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Your Adventure, Day by Day

Day 1 Welcome to Orlando!
  • Arrive in Orlando, FL Meet your WorldStrides representative and get ready for an action-packed adventure.
  • Epcot® Epcot® features interactive rides, attractions, and showcases that expose students to international cultures and technological innovation. Your Epcot® experience is completely customizable based on what your group wants to see. A few of our favorite attractions are:
  • Mission: SPACE Experience the training required of astronauts and see firsthand the challenges they must overcome in deep space.
  • Test Track Car manufacturers put prototype cars through rigorous road tests to ensure they can handle all of the challenges that drivers may face. Jump into a test car and experience the thrill of speeding down a three-story slope, veering around tight turns, and careening over bumpy terrain.
  • Caribbean Coral Reef Aquarium The aquatic life inhabiting this 5.7-million-gallon aquarium comes from diverse areas of the ocean. Stand on the observation platform to catch 360-degree views of the spectacular species swimming around you, including sea turtles, stingrays, colorful fish, a manatee, and even sharks!
  • World Showcase Walk through pavilions of 11 different countries to immerse yourself in each nation’s unique architecture, culture, music, and cuisine. View incredible stunts of Chinese acrobats, taste German schnitzel, and explore an Aztec pyramid.
  • Dinner
  • IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth Kick off your group’s first night in Florida by watching a memorable evening spectacular from the World Showcase. Sit back and enjoy this dynamic pyrotechnic show featuring fire, water, lasers, and video. The show symbolizes the past, present, and future of Earth and the vibrant cultures within it.
  • Hotel check-in
Day 2 Discover Tampa, FL!
  • Breakfast and depart for Tampa
  • Island Adventures Explore one of Florida’s most popular beaches at Fort DeSoto State Park. Take part in a shark dissection, kayak around mangroves, and snorkel beside a historic beach-side fort from the Spanish-American War. Then, grab a net to explore marine life in the seagrass beds.
  • Lunch and return to Orlando
  • WonderWorksTM Check out more than 100 interactive exhibits that explore the answers to the unexplained in this wacky, zany science museum.
  • WonderWorksTM Outta Control Dinner Show Enjoy unlimited pizza and laugh the night away watching (and maybe being a part of) the show!
  • Return to hotel
Day 3 Space and beyond!
  • Breakfast
  • Kennedy Space Center Learn the incredible story of NASA’s 30-year Space Shuttle Program at the new Space Shuttle Atlantis exhibit. View this massive shuttle from different angles and see the wear and tear of its 33 missions. Then, experience the interactive launch simulator and discover what it's like to be an astronaut during a space shuttle launch.
  • Lunch with a Veteran Astronaut Get the inside scoop on an astronaut's personal experiences with one of the most riveting professions.
  • Destination...Space The Apollo missions come to life at the Saturn V Center at Kennedy Space Center, where you learn about the political and technological forces behind putting a man on the moon.
  • Dinner
  • Conservation Up Close If you dare, you'll have the incredible opportunity to hold alligators, snakes, and other animals! Here you and your friends will explore Florida’s most unique ecosystem on an airboat ride in the wetlands—and gain a greater awareness of its endangered species.
  • Return to hotel
Day 4 Spend the Day at Disney!
  • Breakfast
  • Disney’s Magic Kingdom®: YES Seminar Even if you’ve been to Disney’s Magic Kingdom® before, you’ve never seen it like this! Participate in dynamic behind-the-scenes seminars available only to school groups. Disney Youth Education Series options vary based on the day of the week, but the following two options are our groups’ most popular choices:
  • Option 1: Properties of Motion® Ride major attractions like Big Thunder Mountain Railroad®, Space Mountain®, and Splash Mountain® to explore the laws of physics and collect data. Become theme park scientists for a day as you apply the scientific method and explore the acceleration, velocity, and potential and kinetic energy that all play a hand in creating that fantastic adrenaline rush!
  • Option 2: Energy and Waves® Go behind the scenes to examine the properties of light, sound, and magnetic waves of Disney’s The Haunted Mansion®. This workshop teaches how energy is manipulated to create these spectacular special effects.
  • Lunch
  • Magic Kingdom® and more After lunch, the group will remain at the Magic Kingdom® to explore even more shows and attractions.
  • Dinner
Day 5 Participate in Ocean Discovery!
  • Breakfast and hotel check-out
  • Animal Kingdom® Visit Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Encounter real and mythical animals while embarking on the Kilimanjaro Safari® across the African savannah or riding a high altitude coaster in Expedition Everest™ to escape the legendary Yeti.
  • Lunch
  • Animal Kingdom® Over 2,000 animals call the Animal Kingdom® home, so you’re sure to glimpse some of your favorites – from lions, tigers, gorillas, to sea turtles, and migratory birds.
  • Depart Orlando for home *This itinerary may be modified and inclusions and airports substituted depending on your travel dates, arrival and departure times, national holidays, hours of operation, and events beyond WorldStrides’ control.

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