Disney Trip Itinerary Update!
The Disney Trip is less than a month away and the final details are coming together!  This includes some updates to the itinerary!  We have received our final performance and workshop information from Disney and there have been some changes to the original itinerary.  The Marching Band was originally scheduled to perform in the Magic Kingdom however during the time we will be at Disney, they will be filming “stock footage” for the Disney “Unforgettable Christmas Celebration” and are not permitting high school marching bands to perform in any Magic Kingdom parades.  Consequently, the Marching Band will be performing at Epcot on Saturday morning then going to the Magic Kingdom immediately following their performance.  There has also a change to our breakfast plans.  We were originally scheduled to eat one breakfast at Planet Hollywood however they have been undergoing major renovations and are currently closed.  They anticipate opening at the end of October however they will not be accepting group reservations until December.  Consequently, we will be eating one of our breakfasts at the Rainforest Cafe located at Disney’s Animal Kingdom park. We do not anticipate any significant changes to the itinerary at this point.  If there are any changes, we will update the itinerary and email those changes through sbob.org.

Sycamore HS Marching Band & Orchestra Disney Trip 2016 Updated Itinerary Highlights

Wednesday, November 9, 2016
4:00pm Depart Sycamore High School for Orlando, Florida.
Drive through the night with restroom breaks.

Thursday, November 10, 2016
5:00am Approximate Arrival at Florida Welcome Center.

9:00am Approximate Arrival at Hotel.
             Park Inn Radisson
             3011 Maingate Lane
             Kissimmee, Florida 34747
             (407) 396-1400
Meet with our Summit Tour & Travel Representative for a breakfast buffet, group orientation and to receive our park tickets.  We will have 6 hotel rooms to use upon arrival, 3 for women and 3 for men, all rooms with adequate       towels, to freshen up and change clothes for the day.

10:30am Depart Hotel for day at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

3:30-4:00pm Students Check In with Chaperone in front of Grauman’s Chinese Theater (center of Disney’s Hollywood Studios).

7:00pm “Fantasmic” This is a do not miss show where Disney characters arise on giant mist screens 50 feet high and 100 feet wide to familiar Disney melodies.  The show takes you into the imagination of “Sorcerer Mickey” as he and his friends confront the notorious Disney villians in an action packed battle of good versus evil.  

8:30pm Students Check In with Chaperones at the Flagpoles outside the entrance to Disney’s Hollywood Studios immediately following “Fantasmic”.  

9:00pm  Depart for Hotel. Once back at the hotel, students will attend a registration orientation and rooms keys will be distributed.

11:00pm  Lights Out.

Friday, November 11, 2016
7:30am Depart Hotel for Rainforest Cafe Buffet Breakfast at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

9:00am Marching Band Departs Rainforest Cafe for Epcot. Orchestra departs for Disney Springs for performance.

11:00am Orchestra performance at Disney Springs Marketplace’s “Waterside Stage”.

12:30pm Orchestra departs Disney Springs for Epcot.

1:30pm Band workshop at Epcot.

6:00pm Orchestra workshop at Epcot.

9:30pm All students meet their chaperone at the front of the World Showcase Lagoon to check in and watch “Illuminations”.

10:00pm Illuminations.  Lasers, fireworks and music encompasses World Showcase Lagoon in this approx. 30 minute presentation.

10:45pm Depart Epcot for Hotel.

11:15pm Lights Out.

Saturday, November 12, 2016
7:00am Buffet Breakfast at Hotel & load all items on busses for return trip to Sycamore.

8:30am Marching Band departs for Epcot, Orchestra departs for Magic Kingdom.

10:30am Marching Band Parade at Epcot Marching Band will depart Epcot for Magic Kingdom immediately following Parade (approx. 11:45am).

12:15pm Marching Band arrives at Magic Kingdom.

9:00-9:30pm Students Check In with Chaperone at flagpole by main entrance/train station and find seating for fireworks.

10:00pm Wishes Fireworks Spectacular.   Beloved Disney characters narrate this spectacular fireworks show.  

11:00pm Depart Magic Kingdom for Sycamore High School with fond memories of Orlando Florida!

Sunday, November 13, 2016
8:00am Approx. Arrival at Golden Corral in Kennesaw, Georgia for Breakfast Buffet.

2:00pm Approx. Arrival in Georgetown for Pizza Lunch.

6:00pm Approx Arrival at Sycamore High School.