• On Oct 16, 2020
    Mary jane from NY Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    we want to plan a trip to disney for our anniversary to include our kids and grandkids (11 people). The grandkids are 13 & 14. We want to have them all enjoy the wonder of that Disney offers. Looking at the first week of February.

    Hi Mary Jane,

    Welcome to planDisney! I am excited to hear that you are planning a family trip to the Walt Disney World Resort.

    There is so much to plan and so little time! First things first, you need to select a resort hotel. There are deluxe and deluxe villa resorts, moderate and value resorts. My family prefers the deluxe and deluxe villa resorts, especially those with access to Walt Disney World® Monorail Transportation. We have enjoyed staying at Disney's Contemporary Resort which we adore because it has a walking path to Magic Kingdom. Once you decide on a resort hotel, then you can book a vacation package that includes the resort hotel and theme park tickets.

    Although we typically book online, you can also call 407-939-5277 to speak with a Cast Member. Remember also to check the Special Offers to see if there are any discounts that might apply to the dates of your visit. If you have not done so already, create a My Disney Experience account so that you can link your vacation package, advanced dining reservations, and Disney Park Pass system reservations to that account.

    We just modified a trip from November to December. Once I had our new dates booked, I made our Disney Park Pass system reservations and selected a theme park for each day of our visit. You will be able to make park pass reservations for the number of days you have valid theme park tickets. Once you get 60 days prior to your trip, I strongly encourage you to make advanced dining reservations. With a large party, you want to make sure you have some definitive times that you can dine together. Our girls just turned 14-years old so they are about the same age as your grandkids and they love to help me plan!

    Mary Jane, as you plan, be sure to check the Disney Park Pass system availability calendar so that you know which parks have availability for the dates of your visit. Review the operational updates and start mapping out each day of your visit. I always create a chart of our plans with our dining times and confirmation numbers.

    We look forward to seeing you on your next Incredible Disney Day!

    Magic and memories,
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Meet the Panelist: Donyell, North Carolina

Hello from North Carolina! I am a mom of twin girls, wife, and university professor who has been inspired by the creativity of Disney for a lifetime. Since my first Disney visit when I was 12-years-old, I have been drawn to the adventures crafted by Disney Imagineers. Planning Disney vacations helps connect me to families who will find in Disney the kind of joy my family has experienced over the years. Allow me to help you map your own Disney journey so that you, too can create the memories of a lifetime! Learn More About Donyell

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