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Orlando, Florida
 
Smoky Mountains, NC & TN  |  Atlanta, GA
Boone, NC  | Washington, DC

Tour Information

Date December 19-17, 2013
Cost $150 for one week!
Registration deadline When Full
Price after December 12 $180
Final deadline When Full
Transportation Cost $125 (if traveling with IFM) More Info
About Orlando:

Welcome to the "Sunshine State"! Orlando is the vacation capital of the world, and in December it's the warmest place in the continental United States.

Walt Disney World lets you relive your childhood at Magic Kingdom, and tour the world and learn about state-of-the-art scientific breakthroughs at EPCOT center (Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow).

The Magic Kingdom is where you can meet your favorite Disney movie characters, climb the Swiss Family Robinson's tree house, see American folk culture shows, and ride some exciting rides. Space Mountain (an indoor roller coaster in the dark) is fun for any age.

EPCOT is really two parks in one. The "World of Tomorrow" is the first. It features "state-of-the-art" technology in a variety of fun presentations. It is all indoors, so if there is rain in the forecast, you may want to bypass that and head to the second area, "World Showcase" before it rains. Many of the attractions there are outdoors. You will be thrilled with the breathtaking 360-degree movies, rides, shops, food, and cultural exhibits from 10 different countries.

Another day of sightseeing brings you the choice of  the other big attractions (Universal Studios, or Sea World). Youll spend Christmas Day with an American family, and a half-day conference in our host church will explain the true meaning of this exciting holiday.

Planning Your Budget:

Extra costs (not included in $150 registration fee):

  • transportation to & from Orlando, Florida
    (extra $125 if you travel with IFM from Columbia)
  • entrance fees to attractions:
    Disney Magic Kingdom, around $75
    Disney EPCOT, around $75
  •   Universal Studios, around $75,  
      Sea World, around $75

Traveling from Columbia, SC

Round-trip transportation from Columbia, SC costs $125 extra.
Pay IFM a total of $275 if you ride with us.
Arrival:

Arrive in Orlando on the Tour's opening day, no later than 6:45 pm by air, 5:30 p.m. by bus or train. We will pick you up at the airport, bus, or train station.  If you are driving a car, we will send you directions to the meeting point.

Tentative Schedule:

  

 Thursday,  December 19:
4:00-8:00 p.m. Arrive at the designated meeting place.

Friday,  December 20:
Visit Disney World
 

Saturday,  December 21:
Visit Epcot Center

Sunday,  December 22:
Visit host church and spend afternoon and evening with your host family

Monday,  December 23:
Visit Universal Studios

Tuesday,  December 24:
Morning: Mini Christmas Conference

Afternoon with host family and celebrate Christmas Eve

Wednesday, December 25:
Celebrate Christmas Day with your host family

Thursday,  December 26:
Visit Sea World

6:00 p.m. Farewell Dinner and Talent Night with all host families

Friday,  December 27:
Return to home campuses. Host families will drop off students at airport, etc. If your host family CANNOT take you to the airport or bus station, let the tour leaders know in advance so we can make other arrangements. Columbia bus leaves Clarion Plaza Hotel at 2:00 p.m.