HOW DO I ORDER TICKETS?
Your membership portal will unlock “2023 ICDC – Attraction Tickets” in your “Conferences” tab, only once your state association conference begins. Once you carefully place your order, an invoice and confirmation can be viewed in the membership portal and e-mailed.
WHEN CAN I BUY TICKETS?
Your membership portal will unlock tickets the day your state association conference begins. Tickets will become available to purchase at 1 pm ET: February 1st, March 1st, and March 15th.
Note: If an item appears to be sold out, an interest form will be open. You will be alerted if tickets are added.
I DON'T SEE A TICKET OPTION
It’s possible your chartered association purchased them for your entire association.
Note: The membership portal will unlock tickets the day your state association conference begins.
HOW CAN I PAY FOR MY TICKETS?
All pre-order attraction ticket payments must be received at DECA Inc. by Friday, April 14th, 2023. If payment is not received by the deadline, then pre-orders must be paid in full using a credit card, check or cash payment when tickets are picked up on-site. Purchase orders are not accepted on-site.
- Purchase Order: Please e-mail a copy to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Check: Please make it payable to “DECA Inc.” and mail it to 1908 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191.
- Credit Card: Click the blue "Pay Tours" button in the membership portal by clicking the “Conferences” tab, then “2023 ICDC - Attraction Tickets”. The "Pay Tours" button will appear on the next screen.
CAN I HAVE MY TICKETS MAILED TO ME PRIOR TO THE EVENT?
No. Tickets must be picked up in person by the chapter advisor in W206 of the Orange County Convention Center.
- Friday, April 21 | 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
- Saturday, April 22 | 7:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
- Sunday, April 23 | 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
- Monday, April 24 | 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
CAN SOMEONE ELSE PICK UP THE TICKETS?
If you are unable to pick up the attraction tickets and would like to designate another person, please submit an authorized release request here.
Note: Tickets must be paid for in full.
ARE LIGHTNING LANES (WALT DISNEY) AND/OR EXPRESS LANES (UNIVERSAL ORLANDO) INCLUDED WITH A TICKET?
Walt Disney World Resort: Link each ticket number to a “My Disney Experience” account, including on the My Disney Experience mobile app - then individually purchase one and/or two of the following options on the day of your visit:
- Genie+: $15 per day/person service for participating attractions. Selections can be made one at a time. Guests must redeem an existing selection or wait 2 hours – whichever comes first – before making another selection. Guests can enjoy a Lightning Lane entrance once for each attraction per day.
Genie+ is a paid addition to the complementary Disney Genie service, which assists guests in planning their day on the mobile app.
- Individual Lightning Lane: An ‘a la carte’ service for separate, high-demand attractions - Seven Dwarfs Mine Train (Magic Kingdom); Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind (EPCOT); Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance (Hollywood Studio); and Avatar Flight of Passage (Animal Kingdom). Prices vary with demand and day. One at a time, guests may purchase up to two experiences/day.
Universal Orlando Resort: Separately purchase Universal Express passes online, including on the Universal Orlando Resort mobile app, or at the park entrance; linking with each ticket number afterwards. All Universal Express access is not valid on Fievel's Playland, Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure™, Jurassic World VelociCoaster or Pteranodon Flyers. Guests may choose between two options:
- Universal Express: Skip the regular line at most popular attractions once per ride.
- Universal Express Unlimited: Skip the regular line at most popular attractions as many times as desired.
DOES A UNIVERSAL PARK-TO-PARK PASS INCLUDE VOLCANO BAY?
No. DECA’s ticket packages do not include Volcano Bay as an option.
HOW DO I REGISTER FOR DISNEY WORLD'S DISABILITY ACCESS SERVICE (DAS) OR UNIVERSAL'S ATTRACTION ASSISTANCE PASS (AAP)?
Request with guest services at a theme park entrance and give as many details as possible about the disability or health problems. A doctor’s note is not legally required.
Note: These are intended for guests who have difficulty tolerating extended waits in a conventional queue environment due to a disability.
Walt Disney World: Registered guests (and their party members) can make return time selections right from the My Disney Experience app during the day of a park visit.
Universal Orlando Resort: The AAP is a card with a barcode, the date it is valid, the guest’s name and the party size on it; it has lines on the back to hand to an attraction attendant for return times.
IS THERE A SECURITY SCREENING AT THE PARKS?
Both, Universal Orlando Resort and Walt Disney World require visiting guests to clear security prior to entering Universal City Walk, Walt Disney World Theme Parks and Disney Springs. All persons, bags, parcels and clothing are subject to additional screening.
Note: DECA night will also require guests to pass security clearance in provided alternate entrances.
WHAT ITEMS ARE PROHIBITED AT THE THEME PARKS?
Each theme park has a complete list of park policies available, but some items include:
- Firearms, ammunition, knives, and weapons of any kind
- Illegal substances such as marijuana
- Flammable or explosive objects such as fireworks
- Clothing displaying offensive language or content
- Artificial noise makers such as horns and whistles
- Recreational devices such as drones, skateboards, remote-control toys, or shoes with built-in wheel.
Walt Disney World Resort: Other notable policies include but are not limited to: A smoke-free policy throughout property, unless in a designated outdoor area; Selfie sticks or other hand-held extension poles for devices are not allowed in any theme park; Plastic straws are not permitted at Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park.
Universal Orlando Resort: Each Universal Orlando Resort theme park has one designated smoking area. There are also smoking areas located in Universal City Walk. Selfie sticks are permitted at Universal’s discretion but must be properly secured and not in use on any rides or attraction.
DO I HAVE TO PAY FOR PARKING?
Walt Disney World: Guests pay one fee for a parking pass that is good all day at all 4 theme parks—Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom. Note: Parking at Disney Springs is complimentary. Additionally, Disney’s accessible and complimentary bus transportation to the rest of property can be found here.
- Preferred parking: car or motorcycle – $45 to $50 per day
- Standard parking: car or motorcycle – $25 per day
- Oversized Vehicle Parking: Shuttle, Limo, Camper Trailer, RV, Bus, or Tractor Trailer - $30 per day
Universal Orlando Resort: The enclosed parking garage features moving sidewalks, escalators, elevators and on-site wheelchair rental. Vehicles can leave the garage and return the same day by stopping at the toll plaza upon re-entry and presenting their parking ticket.
- Prime Parking: $40-$60
Pricing is seasonal and may vary by day
- Prime Upgrade: $13-$33
Pricing is seasonal and may vary by day
- RV/Bus Parking: $32
- Regular Parking: $27
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.