Today I called our coordinator at Disney World to get our rooms on the schedule. Lucky for us, we're planning a little further in advance this year, and I've secured us the BEST RATES YET! Our hotel rooms are under $100 a night, though we do need to book 10 rooms for the first night.
More fun than that, I've requested the All Star Movies Resort. We couldn't book in the Pop Century Resort, because that is not a youth group facility. However, the dining spaces here are designed to look like a movie theatre lobby, and there are film references and equipment exhibits all over the campus. The main pool is also pretty groovy, with a giant proscenium & Sorcerer Mickey center stage.
Other great things in the works that are a little different than previous tours are:
Special event Dessert Reception and fireworks viewing on the island in EPCOT (similar to last time)
Pizza party for performers following the Saturday night performance
Group dinner event in a casual dining venue (TBD as we get closer to the dates)
Our airline tickets are booked and reserved...but more exciting than that we've booked a few extra seats for folks who weren't positive they could go, and the discounted rates are extended to additional fan club members!