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  • On Jul 18, 2022
    Simone from MD Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I would like info on having a family reunion at Disney World

    Hi there, Simone! Welcome to planDisney!

    I'm so excited to hear that you're looking to bring your whole 'ohana to Walt Disney World Resort! To me, the only thing better than visiting The Most Magical Place on Earth is visiting with people you love. Here's a little secret: magic multiplies when it's shared, and your trip is sure to be an extra special one!

    When it comes to planning a family reunion at Walt Disney World Resort, here are a few tips to get you started:
    • Pick your dates. This will help to shape your whole trip! Pro tip: sometimes, just shifting your dates around by a day or two can open up a whole new world of possibilities!
    • Decide on your Disney Resorts Collection hotel. You can't go wrong with any of them, and every Disney Resort hotel offers resort benefits (my favorite being Early Theme Park Entry!). If you're looking for a great choice on a budget, consider Disney's Pop Century Resort. If you'd like to have a little more space, including a second bathroom and a kitchenette, check out the family suites at Disney's Art of Animation Resort. You also can't go wrong with booking a few rooms at Moderate Resort Hotels or Deluxe Resort Hotels and requesting nearby rooms (which can't be guaranteed, but Cast Members will always do their best to accommodate this request!).
    • I would recommend securing your arrangements early. If you need assistance with booking multiple rooms, my best piece of advice would be to call a Cast Member at (407) 939-1936. They will be more than happy to walk you through this process and let you know your available options! 
    • Have the Guests in your travel party make a My Disney Experience account. This will allow you to connect in your Family & Friends List, making planning much easier!
    • Decide on your theme park tickets and consider if your travel party would like to upgrade to the Park Hopper Option
    • After you've booked your vacation package with a Disney Resort hotel and theme park tickets, be sure that you've made your Theme Park Reservations using the Disney Park Pass system! This is an important step in reserving the parks you wish to visit on each day of your trip.
    • Mark your calendar 60 days prior to your arrival date! This is the date you'll be able to make advance dining reservations. Some of my favorite places to dine with a large group are Chef Art Smith's Homecomin' in Disney Springs and Whispering Canyon Cafe in Disney's Wilderness Lodge!
    Sending you all the faith, trust, and pixie dust as you prepare for your magical memories! If you have any other questions, please visit us again.

    You've got a friend in me!
    Michelle
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Meet the Panelist: Michelle, Pennsylvania

Why hello, dreamers of all ages! I’m a lightsaber-wielding, Mickey waffle-loving, adventure-seeking kid at heart! My husband and our pup live in a little town near Pittsburgh that we affectionately call Main Street, U.S.A. We consider Walt Disney World Resort our second home and I’m so excited to help you add even more magic to your Disney vacation! Learn More About Michelle

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