By Kristin, Director of Magic at Celebration Shirts
Walt Disney World is a great location to host a family vacation, family reunion, sports event, wedding, bachelorette/bachelor parties or just a large family vacation. There is something for everyone to do! Here are just some of the many things that you can do to make those events even more special.
1. Fireworks Cruise
Disney offers a few different options for firework cruises. Experience the fireworks at Epcot in a pontoon boat that sails up International Gateway near World Showcase Lagoon where you will have a front row seat to Illuminations. You can view Wishes at the Magic Kingdom with a few different options. A Pirates and Pals cruise ($69 per adult and $41 per child) which features a visit from Captain Hook and his first mate Mr. Smee; Ferrytale Wishes, a dessert party and fireworks viewing event aboard a ferry boat ($99 per adult and $69 per child) that puts you at a great location to watch the nighttime spectacular Wishes. These are just a few of the several options to choose from! To book any firework cruise or to find out more information call: (407)-WDW-PLAY.
2. Dinner Shows
Dinner and a show is a great place for large groups to get together to have a fun time! There are a few places on Disney Property that you can do that. Hoop-Dee Doo Musical Review at Fort Wilderness Resort is a great dinner show to check out. This fun, interactive show features skits and songs and buckets of fried chicken, smoked BBQ pork ribs, tossed salad, baked beans, fresh-baked cornbread and strawberry shortcake. It is guaranteed fun for the whole group! Another great dinner show is the Spirit of Aloha Luau at the Polynesian Village Resort. It features dancers, drummers and even a fire-knife performer!
It is held in the open-air theater in Luau Cove and you can feast on dishes such as Island pulled pork, BBQ ribs and roasted chicken. The Luau also features special children’s menu options. If you're over at Disney Springs, Splitsville is also a great location to head to with a large group. It is a colorful and energetic bowling alley with a full restaurant inside. The restaurant features everything from burgers to fresh-rolled sushi! The bowling alley is a vintage, retro-style alley great for a large group to get their competitive side going! Call (407) WDW-DINE to make large group reservations!
3. Special Family and Group Photos
Who doesn’t love a family or group photo op? Disney Fine Art photography offers a few different packages for you to get those special moments captured! These photos can make a special event/trip even more memorable. Say Cheese!
4. Special Tours
If you have a large group and want to make the most of your time in Walt Disney World you can do special VIP tours. Disney offers several different options for you to choose from. From behind the scenes tours to VIP tour guides you are sure to find something to fit your group and price range!
5. Custom Shirts
Big group vacations give you a great opportunity to get custom family or group shirts made! Celebration Shirts is a great place to get your very own matching shirts! They are made from comfy cotton material and offer matching shirts, personalized shirts and custom shirts at a variety of great prices. These shirts are great for those special family photos and are a great way to commemorate your special event. Find a matching Disney shirt or personalized Disney shirt option just great for your family or group! The artists at Celebration Shirts would love to be a part of your special vacation to see the mouse!