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Straight A Tours http://www.straightatours.com Fri, 02 Oct 2015 05:33:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.3.3 Medieval Times – Our Featured Dinner Show! http://www.straightatours.com/medieval-times-our-featured-dinner-show/ http://www.straightatours.com/medieval-times-our-featured-dinner-show/#comments Mon, 12 Jan 2015 02:48:20 +0000 http://www.straightatours.com/?p=2119 Medieval Times is one of the most interactive and fun dinner shows for student groups and fits easily and economically into your group’s itinerary!

Surrender to an age of bravery and honor and witness epic battles of steel and steed during our ALL-NEW SHOW. From ringside seats, discover a feast of the eyes and appetite with more action, more fun & more excitement than ever before.

As you thrill to a rousing live jousting tournament, marvel at awe-inspiring horsemanship and falconry, Medieval Times serves a four-course meal fit for royalty.

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Happy Holidays http://www.straightatours.com/happy-holidays/ http://www.straightatours.com/happy-holidays/#comments Sun, 28 Dec 2014 13:11:42 +0000 http://www.straightatours.com/?p=2105 We wish our friends and clients a joyous Holiday season and peaceful and prosperous New Year.

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Blue Man Group http://www.straightatours.com/blue-man-group/ http://www.straightatours.com/blue-man-group/#comments Tue, 10 Dec 2013 17:27:59 +0000 http://www.straightatours.com/?p=2061 Are you looking for something unique for your students to experience during their next trip? Blue Man Group is sure to provide an electrifying experience full of excitement! If you’re not familiar with this show, it can be difficult to define, but imagine a group of, well, blue men performing a curiously captivating mash up of art, music, comedy, improv and madness of fun. This show features three men dressed in black, wearing bald caps and completely painted in royal blue who do not speak, but instead, express themselves through body language and facial expressions. Nowhere else can you experience grown men having fun banging on drums, stuffing their mouths full of cereal or marshmallows, joking about butts and being overall loud and messy. The Blue Men and their antics not enough? There is also a phenomenal live band with heavy percussion, lots of fun with technology, and of course, lots of paint! You will not want to miss it!

To enhance your experience, Blue Man Group also offers several educational components. Complimentary educational guides are available to explore themes in science, mathematics and dance; all of which take place in a Blue Man Group live performance. Also select venues offer matinees which include a pre-show experience on the history of Blue Man Group and a post-show interactive Q&A session with the cast! The show first began back in 1987 and has productions going strong in several of our featured destinations such as Orlando, New York, Chicago and Boston as well as other cities.  Don’t hesitate to contact us today and get started on your outrageous Blue Man experience!

 

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Disney Performing Arts OnStage http://www.straightatours.com/disney-performing-arts-onstage/ http://www.straightatours.com/disney-performing-arts-onstage/#comments Mon, 25 Nov 2013 18:25:28 +0000 http://www.straightatours.com/?p=2055 How awesome would it be to play for an international audience at the amazing Walt Disney World? Well, you can! What’s even better, the  The Disney Performing Arts OnStage program has the perfect performance venue for your group.  Have a marching band? Perfect! Your band starts backstage in the newly refurbished marching band staging area where they have the opportunity to see the hustle and bustle that goes into making Walt Disney World run. Then, your band has the awesome opportunity to march through the park and straight down Main Street USA among all the cheering guests, experiencing the magic of performing for an international crowd.

Don’t have a marching band? No problem! Concert bands, orchestras, choirs and dance groups are welcome! Take your group backstage at Walt Disney World to see what it’s like to be a Disney cast member as you prepare for your performance at any one of the many stages scattered about the parks. One of the many great stages available for your performance is the new Waterside amphitheater at Downtown Disney! This venue features state-of-the-art lighting and great preshow facilities. The amphitheater is situated among the 20 restaurants and over 30 shops in Downtown Disney, putting your choir in the spotlight! No matter what type of performing group you have, Disney Performing Arts OnStage has a place for you to perform! Give us a call to get started on your magical performing trip!

 

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Featured Resort: Universal’s Cabana Bay http://www.straightatours.com/featured-resort-universals-cabana-bay/ http://www.straightatours.com/featured-resort-universals-cabana-bay/#comments Thu, 07 Nov 2013 17:56:56 +0000 http://www.straightatours.com/?p=2052 So, you’ve decided on a trip to Orlando, FL and want to go to Universal. Now, the question is, where do you want to stay? Look no further than Universal Studios’ brand new Cabana Bay Beach Resort! With the first phase of opening at the end of March, check out this groovy resort for your 2014 group travel! Why would you want to stay at Cabana Bay over somewhere else, you ask? Well, from the moment you arrive at the resort, you’ll be transported back to the iconic beach resorts of the 1950’s and 60’s updated with all the modern amenities you would come to expect from an on-site resort such as an arcade, a water slide, a lazy river, flat panel HD TV’s and wireless internet access. If you can bear to tear yourself away from the righteous resort, there are complimentary shuttle buses and great walking paths to Universal’s City Walk and both Universal Orlando theme parks, not to mention complimentary scheduled transportation to the nearby water parks, Wet ‘n Wild, SeaWorld and Aquatica.

