Riders on TRON at Night; magic kingdom
  • On Feb 18, 2024
    Jami from NJ Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    First time planning a high school class trip for March 2025. Does Disney provide overnight security to patrol & ensure students are not sneaking out of their rooms after curfew or would I hire private security? Does a private company need approval?

    Hi Jami!

    I first want to say thank you for working to take these students down to the Walt Disney World Resort. I sure wish that when I was in high school someone would have organized this type of class trip for me! 

    When planning a high school class trip to the Walt Disney World Resort, I can understand that ensuring the safety and security of the students is a top priority. At Disney Resorts Collections hotels, Disney has overnight security to patrol the premises and maintain a safe environment for guests, however, they will not patrol to ensure that students are not sneaking out of their rooms after curfew. 

    To help answer your question, I reached out to a planDisney alumni, Andrea who often takes a large group of high school students to experience the magic of Disney. She had some tips that I wanted to pass along. 

    Andrea’s group has hired an outside security company in the past. I highly recommend that you contact whomever you are working with at the Walt Disney World Resort group reservations to verify what their policy is on outside security. The hired security company watches all of the doors. If a door is opened, the security company calls one of the administrators. 

    Curfews are given out to the students (think midnight), and then each chaperone does a check-in of their assigned rooms. All students must be in their assigned rooms by curfew and at the time of the chaperone check-in time, all must listen to morning reminders. She recommends communicating to the students via an app like Remind as sometimes some of the kids are sleeping by curfew. 

    If you don’t already know, Group Reservations will be able to help explain what options are available for large groups for theme park tickets, as well as Resort hotels. You can look into the Disney Dining Plans as well to make dining easy for the kids!

    I hope that you enjoy taking these kids to experience the magic. I am sure this will be an experience that they soon won’t forget!

    ~Heather 

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Meet the Panelist: Heather, New York

Hi there! I'm Heather from Buffalo NY, a planDisney Alumni and proud mom of three. By day, I'm an oncology nurse, but my heart belongs to Walt Disney World. Having navigated the parks with babies, toddlers, tweens, teens, and multigenerational groups, I live to turn dreams into magical vacations. When I'm not exploring the wonders of Walt Disney World, you'll find me sailing the high seas on Disney Cruise Line. Adventure awaits - let's make your Disney dreams come true!  Learn More About Heather

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