If you’re traveling to Walt Disney World with a large party, it’s almost inevitable that you’ll want to split up at some point during your trip so everyone can see their favorite attractions.
Thanks to cell phones, meeting back up with your party isn’t as challenging as it used to be. However, it’s still handy to know the best spots to gather the gang. And please, do not use these popular “worsts” for finding others in your party.
1. Magic Kingdom
Worst: Cinderella Castle
Meeting in front of Cinderella Castle is one of the worst things you can try to do. Not only is the circle in front of the castle incredibly large, it’s also a popular gathering spot for watching the stage shows, fireworks, parades, and the street party. You can spend 20 minutes on your cell phones circling the area looking for the other members of your party, or you can opt for a smarter spot.
Best: Cinderella’s Wishing Well
If you’re facing Cinderella Castle, the wishing well is on the path to the right (and thus, on the left if you’re coming at it from Fantasyland). The wishing well is usually deserted, making it a great spot for meeting. This is also a smart choice because of its proximity to the large, iconic castle. If you’re not familiar with the park, distinguishing Frontierland from Adventureland can be difficult, but the castle is central to the park and always easy to find.
Worst: Spaceship Earth (AKA the Giant Golf Ball)
If you’re meeting your party at Spaceship Earth, you probably don’t even call it Spaceship Earth because this plan is a sure sign that you’re not too familiar with the park. Spaceship Earth, though iconic, is also huge. It’s easy to linger on one side while your party is standing on the other. Don’t bother meeting by the bathrooms next to Spaceship Earth either – they’re on both sides as well.
Best: Between the Gift Shops at the Entrance to World Showcase
Keep going past that giant golf ball and you’ll head straight back to World Showcase. To the right is Canada, and to the left is Mexico. Don’t turn toward either but keep heading right for the water. There’s a small space between the two gift shops at the head of World Showcase here that’s central to the park but rarely utilized as a gathering place. It’s small enough that you’ll all end up in the same place, but big enough to offer a comfortable meeting space for everyone to hang out.