Disney World is the perfect location for a big family trip, but its not always easy being a large group!
1. Save a fortune on your phone bill by utilising the free wifi
There’s free wifi throughout the parks, so set everyone up on a group message on Facebook or Whatsapp to communicate without the cost.
2. Be prepared to split up
Splitting up the group at times can mean you can cover more ground, get better seats or just give you a much needed break from the madness!
3. Use Memory Maker
The last thing you want after a big family trip is going through photo after photo with someone missing in every one. Memory Maker is great value for money, but in a large group its even more so; just get everyone linked to it and you’ll have hundreds of photos of the whole family.
4. Link everyone
As a large group, we were split into 3 rooms and therefore 3 separate bookings, so our My Magic+ wasn’t linked, but one trip to guest services, and we were all connected for all our Fastpasses and meal bookings.
5. Utilise free transport
In a large group, taxis or car hire is gonna get really pricey, so be sure to use Disney World’s expansive bus system to move around.
6. If you don’t book in advance, eat at unusual times
With Advanced Dining Reservations, you’ve got no problems, but if you haven’t made bookings, try and eat at off-peak times; we were a group of 9 and managed to walk in to the usually super busy T-Rex at about 4.30pm and were seated almost straight away!
7. Allow a little extra time
Being a bigger group is always going to slow you down a little, so be sure to leave a little earlier if you need to be somewhere for a specific time.
8. Try and be a little early too
Especially when it comes to shows and parades, being early gives you the added advantage of not having to split up to fit into remaining seats
9. Be considerate to others
The parks can be packed, so try to think about your impact on those around you eg. if you walk in a long chain, you might be blocking other guests who want to get around you etc
10. Just have fun!
You’re lucky enough to be in the most magical place on Earth, with a whole load of your favourite people, so just appreciate it and have a magical time!