2012 National Tournament: University of Central Florida

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2012 National Tournament: University of Central Florida

Postby kentuckyfan1001 » Mon Aug 29, 2011 5:02 am

Discussion for the nationals site here.

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Re: 2012 National Tournament: University of Central Florida

Postby starpug » Mon Aug 29, 2011 2:39 pm

I would love to be able to say "I'm going to Disney world" when someone asks me what I'm going to do now that my team has won the Maine state competition.
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Re: 2012 National Tournament: University of Central Florida

Postby haverstall » Mon Aug 29, 2011 4:05 pm

starpug wrote:I would love to be able to say "I'm going to Disney world"


:D

Same, although I Google Map-ed it, and apparently UCF is like 1 hour away from Disney World?
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Re: 2012 National Tournament: University of Central Florida

Postby quizbowl » Mon Aug 29, 2011 4:06 pm

Is UCF thinking of any scholarship opportunities for gold-medal winners similar to UIUC?
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Re: 2012 National Tournament: University of Central Florida

Postby andrewwski » Mon Aug 29, 2011 6:02 pm

haverstall wrote:
starpug wrote:I would love to be able to say "I'm going to Disney world"


:D

Same, although I Google Map-ed it, and apparently UCF is like 1 hour away from Disney World?


Eh, 35-40 minutes, depending on traffic and such. They're on different sides of Orlando.

UCF is also only about 45 minutes from the Kennedy Space Center...highly recommend going there if you've never been there (or even if you have).
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Re: 2012 National Tournament: University of Central Florida

Postby PacificGoldenPlover » Tue Aug 30, 2011 3:21 am

Well, Central Florida, in May, during the heat of migration season.
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Re: 2012 National Tournament: University of Central Florida

Postby mingtian » Wed Aug 31, 2011 1:18 am

Kennedy space center is awesome! I used to go there when I lived in Florida. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I remember it being almost like the Smithsonian Space and Air. Also, get some bug repellent and car wash coupon. They have swarms of orange headed bugs (forget what they are called). One drive on the highway and your car will be covered with them.

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Re: 2012 National Tournament: University of Central Florida

Postby emperos » Thu Sep 01, 2011 3:27 am

Yeah, KSC is fairly similar to Smithsonian Air & Space, but without the airplanes and with the Rocket Garden. Which is sick. I was there for a few days to watch the launch of the Pluto-New Horizons probe a few years ago, and I loved it.
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Re: 2012 National Tournament: University of Central Florida

Postby andrewwski » Thu Sep 01, 2011 5:54 am

Unfortunately there's no shuttles to see on the pad anymore, but depending on the launch schedule, you may have the opportunity to see something else on a pad.

Maybe I'll post some pictures (in another thread) tomorrow of STS-135, the last shuttle launch, and my corresponding KSC tour, if anyone's interested.
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Re: 2012 National Tournament: University of Central Florida

Postby personasaurus rex » Thu Sep 01, 2011 5:58 pm

who cares about disney world?
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Re: 2012 National Tournament: University of Central Florida

Postby paleonaps » Sun Sep 04, 2011 3:15 pm

I think that the parks should sponsor lodging for the Science Olympians, and give them park passes.
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Re: 2012 National Tournament: University of Central Florida

Postby hpfananu » Sun Sep 04, 2011 3:37 pm

paleonaps wrote:I think that the parks should sponsor lodging for the Science Olympians, and give them park passes.

That would be awesome...
I know Disney has this music thing so they should really do something for this. Our orchestra is going to Orlando this year too so hopefully us SciOlyians will get to go to Disney/Harry Potter World too :)
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Re: 2012 National Tournament: University of Central Florida

Postby JKrafsur » Sun Sep 04, 2011 5:44 pm

Who cares about Disney World or Universal, Wet n Wild!!! (look it up, it technically is part of Universal, but I dont consider it such)

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Re: 2012 National Tournament: University of Central Florida

Postby fishman100 » Sun Sep 04, 2011 9:37 pm

Busch Gardens Africa, anyone? ;) (especially now that Cheetah Hunt has opened)
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Re: 2012 National Tournament: University of Central Florida

Postby tornado guy » Mon Sep 05, 2011 2:51 am

JKrafsur wrote:Who cares about Disney World or Universal, Wet n Wild!!! (look it up, it technically is part of Universal, but I dont consider it such)


What?! If we get to nats this year I want to go to Disney at least twice!! :D
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