29. October 2017 - 16:00
Orlando
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2017 Universal Orlando Homeschool Trip ~ w FTRU, Orlando, Sunday, 29. October 2017

WHO: Calling all homeschoolers across the USA, and their friends and family

WHAT: Oct 2017 Universal Orlando trip with Field Trips R Us Homeschooling Youth Program Experience. Your package includes: -A 4-night stay at Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort
-Early park admission to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter one hour before the theme parks open
-Youth Program tour to the Behind the Adventure Tour (More details as to where to meet and time, closer to arrival. More details about this particular tour forthcoming later this week.)
-3-day, park-to-park ticket to brand new Volcano Bay Universal Water Theme Park, Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure. This park-to-park option was needed so we could ride the Harry Potter train (Hogwart's Express).
-One souvenir photograph per room
-Complimentary transportation to the Universal parks via water taxi or complimentary shuttle bus

WHEN: Sunday Oct 29, 2017 - Thursday November 2, 2017
*Note if you would like to add on additional Disney tickets (not youth program though as that will be the 2018 trip), and extra room nights either at Cabana Bay, or elsewhere let me know and we can arrange that. The great thing about Field Trips R Us Homeschooling is that we offer group travel plans PLUS the option for you to add onto these trips because we offer in-house travel agency services as of last year. Remember, if you are a member of the FTRU VIP club, you can choose to stay elsewhere besides Cabana Bay Beach Resort, such as if you are a DCV club member, etc. We would love to have you join us at Cabana Bay though! I will likely stay in Orlando the rest of the week over at the Disney side to check out the new AVATAR land of Pandora! Again, if you need add-ons like tickets to Halloween Horror Nights at Universal (not reccomended for children younger than 13) or Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party, I'll need to know that when you contact me.

WHERE: Standard room (Value Resort Side) at Cabana Bay Beach Resort
Description taken via Loewshotels.com "Experience the excitement of Universal Orlando™ Resort in a whole new way at Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort, with more rooms and more fun for less. Offering value priced accommodations, Universal Orlando’s prime value on-site hotel features a fun retro theme that takes you back to the iconic beach resorts of the 1950s and 60s."

-Watch a cool video about CB here!

-Amenities:
-counter service at food court
-table service at 10-lane bowling alley
-available pizza delivery to room
-lazy river with water slide
-lifeguards at pools
-ability to pool hop at other Universal resorts
-lending library with game equipment and games
-outdoor billards, chess and checker tables, bag toss
-cabana rentals (I am looking into a private meet & greet at said cabanas for FTRU, like we did on the cruise! Will let you know soon!)
-large fire pits
-shaded picnic tables
-Atomic Tonic poolside bar
-interactive water area
-gift shop store with souveniers and needed items
-see front desk for list of current resort activities such as character greets
-free wifi
-arcade
-childcare for additional charge
-business center
-complimentary cribs
-laundromats
-mini fridge
-complimentary fitness center
-complimentary shuttle bus and water taxi to park
-well-lit walking path to the Universal Parks, including to the new Volcano Bay, and shuttle to City Walk (entertainment and dining center)

HOW: Everyone will provide their own transportation to Orlando

PARKING: Each family will provide a credit card to the front desk upon check in for parking to be charged $12 per night PER VEHICLE that you bring. Yes, you can fly to Orlando and arrange a transfer to and from the airport on the Universal Shuttle to Cabana Bay, even if you are adding Disney we can make sure that all of your "holes" are covered and get your transportation to WDW. Just let me know your travel plans when you contact me (see below) and we'll make sure you're covered in all aspects of your field trip with FTRU!

FOOD: Dining Options at Cabana Bay
"You can grab a burger, sandwich, salad and more at the Bayliner Diner, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Or swing by the Galaxy Bowl and have dinner while bowling a few frames. Tucked away in the Lazy River Courtyard, The Hideaway Bar & Grille is the perfect poolside escape. Enjoy specialty cocktails, beers, snacks, sandwiches and grilled items for lunch and dinner, and of course, non-alcoholic beverages for the kids." -via loewshotels.com

Food Menus at Universal parks:
Park food policy:

COST: (Includes taxes and fees, BUT NOT PARKING or FOOD)
(As stated earlier, if you need 5 in a room, shoot me an email to clarissa@classictravelconnection.com to discuss).
Quad rate per person for the entire package: $410 p/person
Triple rate per person for the entire package: $449 p/person
Double rate per person for the entire package $527 p/person
Single rate per person for the entire trip: $807
UPDATE on fri 4/7/17>>>
We have a PRICE DROP! If you need a room for a single, the new price is $783 per person for single, the new price for a triple is $425 the new price for the double is $504, new price for quad is $386 and we can offer family suites (no rollaway beds available) at $381 per person for a 5 person room and finally, a family suite for 6 people at $355. Fantastic news!

