Unforgettable Senior Class Trips: Universal Studios and Walt Disney World Orlando Florida by:Howard Clemens
Most high school students consider senior year the most important year of high school. It is a time when teens get to reap the benefits of hard work, celebrate the beginning of adulthood and spend time with friends they will always remember. Senior class trips are just one of the events students most look forward to before graduation. It is important that a senior class trip be memorable, fun and special. Orlando, Florida offers a variety of destinations perfect for teens including Universal Studios Park and Walt Disney World.
Grad Nights-Walt Disney World and Universal Studios Events Created Specifically for Senior Class Trips
The best way to plan a senior class trip to Orlando, Florida is to organize around Grad Nights. Grad Nights are held at both Walt Disney World Orlando Florida and Universal Studios Orlando. Each year for two nights in April Walt Disney World Orlando FL opens up only to high school seniors from 10 PM to 4 AM. Major park rides and attractions make the evening unforgettable. Universal Studios Orlando also features a one night of Grad Bash at the Universal Studios' Islands of Adventure. In the past performances by Brandy, Brittney Spears, Backstreet Boys, Goo Goo Dolls and more have rocked teen audiences, as well as dance parties and thrilling rides.
Universal Studios Theme Park and Islands of Adventure
Beyond just the annual Grad Bash the Universal Studios Theme Park and Islands of Adventure, offer thrilling adventures for students and chaperones alike. According to UniversalOrlando.com, "the world's most cutting edge rides, shows and attractions challenge all your senses." Enjoy the breathtaking 3-D ride, The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man, Incredible Hulk Coaster, Jurassic Park River Adventure and much more.
Great Ideas for Student Trips to Walt Disney World Orlando Florida Theme Parks
Walt Disney World Orlando Florida has four theme parks to explore, all of which provide superb entertainment, food, rides and educational experiences.
--Epcot: The 300-acre Epcot Theme Park is home to Future World and the World Showcase. Future World offers inspiring attractions and entertainment focused on technological advancement and scientific innovation. The World Showcase contains multiple pavilions and a lagoon where 11 countries are represented: Mexico, Norway, China, Germany, Italy, United States, Japan, Morocco, France, United Kingdom and Canada. Live performances and interactive activities can be found throughout Epcot.
--Animal Kingdom: The Animal Kingdom Theme Park houses more than 1,700 animals from 250 species on 500 acres. Animal Kingdom is divided into 7 areas where visitors encounter wildlife firsthand: Oasis, Discovery Island, Camp Minnie-Mickey, Africa, Rafiki's Planet Watch, Asia and Dinoland, U.S.A.
--Hollywood Studios: Hollywood Studios provides students with the chance to see behind-the-scenes glimpses of Hollywood life. Created to appear like a busy movie set, Hollywood Studios celebrates the glamour of the 1930's and 40's. Students can also enjoy new attractions like the American Idol Experience. Discover the magic of stardom at Hollywood Studios.
--Magic Kingdom: Magic Kingdom was created to capture fairy tale enchantment. Magic Kingdom has 7 distinct sections students and adults will love: Main Street, U.S.A., Adventureland, Frontierland, Liberty Square, Fantasyland, Mickey's Toontown Fair and Tomorrowland. Let fantasy become reality at Magic Kingdom.
Walt Disney World Orlando FL Water Parks
Walt Disney World Orlando Florida has two water parks students can visit during a senior class trip.
--Typhoon Lagoon Water Park: According to legend the Typhon Lagoon Water Park was created accidentally by a storm. Now waterslides of all shapes and sizes, Mount Mayday, the surf pool and snorkeling in Shark Reef are the main attractions.
--Blizzard Beach Water Park: Blizzard Beach is home to one of the world's fastest, tallest waterslides. Supposedly created when an unexpected snowstorm hit Florida, Blizzard Beach is one of the only water parks in the country with a ski theme. Blizzard Beach is the perfect place to cool off in the hot Florida weather.
Exciting Evening Entertainment for a Senior Class Trip
While on a senior class trip students can enjoy once in a lifetime dining and entertainment experiences at some of Florida's most popular theme restaurants. The Medieval Times, Pirates and Arabian Nights Dinner Theaters offer the exhilaration of authentic, live reenactments. The Hard Rock Caf and Planet Hollywood provide a more metropolitan style of dining and students can enjoy learning more about the music and Hollywood icons they adore.
Student and senior class trips to Orlando, Florida are an excellent way to give students a chance to learn about the world around them and have wonderful experiences with friends. So don't wait, start planning a student travel tour or senior class trip to Walt Disney World Orlando Florida or Universal Studios Parks today.
About the author
Howard Clemens founded Educational Travel Consultants in 1984. Over the last 24 years, Mr. Clemens has organized student travel tours for thousands of high schools, middle schools, and elementary schools. His company also specializes in performance tours to Washington D.C., New York City, and Orlando, Florida. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.educationaltravelconsultants.com.