Staying at Universal’s Cabana Bay Resort give you a leg up if you’re participating in one of the many educational, performing, and just fun activities available at Universal Studios Orlando. The park is just a short walk or bus ride away from the resort, so getting over to your Universal Studies program is easier than ever! Are you performing at City Walk or in the park itself with Universal STARS? Now its super easy for your chaperones, parents, and non-performing friends to get over to the performance without having to get there super early with the ensemble for set up. Gradventure and Grad Bash participants, do you want to get stuck in traffic going back to your hotel after you’ve spent the whole night partying with your friends or would you prefer to just hop around the corner back to your fab resort and crash? I know which one I would prefer! When you’re ready to get in the mix, give us a call!

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Featured Destination: New York City http://www.straightatours.com/featured-destination-new-york-city/ http://www.straightatours.com/featured-destination-new-york-city/#comments Mon, 28 Oct 2013 16:32:59 +0000 http://www.straightatours.com/?p=2020 The City That Never Sleeps, The Big Apple, The City of Dreams, whatever you call it, New York City is a fantastic place to go with your student group! While you’re visiting, make sure to take a trip over to New York’s famed Broadway! Whether the show is on- or off-Broadway, there is a show for every age and interest. Want to add to your Broadway experience? Try out a Broadway Classroom program; your students don’t even need to be theater students to attend because all workshops are private and are tailored specifically for your group! There are Broadway Classroom workshops to engage students in a wide variety of theatre disciplines and have all been developed around the National Standards for Arts Education, so you can be sure to get a fun, interactive, quality learning experience. These fantastic workshops can even be tailored specifically to the Broadway show that you are attending on your trip depending on your schedule and the show schedule. All workshops are between 90 minutes and 2 hours, depending on which workshop you chose and are located in the very same studios where Broadway shows hold their rehearsals, generally, very convenient to other New York City attractions.

Theatre not your thing? Want to get a bird’s eye view of the city? Visit the Empire State Building or Top of the Rock! The Empire State Building offers a multimedia experience that is an audio tour and visual guide in one called iView. This self-guided tour makes sure that you won’t miss a single thing while you’re experiencing the Empire State Building. The Empire State Building is open to tours 8:00 AM to 2:00 AM every day, regardless of the weather, so you can easily fit your visit into your trip. Want to get a great view of the Empire State building that you can’t get while you’re standing on it? Visit the Top of the Rock Observation deck! A Top of the Rock guide will lead your group through Rockefeller Center’s buildings, streets and landmarks making sure to focus on the art and famed deco architecture of the Center. There is even a special student group program focused on teaching New York’s great history from the Top of the Rock! Ready to book your trip to NYC yet? Contact us to get started! We look forward to hearing from you!

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Straight A Tours at OrlandoFest’s President’s Day Show Choir Spectacular http://www.straightatours.com/straight-a-tours-at-orlandofests-presidents-day-show-choir-spectacular/ http://www.straightatours.com/straight-a-tours-at-orlandofests-presidents-day-show-choir-spectacular/#comments Mon, 14 Oct 2013 17:53:39 +0000 http://www.straightatours.com/?p=2016 Have a show choir? Want to compete with other show choirs from around the country? Look no further than the OrlandoFest President’s Day Show Choir Spectacular! Happening over President’s Day weekend – February 14-16, 2014 – this competition is the one attend this season. Your choir will perform in the latest sound and staging venues at Universal Orlando, making your performance look and sound its very best. These great venues, paired with special Master Class Workshops with nationally renowned clinicians prior to competition, and the added excitement of the Universal Orlando theme parks make this one competition not to miss.

The weekend will start out with a Director’s reception at Universal Citywalk on the night of the 14th. There, groups can enjoy the day at Universal, then have a great evening experiencing the energy of Citywalk. Saturday morning, go to Master Class Workshops with fantastic clinicians designed to motivate your choirs and learn about new and exciting techniques to improve and fine tune their performance. Then, on Saturday afternoon, the competition will begin with the Men’s and Women’s ensembles! If you take the day to enjoy the parks or watch the other choirs’ performances, it will be a thrilling afternoon. Sunday will continue the competition with the Mixed Show Choir ensembles and finish up the weekend with the Gala Awards Ceremony.