DEPOSIT AMOUNT: $103 per room. (This includes the PayPal fee, see below). Max occupancy is 4 per room. If you need a room for 5 folks, shoot me an email at clarissa@classictraveconnectionl.com to discuss.


DEPOSIT DEADLINE: Saturday, April 15, 2017


THIS SOUNDS GREAT, WHAT'S THE CATCH?
We are offering sign ups for this trip for only 14 days! We normally allow a lengthy period of time to sign up for a large trip such as this one, but we are working against the clock to secure Halloween add ons should someone want them. Also, Volcano Bay is brand new, so Universal will popular this year across the board. We need to secure our reservations right away!


REFUNDS (as per the package): Our contract with Universal states that we must pay for at least 10 rooms. If we drop below 10 rooms, then we will adjust the price. This is why we need your help to invite your friends! I will be able to quote the price difference within a few days from today when my email gets returned from Universal. Our contract also states that we can be issued refunds for everything pd by a family should someone need to cancel by July 30, 2017 (91 days prior to arrival.) If someone cancels by the 90th day prior to arrival, July 31, 2017, they can still get their deposit back.
If someone cancels at Sept 15, 2017 or after, (44 days or less prior to arrival), there will no refund available. I hope all of this made sense! The travel biz is difficult sometimes, but oh how the pay-offs are worth it in the memories made and the experiences had! The looks on all the kids' faces when we pull off another one of these trips, is priceless to me as the creator and admin of Field Trips R Us! If you've traveled with us to Dauphin Island, the cruise to Mexico, Disney or DC, you know what a silly and fun bunch we attract! And since you've read this far down, I have a surprise for YOU! One very lucky family will recieve a $100 Visa Gift Card, at random drawing during the trip, but you must be present to win, which means you didn't cancel your reservation.! Are you feeling lucky??? Let's go back in time to Cabana Bay!


HOW TO SIGN UP/ HOW TO PAY:

Step 1: Send $103.00 deposit PER ROOM THAT YOU NEED to "clarissahomeschool@; on PayPal via Goods and Services. Add a note to your payment that it is for Universal Orlando 2017. The extra $3 goes to PayPal for their business fee, (not to FTRU), which protects you as proof of payment to our organization. We have used this system for more than 4 years and it has worked great for us.

Step 2: Email me at clarissa@classictravelconnection.com (note this is a different email than listed in step 1) that you sent payment via PayPal so I can check the PP account to verify and email you back that payment was received. I will need to know This email communication also serves as protection for you doing business with FTRU as the admin handles the email. I ALSO NEED TO KNOW IN THE EMAIL IF YOU NEED A HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE ROOM!

Step 3: I will email you a reservation link where you will enter the dates of birth and correct spelliing of names for the folks in your party attending the trip. Once you fill this out, it automatically feeds the information into our database at Classic Travel Connection in Birmingham, Alabama. This step is paramount in making communication efficient between the travel agency, FTRU, the guests and Universal, yay!

Step 4: Steps 1 and 2 shall be completed each month when you send in your payment.



PAYMENT PLAN: Is the payment optional? Unfortunately because of our close deadline, the payment plan is mandatory for the package portion of this trip.

Deposit: April 15, 2017 ($103 per room)
Installment 1: May 1, 2017 (1/5th of your family's total)
Installment 2: June 1, 2017 (1/5th of your family's total)
Installment 3: July 1, 2017 (1/5th of your family's total)
Intstallment 4: August 1, 2017 (1/5th of your family's total)
Final Payment: Sept 1, 2017 (1/5th of your family's total)

If you need help making sure your math is correct, just send me an email! clarissa@classictravelconnection.com



WHY TRAVEL WITH FTRU??: We offer the credentials to be able to get these amazing savings plus meet fellow homeschoolers from across the country! We even have entire co-ops book through us and join us. Bring your whole homeschool group if you want! We've been offering field trips to homeschoolers since 2013! We are now affiliated with the Classic Travel Connection in Birmingham, AL!

QUESTIONS? Send to clarissa@classictravelconnection.com

SEE YOU IN SUNNY ORLANDO FOR FALL BREAK 2017!!!!

Sunday, 29. October 2017, Orlando, 2017 Universal Orlando Homeschool Trip ~ w FTRU

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