PENN STATE CITRUS BOWL

December 30, 2018 - January 2, 2019
Welcome to the 2019 VRBO Citrus Bowl!

To ensure that all goes smoothly, please read the following tour information carefully, as it will provide valuable information about your trip. Please remember to visit the CAT/CFT Tour Hospitality Desk at the Hyatt Regency Orlando for any tour updates. Thank you for traveling with us and we look forward to seeing you in Orlando!
Download Printable Itinerary
Distributed At The Hotel
  • Credential Name Badge, Lanyard, and Ticket Holder
  • Souvenir
  • Citrus Bowl Game Ticket, if purchased through the travel package
  • I-Ride Trolley Pass
Know Before You Go
Weather
In December, the daily highs in Orlando average 70 - 72, while evening temperatures are typically, in the low-50s.
  
Forecast
Clothing
There is no specific dress code for any of the program inclusions other than your blue and white Penn State gear. The Penn State team will be wearing white, Kenutcky will be in blue, so make sure to wear your white on game day!

Meals
Meals, unless otherwise specified are not included in your package price. When planning meals, please allow enough time to be on time for scheduled group departures.
Official Tour Credential
Your tour credentials will be distributed in Orlando at the Tour Hospitality Desk at the Hyatt Regency Orlando. To help our tour hosts identify you as part of the CAT/CFT group, we require you to wear your official tour identification credential (name badge) for your transfer to the stadium on game day.
    
Game Tickets
If you purchased game tickets as part of your package, they will be distributed at the hotel at the Tour Hospitality Desk. You will be required to show photo ID for game ticket pick-up. Please keep your game tickets in a secure location until you board the motorcoach the day of the game.
    
Air Packages​

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Airport Information
For complete airport and flight details, please refer to the detailed information provided in the email. 

Baggage
To ensure proper handling of your baggage, please adhere to the following instructions:   
  1. Make sure you have a valid form of ID on your bags complete with your name, address and cell phone number.
  2. Limit yourself to one (1) carry-on item and one (1) small, personal item that must fit in the overhead compartment or beneath the seat, and one (1) checked bag. Be sure to keep all necessary medications with you.  
  3. You do not need color-coded, hotel specific baggage tags for your departure.
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Note: If you purchased an air package (your airline ticket was booked by CAT/CFT) and that airline charges for baggage, please pay your baggage fees when you check-in for your flight. You may then present the receipt to the Tour Hospitality Desk at the hotel for reimbursement. Or, you may be reimbursed after the trip is over, if you choose.
  
Airport Check-in
NO AIRLINE TICKET ACCOMPANIES THIS ITINERARY.  All ticketing has been done electronically – please present your ID at the airline counter to check-in.
  
Please arrive at the airport one-and-a-half (1 1/2) hours prior to departure to allow enough time to check-in and go through the TSA lines.  If parking at the airport, please allow extra time.
 
Upon arrival at the airport, proceed to the ticket counter designated in the email.  A government-issued photo ID (federal, state or local) is required to check-in and receive your boarding pass. You may be asked to show this ID at subsequent points, such as TSA screening, along with your boarding pass.  
 
Please verify that the name(s) listed on your final confirmation EXACTLY matches the name(s) on your photo ID.
  
  
Arrival in Orlando
Upon arrival in Orlando, make your way to the Baggage Claim area.  A CAT/CFT representative will meet you there.  After claiming your luggage, you will be transferred to the Hyatt Regency Orlando.
 
Once at your hotel, you will be directed to the CAT/CFT Tour Hospitality Desk to pick up your room key and additional tour items. Since all baggage handling gratuities are included in your package price, it is not necessary to tip the bell staff.  If someone else’s baggage is mistakenly placed in your room please contact the Tour Hospitality Desk immediately. 
 
If your arrival occurs prior to the hotel’s standard check-in time (3:00 pm) your room may not be ready.  In this case, your luggage will be stored in a secure location and will be delivered to your room after you receive your room key.
  
