Additional Activities

Morse Museum houses a collection of Tiffany artworkDisney Animal Kingdom Backstage Safari

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Backstage Safari

Tuesday, Nov. 29
9 a.m. to Noon

Take a journey to find out what happens behind-the-scenes at Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom!

During this in-depth program, you will get an insider’s look at conservation, animal nutrition and medicine, animal care, and behavioral studies. Highlights include visits to a backstage animal housing area, the Animal Nutrition Center, and the Veterinary Hospital.

Attendees will also get to take a ride on the Kilimanjaro Safari, an open-air safari vehicle providing an incredible journey through more than 100 acres of African savanna, forest, rivers and rocky hills where hundreds of animals roam free. Tickets are $50 and must be purchased in advance. More details...

Please note: Photography is prohibited in behind-the-scenes areas. Participants must be 16 years of age or older. Lunch is not provided. 

Sponsored by FMC

Winter Park Boat Tour & Morse Museum

Wednesday, Nov. 30
9:00 a.m. to Noon

Downtown Winter Park’s charm is magnified in its details: hidden gardens and side streets that are home to unique stores. The Scenic Boat Tour cruises through three of the city’s lakes and border the area’s most prestigious homes. The relaxing, narrated, one-hour cruise through the lakes and canals is really the only way to see the true beauty of Winter Park.

The Morse Museum houses the world’s most comprehensive collection of works by Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933), including the artist and designer’s jewelry, pottery, paintings, art glass, leaded-glass lamps and windows; his chapel interior from the 1893 World’s Columbian Expo in Chicago; and art and architecture objects from his Long Island country estate, Laurenton Hall. The Museum’s holdings also include American art pottery, late 19th and early 20th century American Painting, graphics, decorative art.

Spouse registration is required. Lunch is not provided.

Sponsored by FMC

Central Florida Agricultural Tour

Attendees listen during the Coachella Valley Agricultural Tour December 3, 2015.Thursday, Dec. 1
1:45 to 5 p.m.

Participants in the Central Florida Agricultural Tour will be treated to a tour of citrus production at Deseret Ranches, a diversified farming operation about an hour from Orlando. Deseret's 1,600-acre grove contains approximately 200,000 trees. Juice oranges, mostly Valencias, are the mainstay of the groves. In addition, the groves produce some varieties such as Navel oranges, Sunburst tangerines and Orlando tangelos for the fresh market.

Citrus from Florida is known worldwide for quality. Florida is the largest citrus-producing state in the country. Almost all of the not-from-concentrate orange juice consumed in the United States is produced in Florida. 

The tour will depart from Hilton Bonnet Creek following the closing luncheon at 1:15 p.m. on Thursday, December 1. Buses will return the hotel by 5 p.m. Tickets are $30.

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Disney Discounts Available for Conference Attendees

Walt Disney WorldARA Conference & Expo attendees, friends and family members may purchase specially priced Disney Meeting & Convention Tickets. These tickets offer pre-arrival savings of 10% off full- and multi-day (two days or longer) tickets and include one complimentary admission to an additional Disney Experience at any of the following: 

  • Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park
  • Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park
  • Disney's Winter Summerland or Disney's Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf Courses (before 4 p.m.)
  • Greens Fees for one round of golf at Disney's Oak Trail Golf Course, our 9-hole walking course

You'll also have access to partial-day tickets, which are exclusive to the meetings market. Register for the conference | Purchase your Disney tickets now!

Special Events

Disney Animal Kingdom Backstage Safari
Tuesday, Nov. 29
9 a.m. – Noon
Departs from Tour Lobby
Tickets: $50
Advanced registration required

Winter Park Tour and Morse Museum
Wednesday, Nov. 30
9 a.m. – Noon
Departs from Tour Lobby
Registered Spouses Only

Central Florida Agricultural Tour
Thursday, Dec. 1
1:45 – 5 p.m.
Departs from Tour Lobby
Tickets: $30
Advanced registration recommended

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