disney vacation planning


If you are planning your first Walt Disney World vacation or visiting Orlando for the 20th time, it’s not easy to choose which resort to book your stay.  If you’re like me, you probably wound up on this page is because you’re trying to get as much information as possible about the best Walt Disney World hotels.  I don’t want you to only rely my opinion, so I reached out to 18 other bloggers to ask the question “What is your favorite Walt Disney World resort and why?”

If there’s one vacation most kids dream about, it’s a trip to Disney. Turning that dream into a reality can feel overwhelming, especially if you are travelling as a large or multi-generational family.  It can be difficult to find the balance between planning ahead and going with the flow. And how do you make it a great trip with so many people?  I’ve recently traveled with my family of seven, ages ranging from 7 to 63.  I’ve used my experience to come up with some helpful Walt Disney World planning tips for large families. 

One of my absolute favorite aspects of planning a Disney vacation is figuring out where I’m going to eat. Seriously, some people get excited watching ride videos or thinking about what characters they want to meet. I’m all about the FOOD.  I even just bought my first premium Magic Band for the sole reason that it’s snack themed.  As much fun as poring over menus and checking reservation ability is (and nope, I’m not being sarcastic), there are a few extra details to take into consideration when reserving Walt Disney World dining for large families.

Planning a Walt Disney World vacation for one family can feel overwhelming. Planning one for a large family with wide-ranging ages? I can sense your anxiety from here.  But don’t worry; I’m here to help bring your stress levels down a few notches.  This post is going to be Part 1 in a series I’m putting together for individuals planning a trip to the most magical place on Earth with larger families or those who are planning a multi-generational trip.  Since one of the first things most people book when planning a trip to Disney is their hotel, let’s start off by looking at some of the options you’ll have when choosing Walt Disney World accommodations for large families.