Old Key West Resort
  • On Jan 5, 2021
    Jan from FL Asked

    We are planning a family reunion in sept 2022 and if everyone shows up there will be 9 adults and 4 children plus one infant. I was thinking of the 3 br villa at OKW. It sleeps 12 but there is a sleep chair too I think so maybe 13? Would this be allowed?

    Welcome Home, Jan!

    The Walt Disney World Resort is the perfect location for an extended family reunion! We love to invite friends and family to vacation with us, and the Disney Vacation Club Deluxe Villas make an ideal home base for the entire group. When traveling with a large party, having extra space for everyone to spread out definitely makes for a more relaxing visit!

    The Grand Villa at Disney’s Old Key West Resort is exceptionally spacious and sleeps up to 12 plus a child under the age of 3, so you would not be able to book 13 plus an infant in that room. While 1 and 2 Bedroom Villas do offer the sleeper chair you mentioned, the Grand Villas are not guaranteed to have them. The sleeper chair is not listed or considered in the room occupancy, and you shouldn’t count on one, yet many Members have experienced the surprise of finding one in their Grand Villa. If there is a sleeper chair in your room, it is designed to make sleeping arrangements more flexible and it does not increase the occupancy of the room.

    Depending on the family breakdown, I would recommend booking a 2 Bedroom Villa that sleeps up to 9 Guests, and then either a Deluxe Studio which sleeps 4, or a 1 Bedroom Villa that sleeps up to 5. This would allow you to book the entire group, and you would still have the full kitchen and laundry in at least one of your rooms. I am planning an epic, three family trip for this summer, and that is how we are booked. We have a single 2 Bedroom Villa, and then two Deluxe Studios for the other families. I plan to serve breakfast in our 2 Bedroom Villa each morning and our room will be the main area to hang out. When you book your rooms, make sure to call and have it noted that you are traveling together. While there are never any guarantees, the Cast Members will do their very best to keep your rooms near each other.

    I hope this helps with your planning, Jan. I have a lot of experience planning visits for large groups, so please feel free to send any additional questions as you get ready for your family reunion!

    Wishing you Membership Magic!
    - Kate
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Meet the Panelist: Kate, Indiana

"Welcome Home!" I'm Kate, a mom and nurse from Indiana. A lifelong Disney fan, Disney Vacation Club opened a world of vacation possibilities for our family. I’ve traveled with young children and those young at heart, planned romantic trips for two and made FastPass+ reservations for an entire marching band! Whether dining with Mickey, surfing in Hawaii, or relaxing around the pool we make the most of our Disney Vacation Club Membership. For this nurse, every day is better with a little dose of Disney! Learn More About Kate

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