Presidential classic is just a few weeks away. I know I have ran into some that are going. Just wanted to get an idea on how many are going. Also wanted to know if there is any advice you veterans of the meet can give this newbie about it.
All of this.......Blueredzone,
We did that meet in 2013, and still to this day, my daughters say that was their favorite meet ever! Unfortunately, we are not going this year.
My advice is:
If you are staying on property and plan to use the Disney buses to travel to the WW of Sports, leave plenty of extra travel time, the buses do not run frequently. If you are competing during the last session, in the evening, I would book a cab back to take you back to the hotel.
Because it's Presidents Day weekend, the parks are very crowded, take advantage of fast passes, as much as possible.
Pack a warm jacket, it was freezing (for FL) the year we went.
Bring your wallet!! Souvenir sweatshirts were about $70 each! Lol
Enjoy and best of luck to your daughter/son!
No! Sevenatenine2, if that were true, I'd refuse to go. That's preposterous, to make all those gymnasts and families stay at certain hotels. I and I'm sure everyone else spends how much they want to on hotel.Is this the meet where you have to stay in a certain hotel in order to compete in the meet? I looked into one Disney meet and it was like that and left a bad taste in my mouth.
If these organizations don't set up deals than there crazy. Which I am assuming they are doing, since your strongly encouraged to stay at the hotel provided. The reasoning behind that is if they don't fill the number of rooms someone has to pay the remaining number of rooms not sold. It sounds though like the price may be to steep for some. They either need a better negotiator or stay at a different hotel.I'm glad to hear that! I know I saw that at a Disney meet that I was looking at a few years ago, but I can't remember which one. I'm glad that isn't common place in gymnastics.
A good friend of mine whose daughter is a junior in high school plays select volleyball. My daughter may be heading down the same road later on, and we were talking about it and she said that at all these huge volleyball tournaments, 80% of the team is required to stay at the hotel (and pay rack rate, I'm sure). I think it's a terrible racket. We love to travel and we love to stay in nice places, but with Priceline and other tools we hardly ever pay rack rate anywhere.
I'm not sure about that. We are staying in a Disney hotel but that is only because we got a pretty good rate as a FL resident. We've never been told we had to stay in a Disney hotel though.Is this the meet where you have to stay in a certain hotel in order to compete in the meet? I looked into one Disney meet and it was like that and left a bad taste in my mouth.