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  • On Apr 21, 2022
    Michelle from IN Asked

    Hi, We are a large family traveling with 2 sets of grandparents. Are you able to book different numbers of days for the group of 11? Can we still be on the same plan/account?

    Hello, Michelle!

    Welcome to planDisney with an important planning question. I am so excited to hear that you will be visiting the Walt Disney World Resort during the 50th Anniversary Celebration. Your family will enjoy the new experiences that have been created for the celebration. A multi-generational vacation will allow you to explore Disney’s Fab 50 Character Collection. You will find 50 golden statues on display in all 4 theme parks. See who can find most of their favorite characters.

    Planning a grand gathering with all my extended family members can be fun, even though it takes a little more work in the planning stages. Yes, you can share plans with all the members of your group, this will allow you to capture and share PhotoPass Photos in your Memory Maker. You will also be able to make Genie+ and Individual Lightning Lane selections for all who are planning to participate. If you know in advance that every member of your travel party will not be going into the parks every day during your visit, I recommend that you purchase Theme Park Tickets separately from your Disney Parks Collection Hotel reservations. This will give you the flexibility to purchase tickets that will fit the needs of all the members of your group. If you were to book a package that includes room and tickets together, everyone in that particular room must have the same entitlements as everyone else. For example: if a Guest books a package that included tickets for 5 days, everyone in that room would be required to have a 5-day ticket. If someone needs a ticket with fewer days, I recommend that you make that purchase separately. The system will not allow you to purchase differing lengths of tickets at the same time.

    If the Guests in your party are booked in multiple rooms, you can still share plans. You just need to make sure that everyone is connected to your My Family & Friends list in My Disney Experience. During the phased reopening of the Walt Disney World Resort, all Guests are required to have a theme park admission and a Disney Park Pass Reservation for each day they plan to visit a theme park. As the family planning rock star, once you link everyone’s tickets, you can make their park pass reservations for the parks you are planning to visit.

    Andrea’s awesome advice: when making your dining reservations, you will find it easier to split your party up into groups of 6 or fewer. Since you can only have one reservation in your name for a specific time, you will need an assistant planner who can make a second reservation for the same restaurant at or approximately the same time. When you arrive for your reservation, let the Cast Member know, when you check in, that you have 2 parties dining together and would like to be seated near each other. There are no guarantees, but they may be able to sprinkle some Pixie Dust on your group and allow them to dine together if there is room.

    I hope this helps with your planning and if you have any more questions before you arrive, please come back and ask us here at planDisney.

    See ya real soon,
    Andrea
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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Ohio

Hi there, I am Andrea from the Buckeye State. A very proud mom to my princess who is a former Miss Ohio. Friends and family describe me as a "Disney Nerd" and Star Wars fangirl. I have made 30 trips and counting to the Walt Disney World Resort in all stages of life since 1972 as a small child, a young mom with a toddler and now as an empty nester. The love of vacation planning runs strong in my family. My uncle had it, I have it and with my help, you will have it too. Learn More About Andrea

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