Mom And Daughter Magic Kingdom Cinderella's Castle
  • On Mar 9, 2014
    Paula from OH Asked

    Our first WDW family (4 girls ages 8, 6, & twins-4, and my husband & his parents) trip & we'll be staying at Nemo/AoA, w/5 day PH passes. I realize it might be necessary w/a large group to reserve a lot of our activities. How much planning is t

    Hi Paula!

    It sounds like you have quite the "Grand Gathering" planned for your family's first Walt Disney World vacation.  Your family will create such wonderful memories you will cherish forever.  

    Your question cut-off, so I'm not sure what you were asking specifically, but you don't need to worry about traveling with a large group on a Disney vacation.  We returned from a recent visit where we had 30 in our group, and we were able to enjoy activities together throughout our trip.  If you are having trouble making dining reservations, try looking for 2 groups of 4 rather than for the entire party.  While the restaurants can't guarantee you will be sitting together, they will try to accommodate the request as best as they can.  When making FastPass+ selections, you are able to go back into My Disney Experience after first selecting the FastPasses and select a different time.  Try this option to wiggle the times around to include everyone.  Also, sometimes we enjoyed splitting up and doing different activities and FastPass+ gives you the flexibility to do just this.

    If you haven't already, I recommend looking into the Memory Maker service.  It offers unlimited pictures and gives you the flexibility to link all of your party members together into one Memory Maker account. This way everyone will be able to save pictures to the same place and if you do split-up, you won't miss capturing any of the magical moments of your vacation.

    If you have a specific question or concern I can help you with, please come back and let me know.

    Have a wonderful vacation!

    Magical Wishes,

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Meet the Panelist: Lauren, Colorado

Hi-ya, Pals! I'm a wife and mother of three who's enjoyed many special occasions at Walt Disney World Resort with my family: graduations, pregnancies, birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, reunions, and even our Fairy Tale Honeymoon. I look for any excuse to return "home" often and would love to help add a little extra Pixie Dust to your next magical adventure. Learn More About Lauren

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