Tips for Going to Disney World as a Group
Making plans for a trip to Walt Disney World can be overwhelming, add in travelling with people outside of your immediate family can make it even trickier. Over our last number of vacations we’ve vacationed with grandparents, brothers and sisters and their families. We have lots of experience on how to make vacationing with a group work, crafting a trip that will be memorable and stress free. Here are 5 suggestions on how to make travelling as a group manageable.
Make Your Own Plans
Start by creating a blueprint for your Disney World vacation. Lay out the parks you want to go to, where you want to eat, attractions you want to go on, and so on. This is your vacation, as much as anyone else’s and you shouldn’t sacrifice your must do’s. For tips on creating an overall plan click here.
Go Over Your Plans Together
Get together with the people you’re traveling with to go over your plans. You can do this in person or virtually. This way you all have a good idea of what is everyone’s expectations for the vacation.
Have Times Together and Times Apart
Travelling with other people can be tricky, so create breathing room. Create time when you’ll be separate. You can break up your group into any variety of people you’d like. Maybe all the girls want to have a meal at Cinderella’s Royal Table, and the guys decide to ride Space Mountain countless times. You can be as creative as you want.
Be Comfortable with Different Budgets
Not everyone is going to have the same amount to spend on their vacation. Which will of course change the look of each person’s vacation. Don’t try to stretch your budget to mimic those you’re with. Work with what you have and pick and choose what makes the most sense. On the other side of the coin, don’t minimize your budget. If you are planning on spending extra funds on staying at a Deluxe resort, but your fellow guests want to stay at a Moderate resort. You don’t have to forfeit your plans, just plan to meet up at the parks. A vacation as a group can have many looks. To get an idea on how much a trip to Disney World costs click here.
You Don’t Have to Spend Each Day Together
Just because you’re vacationing together does not mean that each day has to be spent together. You can spend multiple days apart. Don’t restrict your vacation to spending each day as a group, because this may limit you from doing all the things you would like to do at Walt Disney World.
Use Your Technology
Make sure to have your phones charged during your vacation so you can stay in quick communication. You don’t want to spend park time wandering around looking for the other members of your party. So pack a portable charger and charge it each night of your vacation.
As we’ve learned over the past year, these travelling experiences are not to be taken for granted. So don’t hang on to the stuff that bothers you. Let things go, relax and enjoy yourself. This may be the only time you ever travel together as a group, so make it memorable for the joy and fun you shared.
For more tips on planning a trip to Walt Disney World, check out these previous posts: