Family on dock at Grand Floridian
  • On Jul 13, 2022
    Tamica from LA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My family and I are planning a trip to Disney they week of Thanksgiving 2023 but need some assistance with places to stay, theme park tickets, transportation etc for a very large group. Can you help with that?

    Hey Tamica and welcome to planDisney!

    You've come to the right panelist for large parties. My travel party for my upcoming visit to Walt Disney World is currently set at 10 Guests. We're traveling light this time. I'm happy to share the tips and tricks I've learned over the years to get the job done. 

    Tip 1. You can book a Walt Disney World Resort room-only reservation 499 days in advance. Because your plan is to visit during a holiday week I would actually strongly recommend this to have the highest chances of getting the rooms you want. You can call Disney Resort Hotel Reservations at 407-939-1936 to speak with Cast Members about booking.

    Tip 2. While there are accommodations all over the properties for larger parties like the 3 bedroom Grand Villas at Disney's Riviera Resort or a Bungalow at Disney's Polynesian Villas and Bungalows, I always find it more peaceful for smaller family units to get their own rooms. This way everyone is responsible for paying for their own vacation package and when I need a break from the group, I can go into my own quiet space. My current trip actually involves 3 different rooms across 3 separate Disney Resorts Collection hotels.

    Tip 3. With each smaller family group getting separate rooms, it makes it easy for each group to add their own Theme Park Tickets to create vacation packages. 

    Tip 4. When staying at a Disney Resorts Collection hotel, Guests have access to complimentary Disney Transportation to get to the theme parks and Disney Springs.

    Tamica, I hope I've been able to help you today. If you have any other questions, feel free to come back for another chat.

    Happy planning! 

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Meet the Panelist: Taylor, Louisiana

Hey y'all! I'm a Louisiana Royal like Princess Tiana. I'm a musical theatre actress with a love for all things Disney. My multigenerational family can be found in the Disney Parks with a party of 10 or more, including my beloved goddaughter. Careful! She'll run you over on her way to Big Thunder Mountain Railroad! It's going to be a thrill making magic with you. Happy planning y'all! Learn More About Taylor

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