Mother, Son, Giraffe, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Animal Kingdom, Savannah
  • On Mar 17, 2009
    Amy Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    anna- My family is in discussion of a family trip to The Magic Kingdom in May 2010. We are talking 11 adults and 11 children ranging in age from 17-3. Any suggestions? Thank you

    Hi, Amy!  First of all, what a brave woman you are to tackle a trip for 22 people!  Second of all, I am nominating you for sainthood simply for the fact that 11 of those people are children!

    The best thing about traveling to Walt Disney World with a party of this size is that you may qualify for a Walt Disney World Grand Gathering!  If a group of eight or more people are staying at select Walt Disney World resorts, you can book a Grand Gathering!  By booking a Grand Gathering, your party will be entitled to special products and services, including a dedicated team of travel planners, special dinners, and exclusive merchandise.  To get your Grand Gathering information, go HERE to get started.

    Another piece of information I can offer is to start now!  I know it seems like a long way off, but with a party this size, you'll want to get all of your ducks in a row so that you can provide the information you'll need to everyone, and they can start saving, planning, and getting excited!

    If you are not planning the trip as a surprise for the children, get them involved in the planning.  You can do a count down calendar with them, let them look at maps and the website at to see what they think they might want to do, and as you are planning your final itinerary, you could say, "And this is the restaurant that Hannah chose".  It's fun to see them excited about the plans they made!

    Thank you so much for your question, Amy! 
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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