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Disney Trip 2018

The Bridger Band will be heading to Florida December 5-9, 2018!

As the trip is now rapidly approaching, Mrs. Dewar has put this letter together with some last-minute information:

Last-Minute Trip Letter

Park Ticket Codes Now Available!

Everyone participating in the trip will have a Disney Ticket Code that can be entered into a phone app that you can use for entry into the park. Once you have signed up, you can also use the app to pre-arrange some rides with FastPass. For the sake of security, we're not posting those codes here... please contest Mrs. Dewar (MDewar@ambridge.k12.pa.us) to send you the code for your participating student/chaperone/staff member. Follow the instructions in this document to set up an account and begin using the app:

Disney Ticket Code Instructions

TSA Rules for Flying

Now that we're very close to departing for the trip, it's important for parents/students to be familiar with the rules that apply to air travel. Here are a couple links to help provide pertinent information about Southwest Airlines' carry-on policies, as well as Transportation Security Administration rules for liquids, etc. Keep in mind that these aren't merely suggestions; they're very important rules. Be sure to follow everything to a tee to ensure that the group is able to quickly move through the screening process:

Southwest Airlines Carry-on Rules

Transportation Security Administration Rules

Reminisce...!

Want to see a taste of what's in store for the group at Disney? See a photo gallery from our last visit in 2014:

Ambridge High School Band - Disney 2014 Photo Gallery

The trip package includes the following

  • Round trip air on Southwest Airlines PIT/MCO
  • 4 Nights hotel accommodations: (SpringHill Suites Orlando Lake Buena Vista/Palm Parkway - 8040 Palm Pkwy, Orlando, FL 32836)
  • Universal Ticket (1 Day/2 Park)
  • Disney Ticket (3 Day Starter)
  • 4 Full buffet breakfasts at hotel
  • 4 - $15 cash outs for park lunches
  • Universal meal ticket for dinner
  • 3 - $20 Disney dining cards for park dinners
  • $10 cash out at airport for lunch on return trip
  • All surface transportation in Orlando
  • Contracted security at hotel each night
  • All taxes and gratuities on included items
  • One million dollar general liability insurance
  • Services of professional tour manager on trip

The Marching Band and Steel Drums to perform at Disney; Optional Choir performance at Epcot.

Flight Group Details

Members of Flight Group 1

December 5, 2018
Depart Pittsburgh 7:25am SW2170 Arrive Orlando 9:50am

December 9, 2018
Depart Orlando 12:20pm SW52 Arrive Pittsburgh 2:35pm

Members of Flight Group 2

December 5, 2018
Depart Pittsburgh 7:15am SW1617 Arrive Atlanta 9:15am
Depart Atlanta 10:45am SW2357 Arrive Orlando 12:15pm

December 9, 2018
Depart Orlando 4:50pm SW1734 Arrive Pittsburgh 7:05pm

Tentative Itinerary

Wednesday, December 5, 2018:

5:00 a.m.

Arrive at airport (both flight groups)

Flight Group 1: 7:25 a.m. Southwest Airlines #2170 (Arrives in Orlando at 9:50 a.m.)

Flight Group 2: 7:15 a.m. Southwest Airlines #1617 Arrive Atlanta 9:15 a.m.;
Depart Atlanta 10:45 a.m. Southwest Airlines #2357 Arrive Orlando 12:15 p.m.

9:50 a.m.

Flight Group 1 Arrives in Orlando

12:15 p.m.

Flight Group 2 Arrives in Orlando
Transfer to hotel to drop off bags
Depart for Hollywood Studios
$15 cash out for lunch
$20 Disney Dining Card for dinner

8:30 p.m.

Return to hotel
Overnight security

Thursday, December 6, 2018

8:00 a.m.

Buffet breakfast at hotel

9:00 a.m.

Depart for Epcot (Steel Drums depart to Disney Springs)

11:00 a.m.

Steel Drum Band performance at Disney Springs
Steel Drums transfers to Epcot after performance
$15 cash out for lunch
$20 Disney Dining Card for dinner

6:45 p.m.

Choir to perform in Candlelight Processional

8:15 p.m.

Choir second performance

9:30 p.m.

Return to hotel
Overnight security

Friday, December 7, 2018

8:00 a.m.

Buffet breakfast at hotel

9:00 a.m.

Depart for Universal
$15 cash out for lunch
Universal Meal Voucher for dinner

8:00 p.m.

Return to hotel
Overnight security

Saturday, December 8, 2018

8:00 a.m.

Buffet breakfast at hotel

9:00 a.m.

Depart for Magic Kingdom
$15 cash out for lunch
$20 cash out for dinner

1:30 p.m.

Band to march in "Disney Festival Fantasy Pre-Parade"

10:00 p.m.

Return to hotel
Overnight security

Sunday, December 9, 2018

8:00 a.m.

Buffet breakfast at hotel

$10 cash out at airport

9:30 a.m.

Flight Group 1 departs for airport

Depart Orlando 12:20 p.m. Southwest Airlines #52; Arrive Pittsburgh 2:35 p.m.

12:00 p.m.

Flight Group 2 departs for airport

Depart Orlando 4:50 p.m. Southwest Airlines #1734 Arrive Pittsburgh 7:05 p.m.

2:35 p.m.

Flight Group 1 arrives in Pittsburgh

7:05 p.m.

Flight Group 2 arrives in Pittsburgh


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