Marching Band Trip to Disney World and Universal Studios, December 2017

Dates: December 28 through January 2

Registration Information

 Pre-Trip Meeting for Parents

  • 12/18 at 6pm in Main Campus Theater

Spiritwear for Orlando

Jackets and T-shirts(coming soon) on Spiritwear page


  • PowerPoint Presentation on 2/27/17
  • Final payment is due 12/7
  • Cost summary available within your account. Once logged in go to Access Trip\ Financial Information\ Trip Costs.

Bus and Room Assignments

  • Room assignments are done. Bus assignments will be based on room and chaperone assignments

Packing Guidelines

  • Information to come


Medication Procedure

  • Process will be the same as previous trips

Meals and Food Allergies

  • All meals are included
  • If a student has a food allergy or dietary restrictions, you may document this in your online account.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What time are the Marching Firebirds performing?
    • December 31st, 11:30 am in the Magic Kingdom
  • What is the last day to cancel?
    • 10/29/17
  • When are final payments due?
    • 12/7/17
  • What is the cost if we don’t ride the bus?
    • The discount would be $249 off the final/full trip price. You would purchase the entire trip package minus the charter bus.  You would need to contact Ashley in the Finance Department at so that she can apply that discount to the final payment.   Also, you would be responsible for your own transportation to/from Orlando, as well as in Orlando once you arrive, including parking/tolls. It would also be your responsibility to arrive at each location at the scheduled time, in order to participate in prepaid meals, and to receive park tickets, meal money/meal vouchers.
  • Is there a package without the bus and the hotel?
    • No
  • Will we be getting wristbands for Disney?  Also, will we be able to reserve fastpasses on our admission passes as the trip gets closer?
    • We’ll be staying offsite, and the wristbands are used for groups who stay onsite at one of the Disney resorts. Our group will have a laminated multi-day pass.  Re: FastPass reservations, you will absolutely be able to do that.  Florida residents are able to reserve 60 days ahead of time. We out-of-state folks can reserve them 30 days ahead of time. MTC will provide you with your 12-digit ticket number so that you can reserve them online. Our Operations Dept. will also send you a video link that walks you through the process.
  • Where are the students staying?
    • Rosen Centre; 9840 International Drive; Orlando 407.996.9840
  • I’m not travelling on the official Music Travel Consultants Tour.  How do I check in to the hotel and receive park tickets?
    • Regarding hotel check-in, that must be done through our tour director at the hotel when the group checks in at 9:30pm on the evening of Friday the 29th. Regarding park tickets, if we receive them in time for the group’s departure meeting (a week prior to the trip, date TBA), we would be able to pass them out to the group at the school that night. Typically, we don’t receive them in time for the meeting, so you would need to rendezvous with the group on the morning of the 29th, before they enter the park.  We’ll be eating breakfast at Hub Kissimmee from 7am-around 8:30am; that would be the best place for you to meet up with the group.  We are doing Universal Studios/Islands of Adventure that first day.
  • I’m not traveling on the official Music Travel Consultants Tour.  How do I make sure I can see the Marching Firebirds parade through the Magic Kingdom on December 31?
    •  Advance planning is important. In the past few years, the Magic Kingdom has reached maximum capacity in the 9am hour, closed its gates, and directed people to its other parks. Here’s what you can do to avoid being turned away:
      • Go to
      • Make a dining reservation for a restaurant in the Magic Kingdom for the morning of December 31. Why? Even if the Magic Kingdom closes its gates due to reaching capacity, you’ll be allowed inside if you have a park ticket and a dining reservation close to the time you’re trying to enter the park. If you can’t find a dining reservation now, keep trying! Reservations will open up as other parkgoers change their plans.
      • If you’re staying at a non-Disney hotel, buy your ticket before December 31 and arrive at the Transportation & Ticket Center (TTC) no later than 7am on the December 31. The TTC is where you park your car. From the TTC, you will catch the monorail, a Disney boat, and/or a Disney bus to the Magic Kingdom. Once you’re at the Magic Kingdom, you will have to pass through a security checkpoint and then through the ticket gates. For you, the park opens at 8am. If you’re staying at a Disney hotel, take Disney transportation with the aim to arrive at the Magic Kingdom gates by 6:45am for park opening show at the gates at 7am.