Important Travel Information:

ALERT:
Don't fall prey to bogus hotel booking services who call or email you offering cheaper hotel accommodations and claiming they are affiliated with ARA.  Be aware that any such calls are fraudulent, and are not affiliated in any way with ARA.  They may be scams to take your money or they are booking rooms for their own benefit, not ARA's.
If in doubt, contact Kim Glasscock at 615.223.6656.
HOTEL: Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort
                  1500 Epcot Resorts Blvd.
                  Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
                  (407) 934-4000
                  (800) 227-1500 Reservations                  
This year’s headquarters hotel is the Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort.  Meetings, educational sessions and Exposition activities will take place at the hotel unless otherwise noted.  Recreational, networking and optional activities take place as indicated on the final Convention agenda.
 
ARA has negotiated a room rate of $199 for single/double occupancy** for all ARA Convention delegates. To secure hotel reservations, and to insure that we properly allocate and plan for future room blocks, please click the appropriate link below:  
 
If calling the hotel directly to secure accommodations, you must indicate you are with the Automotive Recyclers Association Annual Meeting to receive our group rate.   In an effort to reduce last-minute cancellations and the possible liability this creates for ARA, ALL RESERVATIONS WILL REQUIRE A 1-NIGHT NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT.
 
Attendees will also be responsible for a $23/day Resort Services Fee which includes: unlimited domestic and long distance calls; 2 complimentary bottled waters replenished daily; high speed internet access; $25 off spa services of $100 or more during each day of your visit and unlimited admission to health clubs (including our fitness on-demand videowall and on demand Peloton spin classes); Additional complimentary daily fitness classes and fun resort activities for all ages; complimentary S'more kit given to guest each day of the stay to be used at the Campfire & S'mores each evening; complimentary 30-minute Swan Paddle Boat rides. 
 
**Discounted rates will be available 3 days before and 3 days after Convention dates based on availability.   Stay and enjoy time with your family!
 
Please note:  The ARA room block will close on October 1, 2018.  Please secure accommodations before this date to ensure you receive our group rate. 
TRANSPORTATION:
Flights may be scheduled into:
MCO Airport Orlando International (23 miles from hotel – appx. 30 minute drive)
 
Ground Transportation: ARA has negotiated a discounted rate with Mears Transportation. You may use the attached coupon and secure reservations via the following link: https://reserve.mearstransportation.com/#/referrer/561900
 
There are plenty of rental car options from the airport. Taxi prices are quite high but Uber is also available. 
 
PARKING RATES (per day) at the hotel:  $10 per day
DRESS CODE:
Educational Sessions & Exposition: business casual
Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday night events and Spouse Tour: Casual