Rock 'n' Roller Coaster; father and son; Hollywood studios
  • On Nov 22, 2023
    Vanessa from ON 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 want to plan a group trip with 9 people but considering that 9 is an odd number, I worry that it can cause tension for the group on who sits with who. How can I plan accordingly so we don’t have to leave a person out and have this type of tension?

    Hey there, hi there, ho there, Vanessa! You're as welcome as can be here at planDisney. Thank you so much for stopping by with your question!

    You'll be happy to know that there are quite a few attractions at the Walt Disney World Resort that can accommodate more than two Guests per row or ride vehicle. For example, Kilimanjaro Safaris at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park can easily accommodate up to 8 Guests per row, so you could easily divide your party into two groups to ride (five people in one row and four people in another row). For other attractions with lower row or ride vehicle capacities, you will likely be able to divide your party into three groups of three. Some good examples for this would be Frozen Ever After at EPCOT and Space Mountain at Magic Kingdom Park! In addition to this, your group will be able to sit together at all shows throughout the Resort, providing that there is enough seating room available.

    Vanessa, in the rare occasion that you do have to divide your party into four groups of two people and leave one person out, I have a few tips. First of all, it's extremely important that children under seven years of age always ride with someone older than 14. For those older than 14, make a list and make sure to cycle through the names so that there isn't one person who always has to ride alone. You'll have to do this at Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain at Animal Kingdom, Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith at Disney's Hollywood Studios, and Big Thunder Mountain Railroad at Magic Kingdom, just to name a few.

    One more thing, Vanessa. If someone REALLY doesn't want to ride alone, don't force them. Since your group is so large, I'm sure there will always be at least one person willing to take one for the team and ride alone. Plus, it's likely that they won't ride on their own anyway! Some Walt Disney World Resort attractions offer Single Rider standby queues, so whoever gets separated from the group will walk out with a new friend. How cool is that?

    I sincerely hope this helps, my friend. If you have any other questions before your magical vacation, please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. We're always available and happy to help!

    Warm hugs,

    Ana Paula
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Meet the Panelist: Ana Paula, Mexico

¡Hola from Mexico City! I love to sing, hang out with my dogs, listen to Disney music, read, and watch Frozen on repeat. I am also an English teacher, and I love surprising my students with pixie dusted lessons and warm hugs whenever I can! I am thrilled and excited to share my knowledge about EPCOT and the rest of the Walt Disney World Resort–in English and Spanish–with you. ChEARS! Learn More About Ana Paula

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