Schedule of Events

RTC Orlando Reunion 2018 SCHEDULE

(Subject to changes or adjustments)

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Registration Check-in and Meet-n-Greet

Welcome Dinner — Join us for a casual buffet of homestyle comfort food to help everyone settle in for the week and get to know their shipmates. We’ll include some fun ice-breakers to get things started. Dress is casual (but we hope you wear Navy gear!). (Ticketed event: $25)

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Breakfast on your own

Morning speaker/panel (Free event)

Boot Camp Challenge – Easy-going competition with fun games, followed by a free lunch for all registrants (Free event)

Coffee & Cake with the Company Commanders (Free event)

Open afternoon – tour on your own or relax at the hotel

Capone’s Dinner Theater — A really fun dinner theater, with lots of singing, dancing, and humor from 1930s Chicago. Enjoy the Italian/American all-you-can-eat buffet with unlimited beverages (including alcohol). Everyone in the place gets into the spirit, even the waitstaff! (Ticketed event: $35)

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Breakfast on your own

Morning speaker/panel (Free event)

Ticketed tour options — (Ticketed Event: $65)

  • Museum of Military History, Lunch, Chocolate Kingdom, and Island Grove Winery, or
  • Wild Florida w/Lunch

Dinner on your own

Navy Trivia Challenge event in hospitality suite around 7 PM (Free event)

Karaoke/DJ Night – Show off your vocal talents and dance moves from 8 PM to Midnight (Free event)

Friday, October 12, 2018

Breakfast on your own

Service of Remembrance and Gratitude for those we have lost and all those who have served, immediately following breakfast; with Reverend Carol Christianson (Free event)

Free day to go explore the area, or Poolside hangout after lunch for those staying in, with some games and prizes (Free event)

Photo sessions before the banquet with Lee Browndorf (Free event)

Blue Jacket Banquet — Our premier reunion event will include a sit-down dinner, awards and prizes, raffles, entertainment and dancing. Dress is semi-formal. (Ticketed event: $55)

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Breakfast on your own

Blue Jacket Park Visit — The site of the former RTC and NTC Orlando, to see the Lone Sailor Memorial, the new 30-foot history wall, and the Bluejacket Recruit (women’s statue). (Free event; program and transportation extra)

Blue Jacket Park Lunch — scheduled for a restaurant on the site of the old NTC (Ticketed event: $15)

Afternoon on your own

Central Florida Navy League Navy Birthday Ball (Tickets will be available from their web site in 2018.)

If you are not planning to attend the ball, we recommend Old Town Kissimmee, 4 miles from the hotel, for your evening entertainment, with lots of restaurants, shopping, rides, a free concert at 7 PM, and a classic car show with parade at 8:30 PM (per their website).

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Bon Voyage Coffee & Treats in the hospitality room. Until next time, shipmates!

Mark your calendars for RTC Orlando Reunion 2019, tentatively scheduled for October’s Fleet Week in sunny San Diego! We will return to the Orlando, Florida area every even year. Every odd year, starting in 2019, we will travel to Navy towns and major historical destinations around the country.