I visited Disneyland with a mom, her 6, 11, and 14 year old children Now when 5 people get inside of Disneyland, they tend to want to run off in 5 different directions.
I saw many large groups of people, having heated Disney moments where kids wanted to do one thing and parents wanted them to stay together and we will do that later.
I was fortunate enough, that our little group was able to split up occasionally.
Sometimes the 5 of us were all on a ride together. The 5 of us enjoyed all of our "Specially planned character meals and dinner at Rainforest Cafe."
Then I spent many moments with mom and the 6 year old. We rode Small World and Splashed down a mountain together.
The 11 and 14 year old kids loved being able to go off safely by themselves and choose their own rides and kept in touch constantly due to the modern technology of cell phones. I rode Autopia with those two one glorious morning.
The 6 year old and her mom were brave enough to ride both Space Mountain and Tower of Terror together, while us "chickens" were off doing other things.
I spent one magical morning in Fantasyland by myself. We all shared another Fantasyland morning together and the kids were able to spin together in the gold teacup, while I took many pictures.
Disneyland is for families. Families need to be smart enough to know that different things appeal to different people and age groups.
I call it divide and conguer. (did I spell that right?)
Divide and Conguer the best tip for any group visiting Disneyland.