(photo credit: Skift)

The Senior Events Committee is excited to announce that this year’s Senior Trip will be to Universal Studios in Orlando, F.L. The Senior Trip has taken place each year since its inception in May 2008. For the past 11 years, the trip has been to Walt Disney World in Orlando, but this year the location has changed due to a variety of factors which include: the continual increase in the park tickets, additional fees (parking, package delivery, etc.) and most importantly the addition of Star Wars Land this year, which has reduced the availability of hotel options.

The Senior Events Committee has been interested in the opportunities available at Universal for a few years, and now, with the addition of their water park, Volcano Bay, it becomes even more of an experience that the committee believes students will enjoy. The trip is priced at $650 and will include: hotel accommodations at Universal’s Aventura Hotel (one of the newest resorts on the property), a 3-day park ticket that includes both theme parks and the water park, flight on JetBlue or Southwest, ground transportation in Orlando and the first night’s dinner.

While Walt Disney World is an amazing place, it’s awfully large and impossible to see in just 3 days. Universal Studios will allow students to really enjoy their time; go for a swim, shop at City Walk, go to the parks for a couple of hours and still get a nap in. The best part is that you can walk to everything, which is a far cry from Disney World which requires bus transfers to all parks, hotels and shopping/dining experiences. We feel like this experience will be more of an experience that requires less pre-planning, more quality time with friends, and the time needed to feel like you’re ready to conquer the world upon return.

The trip is slated to go on sale on Monday, November 25, 2019, at 7 a.m. on snhutickets.com. The 2019 trip sold out in seconds, and we anticipate the same for this year. For the official waitlist or questions please email: seniorevents@snhu.edu