• Important Information

The Pegasus Springs Education Collective and our partners are proud to welcome the student participants to our BOLT Student Leadership Program at Disney! We are committed to creating an event experience where all participants can safely and enjoyably collaborate and learn.

Below are our expectations/recommendations for the BOLT program and links to guidelines/expectations for the Walt Disney World resort. 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 stephen@pegasussprings.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.

BOLT Expectations and Walt Disney World Policies

  • If an attendee begins to have Covid or flu-like symptoms at any time during the event, that attendee should notify chaperones and may need to refrain from sessions so as to not infect any other participants or resort guests. COVID rapid-test kits and face masks will also be available if requested.
  • In accordance with guidelines at the event venue, face coverings are optional. Of course, for personal health reasons or if wearing a mask or face covering simply makes you more comfortable, we absolutely encourage attendees to do so—especially while indoors, in crowded areas, and/or in close proximity to others. We encourage all participants to engage in a manner that lends itself to a collaborative experience, while also allowing for individual choice, safety, and comfort levels.
  • We encourage participants to wash hands and/or use hand sanitizer frequently throughout the day. We also ask that participants practice respiratory etiquette, such as covering your nose and mouth if coughing or sneezing.
  • To remain a participant in BOLT, it is expected that student attendees follow the guidance of their BOLT leaders and stay with their assigned groups while in the theme parks and during BOLT programming. Parents/guardians or chaperones will be notified if any safety concerns arise regarding a student.
  • It is expected that all attendees follow all rules and policies for guests at the Walt Disney World Resort. Information and updates about visiting Walt Disney World can be accessed at their “Know Before You Go”link. An overview of the resort’s property rules and policies is also available at their Walt Disney World Resort Property Rules link, which includes general rules, prohibited items and activities, guest courtesy and attire policies, animal policies, and company rights.