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planDisney Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Lisa Mendillo

by , Sr. Manager, Digital Integration

Familia! A word that means so much to all. At planDisney the word family stirs up reflections of festivities, time spent together and yes, magical memories created at Walt Disney World Resort. As the panel joins in the celebration of Hispanic Heritage month, we are reminded of the importance of family, especially when it comes to forming new memories at the most magical place on earth.

Join us as we take a quick trip down memory lane with Desiree who comes from a family of 14 from Peru. Meal time was bonding time in her home, and there was never a Sunday dinner missed at her mama’s home. She and her family also share a connection through travel, which includes the entire family, to Walt Disney World Resort. Thanks to her father who fulfilled his dream of an education in America and his hard work ethic, Desiree was introduced to Walt Disney World at the young age of three. She, and her entire family, immediately fell in love with the magic of all things Disney.

To create these momentous memories with your family, planning is key. Not sure where to begin to assure everyone in your party enjoys the time spent together? No worries at all because with tips from those in the know, planDisney panelists can make it easier, and dare we say a great deal of fun, to plan your next Disney trip.

planDisney Travel Tips for Traveling with a Large Family:

Plan ahead advises Yael. She recommends guests have a plan each day and for each park. By doing this everyone, from little ones to grandparents, can enjoy and maximize their time. 

Go at your own pace is Clara’s top tip. She believes the ability to tailor the day to whatever makes it fun and relaxing for each member of your travel party will pay off in the end with a much more enjoyable vacation for all!

Try splitting up during the day is Andres go-to tip. By dividing up your party, everyone is able to conquer their must do’s. Teenagers can enjoy the thrills of Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, while preschoolers, and even mom and dad, can enjoy such attractions at Dumbo the Flying Elephant and “it’s a small world.”

And when the day of fun is drawing to a close, Malanie says make sure everyone gathers together for dinner. She states her family loves to sit down at their favorite dining location and everyone is able to recap their day.

Whether your family will be celebrating with us during Hispanic Heritage Month, or you are beginning to plan for a future trip, planDisney is here to answer all your Disney vacation planning questions. Visit us today to receive a personalized answer from one of our knowledgeable panelists.

Panelists have received/will receive a Walt Disney World® Resort, Disneyland® Resort or Disney Cruise Line® vacation for panelist and up to three family members and/or park tickets for their planDisney panel participation. The views expressed on are those of the panelists, who are independent contractors. These views are not intended to reflect the opinions of Disney Destinations, its affiliates, its management, its agents or its employees and have not been reviewed or approved by Disney Destinations prior to posting.


  • I loved hearing about your family, Desiree! It’s wonderful to see how special your Walt Disney World trips are.

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