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The Magic of a Multi-Generational Trip with Mickey

As multi-generational trips become more popular, families are scoping out the best places to reunite, unwind and catch up with relatives. While exploring big cities can be fun and cruising sounds exotic, there’s something special about a family vacation in Walt Disney World. The Happiest Place on Earth offers fun for all ages, is convenient for large groups, and provides an experience no one will forget.

Be Prepared!

The key to any Disney vacation is to plan ahead. If you want to do some research on your own before booking, get the latest edition of The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World and mark the restaurants, hotels and park attractions that best fit your needs. This guidebook breaks down the ratings to different age groups, which proves to be helpful when planning a multi-generational trip. When you’re at the parks, check out Touring Plan’s WDW Lines app. This free app shows current wait times, Fastpass return times, and comes with a planning feature. Add the rides you want to go on and the app will generate your day’s itinerary.

Let’s Get Together

Make sure you pick up family reunion buttons at guest relations on your first day at the parks. Cast members are on the lookout for these buttons, and occasionally they’ll offer a bit of extra magic to those wearing them. Plus, they make a good keepsake of the trip. Another great way to have family time is to make dinner reservations before you arrive. This gives the whole family a chance to sit down, share a meal, and catch up. It can be tricky to make reservations for large groups during peak seasons, but your Travel Advisor is always available to assist.

Seize the Day

The beauty of a Disney vacation is that it allows everyone to do what they want to do, without inconveniencing the rest of the group. The key is staying on Disney property. That way, you’ll have access to Disney’s buses, monorails, and water taxis to get to the various parks, spas, and golf courses. Grandparents can take the little ones to meet characters while parents sample the exotic flavors of Epcot, all without the stress of logistics.

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