How Teens Benefit From Multigenerational Vacations

Multigenerational vacations have really been a key component in helping our teens connect with their extended family members, and especially their grandparents! Whether we’ve been traipsing through a theme park in the pouring rain or laughing until we couldn’t breathe over a game of Chicken Foot in the condo way too late at night (see the video at the end of the post), the memories we’ve created are truly priceless!

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Branson Missouri Multigenerational Vacations Silver Dollar City

Why we started taking multigenerational vacations…

Our experience with multigenerational vacations all started with our first-ever trip to Disney World back in the year 2000. Henry’s dad had just passed away, and his mom wanted to take all her kids and grandkids to get away and just spend some quality time together. There were a lot fewer of us back then than there are now! Henry’s oldest sibling was the only one who had any kids at that time, and there were a total of 10 people.

Multigenerational Vacation Disney World Animal Kingdom

We went back to Disney World as a multigenerational group of 18 in 2011! This is a meal we enjoyed at Tusker House Restaurant in Animal Kingdom. Several of the kids are grown now, so it would be neat to go back in a few years (after they start having families of their own) with four generations! - It's a way of life!

Some of our priceless memories of multigenerational vacations…

Cinderella's Castle Multigenerational Travel Magic Kingdom

Over the years, Henry’s mom has been with us on several trips, my parents have joined us on a few, and both sides of grandparents have come with us on a couple of trips! I wish I could share photos of all of those past trips with you, but some of them aren’t digitized yet, and most are pretty poor quality. I’ll share some memories from a couple of multigenerational trips we’ve taken in the last few years.

Multigenerational Vacations Sight and Sound Theater Branson

Back in 2016, we took a spring trip to Branson, Missouri with my parents. We bought season passes to Silver Dollar City, so we went back during the Christmas season to enjoy all the holiday magic. Henry’s mom and step-dad joined us for the second trip. You can’t help but have fun with grandparents like these!

“It’s so much more fun because of all the different personalities!”