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Old 06-11-2018, 09:11 AM   #1
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Congratulations! Your extended family/large group of friends wants to join you on a magical vacation to Walt Disney World! Here are seven tips for planning a group trip to Walt Disney World. Let the planning begin… THE MORE THE MERRIER: WALT DISNEY WORLD PLANNING TIPS FOR GROUPS
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Old 06-11-2018, 09:39 AM   #2
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You might want to fact check a few things. 6am ET is online dining. Call, email, or chat with MS to put in the traveling together notation and you don't need to wait until after online check in to do so. You also do not have to wait to 60 days to check in.
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Old 06-11-2018, 09:57 AM   #3
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For some reason this post reminded me of the days when cell phones were not common and you would give your kids walkie-talkies to stay in touch with them in Disney World. Anyone else remember those days?
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I "like" the suggestion for creating FastPass Party with Donald Duck and Mickey Mouse and Minnie and YODA and Belle.
Now that's a PARTY!
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For some reason this post reminded me of the days when cell phones were not common and you would give your kids walkie-talkies to stay in touch with them in Disney World. Anyone else remember those days?
still have them just used them for our memorial day trip.

my 20 somethings boys were driving in a separate vehicle. THEIR PHONES ARE NEVER CHARGED! radios came in very handy for the road trip.
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For some reason this post reminded me of the days when cell phones were not common and you would give your kids walkie-talkies to stay in touch with them in Disney World. Anyone else remember those days?
I remember those days....

And sometimes other folks would be on your "channel", so some interesting conversations...

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Old 06-19-2018, 08:31 PM   #7
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my wife and i brought our different kids and their kids, our grand kids. these are my tips. don't forget the xanex. next don't check in under your correct name; if you strangle one they will find you. bring your clone you will need one. do not make plans with anyone, even your wife. do not charge your phone. if you do, break it, leave it in the room or lose it asap. did i mention don't forget the xanex? if you don't take my advice about the xanex don't complane about the bar bill. and most of all remember these are your family, you LOVE them.
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still have them just used them for our memorial day trip.

my 20 somethings boys were driving in a separate vehicle. THEIR PHONES ARE NEVER CHARGED! radios came in very handy for the road trip.
My wife often has this problem. So does my 12yo son. I can understand my son not planning ahead, but my wife is old enough to know better.

We have an app called life360 that allows me to not only know their location (assuming they have GPS on and the phone is charged...) but also to see the % charge they have remaining. The location is handy when we're not together (at WDW or otherwise), but the charge notification amazingly comes in handy more often.
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my wife and i brought our different kids and their kids, our grand kids. these are my tips. don't forget the xanex. next don't check in under your correct name; if you strangle one they will find you. bring your clone you will need one. do not make plans with anyone, even your wife. do not charge your phone. if you do, break it, leave it in the room or lose it asap. did i mention don't forget the xanex? if you don't take my advice about the xanex don't complane about the bar bill. and most of all remember these are your family, you LOVE them.
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my wife and i brought our different kids and their kids, our grand kids. these are my tips. don't forget the xanex. next don't check in under your correct name; if you strangle one they will find you. bring your clone you will need one. do not make plans with anyone, even your wife. do not charge your phone. if you do, break it, leave it in the room or lose it asap. did i mention don't forget the xanex? if you don't take my advice about the xanex don't complane about the bar bill. and most of all remember these are your family, you LOVE them.
Very funny but true! We did a grand villa trip once (and once only) with all of ours (2 sons, their wives and 6 grandkids) and I could have used some xanex. After that we started taking the grandchildren in "age groups" without their parents. Worked like a charm.
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