I missed this story back when it happened; however, I live by the better-late-than-never rule so it's all good.
According to Nashville Scene, Trace Adkins' wife, Rhonda, along with some other parents, recently got to play superheroes when they helped save a dance troop's trip to Disney World.
Back in June, Rhonda was in a group of around 120 girls and parents from the Ann Carroll School of Dance in Franklin who went on an exciting trip to Disney World in Orlando, Florida. There they were supposed to learn about the professional side of dancing through Disney's performing arts program and would round out their trip by getting to perform with none other than Goofy.
Unfortunately, things didn't go quite as planned.
When the group got to Orlando they discovered that their shuttle passes, hotel rooms, and park passes were nonexistent. Turns out the group had booked with Franklin-based travel agency Blue Sky Journeys and the owners are now accused of pocketing the money without ever booking the vacation.
After discovering what had happened, Disney put the group up in a spare hotel. That's when Rhonda and several other parents pulled out their credit cards and paid for everything. In the end, the girls were able to have their Disney vacation and to perform as planned.
According to WKRN, the school had paid more than $60,000 (ouch) for the trip and ended up contacting police in Franklin as well as Florida. Thankfully, John and Melanie Swoap, owners of Blue Sky Journey, have now been charged with one count of theft between $60,000 and $250,000. John Swoap was also charged with trying to cash the parents' checks on two occasions.
Lucky for the girls that the parents were able to pony up the cash. However, Scambook has some great tips if you're planning on using a travel agency for a Disney trip anytime in the future.
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