When will 2009 ticket/room packages be available for booking? We're planning a trip with another family, there will be 8 of us. I'm considering the Grand Gatherings just so booking and dining will be easier for us.
- Asked by Donna from MO on 1/8/2008
Donna,Resort reservations can be booked 499 days in advance, but the rates are not guaranteed until prices are published. Prices last year were published in August for 2008, and historically have been published somewhere between June and... read more
I am a newer DVC member. I've used my points for 2 trips so far. I have another trip planned for the summer that includes extended family. I'm wondering if any of you have favorite things to do with a larger party? Maybe a memorable grand gathering?
- Asked by Jen from OH on 1/9/2008
Hi Jen,Welcome to DVC as I am a member too and have used my points to book vacations with my extendd family as well!One of my favorite memories with my family always revolve around food. The Hoop Dee Doo Revue holds a special place in my heart... read more
Hi! We've already booked our vacation for December 2008 for New Years. We are a group of 8+ and I know we qualify for a Grand Gathering. Would you happen to know the schedule of when the Illuminations/Dessert Reception is like for this time frame?
- Asked by Marisel from FL on 1/9/2008
Hi Marisel,What an exciting time to be in Disney! I have always wanted to visit during this time.You absolutely qualify for the Grand Gathering. I have used this service with my family and found it very helpful. Here is the link... read more
I have the pleasure of planning a WDW Vacation for mine and my 3 Siblings families (19 people total, ranging in age from 4 to 65). What exactly is Magical Gatherings? Toni P in Micihgan
- Asked by Toni from MI on 1/12/2008
Hi Toni,Magical Gatherings (Grand Gatherings) is a program designed especially for groups consisting of 8 or more people. There are very simple instructions available in order to book or plan a group gathering and you can also ask... read more
Why can you not find vacation packages for a family of five? Maybe I am not looking in the right places. Also if you do have 5 people would you have to book a villa, or are there some regular rooms at resorts that can sleep 5?
- Asked by Heather from WI on 1/12/2008
We are a family of five so I understand your challenge. Booking a villa is a great way to go because you gain an additional bathroom and the ability to have a napping child in a quiet, separate room. But if you would like to stay in a traditional... read more