LOWER POTTSGROVE PA – Next spring’s Pottsgrove High School senior class trip to Orlando FL will make use of a newer hotel, include better accommodations, offer greater convenience and, perhaps best of all, come at what some consider a bargain price, members of the Pottsgrove Board of School Directors have learned.
The annual trip to Disney World, a Pottsgrove tradition, is scheduled for May 29 (2018; Tuesday) through June 2 (Saturday). The second of several payments, staggered to make the trip more easily affordable, was due last Friday. This year’s travel, being handled and coordinated by Allentown PA-based World Class Vacations, costs seniors $1,499 each.
That’s only $29 more than the most popular trip package requested by most seniors during the last academic year, which included an additional park-hopper ticket for more entertainment, district Superintendent Dr. William Shirk noted in comments during the board’s Dec. 5 meeting. Many other parts of the coming trip represent upgrades over previous years, he added.
The selected hotel, on the Disney grounds, is newer, and its accommodations are significantly improved. Disney transportation is available to students at no added cost. That should reduce travel time between the hotel and the theme parks. Disney employees deliver students’ luggage directly to their rooms at check-in. Along with the extra park-hopper ticket, additional dinner vouchers also are part of the package.
No additional days have been added to the trip. All costs are paid by students; none are subsidized by district funding. No matter how many seniors register, all will be able to go – assuming they meet the district’s usual qualifications for such excursions – and enjoy themselves, according to information provided by the district.
Shirk’s information addressed earlier questions about the trip raised by director Ashley Custer.
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