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  • On Feb 6, 2021
    Carmen from OK Asked

    We are wanting advice on a group package for 11 adults that are 18+, 1 child 14yrs, 1 child 9yrs, and 1 child 4yrs.

    Hi Carmen!

    Well, you have come to the right place. At planDisney, we love helping to plan magical Walt Disney World vacation memories for big families!

    Regardless of how you book your vacation package, I recommend that you familiarize yourself with the vacation planning tools on the Walt Disney World Website. If you have not done so already, create a My Disney Experience account and create profiles in your My Family & Friends list for everyone in your party that does not have their own My Disney Experience Account. If they do have their own accounts, you will need to connect with them through your My Family & Friends list.

    Next, check the Special Offers to see which might apply to the dates of your visit. It looks like the Get 2 Extra Days Added to Your Ticket on a Select 4-Night/3-Day Room & Ticket Package might be a possibility. Decide which resort hotels you might prefer. Filter by resort category to review options in the value, moderate, deluxe & deluxe villa categories. My family prefers deluxe and deluxe villa resorts because they offer multiple room types and have great dining options. Budget also matters, however, so we pay careful attention to price!

    Consider how many days you will actually need theme park tickets and whether or not you want the Park Hopper option. Prior to becoming Annual Passholders, we normally skipped the Park Hopper option. We can find plenty to do at one park per day! Once you book those vacation packages with a resort hotel and theme park tickets, be sure to link those vacation packages in My Disney Experience. Once linked, you will need to use the Disney Park Pass system to make park pass reservations for everyone. Even though it might seem premature to do so, I suggest making those park reservations as soon as possible since park capacity is currently limited.

    As you get closer to the dates of your visit, make advanced dining reservations 60 days prior to your trip and consider Memory Maker to capture all of those unforgettable memories! Given the size of your group, you may have some trouble making dining reservations. If you have difficulty making a reservation for the entire party, I suggest splitting your party into two or three smaller groups. As long as your reservations are within 10-15 minutes of each other, when you arrive at the restaurant, you can ask to be seated together. Although not guaranteed, Cast Members do their best. And, what matters most is that your crew eats within a reasonable time even if seated apart in the restaurant!

    Carmen, having planned for larger groups in the past, I am sending you a little extra pixie dust for patience. If you need a little extra help, call 407-939-1936. You will survive and have the most magical time!

    Magic and memories,
    Donyell
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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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