Land-only Packages​
Transportation to Orlando is not included in the tour package. The tour will begin upon your arrival at the hotel.  For information regarding ground transportation options at Orlando International Airport please visit www.orlandoairports.net.  Estimated taxi fare from the airport to the hotel:  $40 - $60.  Mears Shuttle also provides transfers to the Hyatt for $21 per person (call 407-423-5566 or book at their airport desk – located on ground level).  Uber is usually $20-$25
 
Upon hotel arrival, please proceed to the front desk where you will check-in and receive your room key.  Your room and tax have been pre-paid; however, you will be required to present a credit card for incidentals (i.e. Room service, parking, etc.). Once you have checked-in, stop by the Tour Hospitality Desk at your convenience to pick up your credential name badge, lanyard and ticket holder, Citrus Bowl game tickets (if ordered through the tour), I-Ride Trolley pass and souvenir.
 
Should you arrive prior to the hotel’s standard check-in time of 3:00 pm, your room may not be ready.  You may, however, check your bags with the bell staff until your room becomes available.
  
Hyatt Regency Orlando
(Penn State Team Hotel)
9801 International Drive, Orlando,FL 32819

Check-in: 3:00 pm | Check-out: 11:00 am
  
Self-Parking:  $25 per night
Valet Parking:  $37 per night

NOTE:  Guests of CAT/CFT receive complimentary self-parking for one car (per guest room)
Incidental Account

You must present a major credit card upon check-in at the Hyatt Regency Orlando to cover any incidental charges incurred throughout your stay. The travel package does not include items such as room service or restaurant charges, valet parking or gift shop purchases. We recommend that you do not use a debit-type card as the hotel will place a hold on a set amount until check-out.
On-site Dining​
Urban Tide
Feast on beautiful views of the Grotto Pool as you enjoy  fresh, locally sourced ingredients from a variety of local Florida vendors. Craft brews and eclectic cocktails, like the Fuzzy Mule and Pickle Martini, reflect the quirky ambiance of this unconventional eatery.  

Breakfast Menu
M-F (6:00 am - 10:30 am)
Sat & Sun (6:00 am - noon)
Lunch Menu
M-F (11:00 am - 2:30 pm)
Dinner Menu
Daily (6:00 pm - 10:00 pm)
MAKE A RESERVATION
The 24-hour B-Line Diner
Join the countless hotel guests who’ve made the B-Line Diner a staple for around-the-clock, comforting classics. Here, breakfast is served 24 hours a day. You can also order from lunch, dinner and late night menus. Don’t bypass the fully-stocked pastry case by the entry. It’s filled with cakes, pies, and mini desserts, refreshed daily by our pastry team!
Breakfast Menu
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu
Late Night Menu
Rocks
Named one of the best bars in Orlando, Rocks is the hotel’s hotspot for mixing and mingling. Sip on a craft cocktail or beer, and consider a small bite from the menu. It’s also a great place to take in sweeping views of the Grotto Pool with floor-to-ceiling windows, all the while enjoying live entertainment.

​Open: 4:00 pm - 1:30 am, daily
Bar Menu
Market
In need of a late night treat or early morning breakfast? Stop by the Market on the Lobby Level of Tower 1. Open at all hours, the Market’s inviting, airy feel makes it easy to dash in and grab a quick bite to go. Choose from a steady rotation of bakery items, pizzas, sandwiches, wine and craft beers, as well as a full Starbucks coffee menu. T-shirts, books, and souvenirs are also available.

Open 24 hours
Coconuts Poolside Bar & Grill
Located by the Grotto Pool, Coconuts makes it easy to enjoy a quick Florida-style salad, sandwich or cocktail, while overlooking the pool’s lush landscape and waterfall. Just relax in your lounge chair or private cabana as your food is served poolside.

​Open: 11:00 am to 7:00 pm, daily (weather permitting)
Menu
Lobby Bar
Located just outside the Market, the Lobby Bar beams with natural light. Feel free to take advantage of this welcoming bright spot between meetings, or to sample a light bite, cocktail, wine or beer.

​Open: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm, daily
Bar Menu
In-Room Dining
Not in the mood to go out? No problem. Kick off your shoes and order from one of our available in-room options.​ Available 24 hours.

​​B-Line To Go: Order classic comfort foods from the B-Line Diner between 6a and 11p daily. Pick your favorites from the All Day, After 5p, For Kids by Kids, Drinks & Desserts and Alcoholic Beverage menus. All orders arrive in eco-friendly packaging.
CRAVE Menu: Hungry after hours? From 11p to 6a, the CRAVE portion of the B-Line To Go menu offers good-for-you meal options that arrive in-room in 20 minutes or less.

B-Line to Go
Crave Menu
Area Information
I-Ride Trolley
A daily I-Ride Trolley Pass is included in your package. 

