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  • On May 30, 2019
    Colleen from IL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I’m trying to plan a vacation for our large family, most people have confirmed but I have one family that won’t know for another month. Can I make a reservation for the whole group? Or would we have to wait until the whole group has hotel/ tickets?

    Hi, there!

     Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Colleen. We're so glad you stopped by!

     A Walt Disney World Resort vacation with a big family is sure to be BIG fun. My extended family of 14 traveled together a few years ago, and we enjoyed lots of magical experiences together in and out of the theme parks!

     It certainly isn't easy coordinating travel dates with a large group, but I know you're very eager and super excited to begin making plans for everyone. I'm happy to tell you that you can make your dining reservations for the whole group, even if there are members in your party who don't have a Disney Resort Hotel Package booked. When it's time to schedule your FastPass+ experiences though, you'll only be able to make selections for those in your party who have already purchased valid theme park admission. For the best FastPass+ availability, encourage everyone in your family to have their Disney Resort hotel booked and theme park tickets purchased at least 60-days prior to your arrival. 

     Be sure to get everyone linked on My Disney Experience. When everyone is connected through Family & Friends, you can make and share plans with the whole group! 

     I hope this was helpful, Colleen. Please visit us again soon with any new questions you may have about your Walt Disney World Resort vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Pennsylvania

Hi, there! I'm Ashley, and I have been a fan of all things Disney for as long as I can remember. My family and I enjoy sprinkling Disney magic into our everyday lives, but we most love making memories together on a Walt Disney World Resort vacation! The unique entertainment, fantastic dining, and incredible attractions completely immerse our family in the magic of Disney storytelling and keep us coming back to "The Most Magical Place on Earth" year after year.  Learn More About Ashley

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