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Intergenerational Walt Disney World: For the Young and Young at Heart

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Program #13886RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.

Itinerary for Jul 13 — Jul 18, 2014

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Type: Resort

Description: Located on Walt Disney Resort® property walking distance to Downtown Disney shopping.

Contact info:
2000 Hotel Plaza Blvd.
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830 USA
phone: 800-348-3765
web: http://www.lakebuenavistaresorthotel.com/

Room amenities: coffee/tea maker, full size iron board and iron, hair dryer, in-room safe, high speed internet, private balconies, tv

Facility amenities: Disney Gift Shop, complimentary transportation to Disney parks, entertainment and shopping, convenience store, high speed internet café, fitness room, game room, outdoor heated pool, business office, evening security

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $99 - $159.
Please contact Nikesha Winfield for any pre/post stays at the Best Western Lake Buena Vista Resort. Her number is 407-828-1981 Rates can vary, please ask for the Road Scholar rate.

Check in time: 3:30 PM


Day One: Sunday, July 13 - Registration, orientation, and getting ready for ...
Afternoon: REGISTRATION will begin at 4:00 in the designated room. You will receive a Sunday schedule when you check in to the hotel. During registration you will receive your name badges and other information. Once everyone has arrived we will do a get acquainted session so that everyone can become acquainted with one another.

Dinner: You will have a plated meal for your opening banquet.

Evening: After dinner you will have an orientation session. We will pass out the folders and go over the week's schedule. We will then answer any questions you might have.

Lodging: Best Western, Lake Buena Vista Resort

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Resort

Description: Located on Walt Disney Resort® property walking distance to Downtown Disney shopping.

Contact info:
2000 Hotel Plaza Blvd.
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830 USA
phone: 800-348-3765
web: http://www.lakebuenavistaresorthotel.com/

Room amenities: coffee/tea maker, full size iron board and iron, hair dryer, in-room safe, high speed internet, private balconies, tv

Facility amenities: Disney Gift Shop, complimentary transportation to Disney parks, entertainment and shopping, convenience store, high speed internet café, fitness room, game room, outdoor heated pool, business office, evening security

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $99 - $159.
Please contact Nikesha Winfield for any pre/post stays at the Best Western Lake Buena Vista Resort. Her number is 407-828-1981 Rates can vary, please ask for the Road Scholar rate.

Check in time: 3:30 PM


Day Two: Monday, July 14 - Disney's World of Physics: Energy and Waves
Note: This schedule is subject to change without notice.

Breakfast: Breakfast will be at the hotel. Delicious buffet with everything you can imagine, including Mickey waffles and made to order omelets.

Morning: Students become Theme Park scientists of the Magic Kingdom for a day as they apply the scientific method to explore the physics concepts of sound, light, and magnetism. Students experience how sound, combined with other special effects, can make an attraction frighteningly real. Students investigate electromagnetism and its applications to transportation technology. Students step behind the scenes to see how illusions are created. Trained and knowledgeable Disney Institute Cast Members facilitate this high quality and educationally sound seminar, while never forgetting that fun is a vital part of learning.

Lunch: In Epcot.

Afternoon: Students become Theme Park scientists of the Magic Kingdom for a day as they apply the scientific method to explore the physics concepts of sound, light, and magnetism. Students experience how sound, combined with other special effects, can make an attraction frighteningly real. Students investigate electromagnetism and its applications to transportation technology. Students step behind the scenes to see how illusions are created. Trained and knowledgeable Disney Institute Cast Members facilitate this high quality and educationally sound seminar, while never forgetting that fun is a vital part of learning.

Dinner: Weather permitting we like to have a pool barbeque.

Evening: We give the evenings free so that kids can enjoy the pool and relax to get ready for the next day.

Lodging: Best Western, Lake Buena Vista Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Resort

Description: Located on Walt Disney Resort® property walking distance to Downtown Disney shopping.

Contact info:
2000 Hotel Plaza Blvd.
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830 USA
phone: 800-348-3765
web: http://www.lakebuenavistaresorthotel.com/

Room amenities: coffee/tea maker, full size iron board and iron, hair dryer, in-room safe, high speed internet, private balconies, tv

Facility amenities: Disney Gift Shop, complimentary transportation to Disney parks, entertainment and shopping, convenience store, high speed internet café, fitness room, game room, outdoor heated pool, business office, evening security

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $99 - $159.
Please contact Nikesha Winfield for any pre/post stays at the Best Western Lake Buena Vista Resort. Her number is 407-828-1981 Rates can vary, please ask for the Road Scholar rate.

Check in time: 3:30 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, July 15 - Disney's Animation Magic/Cirque du Soleil
Note: This schedule is subject to change without notice.

Breakfast: Breakfast will be at the hotel. Delicious buffet with everything you can imagine, including Mickey waffles and made to order omelets.

Morning: Participants discover aspects of the history, creativity, and innovation behind the Disney animation process. Students discover the steps in the animation process. In an exclusive drawing session, students apply knowledge of simple geometric shapes and proportions to the task of animation. Using the Disney- MGM Studios as a living classroom, students discover the evolution of animation and explore the animation process as a form of communication. With their new found knowledge, students get a hands-on-opportunity to design and produce an original story. Students create a story, understanding the importance of a clear beginning, middle, and end. In the tradition of Walt Disney, students "pitch" their story using various methodologies.

Lunch: In the park

Afternoon: Enjoy a few hours of down time before going to Cirque du Soleil. We will not eat until after the program so you may want to have a small snack before going. We should be eating around 8:00 pm

Dinner: We will not eat until after the Cirque du Soleil show so you may want to have a small snack before going. We should be eating around 8:00 pm

Evening: Attend Cirque du Soleil to see this amazing act of artistry, acrobats and more.

