Welcome Home Lancers!
Students, staff, and chaperones left on Sunday, April 21, traveling by bus to Logan Airport, then flying JetBlue to Orlando. All flights arrived on time. Participants were then bussed to Disney’s Hollywood Studio. It was a wet and rainy day, but that didn’t dampen the enthusiasm! Tower of Terror, Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster, and many other attactions kept the Lancers busy for the day.
Monday was a Marching Band performance day at Disney’s Magic Kingdom. Students had most of the day to go on rides and enjoy the park. The Marching Band and Color Guard were the Pre-Parade for the Main Street Electrical Parade that evening. The band marched down Main Street USA toward Cinderella’s Castle, then over toward Frontier Land. They looked great and performed well under the lights.
Tuesday was a sunny and warm performance day for the Jazz Ensemble, Chorus and Orchestra in Downtwon Disney. Students had time for shopping and and lunch before and between performances. Each group performed extremely well and were well received by the enthusiastic crowd.
After the perfomances, students traveled to EPCOT for the rest of the day. FASTPASS was quickly obtained for Soarin’ and Test Track. The lines in the park were very reasonable, and many students went on rides several times.
Wednesday dawned bright and sunny again for the Marching Band performance day in Universal Studios. Breakfast was a delicious buffet at the Hard Rock Cafe. Students had park to park passes for both Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure. The parks are right next to each other, a 3 minute walk from one to the other. It was a warm day for a parade, but the students did great! The crowds along the parade route had high praise for our students.
Thursday was a free day for the students, again at Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure. Water and sunscreen were the order of the day. We ended the day at Cirque du Soleil in Downtown Disney and a pasta dinner back at the hotel.
Friday was our travel day. Flight B was out first, well before sunrise, then Flight A. Flight C was delayed in Orlando, and then was followed closely by Flight D.
Special thanks to all the staff, chaperones, and medical who worked on this trip. This trip could not have happened without them.
… And you had a good time!