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  • On Jan 21, 2021
    Morgan from ID Asked

    Hello, We are trying to plan our Disney Vacation. There will be 8 adults and 3 infants under 1 year. All babies sleep in bed with their parents. Do I need to include them in my reservation search? We are willing to sleep in 2 rooms.

    Hi there, Morgan! Welcome to planDisney.

    Just thinking about the Walt Disney World Resort vacation you’re planning brings a smile to my face. THREE BABIES?! That is cuteness overload right there. 

    When booking a Walt Disney World Resort hotel, Guests should include every person who will sleep in the room, regardless of age. When searching online for a resort hotel reservation, you’ll be asked for the number of adults and children in your party, and when asked the age of each child, there is an option to select “infant.” Even though the babies will sleep in the bed with their parents, the room occupancy numbers are set based on fire code, and must be adhered to.

    My advice is to call the Walt Disney World Resort Reservations phone number at (407) 939-1936. A friendly Cast Member can look at your dates and provide availability and options for your party. I always like to have my computer nearby when I make those calls so I can take a look at the resort hotels and see if the theming, pool, and amenities fit what I’m looking for.

    Morgan, you’ll have a few options to consider based on your party size. You could certainly look at reserving multiple standard rooms; when you do that, you can make a request for connecting rooms or ask to be assigned a “travel with” number so the room assigners can attempt to assign rooms that are neighbors or in close proximity. While those aren’t guaranteed, they'll do their best to accommodate you.

    My favorite option for you is to reserve two Family Suites at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort. The Family Suites sleep six adults each, and they have two bathrooms, which would be super helpful with the number of adults and babies in your party. They also feature a kitchenette with mini-refrigerator, microwave, and coffee maker, and there’s one private bedroom per suite and lots of room. Plus, the bright and colorful theming (Family Suites are themed to The Lion King, Cars, or Finding Nemo) is so baby friendly! 

    One other thing to consider is a Deluxe Villa room. With a party of eleven, you’d want to consider a three-bedroom Grand Villa. While this is certainly a splurge, you’ll have a full kitchen, separate bedrooms and bathrooms, and lots of space to hang out together. My family has stayed in these rooms multiple times, and it really feels like a vacation when we share these spaces. I've found Disney's Old Key West Resort and Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa have the most reasonable rates, and both resorts are gorgeous, with lots of room for walks and playtime with babies.

    My fellow panelists recently shared their tips for choosing the best resort for your vacation, and I hope it's helpful as you plan and dream. Please come back and see us if we can help in any way as you continue planning this epic trip with your little Mouseketeers!

    Wishing you a magical vacation,
    Robyn
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Meet the Panelist: Robyn, Virginia

Hi there! I'm Robyn, and I am so excited to share my love of all things Disney with you! My proud military family loves going on Disney adventures that include enchanting moments, laughter and happy tears, and all the pineapple and Mickey-shaped snacks we can find. It's my pleasure to help you plan the most magical and unforgettable vacation in the Disney Parks. Learn More About Robyn

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