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  • On Jul 14, 2009
    Janel from CO 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.

    We are planning a Grand Gathering, 22 + family and friends. This is our first time to WDW. I want to fly in the night before our reservations, so we can have a FULL first day of fun, instead of 61/2 days; a full 7. Good idea? Thx

    Hi Janel,

    What a magical way to celebrate the first time in Walt Disney World! Remember to mention you are a Grand Gathering so that your reservations will be correct.

    As for flying in from Colorado, you are going to go through a two hour time difference which may make a difference to some members in your traveling party.

    I usually fly out first thing in the morning to arrive by 11 or 12 to my resort, then I start the day at  a park or Downtown Disney. If my flight is later in the morning, I will chill at the pool, tour the resort and get to bed early to start fresh the next day. But from New York, it is only a two hour flight.

    Remember when planning on coming in the day before, you are paying the full price for the resort without you being there. Look at the ages of your group to help guide this decision to come a day earlier or not. Babies on a strict schedule have a different need then teenagers with boundless energy.

    Finally, the key to your vacation is going to be planning with your party. You will need to work out meals and expectations to touring.

    Have a great vacation!

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My name is Beth C. and I love Disney. Since I can remember Disney has been a part of my life including my first movie in the theater – "The Aristocats." Learn More About Beth

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