How To: Disney With a Large Family

Large families and Disney vacations can be a perfect combination. No, really. I often hear that it’s not something that large families ever think of as a possibility. There are several reasons given, and it’s not always their budget, although that can be a big one.  I want to show you that big families can enjoy Disney adventures and make wonderful memories just like everyone else.

Families often wonder how to make accommodations work for large parties. No matter which Disney adventure you decide to go on, there are accommodations for every party size, from villas, cabins, and adjoining rooms on Disney properties, to vacation homes and similar accommodations off of Disney properties. The budget obviously comes into play here, but there are accommodations for large families on a shoestring budget, and for large families who want to splurge. Most deluxe villas sleep 8 or 9, as do some bungalows, for those looking for more deluxe accommodations, and booking multiple standard rooms, a value family suite, or an off property vacation home can make a shoestring budget stretch a little further.

Food is obviously another big issue when it comes to large parties. There are THREE levels of dining plans available. The Disney Parks are so generous in allowing outside food and drinks to be brought into the parks (with only a few restrictions), and rooms with small refrigerators, kitchenettes, and full kitchens are available to help make DIY meal prep much simpler. Food in large quantities can be done on your Disney adventure, and done WELL. Disney and great food go together, and large families can definitely enjoy the amazing food, too.

There are other details that can make your trip work like stroller rentals from outside companies where delivery and pick up occur at the resort. They are even high quality strollers in a variety of sizes. This knocks out a step and saves you time once you arrive at the parks. No one wants several children impatiently bouncing around from the get go while they are already forced to wait for something as boring as a stroller that they think they won’t need. They want to get to the magic already! Grocery delivery or a delivery from Amazon can also help you make sure you have everything you need without requiring one of you (or ALL of you) to leave the resort to shop for necessary items that just wouldn’t work in your already overloaded (many pieces of) luggage.

These details might seem like an overwhelming task to undertake, and they definitely can be, but that’s where the amazing Kingdom Concierge agents come into play. We can handle all the details, big and small, for little families, and super-sized ones. It’s what we do! We handcraft your adventure for YOU. We meet YOUR needs. Our goal is to make sure that your vacation is one that actually feels like a vacation, and as large family parents, we need a vacation!

My expertise doesn’t just come from helping other families plan their trips, it also comes from the planning I do for my own large family of 9. We have seven kiddos, from ages 10 months to 16 years old, and I have DEFINITELY learned the dos and don’ts of Disney travel over the last decade and a half. Making Disney magic a reality for other large families is one of the reasons I decided to take my love of Disney and translate it into an actual job. So take my word for it, Disney adventures for large families, ARE possible! Let us make your Disney dreams come true!

Happy Travels!

Shelly Graves

I LOVE Disney, and I LOVE families! After helping family and friends for years with their trips, I thought being a travel agent who specializes in Disney would be the perfect fit, and it is. We have made so many wonderful memories, thanks to Disney vacations, and I love it when I can help others to do the same. Kingdom Concierge is an amazing group of unique, talented, hardworking people who come together as a team to see one another succeed. We love working together to make sure that other families are free from the stress of vacation planning and free to create Disney memories that will last a lifetime.

I LOVE Disney, and I LOVE families! After helping family and friends for years with their trips, I thought being a travel agent who specializes in Disney would be the perfect fit, and it is. We have made so many wonderful memories, thanks to Disney vacations, and I love it when I can help others to do the same. Kingdom Concierge is an amazing group of unique, talented, hardworking people who come together as a team to see one another succeed. We love working together to make sure that other families are free from the stress of vacation planning and free to create Disney memories that will last a lifetime.