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IWHS Band/Choir Florida 2019 Itinerary

May 15, 2019

The itinerary for the Florida trip has been sent home as of Tuesday, May 14th. Please ask to see it and make sure your student gets it packed with their carry on. (chaperones, please see Mrs. Hartweg for your copy) Below is a copy for parents to refer to for this trip. There has been a Facebook page established for parents to check for photos and fun facts as students travel and perform. Search:

Illini West Rocks Disney



Thursday, May 30

             7:30 a.m.                            Gym doors open. Students go to the gym and line up

                                                                        by classes with their luggage.


                 8:45 a.m.                            Lines will be dismissed to load the buses. NO ONE

                                                                Should load the buses before they are dismissed.

                 9:15 a.m.                             Bus leave, Florida or bust!


                 1:45 p.m.                             Lunch at Mt. Vernon (one hour)


                 2:45 p.m.                            On the road again! 


                 7:15 p.m.                             Dinner at    Murfreesboro, TN    (one hour)


Friday, May 31          


            12:30 a.m.                            (yes, midnight) buses will stop to change drivers, I don’t think we

                                                get off the busses, unless there are restrooms!


             7:00 a.m.                            Breakfast at Wildwood, FL (one hour)


             8:00 a.m.                            Mickey here we come!


             9:00 a.m.                            Hollywood Studios!!  We enter the park together and set meeting

                                                spot, then you enjoy your day!!!!


             7:00 p.m.                            Meet at “the spot”. Leave park together to find the bus


             7:30 p.m.                            Bus pulls out back to the hotel at 8:30 p.m.


            10:00 p.m.                           Everyone in their rooms, and you may not leave your room. Get

                                                rest, it is going to be a long, but fun week!  We need our sleep!!


Saturday, June 1


                7-10 a.m                              Breakfast at the hotel is served


                11:00 a.m.                            Meet your chaperone and load buses (have beach attire with you,

                                                                Sunscreen, towels (but not the hotel towels), etc.  etc…

                11:05-11:25                          Pick up your boxed lunch and bottle of water, load bus


                11:30 a.m.                             Leave


                12:00                                     Arrive at Downtown Disney.  Strawberry Lot, Circle Drive (next to

Cirque Soleil) Band students get off with Chaperones, noting that

this is where everyone will get back on the bus at. Chorus students

will on get on Bus 1 with Mrs. Hartweg. Shopping and restaurants is

what you will find here. Choir sings at 1:30 at the Marketplace Stage. All Band students and chaperones need to be here on time. You will leave together from this spot to load (Strawberry Lot) to get to the

                                                                buses for Cocoa Beach. (bus one will be coming soon)


                2:30 p.m.                             Depart Disney Springs


                3:30-5:00                            Arrive at Ron Jons. You have 1.5 hours to shop. Be back to the bus.

                                                                We then go to the beach.


                6:00 p.m.                             BBQ Buffet


                8:30 p.m.                             Load for hotel, our home away from home!


                10:00 p.m.                           In your rooms and stay in them. Get some rest…big day at the Magic

                                                                Kingdom tomorrow!!  So exciting…


Sunday, June  2     


                7-8                                        Breakfast at the hotel


                8:15 a.m.                              Meet your chaperone and load buses. Make sure you have Disney

                                                                passes with you.

                8:30 a.m.                             Leave hotel


                 9:00 a.m.                            The Magic Kingdom!  You MUST stay with the group now as we enter

                                                                park. We will why quite quickly if you haven’t been here before. We

                                                                will set the meeting spot INSIDE the park. We have to be

                                                                transported there. STAY TOGETHER AND PAY ATTENTION.    


                1:00 p.m.                              Band meets by the FRONTIERLAND Parade Gate, located to the left

of Splash Mountain to go backstage. Choir meets up with

                                                                to watch the parade. Choir stays with chaperones till parade ends.


                 2:30 p.m.                            Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade…” Here come the Chargers!”


                8:30 p.m.                             Meet chaperones and stay with chaperones. Watch “stuff” like



                9:30 ish or10:00 p.m.      When it is over. Go to meeting spot with your chaperons.

It is crazy busy right now, stay with your chaperones, get to the spot. We will leave the park together.


                11:00 p.m.                            Be in your rooms when we get back to the hotel. (pack and organize)


Monday, June 3


                7-8 a.m.                               Breakfast at the hotel


                8:00 a.m.                             Check out of your room with your chaperone. Then bring luggage to

                                                                the bus. (don’t load till the chaperone sends you)

                8:30 a.m.                             Leave the hotel


                9:00 a.m.                             Epcot!  We will go in together and set the meeting spot.


                6:30 p.m.                             Meet up at the meeting spot


                7:00 p.m.                             Depart for HOME!


                10:30 p.m.                           Last stop for snacks, ½ hour at the Flying J


Tuesday, June 4


                4:30 a.m.                             Change drivers


                7:00 a.m.                             Breakfast, 1 hour


                11:00 p.m.                            Lunch, 1 hour (Mt Vernon)


                4;00 p.m.                             Home


(Travel times of course are estimated….we will be close I am sure)











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