Mom And Son On Run
  • On Dec 29, 2014
    Stephanie from CO Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We have a family vacation planned for about 18 and the age ranges from 3-65 yrs old next Sept. We are looking for the best possible suggestions for most cost effective way to spend a day or two at the parks. Suggestions?

    Hello Stephanie, 

    Coming from a family of six children I can truly appreciate the logistics of putting together a family vacation.  Congratulations on getting everyone to agree to spend their vacation at the Walt Disney World Resort!  

    Knowing that everyone has separate interests and wants to spend their time at different Theme Parks, a two-day ticket with the Park Hopper Option will be your best value.  For example, the kids can spend time at the Magic Kingdom Park and the adults can play at Epcot. For the animal lovers in your group, Disney's Animal Kingdom may be their favorite.  The Park Hopper option gives everyone the flexibility to spend the day their way.    

    Spending family time together is also important and you may agree to meet-up for a parade or fireworks viewing.  With the park hopper option, your entire party will be able to travel between Theme Parks for these types of activities.  

    If you're like my family, food is a great time to get everyone together.  One of the best places I have found that accommodates large groups is Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria in Epcot.  Their large tables allow everyone to sit together.  Just order up several large pizzas and enjoy!  

    If I could offer another suggestion; have a family photo taken.  While you can have photos taken throughout the Theme Parks, Disney Event Photography ( is a more formal option.  On our last trip my family dressed in coordinating clothing (denim and white) and we had some fabulous photos taken at Disney's Beach Club Resort.  It's a great memento of your time together!  

    Stephanie, wishing you a magical vacation and fond family memories that will last a lifetime!

    Leanne T

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Meet the Panelist: Leanne, Missouri

Walt Disney captured my heart as a little girl and has not let go since. As a parent and grandparent, I have been to the Walt Disney World Resort with children of all ages, and also as empty nesters. I would like to share my years of experience so that you are able to start your own tradition of Walt Disney World memories, just as I have. Learn More About Leanne

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