• On Feb 9, 2017
    Heather from WA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    we are a family of 6 two grand parents one aunt and my 11 and 6 year old and me staying at the AOA family suite are we going to fit any tips for thanksgiving weekend in the parks Thanks

    Hi Heather,

    How exciting to be planning a trip for your family to Walt Disney World at Thanksgiving!

    Disney's Art of Animation Resort is such a fun resort. With large, colorful icons celebrating animation throughout the resort, it is truly a joyous place. Your family suite will sleep up to six adults. The sleeping arrangements are one queen-size bed in the bedroom, a table that converts to a double-size bed, and a double-size sleeper sofa.  A great feature of the family suite is that it has two bathrooms, which is excellent when you have six people staying there! Overall, yes, your family will fit in a family suite, you should just do some careful planning about who will sleep with whom where, given the people in your traveling party and the sizes of the beds. Also consider that six people can bring lots of luggage, so pack wisely so that your suite is not filled with luggage.

    As for tips for Thanksgiving, just remember that this is a busier time of year at Walt Disney World since many children and adults have vacation from school and work at this time of year. As with any busy time of year, I suggest that you arrive at your theme park of choice early each day. It is amazing how many attractions you can experience early in the morning while other guests are still sleeping! Also, be sure to make Disney's FastPass+ selections before you leave home to experience some attractions with shortened wait time. I also recommend that you make some Disney Dining reservations before you go to be sure that you get to eat at your top choice locations.

    I would love to help you plan more Heather; however, I am limited in the space that I have to answer. Please do write back if you have any further questions! 
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Meet the Panelist: Mona Leigh, Maryland

I'm a Director at the University of Maryland, wife, and mother. When I'm not at work or with my family, I'm often planning a Walt Disney World trip for my family or friends. I'm a Disney Vacation Club Member, and am excited to help you plan your trip!  Learn More About Mona Leigh

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