The Trolley operates
7 days a week 8:00 am until 10:30 pm (hours extended on New Year’s Eve until 1:00 am).

With your Trolley Pass you can access SeaWorld, Aquatica, two Premium Outlet locations, and various dining, shopping and entertainment options on International
Drive.   
I-Ride Trolley
Information
International Drive
The International Drive Resort Area provides visitors to the Orlando area with world-class attractions, entertainment, dining and shopping fun for the entire family! Awesome theme parks, dining, shopping and family entertainment give guests a reason to visit Orlando's Most Dynamic Destination!
I Drive
Visitor's Guide
Pointe Orlando
Pointe Orlando is an outdoor dining, shopping and entertainment area, as well as the site of the Citrus Bowl Pep Rallies.
Visit
Pointe Orlando
Optional Sightseeing and Tours
Use Promo Code PSU18 to receive a 10% discount for our group​​
Optional Tours are available for purchase from Florida Dolphin Tours. 
Bookings can be made by phone: (407) 352-4646, Ext. 1 for reservations (6 am to 10 pm 7 days per week)
Or via the internet at:  www.floridadolphintours.com
  
A variety of tours are available via the website, including:
Kennedy Space Center​​
An all-day tour that includes round-trip transportation, Kennedy Space Center Atlantis Tour and NASA Bus Tour, as well as unlimited access to the Visitors complex and their many exhibits.
  
Wild About Florida
Includes an airboat ride in the Florida Everglades and admission to Wild Florida Wildlife Park, which features over 100 different species of animals. Rates vary depending on length of airboat ride chosen and other optional inclusions.  
Gatorland Alligator Adventure with Airboats
​​Admission to Gatorland Theme Park and wildlife preserve, including their unique reptilian shows. Also included is an airboat ride featuring the Florida wetlands, cypress trees and local wildlife. 
  
Disney, Universal Orlando and SeaWorld Orlando
Information on the Disney Theme Parks, Universal Orlando and SeaWorld Orlando can be obtained by speaking with an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner.  Please call the number below for information on hours, tickets and transportation suggestions.
           
814-238-4987 – Ext. 132    9:00 am to 4:00 pm   Monday-Friday

NOTE:  All theme parks in Orlando are highly visited during the holiday time period and at times will close due to full capacity, so we recommend purchasing tickets in advance and planning to arrive at the park when they open for the day to ensure admission.  All theme park tickets are non-refundable, non-transferable, non-changeable once purchased.  
  
Daily Itinerary

Sunday, December 30

10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tour Hospitality Desk will be staffed
The CAT/CFT Tour Hospitality desk will be staffed at your hotel. Please plan to stop by at some
point during your stay to pick up your credential name badge, lanyard and ticket holder, Citrus Bowl game tickets (if ordered through the tour), I-Ride Trolley pass and souvenir.
Free Day in Orlando
Enjoy your free day in Orlando.  Pointe Orlando (a shopping, dining, entertainment center) is located directly across the street from the hotel.  Or use your I-Ride Trolley pass to explore International Drive. 
  

Monday, December 31

8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tour Hospitality Desk will be staffed
The CAT/CFT Tour Hospitality desk will be staffed at your hotel.
4:00 pm
Penn State Pep Rally
The Penn State Pep Rally will be held at Pointe Orlando, directly across the street from the hotel.  The Blue Band, cheerleaders and Nittany Lion mascot will be on hand to perform for
fans, with a guest appearance by Coach James Franklin. 
New Year's Eve
Options for celebrating New Year’s Eve in Orlando are numerous.
Pointe Orlando will be busy, with many restaurants offering New Year’s Eve specials.  We suggest making reservations in advance for any restaurants you want to visit on New Year’s Eve. 
New Year's Eve Options

Tuesday, January 1

8:00 am - 9:30 am
Pregame Chalk-talk Breakfast in the Manatee Ballroom
Enjoy a pre-game breakfast while listening to BlueWhite Illustrated's Phil Grosz and Nate Bauer as they break down the game against Kentucky, provide updates on recruiting and answer your questions.

