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Tour 1: Kennedy Space Center

MONDAY, 9/29/14
Time: 8:30a - 5:30p
Cost: $155 per person

(Includes round trip ground transportation, admission, self-guided KSC bus tour, all films at the IMAX Theatre, all Visitor Complex exhibits and shows, tax and gratuity)

World’s apart from Orlando’s theme parks, but just a short drive away, Kennedy Space Center is NASA’s launch headquarters.  Each year, millions of visitors make the trek to this hub of technology and discovery where many of mankind’s greatest accomplishments take place.  Tour NASA’s launch and landing facilities, experience live shows and jaw-dropping encounters with massive rockets as well as have the opportunity to meet a real member of NASA’s Astronaut Corps.  It’s all what you can expect during an inspiring day at Kennedy Space Center. There is much to see and do at the Visitor Complex, from live action theatrical shows to an educational Astronaut Encounter briefing. 

View 10-story high rockets from all eras of space exploration in the Rocket Garden, walk through a full-size Space Shuttle mock-up, enjoy IMAX Theatre space films on gigantic five-story screens and see an actual Gemini program capsule on display.  Shopping and food concessions are also available here for your enjoyment.

*NASA reserves the right to alter security requirements or tour routes without notice and/or cancel an event upon (24) hours notice due to a Launch or other operational launch requirements.

 


Tour 2: Airboat Adventure & Everglades

TUESDAY, 9/30/14
Time: 8:15a - 12:00p
Cost:  $125 per person
(Includes eco-guided nature walk, narrated airboat excursion, fried alligator sampling, all taxes and gratuities)

Imagine seeing the world in a whole new light.  This educational excursion takes you into the seldom visited heart of natural Florida.  You will see natural, protected wetland hammocks, walk through ancient Flatwoods, and travel by airboat into sections of fresh water marshes and upriver, into the bald cypress swamp – home of the Florida alligator, American bald eagle, and a myriad of wildlife.  Certified eco-guides, biologists, botanists, and experts are trained to assure that you come away with a new profound understanding of Florida’s vastly different land and plant communities and the importance of their interrelationship and preservation.  You’ll see up close a marvelous assortment of birds, reptiles, and plants -  some endangered, some threatened, and a few native species found in this area affectionately called “The Central Florida Everglades.”

* This tour involves walking in some locations.  Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather.

Tour 3: Cooking Class at Waldorf Astoria Bull & Bear Restaurant

WEDNESDAY, 10/1/14
Time: 9:00a - 11:00a
Cost: $170
(Includes 4 course meal)

Dining at the award-winning Bull & Bear is a culinary journey unlike any other.  Named Best Fine Dining in Orlando Home & Leisure, the restaurant offers a menu featuring re-imagined steakhouse classics and trend-setting fare, including Pasta Explosion, its signature 28-Day Dry-Aged Tomahawk Rib Eye and delectable Lemon.  Chef at Bull & Bear will teach this culinary class in which you will learn the secrets and preparation of their signature and traditional dishes some dating back to items served at the Waldorf Astoria in New York.  The Culinary Team at the Bull and Bear will help you make these dishes that you can prepare for you friends and family at home!  Space is limited so reserve your seat early.


Golf Tournament

SUNDAY, 9/28/14
Time: 1:00a-6:30p
Cost - $225
(Includes tournament, shared cart, evening hors d’oeuvres, and participation giveaway.) 
Club Rental - $60 (If you require golf club rentals you must order in advance.)

Using the land’s natural contours as a canvas and a fertile imagination as a palette, this meticulously designed course was created by acclaimed golf course architect Rees Jones.  This 18-hole masterpiece pulls in elements from several of the world’s classic courses – some designed a century ago.  The layout ingeniously blends its traditional character with endless subtleties for a challenging experience.  Mindful of the natural elements and in homage to the game’s storied history, Jones created a golf course of great integrity and environmental consciousness that seamlessly fold into the terrain, so it appears to have been here forever.  Visually stunning and immensely playable, this Par 72 golf course is enhanced by natural elements like majestic cypress trees lining the fairways and features a five-tee system to accommodate golfers of every caliber. 

The Waldorf Astoria Golf Club measures an impressive 7,108 yards from the Professional Tees and maintains a course rating of 74.6 and slope of 139.  This course located on the Hilton Bonnet Creek property will be home to the AFSA annual golf tournament.

This tournament will be a four-person team scramble and will include longest drive and closest to the pin contests for both men and women.

 


Theme Parks

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Orders must be placed NO LATER THAN
Midnight on 9/6/14.
Sorry, NO Phone Orders.

Disclaimer:  The following listings are not organized by AFSA. Arrangements for these activities are on your own including transportation. AFSA is not responsible for tour companies and/or venues organization of activities.

Whether you are young or simply young at heart, the world’s greatest theme parks are conveniently located near the Hilton Bonnet Creek.  From the classic Magic Kingdom® Park at Walt Disney World® Resort to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ at Universal Orlando® Resort, there’s something for everyone at any age. 

Options include:

  • Walt Disney World® Resort
  • SeaWorld® Orlando, Discovery Cove®, and Aquatica® where you can dive into adventure and fun from the 3-D-360 TurtleTrek experience to the inspiring Shamu show, One Ocean.
  • Universal Orlando Resort® and Universal’s Islands of Adventure® give you the opportunity to jump right into the action of your favorite television shows and movies like Shrek, The Simpsons™, and Despicable Me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 


Future Conventions:

  • 2015 Oct. 10 - 14: Phoenix, AZ
  • 2016 Sept. 20 - 24: Nashville, TN
  • 2017 Sept. 24 - 27: Las Vegas

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