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Intergenerational Harry Potter: Explore the Wizarding World

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Program #19626RJ
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 20 — Jul 25, 2014

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Type: Hotel

Description: The Holiday Inn & Suites Across from Universal Orlando® is centrally located to everything Orlando has to offer!!! Located directly across the street from Universal Studios®, the thrilling Universal's Islands of Adventure®, and the excitement of Universal CityWalk® entertainment and dining complex, we are where you want to be in Orlando. Our Orlando hotel has everything you need for a fun, holiday vacation or business trip to Central Florida. Our Holiday Inn and Suites is an easy walk to Universal Orlando®

Contact info:
5905 South Kirkman Rd.
Orlando, FL 32819 USA
phone: 407-351-3333
web: http://www.hiuniversal.com/

Room amenities: Ultra Comfortable Bedding Collection, Alarm Clock & Wake-up Service, Upgraded Bathroom Amenity, 32" LCD Flat Panel Televisions with HDTV Channels, Coffee / Tea Makers, Refrigerator AND Microwave, COMPLIMENTARY High Speed Internet, Hair Dryers, Iron and Ironing Board, and Safety Deposit Boxes Available at the Front Desk

Facility amenities: Free Wi-Fi, Gift shop, Free High Speed Internet, Indoor Fitness enter, Laundry facilities, Outdoor pool, Budget Rental Car Desk.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: varies
Additional nights are arranged through the hotel (Shari Wilson) and is at your own cost. Please contact Shari directly as the hotel does not have your list of names until late June. Shari will be able to help you. Her number is 407-313-3324.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, July 20 - Registration, Get Acquainted Session, Dinner, and...
Note: Participants will go through a traditional "sorting hat" activity. Are you Gryffindor, Slytherin, Hufflepuff, or Ravenclaw? The hat will tell you.

Afternoon: Welcome to our Harry Potter and Universal Studios program. We are getting ready for a great week of fun and adventure. We are going to start off at 4:00 with registration. See you then!

Dinner: Welcome banquet with kid friendly food.

Evening: Orientation. Go over the week's schedule. Get sorted into your "house". Are you Gryffindor, Slytherin, Hufflepuff, or Ravenclaw? The Hat will let you know. After the sorting of houses the rest of your evening is yours to relax, settle in, and get ready for a fun week.

Lodging: Holiday Inn Universal

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: The Holiday Inn & Suites Across from Universal Orlando® is centrally located to everything Orlando has to offer!!! Located directly across the street from Universal Studios®, the thrilling Universal's Islands of Adventure®, and the excitement of Universal CityWalk® entertainment and dining complex, we are where you want to be in Orlando. Our Orlando hotel has everything you need for a fun, holiday vacation or business trip to Central Florida. Our Holiday Inn and Suites is an easy walk to Universal Orlando®

Contact info:
5905 South Kirkman Rd.
Orlando, FL 32819 USA
phone: 407-351-3333
web: http://www.hiuniversal.com/

Room amenities: Ultra Comfortable Bedding Collection, Alarm Clock & Wake-up Service, Upgraded Bathroom Amenity, 32" LCD Flat Panel Televisions with HDTV Channels, Coffee / Tea Makers, Refrigerator AND Microwave, COMPLIMENTARY High Speed Internet, Hair Dryers, Iron and Ironing Board, and Safety Deposit Boxes Available at the Front Desk

Facility amenities: Free Wi-Fi, Gift shop, Free High Speed Internet, Indoor Fitness enter, Laundry facilities, Outdoor pool, Budget Rental Car Desk.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: varies
Additional nights are arranged through the hotel (Shari Wilson) and is at your own cost. Please contact Shari directly as the hotel does not have your list of names until late June. Shari will be able to help you. Her number is 407-313-3324.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, July 21 - Behind the Scenes guided tour. Wizarding World o...
Behind the Scenes guided tour. Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Lunch at Three Broomsticks.

