This question comes from Amanda, who asks:
My family is planning a trip for Christmas. There will be about 25 of us all together and we need about 8 rooms. I want to know which hotel will allow a family of 5 in the same room without getting a suite. Also, does that same hotel have a room with two double beds and a walk in shower?
Amanda, thanks for your question and for reading the site. We see this question a lot. Unfortunately, none of the Disney value resorts will accommodate five people unless one of those people are under three-years of age. Wilderness Lodge and Animal Kingdom Lodge, both second tier deluxe resorts, will accommodate five people in concierge level rooms. All other deluxe resorts will sleep five, with the fifth sleeping in a foldout daybed.
All resorts have handicapped accessible rooms with roll in showers, but not all of them have two beds. The Polynesian, for example, has one bed. Newer resorts with larger rooms, such as the Grand Floridian, have two beds and a roll in shower.
One final thing. Since you’re traveling with such a large group, you qualify as a Grand Gathering. Not only does this entitle you to sign your group up for special activities, it also means that you’ll be assigned a planner who is an expert in organizing larger groups. For example, they can advise you on the best the best dining locations for larger groups or arrange it so that your group’s rooms are close together.
I hope this helps!
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