Lodging: Best Western, Lake Buena Vista Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Resort

Description: Located on Walt Disney Resort® property walking distance to Downtown Disney shopping.

Contact info:
2000 Hotel Plaza Blvd.
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830 USA
phone: 800-348-3765
web: http://www.lakebuenavistaresorthotel.com/

Room amenities: coffee/tea maker, full size iron board and iron, hair dryer, in-room safe, high speed internet, private balconies, tv

Facility amenities: Disney Gift Shop, complimentary transportation to Disney parks, entertainment and shopping, convenience store, high speed internet café, fitness room, game room, outdoor heated pool, business office, evening security

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $99 - $159.
Please contact Nikesha Winfield for any pre/post stays at the Best Western Lake Buena Vista Resort. Her number is 407-828-1981 Rates can vary, please ask for the Road Scholar rate.

Check in time: 3:30 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, July 16 - Disney's Wild By Nature
Note: This schedule is subject to change without notice.

Breakfast: Breakfast will be at the hotel. Delicious buffet with everything you can imagine, including Mickey waffles and made to order omelets.

Morning: To inspire students to actively participate in the protection and preservation of wildlife by increasing their understanding and appreciation of animal behavior, social structures, and survival. Students observe, categorize, collect, and analyze data on a wide variety of animal behaviors. A ride on Kilimanjaro Safaris gives students an exciting introduction to African wildlife and their interactions with each other in the environment. In Asia, students learn how animals' natural adaptations aid them in survival and how human development changes ecosystems in ways that can put animals' well-being at risk. During observations of animals on the Pangani Forest Exploration Trail and Maharajah Jungle Trek, students compare social structures of animals from all around the world.

Lunch: At the resort.

Afternoon: Enjoy an after 2 pm pass to any one of the Walt Disney World Parks to see how the magic is performed in the eyes of a park guest. This will be a new view of the park knowing what you have already learned. Please remember this is not a park hopper. You will only have a ticket for one park of your choosing after 2.

Dinner: Dinner will be on your own at the park of your choosing. (Remember you can go to one park of your choosing with your after 2 pass.)

Evening: Enjoy your evening in the one park of your choosing.

Lodging: Best Western, Lake Buena Vista Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Resort

Description: Located on Walt Disney Resort® property walking distance to Downtown Disney shopping.

Contact info:
2000 Hotel Plaza Blvd.
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830 USA
phone: 800-348-3765
web: http://www.lakebuenavistaresorthotel.com/

Room amenities: coffee/tea maker, full size iron board and iron, hair dryer, in-room safe, high speed internet, private balconies, tv

Facility amenities: Disney Gift Shop, complimentary transportation to Disney parks, entertainment and shopping, convenience store, high speed internet café, fitness room, game room, outdoor heated pool, business office, evening security

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $99 - $159.
Please contact Nikesha Winfield for any pre/post stays at the Best Western Lake Buena Vista Resort. Her number is 407-828-1981 Rates can vary, please ask for the Road Scholar rate.

Check in time: 3:30 PM


Day Five: Thursday, July 17 - Millennium Cultures
Note: This schedule is subject to change without notice.

Breakfast: Breakfast will be at the hotel. Delicious buffet with everything you can imagine, including Mickey waffles and made to order omelets.

Morning: Discover, explore, and learn to recognize how the various aspects of culture are impacted by changes in technology, commerce, communication, and people. Aboard Spaceship Earth, students observe the evolution and progression of communication, yesterday through tomorrow. Students discover how technological advancement is rapidly changing global communication. Students understand the impact that communication, or its absence, has on modern lifestyles. Looking out over World Showcase Lagoon, students make their first acquaintance with the beauty, splendor, and richness of the cultures of World Showcase nations. Students discover the meaning of culture and its many aspects through a variety of hands-on activities. Entering China through the Gate of the Golden Sun, students discover not only beautiful gardens with exotic lotus blossoms and mulberry trees, they uncover the transformation of China through changes in lifestyle, technology, and trade. Students discover the uniqueness and beauty of foreign lands as they observe architectural details around the World Showcase Promenade. Students explore and discuss the effects of transportation and communication on culture, and how technology has helped overcome barriers and build gateways in the global community. The rich cultural history of Morocco comes to life as students explore the architecture, ceremonies, and traditions of the Moroccan people. Students share new found perceptions and learnings from the day's adventure.

Lunch: In the park

Afternoon: Ocean Discoveries

Dinner: At resort.

Evening: Free evening.

Lodging: Best Western, Lake Buena Vista Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, July 18 - The American Story/Program Concludes
Note: This schedule is subject to change without notice.

Depart From: Have a safe trip home!

Breakfast: Breakfast will be early today at the resort.

Morning: The American Story - Discover the diversity of the characters, conflicts and resolutions of the United States of America as its people strive to make a way of life. Visit The Hall of Presidents to learn of conflicts and resolutions in American History. Students get an up-close look at the Audio-Animatronics figures and explore the major conflicts and resolutions during presidential administrations. Splash Mountain takes students on a trip through 19th century South to discover storytelling. Using Frontierland as a backdrop, students assume the roles of prospectors, merchants, or investors and they barter and deal their way to fame or "misfortune" in this re-creation of a western boom town. Students are transported back in time to Colonial Boston and Philadelphia to re-create significant events which led colonists down "The Road to Revolution" and to ultimately ratify the Constitution of the United States.

Lunch: Enjoy lunch before the graduation and special guest appearance.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


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Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.
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