Tips For Traveling With Extended Family

Traveling with your whole family can be fun but can be a bit more complicated than traveling with a smaller group of people.  I’m going to give you a few tips to help make your planning a bit easier so you can make the most of your Disney trip.

1.  Find the best resort value.

Depending on how many folks you have in your group, you may find that a Value suite is the way to go for your group.  Maybe you’d rather split up into several smaller groups and a few Value or Moderate level rooms are the way to go.  Your travel agent can help you figure out which combination of rooms is going to be the best fit for you.

2.  Be flexible.

It’s true that you can’t please all the people, all the time in everyday life and that rings true at Disney as well.  When you’re traveling with folks of all ages it’s best to keep in mind the limitations of all involved.  Take frequent breaks and be prepared to split up when necessary.

3.  Dining issues

If you’ve got more than 6 or 8 folks in your large party it’s best to keep in mind that not all Disney restaurants can accommodate parties of that size at one table.  Be aware that you may be asked to split your party up as needed.  Disney tries to accommodate as best they can but it’s good to be as flexible as possible.

4.  Memory Maker is a must!

I recommend this to all my clients but if you’ve got a large group, the Memory Maker package is a must have!  You can make sure you capture all the fun and memories with everyone in the picture, even that crazy uncle!  A Disney photographer will scan your Magic Band and the digital photo will load straight into your My Disney Experience account. And, if you link your account with those of your family, you can share the one Memory Maker package, making it very affordable.

5.  Be patient and have fun!

Sometimes it’s hard to spend a lot of time with your family, especially in close quarters. Try to remember that you’re all at Disney to have fun and make wonderful memories. That’s the most important part!

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