Magical Family Reunions at Walt Disney World

At a loss for what to do for your next family reunion? What could be more fun than having it at Disney World?

A family reunion at Disney is sure to be a fun and memorable experience for everyone! Here we have gathered some tips and ideas to make the planning less stressful!

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Planning. Pick one person to oversee and coordinate everything. Everyone can help out and have events or activities to organize but having one person oversee everything will make the planning much more organized!

A travel agent can be an invaluable asset when it comes to travel plans. They are the professionals and have done this many times before so let them help you! Do make sure you find one who has Disney experience!

Set a general itinerary once decisions have been made as to what everyone wants to do at Disney. But don't over schedule yourselves, some of the most memorable times can be had when you are laying by the pool or hanging out in a hotel room!

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Accommodations. Disney offers accommodation options to fit every budget. Don't be afraid to pick a few different host hotels, perhaps one in each budget category, for your reunion so that everyone (and their budget) will be happy. While you might be hesitant about spreading out over a few different resorts consider that it be good for your sanity to not be with everyone all the time and think of all the different pools you will get to try!

A standard Disney hotel room sleeps up to 5 guests. For more than 5 guests than are many options to consider. The Treehouse Villas at Saratoga Springs can accommodate up to 9 guests. Villas at the Animal Kingdom Lodge, the Beach Club, the Boardwalk, the Old Key West Resort, Saratoga Springs, the Wilderness Lodge, and the Contemporary can all accommodate up to 8 guests.

The cabins at Fort Wilderness the All-Star Music Resort family suites can both accommodate up to 6 guests and are budget friendly.

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Packages. If your family reunion has at least 8 guests over the age of 3 then you can purchase a Walt Disney World Magical Gatherings vacation package. A planning specialist will help you coordinate accommodations and make reservations for dining, recreation, and special experiences.



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The Parks. Depending on the size of your group trying to tackle the parks together can be stressful. Don't be afraid to split up so that everyone gets to ride or see what they want to. Plan to meet for lunch or dinner at a specific location so you still feel like you are spending time with everyone.

Have Fun! The best advice I can give you is to have fun and enjoy your time spent with family.

What are your tips for planning a Disney family reunion?

Mase wrote on Thu, 03/08/2012 - 20:28:

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We did that once... and vowed to never... EVER do it again. It was awful... the thing you have to do when its a huge group is to learn to compromise and listen to everyone, and no one was able to do that. So me, and my parents... well my Dad at least promised when we go to Disney. Its just us... max.

The other downfall to it was no one wanted to stay on site. So we had to rent this HUGE house that was like 45 minutes away. So that made everything worse too......

JoAnn C wrote on Thu, 03/08/2012 - 23:38:

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I think it would be fun to plan a trip for my parents, brothers, sisters-in-law, my niece and I. We always have fun when we're together.

I thought they were doing away with the Grand Gatherings.

admin wrote on Fri, 03/09/2012 - 00:56:

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Mase -- I hear you! Large groups are especially difficult. We're thinking about a cruise for the family -- then everyone can do whatever they want.

JoAnn -- Yes, Grand Gatherings were discontinued! Thanks for the catch! Updated the post. :-)

Debbie wrote on Fri, 03/09/2012 - 17:38:

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We've done this, but we didn't attempt to do everything together. We picked specific days where we would get together for a meal and/or an activity. That way everyone could do what suited their immediate family best & still enjoy getting together to gave a meal and talk about what they'd done so far. We planned a picnic at the pool and the kids had a great time with the events there.
One thing that made it a LITTLE easier is that we are DVC and were "in charge" of accommodations. We arranged to have (1) One bedroom unit and then the rest were Deluxe Studios.

Joseph wrote on Thu, 06/10/2021 - 01:13:

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