Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Jan 7, 2013
    Georgia 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.

    This our 1st time coming to WDW. We have a large party (11 adults & 7 kids) the kid ages are 5-13 (boys & girls). Is there any character dining that has seating for all? Is there any specfic activites we can do as a group?

    Hi there Georgia!  Thanks for visiting us here at the Moms Panel. We are so happy to assist you with your planning.  It's so exciting to plan any trip to the Walt Disney World Resort, but your first trip? Wow!  I can assure you that you will want to keep coming back.  There truly is something for everyone!  All of the restaurants will try as best they can to keep you together.  However, they will not be able to guarantee that you will all be seated together.  When I travel with a large group,  I notify the folks at (407) WDW-DINE that we would like it notated that we are dining together.  When you check in for your reservation, let the host or hostess know that you would like to be seated close together,  if possible.  It is recommended that you arrive at the restaurant 5 minutes prior to your seating time.  When traveling with a larger group, I recommend arriving 10-15 minutes in advance of your reservation.  

    I also want to direct you to some really useful information for traveling to Walt Disney World with a large party.  Take a look...   Here you will find some valuable information regarding accommodations, if you should need it.  
    You will be surprised how enjoyable it is to roam the parks together.  However, if you are looking for specific tours, try calling (407) WDW-TOUR for suggestions.   

    I wish you a magical vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Jacqui, Illinois

A Walt Disney World veteran traveler since the early 1970's, I can't wait to help you plan the most MAGICAL vacation.  I am a Disney Vacation Club Member and an Annual Passholder.  Whether you need tips for traveling with babies, toddlers, adolescents, adults or seniors, I can help you create the most Pixie Dusted adventure. There aren't many things our family hasn't experienced at Walt Disney World, and I would love to make suggestions so that you will have the vacation of a lifetime!  Learn More About Jacqui

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