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LDA Offers C.E. with Character Over Mardi Gras Holiday

Walt Disney World® Resort
Sunday, February 11 - Tuesday, February 13, 2018
(Courses will be held each day from 7:30 to 11 a.m.)
Lake Buena Vista, Florida
at Disney's BoardWalk Inn

Online Registration - coming soon!
NOTE: This link will be directing you to the ADA website for your registration payment. Therefore, you will need to use your ADA username and password to access your information. If you do not have your ADA information, contact the ADA Member Service Center at 1.800.621.8099 (8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. CST Monday through Friday) or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for assistance.

Mark your calendars and pack your bags because the LDA’s heading to Walt Disney World® Resort! The winter C.E. destination meeting (held over Mardi Gras 2018) will offer C.E. and special rates for a Central Florida vacation. Special rates will be good before and after the meeting dates. So, start planning now for a tax write off trip to the Walt Disney World® Resort.

A brochure will also be mailed to all LDA members with registration information.

Looking to extend your stay? What a great opportunity to share in all the magic with family and friends by transforming the days before or after your scheduled meeting into a complete Walt Disney World® Resort vacation. Start with a Multi-Day Meeting/Convention Base Ticket and enjoy admission to one Theme Park per day for the specified number of days on your ticket, plus a bonus visit to one of the following: Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park, Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park, DisneyQuest® Indoor Interactive Theme Park, ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, or Disney's Oak Trail Golf Course for a round of golf.

Here’s the best part - the more days you add to your ticket, the less you pay per day. Then customize your ticket by adding additional options including:

  • Park Hopper® Option
  • Water Park Fun & More Option

For details, call 407-566-5600.

PRIVATE DESSERT RECEPTION: Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, 8:30 - 9:30 p.m.


Finish the day with a front-row presentation of the premier fireworks spectacular at Epcot® while indulging in ice cream sundaes, floats, and other delectable treats. C.E. registrants are FREE if registered by the deadline. Ticket prices for guests (see registration form when available) include beer, wine, and soda. Note: You must have a Sunday park ticket to Epcot® to enter or some form of hopper or annual pass that would allow entrance to Epcot®. More info will be provided as available! Fireworks-web

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Making a Reservation

Call the Group Reservations Line at (407) 939-4686. The lines are open Monday thru Friday 8:30 AM est. - 6:00 PM est. and 8:30 AM est. – 5:00 PM est. on the weekends. Use the Group Name (LDA Winter C.E. 2018) or the Group Code (G0724830) and the Cast Members will be happy to assist you with booking your room reservations and explain all available room options.The cutoff to reserve rooms is January 11, 2018. NOTE: WHEN MAKING YOUR ROOM RESERVATION, PLEASE RESERVE THE ROOM IN THE C.E. REGISTRANT'S NAME OR INCLUDE THE C.E. REGISTRANT IN THE LIST OF PEOPLE STAYING IN THE ROOM.

Group Room Rates:
From $257 per night for Run of House (Single/Double Occupancy)
From $357 per night for Concierge (Limited Number of Concierge, Single/Double Occupancy)

Additional Person (18 years and older): Additional $25 per person per night

Check-in time is after 3 p.m. Check-out time is before 11 a.m. Room rates are subject to applicable sales and resort taxes, currently 12.5%. Subject to availability of group rate rooms, run of house hotel rooms may be reserved at the Group Room Rates for the three days before Feb. 9, 2018, and the three days after Feb. 14, 2018 (for attendees wishing to extend their stays). Should an individual cancel a reservation, refund of the deposit will be in accordance with the hotel's general policy at that time (currently a refund is given if the reservation is canceled at least five days before arrival).

Disney's Magical Express Transportation
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If you're arriving by air, Disney's legendary service starts the moment you touch down. There's no need to hassle with your luggage at baggage claim. Disney's Magical Express Transportation is complimentary and exclusively available when you stay at a Disney Resort hotel. Disney will pick you up at Orlando International Airport and retrieve your checked luggage, then take you to your Disney Resort hotel. And when your meeting is over, they’ll do it all in reverse.

In order to utilize this service, a Disney's Magical Express reservation is required and must be arranged prior to arrival at the airport. To book Disney’s Magical Express Transportation, call 407-827-6777 or visit http://www.disneyconventiontickets.com/disneyworld/transportation for more details. It is suggested that you book 30 days prior to arrival and special luggage tags will be mailed to you.