Breakfast: Breakfast will be in the hotel

Morning: Trip to Universal Studios/Islands of Adventure for a behind the Scenes guided tour. We will then have lunch at Three Broomsticks.

Lunch: Lunch will be at Three Broomsticks. Are you going to try the Butter beer?

Afternoon: Enjoy Wizarding World of Harry Potter. You will have the choice to go back to the hotel and rest for a while and then go back to the park in the evening or you can stay all day. Your choice. You will have a ticket to go in between either park. If you choose to stay in the park and decide before the bus comes back that evening to return to the hotel, there are cabs available. This will be at your own cost. The cost is approximately $5.00-$8.00.

Dinner: Dinner at the park with a gift card. You can eat inside the park or out in CityWalk.

Evening: Enjoy your time in the park.

Lodging: Holiday Inn Universal

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: The Holiday Inn & Suites Across from Universal Orlando® is centrally located to everything Orlando has to offer!!! Located directly across the street from Universal Studios®, the thrilling Universal's Islands of Adventure®, and the excitement of Universal CityWalk® entertainment and dining complex, we are where you want to be in Orlando. Our Orlando hotel has everything you need for a fun, holiday vacation or business trip to Central Florida. Our Holiday Inn and Suites is an easy walk to Universal Orlando®

Contact info:
5905 South Kirkman Rd.
Orlando, FL 32819 USA
phone: 407-351-3333
web: http://www.hiuniversal.com/

Room amenities: Ultra Comfortable Bedding Collection, Alarm Clock & Wake-up Service, Upgraded Bathroom Amenity, 32" LCD Flat Panel Televisions with HDTV Channels, Coffee / Tea Makers, Refrigerator AND Microwave, COMPLIMENTARY High Speed Internet, Hair Dryers, Iron and Ironing Board, and Safety Deposit Boxes Available at the Front Desk

Facility amenities: Free Wi-Fi, Gift shop, Free High Speed Internet, Indoor Fitness enter, Laundry facilities, Outdoor pool, Budget Rental Car Desk.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: varies
Additional nights are arranged through the hotel (Shari Wilson) and is at your own cost. Please contact Shari directly as the hotel does not have your list of names until late June. Shari will be able to help you. Her number is 407-313-3324.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, July 22 - Learn to make Butter Beer. Who can make the best...
Learn to make Butter Beer. Who can make the best? Which House will win?

Breakfast: Breakfast will be in the hotel

Morning: Learn major themes, hidden meanings, and the parallels with historical truths and myths found throughout the series. (This is subject to change without notice)

Lunch: Lunch will be at the hotel

Afternoon: Wizard's Owls - with the Avian Reconditioning Center. Making Butter beer. Taste and judge different recipes. What "House" will win the butter beer taste challenge?

Dinner: Dinner will be at the hotel.

Evening: Harry Potter trivia game. Who will win and get more "house" points added to their totals.

Lodging: Holiday Inn Universal

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: The Holiday Inn & Suites Across from Universal Orlando® is centrally located to everything Orlando has to offer!!! Located directly across the street from Universal Studios®, the thrilling Universal's Islands of Adventure®, and the excitement of Universal CityWalk® entertainment and dining complex, we are where you want to be in Orlando. Our Orlando hotel has everything you need for a fun, holiday vacation or business trip to Central Florida. Our Holiday Inn and Suites is an easy walk to Universal Orlando®

Contact info:
5905 South Kirkman Rd.
Orlando, FL 32819 USA
phone: 407-351-3333
web: http://www.hiuniversal.com/

Room amenities: Ultra Comfortable Bedding Collection, Alarm Clock & Wake-up Service, Upgraded Bathroom Amenity, 32" LCD Flat Panel Televisions with HDTV Channels, Coffee / Tea Makers, Refrigerator AND Microwave, COMPLIMENTARY High Speed Internet, Hair Dryers, Iron and Ironing Board, and Safety Deposit Boxes Available at the Front Desk

Facility amenities: Free Wi-Fi, Gift shop, Free High Speed Internet, Indoor Fitness enter, Laundry facilities, Outdoor pool, Budget Rental Car Desk.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: varies
Additional nights are arranged through the hotel (Shari Wilson) and is at your own cost. Please contact Shari directly as the hotel does not have your list of names until late June. Shari will be able to help you. Her number is 407-313-3324.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, July 23 - Behind the Scenes Special Effects Tour at Univers...
Behind the Scenes Special Effects Tour at Universal Studios. You will have a ticket that will get you into either Universal Studios or Islands of Adventure.

