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  • On Oct 30, 2014
    Dzofrain from Selangor Asked

    What is the best way to enjoy the parks as a family, if we have grandparents, parents, teenagers and toddlers (including a one-year old) in our group? If grandpa doesn't want us to split up because it's a "family holiday", what options do we have

    Hi Dzofrain,

    While I love family vacations with multiple generations, they can be a challenge. I recommend a family meeting before a ticket is purchased to work out the game plan.

    When my family went on vacation with both sets of grandparents as well as my brother-in-law and his family, we talked about expectations. We agreed each day what parks we were attending and where dinner was for that evening. We also agreed that everyone who said they were going to be at that dinner was. We then decided my husband would pay for all the meals and then divide the bill up later to avoid separate checks. This worked for our family.

    For the most part, we all went to the parks together and stayed together throughout the day. There were rides my parents and mother-in-law did not want to go on, so they did something else and met us later. Originally, they were supposed to go to the water parks with us, but opted to go to Downtown Disney and shopped. They met us for dinner later.

    I would also pick a resort which is easy to travel back and forth on Disney transportation. The resorts by Epcot such as the Boardwalk or Beach Club make it easy to walk or take a boat to and from both Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios. This cuts down on transportation and makes splitting up easier as you can quickly rejoin the group later on.

    Wishing you a magical vacation!
    Beth
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Meet the Panelist: Beth, New York

My name is Beth C. and I love Disney. Since I can remember Disney has been a part of my life including my first movie in the theater – "The Aristocats." Learn More About Beth

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