The Tom Joyner Family Reunion is back in full effect this September. It’s the perfect event for the entire family, adults and kids alike will have fun, fun fun! Most importantly, it’s an event that focuses on the importance of the Black family unit, and allows us to have fun supporting one another. From September 3-7, participants can stay at the popular Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center, and be just steps away from all of the enriching workshops and fun entertainment, or find another accommodation in the Orlando area.
Part of the appeal of this spectacular family reunion is all the activities available for both kids and adults. You don’t have to choose between an adult vacation in some tropical oasis or a trip to Disneyland for the kids, this is a trip that everyone will enjoy. For kids and teens, the Tom Joyner Family Reunion organizes a college expo, a step show, plenty of their celebrity sightings, a teen party night, and of course, access to Orlando’s various amusement park including Walt Disney World. And when it’s time for adults to have their fun time, childcare is available.
For the adults, the Tom Joyner Family Reunion has lined up some of our favorite entertainers. Some musical guests include Frankie Bevelry & Mase, Yolanda Adams, Dave Hollister, Kirk Franklin, Kool Moe Dee, Johnny Gill, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Deitrick Haddon, Willie Moore Jr., and Wreckx n Effect.
Some of our favorite TV personalities will also be in attendance like the lovable kids from “Blackish”: Yara Shahidi, Miles Brown and Marsai Martin. And, you won’t believe it, some of the cast-mates from our favorite 90’s sitcom “In Living Color” will also be there. And if that didn’t go back far enough into your archives, expect to see Jimmie Walker and Johnny Brown from “Good TImes.”
If you don’t find the opportunity to yell, “Dyn-o-mite” with JJ interesting, you’re not limited to just the Family Reunion’s entertainment. As part of your package, you will have access to six Orlando theme parks: Disney’s Magic Kingdom, Epcot Center, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Islands of Adventure, and Universal Studios Orlando. A complimentary shuttle will take you to and from the parks everyday.
So, how much are tickets to the Tom Joyner Family Reunion?
The Expo is free to attend. They will also allow free entry into the Kirk Franklin show on Sunday. The other concerts will cost, you can buy tickets for each show and purchase a package which includes tickets. Concerts are also followed by after parties and comedy shows.
|90s Experience: Teddy Riley & Friends||Osceola Ballroom – Gaylord Resort||Friday, Sept 4 @ 9pm||$49+fee|
|Soulful Saturday: Frankie Beverly & Maze||Osceola Ballroom – Gaylord Resort||Saturday, Sept 5 @ 9pm||$49+fee|
|Gospel Explosion: Yolanda Adams||Osceola Ballroom – Gaylord Resort||Sunday, Sept 6 @ 10am||$29+fee|
Instead of a-la-carte, you can purchase a package deal as described below:
|3 Nights/ 4 Days||$1,049||$1,549||$1,949||$2,449|
|3 Nights/ 4 Days w/ Park Tickets||$1,149||$1,749||$2,249||$2,849|
|4 Nights/ 5 Days||$1,199||$1,699||$2,099||$2,599|
|4 Nights/ 5 Days w/ Park Tickets||$1,299||$1,899||$2,399||$2,999|
So, what package should I buy?
Packages are broken up into Single, Double, Triple and Quad based on the number of people in your family. The package includes two breakfasts meals, one BBQ meal, two dinners per person during the duration of the event, tickets to all of the concerts, babysitting services, and some packages include admission tickets to Disney World and Universal Studios.
The “Double,” “Triple,” and “Quad” package includes one room with two queen beds. If you have five or more members in your family, call the Gaylord Resort & Convention Center directly and arrange your stay at 1-407-586-0000. Those age 2 and under are free; you don’t have to include them in the package price.
The Family Reunion Package does not include airfare or transportation from your home to the airport, meals or snacks not listed in the package, merchandise, hotel incidentals, and trip interruption insurance.
If prices are a bit steep for your budget, they do offer a payment plan. Click here for more details.
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