Want to compete in Orlando, but can’t make the trip in February? No problem! Straight A Tours can help you out! Check out our Performing Groups options for Orlando and across the country. Contact us for more information about the President’s Day Show Choir Spectacular, Disney Performing Arts onStage, OrlandoFest’s regular competition season, Universal STARS Performance Program, performing arts cruises and more!

 

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Featured Program: Universal Studies http://www.straightatours.com/featured-program-universal-studies/ http://www.straightatours.com/featured-program-universal-studies/#comments Mon, 30 Sep 2013 16:40:13 +0000 http://www.straightatours.com/?p=2011 Looking to take a school trip, but need to have an educational aspect to make get the trip approved by the school? Look no further than Universal Studios’ educational programs! Universal, the world’s most technologically advanced theme park, has created many programs to make learning fun and exciting. Students have the opportunity to attend seminars with industry professionals, go behind the scenes to see how your favorite movies are brought to life, or attend first hand learning programs to learn about all of the aspects of running a successful theme park that you may never have thought of. They can even attend Performing Arts and Entertainment Workshops designed to reveal entertainment industry secrets in Audition Skills or Improvisation Techniques.
A crucial aspect of any attraction’s success is an effective marketing and sales campaign. Check out the Marketing and Sales First Hand Learning Program to learn, in detail, about the marketing tactics behind Universal’s massively successful Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Are roller coasters more your speed? Check out the Ride Design program to learn, in depth, about the application of science and physics to create an amazingly thrilling ride. Hear from the engineers at Universal about the skills they use, daily, to design attractions. This program allows students to check out some of the proprietary technologies that were used to make The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man ride so thrilling as well as see the technology behind how the Incredible Hulk Coaster is launched for that initial thrill.

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Featured Destination: Orlando, Florida! http://www.straightatours.com/featured-destination-orlando-florida/ http://www.straightatours.com/featured-destination-orlando-florida/#comments Mon, 09 Sep 2013 15:43:51 +0000 http://www.straightatours.com/?p=1984 Welcome to Walt Disney World where all your dreams come true!  Come for a day or a week, you won’t run out of things to do.  Each of Disney’s 4 main theme parks, Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, and EPCOT, is a full day on its own. Disney also has 2 water parks to cool off on those hot Florida days. Don’t want to have to drive anywhere? No problem, you can stay at one of Disney’s many resorts and take the Disney Magical Express to and from the parks or anywhere on Disney property.  After a day in the parks, head over to Downtown Disney for dinner and relaxed fun with a show at Cirque Du Soleil or bowling at Splitsville.

Don’t want to go to Disney World? Check out Universal Studios! Like Disney, Universal has its own Resorts that you can stay at with quick and easy transportation around the property if you don’t want to worry about driving to and from the park and finding somewhere to park. Spend the day at Universal Studios checking out the movie sets and rides based on your favorite movies, like The Mummy or the brand new Transformers ride.  If roller coasters are more your thing, check out Islands of Adventure where you can transform into the Hulk or ride on the Dragon Challenge.  Islands may have roller coasters, but there is also plenty of fun for the kids in Seuss Landing.  After your day at the park, roam around City Walk for dinner, free time and/or a show.  Go to the Hard Rock Café or Margaritaville for dinner, see the awesome Blue Man Group, or just walk around and shop at all the specialty stores.

 

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Featured Destination: Atlanta, GA http://www.straightatours.com/blogfeatured-destination-atlanta-ga/ http://www.straightatours.com/blogfeatured-destination-atlanta-ga/#comments Mon, 02 Sep 2013 16:14:05 +0000 http://v2.straightatours.com/?p=1980 The Georgia Aquarium has six exhibit galleries, a 4D Theater and a Dolphin Tales Theater with additional temporary exhibits coming and going all the time. With all those things to see, you could easily spend 4 hours walking around, looking at everything! School groups are no problem. The Georgia Aquarium offers both instructor-led and self-guided programs for Pre-K through High School that offer an immersive, unique look at the aquarium and its residents. So, you have some time to kill between the Aquarium and dinner? No problem! Take a quick walk across the park to the World of Coke Museum.

The World of Coke Museum is a great attraction if you have a little bit of spare time and want to have a great time learning about the Coca-Cola Company and its history. The average length of a school visit is one and a half to two hours long, and the World of Coke Museum provides educational connections programs for all ages; Elementary School through High School! This engaging museum takes you on a walk through history with Coke artifacts going back to the beginning of the brand. You can even step into the center of a real bottling line to see Coke being made and bottled before your eyes!

Check out our Atlanta Tours page or get in touch for more information or to book your student group travel to this amazing destination.

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