Grandparents with children and Character
  • On May 24, 2023
    Kathleen from NJ 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 am trying to plan a 70th birthday trip for my mothers birthday with our entire family on August 2024. How do I even start ?? 15 people total.. maybe up to 18 .. How do I even start ??

    Hello from the Garden State Kathleen. A family trip of this magnitude should be planned well ahead of time and you are right on time. I'm excited to help and get you on the road to a successful plan for Mom's birthday.

    My family has celebrated multiple birthdays at the Walt Disney World Resort and I cannot wait to share the ways to celebrate. For starters, the date for all 2024 bookings open up on May 31, 2023. So you have asked at the right time. A great place to start is the Vacation Planning Page. On the 31st you will be able to begin booking all 2024 dates and while you aren't sure how many people will be in your party you can at least start to plan. Make some reservations for the people who are ready to book this magical celebration or if the entire family is ready to go and you are not comfortable booking online or you have questions about the rooms you can always call Reservations. If this celebration gets to the point where it needs 10 rooms or more make sure you contact Group Sales. It may not get that big but I'm sure hoping it does.

    One special way to make your memories of Mom's special day last forever is by booking a Capture Your Moment: EPCOT or another location. These photo packages allow you a 20-minute session with a photographer at a location of your choice. You can get everyone in on the pictures and have fun in the parks the rest of the day. If you have a meal at one of the table services restaurants you can order Cakes at Walt Disney World Resort ahead of time and have them delivered to one of the restaurants listed. 

    I hope this information helps you get this fantastic plan rolling. I would be happy to help make any other recommendations and you can always ask me a question at

    Have a magical day,

    Jeremy A. 

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Meet the Panelist: Jeremy, New Jersey

Bright Suns travelers! I'm Jeremy from Jersey, a lifelong Disney fan. Father to 3 amazing kids, and husband to my wife of 14 years. I've been sharing the Walt Disney World Resort with my family for 17 years to join in the wonder and joy the parks have brought me my entire life. Consider me here to help with all you travel questions from Batuu to Cinderella Castle. Whether it's teenagers, toddlers, or your middle-aged cousins. Helping you find your version of magic is my mission. Learn More About Jeremy

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