It's hard to go wrong when you pick a familiar, popular vacation destination such as one of the Disney resorts, which enables participants to get good prices on travel and hotels. The resorts also often cater to reunion groups with special amenities. For example, California's Disneyland offers you an opportunity to book its Big Thunder Ranch for a family barbeque including barbecue chicken, ribs and all the fixin's or to arrange an appearance by costumed Disney characters at a reunion dinner at its on-site restaurants [source: Disneyland]. The resort will even provide personalized Mickey ears, pins and badges, and photographers are on hand to snap pictures that you can then turn into mugs, T-shirts and other memorabilia.
If you decide to head to Disney World in Florida, the family can take advantage of special services just for you. If your reunion includes eight or more people and you're staying at select Walt Disney World resort hotels, you all will be classified as a Disney Grand Gathering. Everyone in the family will have access to receptions, dinners and gatherings that are only available to your family. These include the Illuminations Dinner and Dessert Reception, a Safari Celebration Dinner, Good Morning Character Breakfast, and a Magical Fireworks Voyage [source: Orlando Fun Tickets].