WHAT TO EXPECT

 
Join your fellow exchange students for a fun filled five days at three of California's most famous theme parks! You will visit places you have seen in the  movies such  as Disneyland, Hollywood, Universal Studios, Knott’s Berry Farm and  California Adventures. Plus you will also get a  chance to visit the  beach and go surfing! All details and  information  are subject to  change without prior notice. It is the  responsibility of  the reader to  confirm all details contained on this  page. 
 
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When

 November 8-12, 2018. Registration is now CLOSED.   Space is reserved on a First Come - First Serve basis.

Your Itinerary

The following is a summary agenda for the entire session and may change without prior notice: 
 
Wednesday 
CANADIAN STUDENTS
  • Canadian students depart Coho Ferry in Victoria with chaperone 4 PM. Chaperones are arranging pick up locations.
  • Travel with drivers to Tacoma to be home hosted by members of the Tacoma Rotary Clubs
  • Students need to arrive at the Coho Ferry Terminal in Victoria by 2:30 PM on Wednesday
Contact Person:  Arne Einarson 250 897 6313
 
 
Canadian Travelers meet up with the:
OLYMPIC PENINSULA STUDENTS
  • All travel to Tacoma to be home hosted by members of the Tacoma Rotary Clubs. 
  • These students will be stopping for dinner – students need to be prepared to buy their own dinners
Contact Person: Jayne Neu 360-301-4101
 
OLYMPIA AND SOUTH SOUND AREA STUDENTS – 
  • South Puget Sound, Olympia,Aberdeen: You may be home hosted in Olympia.
Contact Person: Joe Kinerk 360-561-1160
 
Thursday
KITSAP PENINSULA STUDENTS
  • Kitsap Peninsula Students will begin travel Thursday Morning 
  • Travel to Tacoma to meet group for airport transportation.
Contact Person: John Stockwell 360-981-1211
 
ALL STUDENTS INCLUDING TACOMA, KITSAP PENINSULA, OLYMPIA/SOUTH SOUND AND TACOMA HOME HOSTED STUDENTS
  • Meet at Tacoma Pick Up point Tacoma Office Depot Parking Lot at 3320 South 23rd Street. No later than 6:55 AM. Bus will leave promptly at 7:00 AM
Contact Person: Jayne Neu 360-301-4101
 
ALL STUDENTS 
  • All students meet at the Tacoma Office Depot Location to travel by bus to SeaTac airport - Bus leaves at 7:00 am sharp!
  • Check in at Alaska Airlines ticketing Kiosk no later than 8:00 am.
  • All students clear security and meet at Alaska Airline departure gate by 9:00 am. No leaving the gate once we meet! 
  • Be ready to board the airplane by 9:15 am
  • Depart Seattle on AS Alaska Airline Flight 502 at 10:00 am . Arrive SNA-Orange Co, CA 12:59 PM
  • TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE - PLEASE CHECK BACK RIGHT BEFORE TRAVEL DATE TO CONFIRM.
  • You must have your PASSPORTS AND VISAS for identification or you will not make the trip.
 
EVERYONE: Upon arrival in California
  • All students take vans to Tropicana Inn & Suites at Disneyland main gate. 
  • Check into rooms.
  • Disneyland– all meet for group photo and get your multi-day hopper pass. California Adventure is open until 8:00 PM and Disneyland is open until 12:00 Midnight!

  • Because Disneyland has extended hours there will be no Pool Party on Thursday night. See the fireworks and parade in Disneylnd

 Friday 
  • Vans to Knott’s Berry Farm Theme Park. Return to hotel at 5 PM.
  • Nighttime at Disney California Adventures open until 10 PM. Disneyland open until 12 AM. Downtown Disney hours vary by store. Parade, Fireworks!
 Saturday 
  • Vans from Hotel to Universal Studios. All day at Universal Studios. Return to hotel.
  • Nighttime at Disney California Adventures open until 10 PM. Disneyland open until 12 AM. Downtown Disney hours vary by store. Parade, Fireworks!
 Sunday
  • Visit the Hollywood sign, Explore Hollywood; Grauman's Chinese Theater, Walk of Stars, and a stop at the Beverly Hills sign for photos. 
  • Lunch at Pink’s Hot Dogs.
  • Stop for dinner and evening activity at Outlet Mall.
  • Return to hotel and possible shopping at Downtown Disney. No Disneyland tonight. Downtown Disney hours vary by store.
  • Pack for return home.
Monday
  • Hotel check out.
  • Huntington Beach and Surfing.
  • Vans to Airport. Leave SNA  on Alaska Airlines # 231 at 5:00 pm
  • Arrival time in Seattle: 7:50  pm. All students will meet Shuttle at SEATAC. For transport to Tacoma.
KITSAP PENINSULA AND SOUTH SOUND STUDENTS
  • On to home by Rotary car pool.
CANADIAN AND OLYMPIC PENINSULA STUDENTS
  • Rotary home hosted in Tacoma for travel on Tuesday.

Tuesday

  • Home hosted students dropped off at Tacoma Office Depot Parking Lot at 3320 South 23rd Street
     at 8:00 AM to meet chaperones.
  • Canadian and Port Angeles students travel to Port Angeles for the 2:00 PM Coho ferry to Victoria
    and pick up. 
  • Port Townsend and Chimacum Students driven home.
  • Victoria student: meet parents at COHO in Victoria at 3:30 PM
  • All students at home with families.

Cost?

$1650.00 U.S Dollars
A deposit of $825 will be charged to your credit card as soon as you are registered. If you register prior to July 1, your card will not be charged until July 1, 2018. This includes all air transportation round trip from Seattle, ground transportation to and from hotel, Hollywood, Los Angeles and Beach, hotel accommodations at Tropicana Inn and Suites (4 students per room), daily breakfast, three day pass to Disneyland/ California Adventure. Transportation and admissions to Universal Studios and Knott’s Berry Farm Theme Parks. Thursday night swim party. Lunch at Pink’s Hot Dogs, Lunch at Universal Studios. Surfing lessons at Huntington Beach. The balance will be charged to your credit card the week of October 1st, 2018.

Not Included

Individual expenses for food (other than previous reference), luggage check fees and souvenirs. Students should bring additional $200 for food and souvenirs during the trip. 

Deadline For Registration

Registration closes September 6, 2018. First Come - First Serve. Cancellation fees will apply after September 6th!

Registration and Payment

Students are encouraged to register by e-mail or post (Jayne and Charlie Neu, 5337 Landes street, Port Townsend, WA 98368 USA). Download Registration Form Here. Please send both the registration form and payment. For more trip information please contact trip coordinators Charlie and Jayne Neu or 360-385-0764. 
 
Last Update: September 16, 2018 - All times and itineraries are subject to change without notice
 
 
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