Walt Disney World® Theme Park Tickets

Special Disney Tickets and Savings for 2016 LDA Winter Lecture Series Attendees and Their Guests!

Available only to attendees, their guests and family members, Disney’s “After 2pm,” “After 4pm,” and Multi-Day Meeting/Convention Tickets are designed to accommodate any agenda and are not available at the Theme Park ticket windows.

And by purchasing Multi-Day tickets in advance, you’ll save time and money while avoiding the lines at the Theme Park ticket windows! Plus, all full-day Multi-Day Meeting/Convention Tickets include a bonus visit to one of the following: Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park, Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park, DisneyQuest® Indoor Interactive Theme Park, ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, Disney’s Winter Summerland Miniature Golf Course, Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf Course or Disney's Oak Trail Golf Course.

Mixing business with pleasure has never been easier!

Call 407-566-5600.

C.E. Speakers, Courses, and Descriptions - coming soon

2018 Registration Pricing - coming soon

Walt Disney World® Theme Parks & More

More excitement and fun are only moments away with a complimentary shuttle bus ride to the seven lands of the Magic Kingdom® Park, or all the sights and sounds of Epcot®. Expect the unexpected at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park, or enjoy all the action and adventure of Disney’s Hollywood Studios®.

Take a world tour. Shop, dine and toast your success in 11 Epcot® World Showcase countries, with the laser and fireworks splendor of IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth. Get a taste of Hollywood and Disney magic. Dine in classic style at the Hollywood Brown Derby and behold a gallery of crafty villains taking on an Oscar®-winning mouse at the spectacular Fantasmic!

Explore the wild Savannah. Prepare for 110 acres of Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park adventure on Kilimanjaro Safaris®, and see talented performers join prideland pals for Festival of the Lion King.

Pure fantasy reigns in the classic playground that captures all of your childhood dreams. Visit seven lands of pure joy where elephants fly, pirates pillage, and princesses are real and end the evening under Wishes, a nighttime story in the sky, at the Magic Kingdom® Park.

Magic Kingdom® Park

Wonder, fantasy and plenty of pixie dust are everywhere at the Magic Kingdom® Park. From flying through Neverland to yo-hoing with a band of pirates, enchanted lands – with over 40 magical attractions – make exciting adventures and timeless fairy tale classics just a smile away.Catch everyone’s favorite buccaneer, Captain Jack Sparrow, as he joins the crew of the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction! Plummet into dark caves and tumble over rolling waterfalls as you join in on the adventures of Bre’er Rabbit on Splash Mountain®.And now, come experience the largest expansion in Magic Kingdom® Park history! Enjoy new attractions and interact with characters in ways you never thought possible. Journey to the Enchanted Forest, where you can become part of Ariel’s world, dine in Beast’s Castle, join Belle for a retelling of the “tale as old as time” and explore two new royal castles. Or head to Storybook Circus, where you can soar on the Dumbo the Flying Elephant® attraction, cool off with Casey Jr. Splash and Soak Station and fly a stunt plane with the Great Goofini on The Barnstormer. In New Fantasyland®, you’ll become part of a story that will stay with you for happily ever after.


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At Epcot®, high tech fun and Disney imagination are combined with the wonder of diverse cultures in two distinct worlds, Future World and World Showcase. Both are bursting with thrills and excitement. Fly to new heights as you wing your way through the skies on a breath-taking, awe-inspiring flight on the exhilarating Soarin’® attraction! Board a “clammobile” and follow Marlin and Dory as they chase the ever-curious clownfish in the Seas with Nemo & Friends. Dodge meteors, navigate nebulae and slingshot around the moon...without leaving Earth on Mission: SPACE®. Get revved up for an exhilarating driving experience, now designed by YOU! Create your own virtual custom-concept vehicle and put your design through its paces on the exciting hills, hairpin turns and straightaways on the Test Track ® circuit. Then, explore the cultures and cuisine of 11 nations as you journey around World Showcase, culminating in the ultimate finale, IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth - an incredible symphony of lasers, music, and fireworks.

