Disney Homeschool Days in OctoberPosted by Affording the Mouse
If you’re a home educating family like we are, you’re always looking for unique, fun, ecucational, and–of course!–inexpensive field trips. Walt Disney World fits the bill. Really. Yes, even the inexpensive part, when compared with other vacation venues…as long as you know how to find the savings. Fortunately, Disney is offering great ticket discounts to homeschooling families for their annual (semi-annual? over the last few years the dates have been a bit erratic) Disney Homeschool Days.
This year’s program, slated for October 25, puts the focus on primates and preserving their habitats (a less-than-subtle promotion of Chimpanzee, now in theatres). The one-hour presentation included with your registration/ticket purchase will undoubtedly be both informative and entertaining, but you also have the opportunity to schedule additional Youth Education Series (YES)programs during your stay. These are typically 3 hours in length and cost $28 per student per session. We’ve found them to be a perfect balance of learning and fun, especially for younger students.
While we won’t be attending this year’s event (we had our trip planned before the dates were announced; we are, however, attending a YES program through individual enrollment), we have attended Disney’s Homeschool Days in the past and thoroughly enjoyed it. There is a sense of commaraderie, as you are surrounded by other home educating families. And it doesn’t hurt that Disney typically schedules these events during the least busy times in the Parks, since we homeschoolers like to vacation in the off-season. (Our Homeschool Days program was in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and the crowd was as light as I had ever experienced.)
For more information on this year’s event, click here.