If you are looking to explore other areas of Orlando and nearby Florida attractions, we have the exciting excursions below for your consideration. There will be a survey during the registration process for you to indicate which (if any) of the below excursions you are interested in attending. This will help us determine which ones to offer as most require a minimum number of registrants. Registration for optional excursions will be available closer to the dates of the meeting. We will email all registrants once it is available.
Time to explore your wild side in the Florida Everglades. Gliding across natural waterways in an airboat, you will experience the beauty of what makes up the most of Florida only an hour away from major theme parks. Wild Florida allows guests to experience an adventure filled with a range of wildlife, including gators, peacocks, sloths and many more. The 4,200 acres of untouched nature preserve has seen little to no change since early pioneers arrived in covered wagons in the early 1800’s. Inspiring education and conservation, Wild Florida provides an unforgettable one-of-a-kind experience. Includes roundtrip transportation to and from the location.
- Estimated registration fee per person $100
Winter Park Cultural Tour
Winter Park is an enchanting town with secret gardens, side streets, and unique stores. The historic scenic boat tour will take you on a one hour, 12-mile journey through three pristine lakes where you will see some of Winter Park’s most prestigious and notable homes. Explore the charming downtown and local boutiques on Park Avenue and see what makes this city one of Florida’s hidden gems. Includes roundtrip transportation to and from the location.
- Estimated registration fee per person $50
Andretti Indoor Karting and Games is the premier location for an action-packed day. Get your adrenaline pumping with SODI RTX KARTs and state-of-the-art arcade games. Engage your senses and test your skills while competing with colleagues during this day of fun. Includes roundtrip transportation to and from location.
- Estimated registration fee per person $50
Kennedy Space Center
Embark on a journey of discovery as you leave the hub of Orlando and travel towards the headquarters of modern exploration. Passing Florida’s natural wetlands and intercoastal waterways, you’ll arrive in Cape Canaveral, home of the Kennedy Space Center. With live action shows, bus tours, and the IMEX theater, your curiosity will be satisfied at the Visitor Complex. You’ll learn about man’s relationship with the universe beyond our atmosphere, the center’s history, and the day-to-day workings of the space launch headquarters. Head back to Orlando feeling inspired and awed by human accomplishment. Includes roundtrip transportation to and from the location.
- Estimated registration fee per person $100.
Located between Orlando and Kissimmee on the South Orange Blossom Trail, Gatorland is one of Central Florida’s oldest attractions, and provides a unique and natural alternative to the larger theme parks of today. Known internationally as the “Alligator Capital of the World,” Gatorland today provides affordably priced family-fun with thousands of alligators and crocodiles, a breeding marsh with boardwalk and observation tower, one-of-a-kind reptilian shows, aviary, petting zoo, swamp walk, educational programs and much, much more. Includes roundtrip transportation to and from the location.
- Estimated registration fee per person is $50.
Kayaking on Shingle Creek
Get in touch with Florida’s natural habitat through a trip down Shingle Creek. Paddle with ease and take in the endless shades of green as you journey further south! While the Everglades may seem like a distance from Orlando, the headwaters are just a short drive from the popular convention district. Shingle Creek is a serene waterway flowing through cypress forests before reaching the marshes of South Florida. As the water gently guides you, a green canopy of trees and diverse plant life frames your path. Overhead, the sounds of birds chirping and other wildlife pull your attention as you hope to catch a glimpse of them in action. Your eco-guide helps in spotting the hidden creatures while detailing out the rich history of the creek and its impact on the Florida Everglades. Feel at peace with nature as you wade through this beautiful landscape. Whether you are an avid kayaker, or a first-time explorer, grab a paddle and enjoy the water! Includes roundtrip transportation to and from location.
- Estimated registration fee per person is $115.
*Important note: The specific restaurant venues and optional group activities are subject to change based on continued availability and operation by Walt Disney World® Resort, Hello Florida, and the specific venues based on COVID-19 and related pandemic changes that may arise. Regardless of changes that may occur, this tentative itinerary will remain substantively the same.