As part of the 2022 Education Summit, Pegasus Springs Education Collective and our partners are proud to welcome the student participants for our BOLT Student Voice program at Disney! We are committed to creating an event experience where all participants can safely and enjoyably collaborate and learn.
To receive a registration badge at the Summit/BOLT welcome desk, which will allow access to sessions and meals, all attendees (or parent/guardian/chaperone) will be asked to sign an Attestation Form, which confirms that participants have either received the COVID-19 vaccination OR received a recent negative COVID-19 test result. The form also confirms that they will follow all other guidelines and expectations, as outlined by the event organizers and event venue. If any health/safety guidelines change at Walt Disney World in the coming weeks, we will of course inform you right away.
Below are our expectations/recommendations for the Education Summit and BOLT program, an excerpted summary of the current guidelines and protocols for the Walt Disney World resort, and a copy of the Attestation Form that all attendees will be asked to sign at the Summit/BOLT registration desk at the Coronado Springs Convention Center. There also are 2 forms that must be received by us prior to your arrival at the resort: the BOLT parent/guardian permission agreement and the emergency/medical form. Please complete these forms and return them via email by June 1 to Stephen MacDonald, our Event Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are a few other reminders and recommendations as you plan your trip:
- If you still need to make your own hotel reservations at the resort—or if you are interested in purchasing discounted theme park tickets for event attendees, be sure to visit our private Disney event link.
- If you are making airline reservations, book your flight to Orlando International Airport (MCO). From there, you can either take a taxi or rideshare to the Coronado Springs Resort at Walt Disney World (approximately 20 miles)—or you can book a seat on a Mears Connect shuttle to the Coronado Springs Resort.
- Once you have your hotel confirmation numbers and/or any park tickets you may have purchased, you probably want to link them to your own Disney account that you can use to manage all your plans and to make sure your hotel reservations (check-in/check-out dates) and any other park reservations are all accurate. You can then view and update your plans online at your My Disney Experience page or by using the Disney mobile app.
- If you’re interested in exploring more information about attractions, guidelines, and other recommendations for visiting the Walt Disney World resort, visit the Disney World website.
If you have any other questions or concerns regarding plans for your trip, feel free to contact us. As we prepare for BOLT, we are looking forward to expanding leadership skills, increasing collaboration and communication skills, and experiencing how to use your own voice to make a positive difference in your communities and in your education.
Walt Disney World Resort Guidelines and Protocols
Below is an excerpted summary of some of the current guidelines, protocols, and recommendations at Walt Disney World. More information and updates about visiting Walt Disney World can be accessed at this link.
Face coverings are optional for Guests in both outdoor and indoor locations, as well as Disney transportation. It is recommended Guests who are not fully vaccinated continue wearing face coverings in all indoor locations, including indoor attractions and theaters and on enclosed transportation. Please note, face coverings are not permitted while experiencing water slides or in the water.
Cleanliness & Sanitation
As part of our ongoing commitment to the health and safety of our Guests, Cast Members and the larger community, we have high standards for general cleanliness and sanitation and employ robust cleaning procedures, such as:
- Training for Cast Members, with ongoing reinforcement on a regular basis
- Easy access to handwashing facilities and hand sanitizer dispensers
- Quick response to spills, trash and other situations
- End of day sanitation procedures for restroom, kitchen, and other facilities
By entering Walt Disney World Resort, you are confirming that you and all persons in your party:
- are not experiencing any of the following symptoms of COVID-19 identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at CDC.gov, including:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
- do not need to quarantine due to close contact with someone with confirmed or suspected COVID-19
- are not under any self-quarantine orders
Guests who cannot confirm all of the above criteria must not enter Walt Disney World Resort. If at any point during their visit a Guest does not meet all of the above criteria, they and their traveling party will be required to isolate and may be relocated or asked to leave the property.
Theme parks, Disney Resort hotels, restaurants, attractions, experiences and other offerings may be modified, limited in capacity and subject to limited availability or closure.
Additionally, attractions, experiences (such as shows and parades), services and amenities may have limited availability or may remain closed. We will provide more information as it becomes available. We reserve the right to cancel any reservations, admission media or purchases and provide applicable refunds.
An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and Guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable. By visiting Walt Disney World Resort you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.