Orlando & Florida

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    A visit to the Kennedy Space Center is an essential component of an Orlando school trip.
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    Universal Studios Florida - another popular addition to an Orlando school trip.
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    Why not try out one of the Disney Youth Education Series (YES) programmes at Disney's Magic Kingdom?
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    SeaWorld Orlando is another option for a school trip to Florida.
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    Wonder Works offers a quirky alternative to the big parks in and around Orlando.

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Renowned for its incredible theme parks, Florida – and Orlando in particular – is a great destination in which to combine fun, sun and learning. Walt Disney World, Universal Studios Florida, SeaWorld Orlando, Busch Gardens… blend the thrills and spills of high-octane rides and unique experiences with the opportunity to expand your students’ minds, thanks to the Youth Education Series (YES) of programmes offered by Disney.

Be it motion physics, marine and zoological sciences, wildlife conservation, global citizenship or even the evolution of technology and photo storytelling, the YES programme offers students an unforgettable education experience beyond the classroom. Complemented further by astronaut training at the Kennedy Space Center, a trip to the Orlando Science Center or an air boat ride in the Everglades, an Orlando school trip is hard to beat!

Visits can be tailored to provide an unforgettable and enlightening experience for groups of all interests, why not contact us with your requirements?

Typical Accommodation

We work with a number of different hostels and hotels in and around this American city. Please let us know your requirements and we will be happy to recommend suitable accommodation to suit your Orlando school trip itinerary and budget.

Orlando School Trip – Subject Suitability

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Each trip is tailor-made to suit individual requirements; however, here is a suggested itinerary for an Orlando school trip:

Sample Itinerary – 6 Days by Air

Day 1 – Take a direct flight from the UK to Orlando. On arrival, you’ll transfer to your hotel for dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 2 – A full day spent at the Kennedy Space Center. You’ll enjoy the Astronaut Training Experience this morning, followed by a tour of the centre in the afternoon.

Day 3 – A full day spent enjoying the thrills and spills of Universal Studios. 

Day 4 – A morning spent at the Orlando Science Center, followed by lunch and an afternoon at leisure at Disney Springs, combining a wide range of shops, restaurants and entertainment options. Alternatively, take to the water on an exhilarating air boat ride of Boggy Creek in the Everglades.

Another option is to spend the day at one of the Disney Parks, perhaps combining with one of the YES programmes.

Day 5 – A day at leisure to spend as you wish before transferring back to the airport for your return flight back to the UK.

Day 6 – Arrive back in the UK this morning and transfer back to school.

Travel Options
  • By air from London direct to Orlando (flight time approx. 9 1/4 hours outbound, 8 1/4 return).


Popular Visits & Excursions

Disney Magic Kingdom – “The most magical place on earth”, this is the traditional Disney experience of Mickey and Minnie, of princesses and parades, where Cinderella’s castle takes centre stage and Space Mountain and Splash Mountain provide just a couple of the myriad thrills.
Disney’s Epcot – Centred around a lake, Epcot is a sensory adventure divided into two sections: Future World and World Showcase. As it’s name suggests, Future World presents a vision of tomorrow, with simulated rocket rides to Mars, hang-gliding experiences and test drives amongst its many attractions. World Showcase meanwhile comprises 11 recreated nations – China, France, Mexico and Norway to name but a few – featuring country-specific food, shopping and entertainment.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom – Safari across an African savannah, trek through an Indian jungle and across the Himalayas, enjoy a white water rapids ride or travel back in time to the land of the dinosaurs, Disney’s Animal Kingdom offers a great day out.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios – Dedicated to the movies, television, music and theatre, this is the place for fans of Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Toy Story, Cars 3 and Frozen.
Disney’s Youth Education Series (YES) – Disney Youth Education Series programmes take place in the Disney Parks in Florida to give students –and their teachers– a hands-on, educational adventure. Designed to reinforce classroom lessons, this programme of field studies, available in Applied Sciences, Environmental Studies, Liberal Arts and Leadership Development, promotes teamwork, critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
Universal Studios Florida – Making the movies come to life, discover Harry Potter, Transformers, Despicable Me and The Simpsons amongst many others at the “world’s premier movie and TV based theme park”.
Universal’s Islands of Adventure – Step into some of the greatest myths, legends, cartoons, comic books, children’s tales and movies ever created. This park brings together the likes of Jurassic Park, Spider-Man, Dr Seuss and Harry Potter in themed rides and attractions.

 

Universal’s Volcano Bay – The third of Universal’s Orlando park trilogy, this one is devoted to water and described as a tropical paradise.
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex – Florida’s gateway to space, the Kennedy Space Center is part of an active spaceport. The Visitor Complex is organized into Mission Zones where attractions and tours are grouped chronologically. From the dawn of space exploration to current and ongoing missions, get an up-close, hands-on feel for the story of humans in space.
Orlando Science Center – With four floors of exciting exhibits, amazing giant screen movies and engaging live programming, the Science Center provides experience-based opportunities for learning about science and technology.
Busch Gardens – Based in Tampa, Busch Gardens is renowned as one of Florida’s premier zoos with over 12,000 animals, live shows, restaurants, shops and games. There’s also fascinating attractions based on exotic explorations around the world.
SeaWorld Orlando – One of Orlando’s largest theme parks, SeaWorld is an aquatic-themed park filled with marine animal shows, roller coasters and up-close sea-life encounters, including the Shamu orca whale show.
Gatorland – Literally all things crocodile and alligator!
Wonder Works – This upside-down attraction combines education and entertainment with more than 100 hands-on exhibits that challenge the mind and spark the imagination.
Everglades Air Boat Ride – Enjoy an exhilarating airboat adventure amidst the Everglades, discovering exotic birds, turtles and the Florida alligator wallowing in their natural environment.
Coca-Cola Orlando Eye – The tallest observation wheel on the east coast of the USA.
Orlando iFly – Experience indoor skydiving alongside a STEM-based educational programme using a state-of-the-art vertical wind tunnel to inspire and educate students. 

Orlando school trip images courtesy of Piotrus, Leonard J. De Francisci, Chris Benseler.