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  • On Feb 7, 2022
    Annette from AR Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I am going to Disneyland with a large group and staying at the Grand Californian. We have 22 people and six rooms. We would like to link our park passes together so that difference combinations of people can ride the rides together throughout our stay.

    Hey there, Annette! Thanks for stopping by planDisney with your question. Oh boy, that sounds like a ton of fun, 22 people ready to have a blast at the Happiest Place on Earth! And you’re staying at my very favorite hotel – I am glowing with envy and excitement for you!

    I have traveled in large parties as well - it’s a lot of fun but requires some extra coordination. You are smart to be thinking about this in advance of your arrival, so you can make the most of your trip! 

    Annette, the maximum number of Guests that can be linked to a party is 10. So, with 22 people, my recommendation is to divide your Guests into three parties. You could consider delegating one Guest in each party to play a “team captain” role. Each team captain should link the tickets for the party to their Disneyland account. The easiest way to do this is download the Disneyland mobile app, go to Tickets and Passes, and link the tickets. 

    Once you have the three parties created, the team captain can coordinate everything for that party, including adding the Disney Genie+ service, making Lightning Lane selections, mobile ordering and dining reservations.

    With respect to Disney Genie+, if all three team captains are looking at the Tip Board in the Disneyland mobile app at the same time, they should be able to reserve Lightning Lanes relatively close together, as your selection is for a window of time. For dining reservations, you can make multiple reservations for smaller groups and request the host stand to seat you close together, which they will try to accommodate if they can. This might be easier at larger restaurants such as Tortilla Jo's and Naples Ristorante e Bar in the Downtown Disney District. These are two of my favorite restaurants for large groups! 

    The good news is, not everyone in a party needs to commit to the same plans. For instance, let’s say only six of eight people in a party want to experience a particular attraction. When you are making a Lightning Lane selection, you can select certain Guests within the party. This provides some flexibility in how you decide to create the parties for your crew of 22.

    My friend and fellow panelist Carrie recently shared advice on traveling with large parties – you may pick up some additional tips from Carrie!  

    I was just at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa yesterday, relaxing in the lobby, enjoying a beautifully decorated Mickey-shaped Valentine’s Day cookie while swaying to the beautiful jazz music of the Celebrate Soulfully artists. This hotel is pure magic every time we visit.

    Wishing you a fantastic, pixie dusted vacation! The magic awaits.


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Greetings from the Golden State! Like Elastigirl, I am a committed wife and mom, resourceful, passionate, and will stretch to any length for my loved ones! Two of my favorite places to spend time with my family are Disneyland Resort, and Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa. Being there is a treat for all the senses - the amazing sights, sounds, aromas, and flavors make us smile from ear to ear. I have decades of magical Disney moments woven into my heart, and I can't wait to share the magic with you! Learn More About Kamini

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