Published on April 5th, 2017 | by Kyle Shatto0
When You Wish Upon a Moc
Nestled conveniently between Tampa and Orlando, Florida Southern students have the unique opportunity to see a lot of what Florida has to offer.
One of those perks is being 45 minutes away from the theme park capital of the world in Orlando. Many students visit the parks during their four years at FSC, but some go above and beyond in getting annual passes.
Annual passes have become a regular occurrence for Florida Southern students, who can visit the parks as much as they like given they have transportation. Some even go after long days in the classroom.
“One of the best ways to end a long hard day of working or sitting in classes is to go on a quick drive just down the road to see ‘Wishes’ or ‘Illuminations,’ (two of the firework experiences)” Abby Farrow, Florida Southern senior said. “What other college students can say they go to Disney regularly on a school night?”
Theme-park based clubs have started on campus including the “Disney Club” and “Harry Potter Club” which give enthusiastic students a way to find others who have the similar passions.
“I started a group chat for everyone on campus with annual passes (to Disney) and I think going and having so many people from school who go together is a great way to meet and connect with new people to form better on campus relationships too,” Mark Iannuzzi, a Florida Southern sophomore, said.
The different parks have so many diverse experiences to offer, and to many students just one annual pass does not suffice.
“I have passes to both, (Universal and Disney), because I like to get away from the stresses of campus and you don’t have to think about school for a couple hours,” Payton Duwe, a Florida Southern sophomore, said. “Since there’s so many of my friends on campus who also have passes it’s just always fun to go.”
Florida Southern offers discount tickets through the Business Office for students, faculty and staff. There are also many other ways to enjoy the parks including the Discover Florida series through the Center for Student Involvement.