LAKE FENTON HIGH SCHOOL BAND

FLORIDA TRIP INFORMATION

SPRING BREAK 2022

 

 

Traveling Friday, March 25th through Thursday, March 31st, 2022

Classes Resume on Monday, April 4th 

  • With the understanding that this trip is NOT a requirement and knowing full well that Disney World is expensive, it is our goal that each and every member of the 2021-2022 Lake Fenton High School Band have the opportunity to attend this memorable trip!

  • This will be the band’s FIFTH performances at Walt Disney World (2005, 2009, 2013, and 2017)

  • It has become customary for each of our high school musicians to have the opportunity
    to perform at Walt Disney World ONE TIME during their high school career.

  • Walt Disney World will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary, dubbed The World’s Most Magical Celebration!

 

ANTICIPATED TRIP ITINERARY

FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 2022

  • Noon departure for Walt Disney World via Bianco Motorcoaches.
    This earlier than usual (2013 and 2017) departure from Fenton gets us past the mountainous terrain at a reasonable hour versus after midnight and past Atlanta before morning rush hour traffic.

  • Dinner en route at Castleton Square Mall

  • Driver changes en route
    The same drivers that we depart with DO NOT drive us all the way to Florida. 
    Instead, we have drivers strategically staged along our route who have slept and are rested.
    One set of drivers gets off the buses and are replaced by a rested set of drivers to continue the journey.

    These driver changes will occur twice on our route to Florida, resulting in 3 total sets of rested drivers to make our journey.
    The estimated driving distance is 1,200 miles with a calculated drive time of 17 hours without stops.
    We anticipate additional travel time for en route driver changes, restroom and meal stops, and potential traffic delays.

 

The decision to drive versus fly is based on significantly higher flight vs. driving costs,

having the convenience of buses while we are Florida,

and an attempt to avoid the potential of flight delays/cancellations and the impact those can have on our travel experience.

SATURDAY, MARCH 26, 2022

 

The decision to stay ON Disney property versus “off property”, as we did in 2017, is based on giving band members,

accompanied by their group chaperones when using any form of transportation, the ability to come and go throughout the day using Disney Transportation.  Staying “on property” also allows our travelers to schedule FastPass+ (upon return)
sooner than those staying off property AND take advantage of the the
Extra Magic Hours

SUNDAY, MARCH 27, 2022  🎵  (Anticipated Performance Day)

 

🎵  Approximately 8 weeks prior to our arrival, Disney Performing Arts will notify us of our performance time and location. 

When we have this information, we will alter the itinerary to include performance logistics and a group photo.  

MONDAY, MARCH 28, 2022 

TUESDAY, MARCH 29, 2022 

 

 

The decision to make Universal Studios a TRIP OPTION is one of many efforts to keep the trip more affordable

for those people who would rather experience the non-theme park aspects of Walt Disney World,

a Disney Water Park, or rest, rather than explore Universal Studios for an additional $120.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 2022 

 

You have the option to stay longer in Florida and not travel back with the band if you’d like to fly home.  

However, not traveling home with the band will not decrease the price of the trip package.

If you choose to stay in Florida, you are responsible for making your own accommodations 

and this decision will not impact the trip costs included in this contract.

THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2022

  • Travel Day

  • Driver changes, restroom, and meal stops en route

  • Evening arrival at Lake Fenton High School

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PRICING INFORMATION

Trip Price Includes:

  • Round Trip 56-Passenger Motorcoach Transportation (7 Days)

  • Disney’s All Star Music Resort Hotel Accommodations (4 Nights)
    Preferred Tour Operator Hotel Pricing only available to select tour operators, including Bennett Travel

  • Walt Disney World Park Hopper Plus Ticket (3 Days + 1 Day Water Park Day)
    Preferred Tour Operator Ticket Pricing only available to select tour operators, including Bennett Travel

  • Band Performance Disney Performing Arts Fees

  • Drawstring Backpacks and Luggage Tags

  • Private Night Time Hotel Security dedicated to the Lake Fenton Travel Party

  • Full Time Bennett Travel Tour Directors traveling with the Lake Fenton Travel Party

  • Motorcoach tolls, gratuity, and hotel parking fees

  • Preferred Tour Operator Pricing

Trip Price Does NOT Include:

  • OPTIONAL 1-Day Park-to-Park Universal Studios Ticket ($120)
    Preferred Tour Operator Ticket Pricing only available to select tour operators, including Bennett Travel

  • Travel Protection Plan (See Below)

  • Souvenirs

  • Snacks

  • Meals

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TRAVEL PROTECTION

 

STRONGLY ENCOURAGED: Travel Protection Plan
This Travel Protection Plan must be purchased directly from Travel Insured International using the link provided.

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PAYMENT INFORMATION

 

  • Payments and miscellaneous credits can be tracked via Charms Office Assistant,
    which is accessible via the Lake Fenton Band Website (www.LakeFentonBands.com)

  • Check payments should be made payable to: Lake Fenton Music Boosters

  • PayPal can also be used to make credit or debit card payments via Charms.
    Note that a 3% donation is applied to PayPal transactions to cover the fees charged to the organization for this convenience.

 

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CANCELLATION INFORMATION

(In)Voluntary cancellation may be achieved in the event of…

  • suspension during any portion of the trip dates, 

  • quarantining during any portion of the trip dates,

  • expulsion from the school district, 

  • (in)voluntary removal from the band program, 

  • payment delinquency, and/or 

  • lack of enrollment as defined in Travel Party Eligibility above.