Okay, so I don't mean those kinds of groupies.
In 2009, maybe 2008, and because my wife's side of the family really enjoys doing this kinds of stuff, we're going to be taking a big chunk of her clan to Walt Disney World. At this point, it's looking like the very least we'll have in this caravan of love will be 8 people. I'm going to try to cap it off at 12 if it keeps growing.
I know that this means I'm going to have to do more intricate planning then my usual trips to World, but from what my wife tells me, as long as everything is planned, her kin folk will just fall in line with whoever is the group captain and have a really good time when they do. Yes, I'm going to be group captain.
I don't really foresee a problem with that, and I'm actually curious to see how well I can pull it off. I recognize that we're going to have to make reservations for each sit down meal, and carefully apportion the group so everyone gets to ride with someone. I think we're going to have a couple of wheelchairs in the group, so that might actually make the trip go smoother and nearly eliminate the need for FastPass. We plan on going in the transition period between August and September, our typical vacation time anyway, so crowds will be at a minimum. Especially right after Labor Day (Labor Day itself is pretty crowded).
I figured I'd ask if anyone had done this before and see if there's anything I might not be thinking of. I kind of like the idea of doing just one trip on a schedule. I've done Disney World every which way imaginable, from Commando style where you try to cram it all in in one day, to laid back visits where we go at our own pace, to one day trips to all four parks. This is something new, and I seem to actually like taking people who've never been to Disney World and showing them around. (Well, truth is they've been to Disney World once before, but did it ALL WRONG. They cant seem to grasp that Disney can't be done like Six Flags and they waited till the sun went down and paid full price to get into the parks. When I took my wife and her mom for the first time, they had no idea any of the stuff I took them to was even there.) Part of me is looking forward to it. The other part is trying desperately to generate solutions to worst case scenarios.