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Disney's Hollywood Studios®

Lights...camera...and the stage is set for plenty of action! The glitz and glamour of Hollywood take center stage at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®. But the star is you! Take aim and ride an interactive  4-D Toy Story adventure like no other. It’s Toy Story Mania! – an attraction inspired by Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story films. Catch the up-and-down beat of Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster® Starring Aerosmith in a twistin’, turnin’, loopin’ limo ride that is sure to get your adrenaline jammin’. The power of the Force and the magic of Disney have combined again to bring you Star Tours®–The Adventures Continue. With new destinations featuring out-of-this-galaxy characters like C-3PO, R2-D2 and Darth Vader, you’ll never know where the Force might take you! And with each adventure, you can see the Star Wars universe in an all-new way…in 3-D! With so much to see and do, you just may need an encore! Go ahead and raise the curtain at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®. ©Disney/Lucasfilm Ltd. ©2011 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM.

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Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park

The fun gets wild at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park. Explore the realm of creatures that inhabit our world...and our imagination...and create your own adventure for an experience that roars with excitement.Experience a high-speed train trek forward and backward through the treacherous Himalayan unknown, where the dreaded Yeti lurks on Expedition Everest–Legend of the Forbidden Mountain®.Explore over 100 acres of African Savannah on Kilimanjaro Safaris® as you become surrounded by free-roaming wildlife in their natural habitat. Dive right into the heart, humor and characters of Finding Nemo with the musical version of the award-winning Disney•Pixar animated film. This on-stage extravaganza is is a visually-inventive, original musical, merging puppetry with live performances.Every path and trail invites you to explore the awesome surprises of nature combined with all the enchantment of Walt Disney World® Resort.

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Disney Water Parks

The world-famous water parks of Walt Disney World® Resort offer you the opportunity to cool off and chill out surrounded in unparalleled magic and fun.   At Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park, the legend of Florida’s first ski resort comes to life.   Brave “black diamond”-intensity thrills like the 120-foot vertical free-falling Summit Plummet, America’s tallest water slide, or the world’s longest family raft ride, Teamboat Springs.   Then, jump into a tropical paradise at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park, home to the gravity-defying uphill water coaster Crush ‘n’ Gusher.   Bask in the Florida sun as you tube down Castaway Creek, and snorkel through an underwater reef among real sharks.   For thrills or chills, come hit the waves where imagination reigns!

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Downtown Disney®

Downtown Disney Area
World-class restaurants, dazzling entertainment and unique shops line the waterfront at Downtown Disney area. Shop in the world’s largest Disney store, dine amid life-size prehistoric creatures, bowl a game at the 30-lane alley and more....

World-class restaurants, dazzling entertainment and unique shops line the waterfront at Downtown Disney® Area. Shop in the world’s largest Disney store, dine amid life-size prehistoric creatures, bowl a game at a 30-lane alley and more.

Downtown Disney West Side showcases top-notch restaurants, AMC Movies at Downtown Disney 24 – a state-of the art 24-theater complex, and distinctive shops. Here, you'll also find the exquisite Cirque du Soleil® La Nouba live entertainment show and the DisneyQuest® Indoor Interactive theme park.

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Downtown Disney Marketplace provides an appealing place to take a break from Disney Theme Parks and Water Parks – especially if you're in search of Disney merchandise. Choose from a wealth of shopping opportunities. Or, enjoy unique dining options, from a jungle-themed lunch to a romantic waterside dinner.

Enjoy an enticing array of shopping and dining experiences at  Curl by Sammy Duval, Raglan Road Irish Pub & Bar, Fuego by Sosa Cigars, Paradiso 37 and other outdoor food and beverage locations.

Sports & Recreation

As the number one amateur sports destination anywhere, ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex hosts nearly 200,000 athletes at 180 events each year.   It’s also home to Spring Training for the Atlanta Braves, as well as the Walt Disney World® Pro Soccer Classic.

Take in a round of golf fit for a pro at one of four championship golf courses. Pump up the thrills with wakeboarding, parasailing, waterskiing and tubing, and guided watercraft excursions at Disney’s Contemporary Resort Marina.

Or, enjoy a soothing spa experience in the middle of the magic at Senses – A Disney Spa at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. This new spa facility has been completely redesigned, blending turn-of-the-century elegance with modern accoutrements – and a dash of Disney whimsy.

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7833 Office Park Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
(225) 926-1986  |  (800) 388-6642
 Fax (225) 926-1886