DECA ICDC 2023 Attraction Ticket Options

January 18, 2023

As your DECA chapter heads to Orlando for DECA’s International Career Development Conference, we’re here to make your experience as easy as possible! DECA is coordinating a package of attraction ticket offerings with these benefits:

  1. Purchase and pick up your tickets to multiple parks in one transaction
  2. Take advantage of significant savings from gate prices, including tax exemption with ease
  3. Pay DECA directly as your one vendor
  4. Get access to exclusive tickets not available to the general public or available at the gate
  5. With reservations required at Walt Disney World parks, DECA has booked a significant number of tickets in advance.

Because quantities are limited and association conferences span from January to March, DECA will release tickets on February 1, March 1 and March 15. This will also help us monitor demand to work with the theme parks to secure additional tickets, if possible. Chapter advisors will be able to see the option in the DECA Online Membership System to purchase ICDC Attraction Tickets only once their association conference begins.

The deadline to pre-order tickets, if still available, is March 27 at 4:00 p.m. ET. Any remaining tickets will be available on-site while quantities remain. Payment must be received at DECA by April 14.


UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT

1 Day Park-to-Park

A park-to-park ticket allows guests to hop between Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure as much as they want in one day.

DECA Price: $130
Gate Price: $234

3 Day Park-to-Park

A park-to-park ticket allows guests to hop between Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure as much as they want each of the days they visit. Tickets expire 7 days after the first day of use, and they do not have to be used in consecutive days.

DECA Price: $195
Gate Price: $428

DECA Night at Universal Studios Florida

Monday, April 24 | 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Entertainment. Dining. Transportation. Let us take care of it all! This special ticket gives DECA members access to the park during as early as 5 p.m. Once the park closes to the public, DECA members will have private access until 11:00 p.m. Many of your favorite attractions will be open, as well as dining and retail operations. A DJ will play your favorite songs and there will be opportunities for character meet and greets. 

This cost includes DECA transportation, which must be used as this is a special event, and a $25 voucher for food or gift items. Ticket valid only during the date and time noted. If you wish to enter the park earlier than 5 p.m. on Monday, you must use one of the other tickets (1 Day Park-to-Park or 3 Day Park-to-Park) and it will use that day from your ticket. Non-refundable. Quantities limited.

Shuttles will depart your hotel beginning at 4:45 p.m. on a continuous shuttle basis until 7:00 p.m. Shuttles will begin departing the theme park at 9:00 p.m. on a continuous shuttle basis until 11:30 p.m.

DECA Price: $125
Gate Price: Not Available

3 Day Park-to-Park + DECA Night at Universal Studios Florida

Take advantage of the ultimate ticket! Save $35 by bundling the 3 Day Park-to-Park with DECA Night at Universal Studios Florida tickets.

DECA Price: $285


UNIVERSAL STUDIES ADD-ONS

Looking to provide more educational opportunities for your DECA members while in Orlando? Check out Universal Orlando Resort’s Universal Studies program. You can purchase your Universal tickets through DECA, and then add on these educational programs through Universal Orlando Resort’s Youth Programs.

Business Learning Series

Universal Orlando's Youth Programs' Business Learning Series featuring CNBC's The Profit, Marcus Lemonis is comprised of three content-rich modules designed around Mr. Lemonis' business principles.

  • Learn more here. Click the “Apply Now” to sign up, and a representative from Universal Orlando Resort Youth Programs will respond.

Marketing is Universal: Keeping the Guest at Heart

In our program developed with and endorsed by DECA, students learn the dynamic marketing strategies used to promote one of the world’s leading theme park resort destinations. In an ever-changing world of digital media and increased competition, they’ll hear stories of getting it right while remaining innovative and bold. From understanding the role of research and data, to discussing the importance of guest engagement, students are exposed to the process of developing a marketing strategy in the current business climate. With real-world examples of our integrated marketing campaigns, students learn the significance of staying true to brand values and to always keep the guest at the center of decision-making.

  • Learn more here. Click the “Apply Now” to sign up, and a representative from Universal Orlando Resort Youth Programs will respond.

Note: All Universal Studies orders must be purchased in conjunction with Park-to-Park admission tickets. You will purchase the Park-to-Park admission tickets through DECA, but order the Universal Studies program through Universal Orlando Resort.


WALT DISNEY WORLD RESORT

You must purchase the ticket by park, by day and by ticket type. Unfortunately, because of the park reservation requirement, changes cannot be made and these tickets are non-refundable.

After 1 p.m. Park Ticket

Admission to one Walt Disney World® Theme Park after 1:00 p.m. for one day.

DECA Price: $115
Gate Price: Not available

Quantities limited.

1-Day Magic Your Way Park Hopper® Ticket

With the Park Hopper® experience, guests must select the first park they plan to visit AND enter that first park prior to visiting another. After entering that first park, Guests will be able to visit the next park starting at 2 p.m. until each park’s regularly scheduled closure. 

At this time a park reservation is not required after the first park, but is subject to the park’s capacity limitations.

DECA Price: $185
Gate Price: $251

Quantities limited.


SATURDAY TRANSPORTATION

$20 per person, roundtrip to either Disney Transportation and Ticket Center or Universal Orlando on Saturday, April 22.

Shuttles will depart your designated pick-up location (hotel or convention center) beginning at 8:00 a.m. on a continuous shuttle basis until 11:00 a.m. Shuttles will begin departing the theme park at 2:00 p.m. on a continuous shuttle basis until 5:00 p.m.

Transportation is not provided, except for the DECA NIGHT AT UNIVERSAL STUDIOS FLORIDA on Monday, April 24. DECA will sell optional transportation wristbands for use on Saturday, April 22 only. The transportation wristbands will be good for one round trip to one location (Disney’s Transportation Center or Universal Orlando Resort) and will be color coded.


DECA Inc. does not recognize or accept any responsibility for tours arranged through travel agents or individuals. DECA’s official tours are promoted and sold only through DECA Inc. All tours are subject to change or cancellation at any time. Pre-orders must be paid in full when tickets are picked up or a credit card, check or cash payment will be necessary. No refunds.

Questions?

Kylie Knudsen is DECA’s experience coordinator. In this role, she coordinates attraction experiences for DECA’s educational conferences, and assists with travel-related questions to ensure DECA members and advisors have the best experience possible. She assists DECA advisors who are placing orders for the official DECA attractions and coordinates the on-site distribution of the tickets.

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