
      • Step 5: Send your rooming list to the hotel.
      • Step 6: Call car rental agencies to find out rates and regulations of drivers.
      • Step 7: Fill out registration form for The Quest and mail in with registration fees
    • If you book with The Quest you need to:
      • Step 1: Call Altour or your local travel agent to book flights.
      • Step 2: Register online at
  • Savings– Because of our partnership with the Walt Disney World® Resort, The Quest is able to negotiate discounted rates for hotel rooms and Theme Park tickets.

In which hotel will we be staying?
Accommodations will be provided at Disney’s All Star Resorts. In the event that the Walt Disney World® Resorts sell out of rooms, The Quest will try to make arrangements with an alternate hotel off property. PLEASE NOTE: Hotels may fill up prior to posted deadlines.

We have parents who would like to come to the Championship. Can they sign up for The Quest travel package?
Of course!  A lot of coaches meet with the parents and include them on the travel package with their team.  However, we encourage family members and friends to register with us directly.

We have an uneven number of girls. Can we pay the quad rate for three girls in a room?
No. The travel package prices have been calculated according to how many people are in each room.

Can we have five people in a room?
No. The Disney’s All Star Resorts do not allow more than four people to a room.

We are arriving in Lake Buena Vista at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, will our hotel rooms be ready?
Most hotels do not guarantee check in until 4:00 p.m. However, if there are rooms ready in your block, the hotel will check you in early. Please be sure to communicate this to your entire group that is traveling with you.

Our team doesn’t leave Lake Buena Vista until 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday. What can we do all day?
Hotel check out is at 11:00 a.m. If you would like, you can take a Walt Disney World® Resort shuttle bus to Disney Springs to shop. The hotel will be glad to store these items for you, but you will be responsible for picking them up before you depart.

How do I request a refund?
Refunds will be issued after the event is over and must be requested in writing no later than 30 days after the event is over.  Refund requests may be emailed to your registration specialist. The average processing time for a refund is 4 weeks from the date the request is received.  Refunds are not issued unless a written request is received.

If we staff off the travel package and commute can we use The Quest bus transportation?
No. Transportation is only provided for those purchasing the travel package.



When will we receive our Walt Disney World® Resort Magic Your Way Ticket with Park Hopper® Option for the Championship?
You receive your tickets when you register with The Quest at Celebrity Hall.

Do we use our Magic Your Way Ticket with Park Hopper® for competition?
In addition to Park admission each Magic Your Way Ticket with Park Hopper® Option purchased through The Quest, also has admission into ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.  This is NOT considered a theme park admission, and therefore does not use a day on your Magic Your Way Ticket with Park Hopper® Option.

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.

Will attending The Quest parties take days off of my Magic Your Way Ticket with Park Hopper® Option?
For the Special Extended Hours at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park, a day of admission will be taken off your Magic Your Way Ticket with Park Hopper® Option pass regardless of what time you arrive. For the Championship Celebration Party Sunday evening at Magic Kingdom® Park, a day will not be taken off of your Magic Your Way Ticket with Park Hopper® Option.  Please Note:  YOU MUST HAVE A WRISTBAND TO ATTEND ALL PARTIES.

If we do not use all three or two days of our Walt Disney World ® tickets, may we use them next year?
No. All of the discounted tickets sold at The Quest have an expiration date that is listed on the back of your ticket.

Do spectators have to purchase a Walt Disney World® Resort Magic Your Way Ticket with Park Hopper® Option in order to watch competition at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex?
No! If you are only going to the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, you may purchase a ticket at the door for $40 per day per person. However, if you purchase a Magic Your Way Ticket with Park Hopper® Option from The Quest, it includes admission into the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex as well as all four Walt Disney World® Theme Parks.

Are there discounted park tickets available for family and friends not on the travel package?
Yes, there are three different tickets.

  • 3 Magic Your Way Ticket with Park Hopper® Option              $392.00 (pre-order)                 $407.00 (in Orlando)
  • 4 Magic Your Way Ticket with Park Hopper® Option              $500.00 (pre-order)                 $515.00 (in Orlando)
  • 5 Magic Your Way Ticket with Park Hopper® Option              $520.00 (pre-order)                 $535.00 (in Orlando)

 Walt Disney World® Resort Magic Your Way Ticket with Park Hopper® Option are valid for unlimited admission into the Magic Kingdom® Park, Epcot®, Disney’s Hollywood Studios® and Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park as well as three days of admission into the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.  These tickets DO NOT include The Quest bus transportation to the parks.

How do I find out when and where my team competes?
A detailed order of competition will be posted at in early March. The detailed order of competition will tell you the location and exact times that your team will report backstage, take pictures, warm up, and compete.

How can parents pick up tickets is athletes are registered under coach name (on 1 invoice)?
Parents must register their athlete themselves if they would like to pick up their athlete’s tickets.

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