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Family Vacation Planning

Disney Characters at Animal Kingdom theme park

Disney family vacations can range from a young child's first theme park visit to multiple generations enjoying a family reunion. No matter which Disney Destination you select, you'll find lots of things to see and do. Here are some helpful resources to help you understand all the options as you plan your ideal family vacation.

Vacation Planning Tools

A good place to start is by watching one of the free Disney Vacation Planning DVDs filled with handy travel tips and details about Disney Resorts, Disney Cruise Line and more.

For those who want a truly one-of-a-kind family vacation, let Adventures by Disney be your guide to incredible destinations around the world. To discover which adventures match your family's interests, use the Trip Selector to identify the perfect vacation.

Take a Look Ahead

Plan where to go with customized maps of Walt Disney World Resort that let you select your top choices for each park. Highlight must-see locations on a map of the Disneyland Resort you print at home, so you'll be sure to experience all your favorite attractions and entertainment.

Take a tour onboard Disney Cruise Line ships as you view video podcasts that cover a wide range of travel topics. Get helpful information for new cruisers, check out the fun kids' activities and explore the incredible selection of Port Adventures.

Don't Forget Dining Reservations

Some families prefer to grab a quick bite, while other like to make advance plans for Character Dining experiences, table-service meals or make arrangements for special dietary needs. If your vacation plans take you to Walt Disney World Resort or Disneyland Resort, you can make dining reservations and also request vegetarian or other meal preferences. You can even order a birthday cake to accompany your meal.

Free Customized Maps