The Final Ultimate Field Trip

    New+UFT+button+Oct 10 The Final Ultimate Field TripThe Annual Ultimate Field Trip to Walt Disney World Resort is finally here! If you are a regular reader, you know this is one of my family’s Disney traditions. In fact, it’s the reason my family first traveled to Walt Disney World in 2006, and it is what sparked all my Disney passion.

    The Ultimate Field Trip (UFT) actually began in 2004 when Carol Beth Scott and her family traveled to The Most Magical Place on Earth. They had such an amazing time they founded 3D Travel Company to enable other families to find that same joy.

    The Scotts organized The Ultimate Field Trip (UFT) in 2005 as a way for homeschoolers across the country to gather and learn while they play onsite at Walt Disney World. The event has grown from its humble beginnings of 18 Inaugural UFT family attendees to several hundred participating families this year! 3D Travel is now an Earmarked Agency and continues to grow.

    What do we do at UFT? Homeschoolers from all over the United States arrive at Walt Disney World during Labor Day week. (Some participants stay an additional week, but the group events take place during the first week.) All gatherings are optional. However, you probably don’t want to miss any, since they really highlight the learning possibilities. It’s vacation, sure, but isn’t it great when the kids take away more than a memory?

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    Here’s what’s going on this week:
    Monday: Meet-n-greet and get our goody bags
    Tuesday: UFT educational experience open day
    Wednesday: Scavenger Hunt at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and with Hidden Mickeys author Steven Barrett and his sweet wife Vickie
    Thursday: Meetup at Monsters, Inc., Laugh Floor at Magic Kingdom Park
    Friday: UFT educational experience open day
    Saturday: Fantasia Gardens mini golf meetup

    We will celebrate this trip with mixed emotions, as it will be the final large group UFT event. The program is not going away, however! It is being plussed! Going forward, you can customize your own “UFT in a box!” With just a few families/friends in your traveling party, you can create your own group trip and still experience all the best in planning, options, and giveaways provided by 3D Travel Company and the UFT Team since 2005! Get more info about UFT & Beyond at the 3D Travel website.

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    Today’s Takeaway:
    If you’re joining us at UFT, please be sure to introduce yourself. We’d love to meet you in person!

    If you’re nowhere near the Parks right now, you can virtually join us onsite this week by following our Tweets on Twitter and keeping up with us on Facebook.

    ©2013 Magical Mouse Schoolhouse, your Disney homeschool resource!

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    • http://sincerelydanirose.blogspot.com/ Dani

      That’s such a cool idea!

      • http://www.magicalmouseschoolhouse.com/ Jodi / MagicalMouseSchoolhouse

        Thanks! It’s been a great event!

    • Melissa Nicole

      this is an awesome idea we just got home from Disney I cant wait to go back again

      • http://www.magicalmouseschoolhouse.com/ Jodi / MagicalMouseSchoolhouse

        I could LIVE here!!! :)

    • Michelle Elter

      How cool! A Hidden Mickey scavenger hunt with Steven Barrett!! My family would love to do that ºoº

      • http://www.magicalmouseschoolhouse.com/ Jodi / MagicalMouseSchoolhouse

        I’m really looking forward to tomorrow’s scavenger hunt! The Barretts are such sweet & fun people!

    • Stacy James

      I have just recently come across this site and the 3d site and I have to say I am EXCITED to plan our ultimate field trip now!! We are a homeschooling family, this is our second year, and we visit Disney every year as well! I am hoping the new way of doing this will still allow my children to get to meet and hang out with other home school families while in Disney! I love your site, can’t wait to get started!! :)

      • http://www.magicalmouseschoolhouse.com/ Jodi / MagicalMouseSchoolhouse

        You will love the Ultimate Field Trip! I was just told that they will likely continue a September gathering, as well as allowing people to create their own trips throughout the year. So glad you’ve found us!

    • Ariel Smith

      If only my school would go to Disney on a field trip. But that’s okay, my family graduation trip is to Disney! I’m too excited! 261 days!

      • http://www.magicalmouseschoolhouse.com/ Jodi / MagicalMouseSchoolhouse

        Lucky you! Have a great time!

    • Kelly Kravitz

      So cool! Wish we lived closer so we can participate! We go in Nov though, so I am happy!

      • http://www.magicalmouseschoolhouse.com/ Jodi / MagicalMouseSchoolhouse

        Have a wonderful trip!