large family coming out of Cinderella Castle
  • On Jan 22, 2022
    Maureen from CT Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We have a family group of 17. Can one person make all the Genie + and ILL selections for that size group at the same time or do we have to break into 2 groups with selections made by 2 different people which could result in different return times?

    Hi Maureen,
    You and your family of 17 are welcome as can be at planDisney. Planning a Walt Disney World Resort vacation for such a large group can be a daunting task, but all of your pre-trip planning and research will pay magical dividends when you are making core memories at The Most Magical Place on Earth. 

    One of the most important steps when planning for a large, multigenerational party is to add everyone in your planning party to each other's Family and Friends list in My Disney Experience. Find this list under "My Family and Friends" in the My Disney Experience drop-down menu on the Walt Disney World Resort website or "My Profile" on the My Disney Experience Mobile app. Click "Add a Guest" to view options for adding your cast of characters. This streamlines the planning process by giving everyone visibility and access to tickets, reservations, and plans.

    Once everyone is connected as Family and Friends in My Disney Experience, one person should be able to make Genie+ Lightning Lane reservations as well as Individual Lightning Lane purchases in the My Disney Experience app for the entire group. There is not currently a limit on the number of people that can be booked at one time, which will hopefully be the case during your visit, as well. In my experience, the Genie+ Lightning Lane reservation time may change slightly by the time you complete the reservation process, so be sure to confirm your arrival time in the app. If this happens, it just means you were switched to a slightly later time that can accommodate the entire group. If you run into any trouble navigating Disney Genie+ service while in the parks, stop by to see a member of the Guest Experience Team. They are conveniently stationed throughout the four theme parks under big, blue umbrellas and are eager to help.

    Panelist Donyell recently shared some great tips for planning a vacation for large groups. Some of my most cherished family memories have a Walt Disney World backdrop. Choose family. Choose patience. Choose magic.


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Meet the Panelist: Jennifer, Virginia

Hey there, hi there, ho there! I’m Jennifer from Northern Virginia, close to Washington, D.C. Together is my family’s favorite place to be, and I’m so grateful that Walt Disney World Resort is designed to make that dream a destination. I’ve visited The Most Magical Place on Earth at every age and every stage, in every season, and for countless reasons. I can’t wait to help you maximize the magic on your next Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Jennifer

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