Breakfast: Breakfast will be in the hotel

Morning: Behind the Scenes Special Effects guided tour at Universal Studios.

Lunch: Lunch in the park. The location is up to you with your Universal gift card.

Afternoon: Enjoy Wizarding World of Harry Potter. You will have the choice to go back to the hotel and rest for a while and then go back to the park in the evening or you can stay all day. Your choice. You will have a ticket to go in between either park. If you choose to stay in the park and decide before the bus comes back that evening to return to the hotel, there are cabs available. This will be at your own cost. The cost is approximately $5.00-$8.00.

Dinner: Dinner is on your own.

Lodging: Holiday Inn Universal

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Hotel

Description: The Holiday Inn & Suites Across from Universal Orlando® is centrally located to everything Orlando has to offer!!! Located directly across the street from Universal Studios®, the thrilling Universal's Islands of Adventure®, and the excitement of Universal CityWalk® entertainment and dining complex, we are where you want to be in Orlando. Our Orlando hotel has everything you need for a fun, holiday vacation or business trip to Central Florida. Our Holiday Inn and Suites is an easy walk to Universal Orlando®

Contact info:
5905 South Kirkman Rd.
Orlando, FL 32819 USA
phone: 407-351-3333
web: http://www.hiuniversal.com/

Room amenities: Ultra Comfortable Bedding Collection, Alarm Clock & Wake-up Service, Upgraded Bathroom Amenity, 32" LCD Flat Panel Televisions with HDTV Channels, Coffee / Tea Makers, Refrigerator AND Microwave, COMPLIMENTARY High Speed Internet, Hair Dryers, Iron and Ironing Board, and Safety Deposit Boxes Available at the Front Desk

Facility amenities: Free Wi-Fi, Gift shop, Free High Speed Internet, Indoor Fitness enter, Laundry facilities, Outdoor pool, Budget Rental Car Desk.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: varies
Additional nights are arranged through the hotel (Shari Wilson) and is at your own cost. Please contact Shari directly as the hotel does not have your list of names until late June. Shari will be able to help you. Her number is 407-313-3324.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, July 24 - How Universal Studios brought a fictional world t...
How Universal Studios brought a fictional world to life using some technological magic. Quidditch: The sport of witches and wizards around the world. Finish the evening with Blue Man Group and dinner out.

Breakfast: Breakfast will be in the hotel.

Morning: Bus to Universal Studios for a special program by one of the team members of Universal. After the special program we will come back to the hotel and get ready to make our wands.

Lunch: Lunch will be in the hotel.

Afternoon: QUIDDITCH!!! Grandparents and grandchildren alike will be encouraged to try their hand at the sport of Quidditch.

Dinner: Dinner will be at the Hard Rock Café at City Walk. Depending on the tickets we get for Blue Man... we may eat dinner before the show or after.

Evening: BLUE MAN GROUP performance.

Lodging: Holiday Inn Universal

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, July 25 - Program wrap up, winner of House points, prizes, ...
Note: Depending on group majority and everyone's departure schedule, we may choose to do house points and prizes Thursday evening.

Breakfast: Breakfast will be in the hotel.

Morning: Which House won? What prizes will be given? This might be done on Thursday night depending on people's schedules. Time to pack up and go home. We hope you have enjoyed your week with us. Come back and see us anytime!

Meals Included: Breakfast

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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5 nights of accommodations
13 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
6 Expert-led lectures
6 Field trips
5 Hands-on experiences
1 Performances

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