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  • On Jul 8, 2008
    Donna from NC Asked

    I am going to WDW in two weeks their will be 11 of us going is it best to split up once we're in the parks or should we all stay together?

    There's no "should" when it comes to Disney parks touring. Some families like to do it all together and some like to go their own way.

    I will tell you that even in my family of five, with children of the same gender fairly close in age, we still split up in the parks sometimes. This happens when one of the kids wants to swim at the pool and the others want to stay for the parade. Or when one needs to get a Mickey hug while the others want a another turn on Splash Mountain. Or when my more fearful daughter wants to skip Expedition Everest and indulge in a frozen banana instead -- she's the one that I hang with :-)  I'd say for us, we end up spending one to three hours per day going in different directions, usually in the afternoon. In families with a wider age range, or with both boys and girls, the need to separate for a bit may be even stronger.

    Frankly, I can't imagine that 11 people would be able to agree on a plan of action together for an entire trip, but I'm sure that are plenty of folks who do just that. If you do decide to split up, make sure you communicate exactly where/when you'll be meeting up again. Cell phones can be incredibly helpful with this. Make sure you set your phone on vibrate as well as ring, and keep it close to your body, in many places at WDW, it can be difficult to hear your phone, even if it's just in your backpack.
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Meet the Panelist: Erin, New York

I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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