Planning to come to EdcampMagic 2017? We have good news for you! Once again, we will be working to secure discount lodging at a Disney Resort for EdcampMagic participants. We are looking for input as to which resorts would be preferred by our participants. Please take a moment to share your opinion with us. We will post details on how to book once the pricing has been finalized. We are excited that you are planning to join us on June 10, 2017!
UPDATE: This survey is no longer accepting responses.
We have listened and will post booking information soon.
Are you looking for more information about EdcampMagic? We felt that we needed a better way to get information to participants, so we have migrated over to our new website. Go to edcampmagic.com for updated and details about EdcampMagic. If you have questions, feel free to leave us a comment, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also get in touch with the Edmagineers and other participants by joining the EdcampMagic Community on Facebook and following @edcampmagic and using #edcampmagic on Twitter.
We are thrilled to announce some very special guests who will be joining us at EdcampMagic, adding a little sprinkle of fairy dust to our event.
Join us for an interactive panel where you can ask questions to Disney experts Jim Korkis and Lou Mongello. Edmagineer and Author, Shauna Pollock will be moderating this engaging panel where participants will have a chance to explore the intersection of Disney and innovative teaching and push their thinking to the next level.
Jim Korkis is a well-known Disney historian with a wide-ranging expertise on all topics Disney. He has written a number of books from his unique point of view as fan, Cast Member, teacher and historian. (from mouseplanet.com)
Jim Korkis grew up in the Los Angeles area and since the age of five, was a frequent visitor to Disneyland. He was an original member of both the Mouse Club and the National Fantasy Fan Club. He attended all the local conventions where he had the opportunity to interview many of the people who actually worked with Walt Disney. Jim describes his house as looking like "a toy shop and a bookstore exploded and I decided to live in the remains." Here is a link to Jim's books.
Lou Mongello is a widely recognized Walt Disney World author, Disney expert, host, speaker and entrepreneur.
He is the host and producer of the WDW Radios show, which has been named the Best Travel Podcast by the Podcast Awards from 2006-2014. Through online communities and an established brand, WDW Radio promotes, "the magic of Walt Disney World" through its numerous media channels, which include audio podcast, live video broadcasts, video segments, blog, email newsletter, discussion forums, special events, live events and more.
Mongello is the author of theWalt Disney World Trivia Bookseries, 102 Ways to Save Money For and At Walt Disney World, and Audio Tours of Walt Disney World, which he also narrates himself. Lou is also the founder of the Dream Team Project, which sends children with life-threatening illnesses to Disney World. (from wikipedia.com)
Shauna Pollock is an educator, author and consultant who devotes her time and energy to helping people discover their passions, learn and make magic for others. She is the recipient of the Prime Minister's Award for Teaching Excellence and author of Creating Classroom Magic: Using Lessons from the Life of Walt Disney to Create an Experimental Prototype Classroom of Tomorrow. Shauna lives in Toronto and is an Edmagineer and helped to coordinate Edcamp Magic 2016.
Planning to join us June 4th, 2016 for EdcampMagic? We have great news! We have made arrangements with Disney's Group Services to allow EdcampMagic participants the opportunity to book accommodations at:
Disney’s Port Orleans Resort- Riverside
(reg $207 per night + tax)
at the significantly discounted group rate of $149.04 per night + tax. There will be an additional charge of $15 per night for additional adults.
Guests must provide the names and addresses of all guests staying in the room. Please include ages for children 17 and under. There will be an additional charge of $15 per night for additional adults. Guests will be required to leave a one nights’ room and tax deposit per room requested at the time of booking. The balance will be due at check-in when guests arrive at the Resort.
You must be a registered participant of EdcampMagic 2016 before you will receive the information necessary to book at the discounted group rate. When you register for EdcampMagic, make sure you check the box to receive information on EdcampMagic Group Rates for Disney Resort accommodations.
Special Park Ticket Pricing With Room Reservation
As an EdcampMagic Group Guest you will also have access to special park ticket pricing (approximately 10% off per multi-day ticket) on all pre-purchased group tickets which include one Bonus admission! Not only do you save, but you also get one visit to your choice of the following: DisneyQuest® Indoor Interactive Theme Park, Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park, Disney’s Blizzard BeachWater Park, Disney’s Wide World of Sports® Complex, or Disney’s Oak Trail Golf Course for one round of golf.
Discounted group theme park admission tickets must be prepaid in full at the time of purchase and must be purchased at least 10 days prior to check-in day. Please note that these prices will change each year depending on the regular prices for “non-discounted” regular gate tickets. The group ticket rates typically increase an average of 7-10% each year. Make plans to purchase your park admission before ticket prices increase for 2016.
When adding discounted group theme park tickets to your reservation, you will need to provide the quantity and type of ticket for each Guest.
* Guests may make discounted room reservations prior to making Disney’s Magical Express, Theme Park Ticket and/ or Disney Dining Plan decisions. However, if you would like to take advantage of any of these options, don’t forget to call back and add them to your reservation!
We are looking forward to sharing a magical learning experience
The EdcampMagic team has been working hard to create special opportunities for edcamp participants. Disney has offered us discounted rates for Disney's Port Orleans Riverside for EdcampMagic 2016. Several of the team, including myself, stayed here for last year's edcamp. One of the things I most enjoyed about my stay was the water boat access to Disney Springs, formerly called Downtown Disney. It was a great alternative to riding the busses!
So, if you want to stay on Disney property and would like a little nicer place to stay than the value resorts, but without paying a lot more for it, check out the lodging information.