DMA Music STARS Performance in Universal Studios 2022 November 19-23, 2022
The cadets will depart on Saturday, November 19th at the end of the school day. They will arrive in Orlando on Sunday, November 20th. The cadets will eat breakfast that morning before entering Universal Studios on Sunday. The cadets will have 2 days in Universal and 1 day in a Disney Park. Monday, November 21st, the cadets will be highlighted in a march through Universal Studios! The bus will depart Orlando on Tuesday, November 22nd in the late evening and return to DMA on Wednesday, November 23rd.
FOR CADETS WE MADE OUR SNAP-RAISE GOAL!!! AMAZING JOB!!! Cadet Cost to attend Orlando - $640! The price includes 2 Universal tickets, 1 Disney Park ticket, a 2-night stay (4 cadets to a room), 10 Meals while on the trip ($250), trip t-shirts, and bus transportation. This price doesn't include any spending money while on the trip.
LOCK YOUR SPOT: PayPal Deposit of $100 is due by July 15th! *** The deposit is Non-Refundable!*** 2nd Payment: August 15th, $180 ($186 on Paypal) 3rd Payment: September 15th, $180 ($186 on Paypal) 4th Payment: October 15th, $180 ($186 on Paypal) All money must be in by October 21st! FILL OUT THIS GOOGLE FORM TO GET SIGNED UP! Read below for how to get that Deposit in!
FOR FAMILIES More information on discounted pricing for families that join in will be coming out soon! We should be able to adjust stay periods for families in the event you wish to fly down and get there a night early (for example) we can add a night the day before the cadets arrive. Or, if your family wants to extend the stay and not return with the cadets they can get added additional nights. Be sure to contact Daria Kohan, firstname.lastname@example.org, for more info if this is a plan you are considering. Families can also take advantage of the discounted ticket pricing or rooms the music cadets will get in their packages. Price for park tickets: $275 Price for rooms: $200 Price for Bus Fair per Seat - TBD Consider this an "a-la-cart" scenario: Families that want to add to your trip just need to communicate that plan to Mrs. Kohan so she can manage the cost of your trip. There may be potential options for longer ticket packages. (ie. 4-day or 5-day etc.)
ALL CADETS ARE REQUIRED TO RIDE THE BUS TO ORLANDO. There will be no price adjustments for a cadet if they plan to stay with their family in Orlando at the conclusion of the trip.
As always if you have any questions reach out to Mr. Grant, Mrs. Harkey, or Mrs. Kohan and we will do our best to answer them!
PAYMENTS Families should work with Mrs. Kohan to set up what payments they need for their trip. The last payment in October could be less depending on final costs and the concession stand operating during the season.
Payments can be made through Check (preferred), Cash, PayPal, or with Music Wallet! If using Check or Cash, make payable to DMA and drop it in a sealed envelope at the main office... Don't forget to include your cadet's name on the check or envelope and Attention Mr. Grant! If you would like to use Wallet funds please contact Mr. Grant! If paying with PayPal: We recently learned that PayPal is no longer playing nice in the sandbox and the "pay a friend" feature will no longer work. Because of this, we are switching back to the Checks/Cash style payment for the trip as the main way to pay. If you'd like to still pay with PayPal you can, but a 3% fee will have to be included with your payment to cover the processing costs. 😣 Payments to DMAMA through PayPal can be done directly at this link: www.paypal.me/DMAMA
For families, please contact Daria Kohan to settle up cost projections and a payment schedule! Email: DariaJKohan@comcast.net
PRO TIP!: Use our ShopwithScrip program that you can use to raise money directly to your cadet's wallet for fees and trips! Check out all the info and get set up on the Wallet Page!
Current Trip Itinerary!
Times and Details are Approximate and Tentative as we iron out the plan further!
Saturday, November 19th – Departure Day
1:15 pm: Report to music room-load bus
2:00 pm: Depart DMA
6:00 pm: Fast Food Dinner - VA Exit 92 on I-95 (Ashland, VA)
Park behind Wendy’s
Wendy’s and Chick-fil-A Options
This is the only meal not covered by your trip cost!
7:00 pm: Drive into the night….
Sunday, November 20th – Arrival and Day 1 in Parks
7:30 am: Breakfast- Golden Corral- International Drive
8032 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819
Eat, freshen up and change for the day in Universal (cadets will wear a DMA Music shirt)
8:30 am: Depart for Universal Studios
9:00 am: Arrive at Universal, get squared away, and head in!
12:00 pm: Cadets should have lunch in the park using their meal cards!
5:00 pm: Cadets should have dinner in the park using their meal cards!
7:00 pm: Leave the park for hotel check-in
Endless Summer Resort - Surfside Inn and Suites
7000 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819
Upon arrival, cadets will get checked in, and settled into their rooms
More to come on the hotel pool and like accommodations.
10:00 pm: Lights Out!
Monday, November 21st – Universal Studios Performance and Day 2 in Parks
8:00 am: Wake up call, dress in uniform for performance, pack drawstring bag for the day with a change of clothes, DMA t-shirt for the day, etc.
9:00 am: Breakfast – TBD (Starbucks and Beach Break Café)
9:45 am: Dressed in uniform for parade- load bus
10:00 am: depart for STARS Performance in Universal!
11:00 am: arrive at Universal Studios to set up for performance
As the parade ends cadets will change into casual clothes
Cadets will enter park from backstage and coach bus will return to the hotel
Cadets are responsible for LUNCH and DINNER in the PARK
9:00pm: Meet to head back to the hotel.
11:00pm: Lights out!!
Tuesday, November 22nd – Last Day in a Disney Park!
8:00 am: wake up call, Pack up your stuff **cadets will wear their final trip shirt**
8:45 am: Load coach bus with everything you don’t need for the day
9:00 am: Breakfast at the hotel.
10:00 am: Get over to the chosen park!
Eat Lunch and dinner in the park!
8:00 pm: Muster for fireworks or whatever evening spectacular there is.
9:30 pm: Depart Disney…Load the bus
Cadets going with family should set up meeting at Bus location for hand-off (TBD)