10:30 am
Hotel Departure
Motor coaches depart the Hyatt for Camping World Stadium
Bring your Event ID Lanyard and don’t forget your game tickets.
Remember to wear white!
11:00 am
Stadium Gates Open
Gates open to the Camping World Stadium for the 2019 Citrus Bowl
1:00 pm
2019 VRBO Citrus Bowl Kick-off!!
#12 Penn State Nittany Lions vs #14 Kentucky Wildcats
GO LIONS!
Following the game
Return to your hotel
Motor coaches will depart the stadium for the Hyatt Regency 45 minutes after the conclusion of the trophy ceremony.  Look for the signs for the Penn State CAT/CFT group to help direct you to the motor coaches.  Motorcoaches will “load and go” after the game.

Wednesday, January 2

Air Packages
Please refer to your departure notice for departure times and instructions.  Report to the convention center entrance with your luggage at the designated time.  If you would like bell staff assistance, please call one hour before you are scheduled to depart.
 
Since all baggage handling gratuities are included in your package price, it is not necessary to tip the bell staff. 
 
Check-out of the hotel at the front desk and pay all incidental charges before boarding your
vehicle.  Have a safe trip home!
Land Packages
By 11:00 am
Hotel Check-out
Check-out of the hotel at the front desk and pay all incidental charges.  Have a safe trip home!​

Tour Hospitality Desk
A Tour Hospitality Desk will be staffed during your stay to provide assistance during dedicated hours (see below). At your convenience, please proceed to the Tour Hospitality Desk, located at the Convention Entrance (behind the B Line Diner) to check-in and collect your items.

Hours:

Sunday, December 30:    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday, December 31:     8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Camping World Stadium
seating capacity: 65,000

Prohibited Items
To ensure the safest environment possible, the City of Orlando and the Camping World Stadium prohibit the following items from being brought through the gates of the stadium. Please check event specific guides for any additional prohibited items.
  • Air horns
  • Backpacks
  • Bottles
  • Cameras with detachable lenses and/or lenses 6 In. or longer
  • Cans
  • Carts
  • Coolers
  • Cycles
  • Drones
  • Fireworks
  • Hard containers 
  • Illegal drugs
  • iPads
  • Laptops
  • Large backpacks
  • Laser pointers
  • Masks
  • Megaphones 
  • Outside food & beverage
  • Pets (except service animals)
  • Poles longer than 12"
  • Seat cushions that have pockets, zippers, compartments or covers are not permitted. Seat cushions that have rigid frames are not permitted. Soft, flexible seat cushions without pockets may be carried into the stadium.
  • Selfie-Sticks 
  • Signs with indecent or derogatory comments/images, political statements, and commercial references
  • Signs larger than 11" x 17" 
  • Skates
  • Skateboards
  • Tablets
  • Unauthorized solicitation, handbills, giveaways, or sampling
  • Umbrellas
  • Video or audio recorders

  
Clear Bag Policy
To provide a safer environment for the public and significantly expedite fan entry, Florida Citrus Sports has implemented an NFL-style clear bag policy that limits the size and type of bags that may be brought into the Camping World Stadium.

We strongly encourage fans to not bring any type of bags, but have outlined which types of bags are permissible.

Fans will be able to carry the following style and size bag, package or container at stadium plaza areas, stadium gates, or when approaching queue lines of fans awaiting entry into the stadium:

  • Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12″ x 6″ x 12″ (pictured below)
  • One-gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Ziploc bag or similar).
  • Small clutch bags that do not exceed 4.5″ x 6.5″ (pictured right) can be taken into the stadium in addition to one of the clear plastic bags.

An exception will be made for medically necessary items after proper inspection at a gate designated for this purpose.
​​Prohibited Bags 
Prohibited items include, but are not limited to:
  • Purses larger than a clutch bag
  • Coolers
  • Briefcases
  • Backpacks
  • Fanny packs
  • Cinch bags
  • Luggage of any kind
  • Computer bags
  • Camera bags
  • Any bag larger than the permissible size.
Camping World Stadium will now also require magnetic wanding for entry to all games. The magnetic wand is a non-invasive device that scans the body for prohibited items. If you decline screening for medical reasons or if a metal detector alert cannot be solved through inquiry or physical inspection, a physical pat-down might be necessary.

TOUR HOTLINE

If you have questions, please contact a Centre For Travel Representative at
(800) 255-2140 or (814) 238-4987 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Eastern Time Monday - Friday or 
 a Collegiate Athletic Travel Representative at (800) 788-4414
Customer Support Center hours are 8:00 am – 8:00 pm Eastern Time daily.

This program is operated by jointly by Collegiate Athletic Travel and Centre For Travel. 
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