Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Jan 30, 2011
    Marjorie from MA 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.

    Do you have any information about the Grand Gathering? What's offered and are reservations necessary. Thanks.

    Hi, Marjorie! According to the Walt Disney World website, "travel parties with at least 8 Guests over the age of 3 staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel may purchase a Walt Disney World Magical Gatherings vacation package. A Magical Gatherings planning specialist will help you coordinate accommodations, as well as make your reservations for dining, recreation and special experiences. You may also choose Grand Gatherings, unique dining and entertainment experiences that can be booked up to 180 days in advance. For more information, call (407) 934-7639. Guests under age 18 must have parent or guardian permission to call."


    Reservations for these Magical Gathering experiences are a MUST.  Book them as close to the 180-day window as possible.  Reservations cannot be made inside the 72-hour mark. The last time I checked, there were three Grand Gathering Dining experiences available: International Dinner and IllumiNations Dessert Reception at Epcot, Safari Celebration Dinner at Animal Kingdom, and the Good Morning Character Breakfast at the Magic Kingdom.  You should call the Cast Members at the number above.  they will be happy to give you more information. I hope this helps.  Happy planning!
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Meet the Panelist: Krista, Tennessee

My husband and I have a 16 year-old daughter and an 14 year-old son and over a decade's worth of Disney traditions and memories. We try new experiences each trip, so we have experienced many "extras" in and out of the parks. Learn More About Krista

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