• On Aug 3, 2016
    Pamela from West Lothian Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi. My mother is planning on joining us at Animal Kingdom Lodge to surprise my daughter on her 6th birthday. Do I need to contact the hotel to let them know there will be an extra guest staying, even though I don't need an additional room?

    Hello and welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    First, let me be the first to wish your daughter a "happy birthday!"  Walt Disney World and a surprise visit from grandma...MAGICAL!  It does not get any better than this.  This is one birthday your little princess will never forget.  

    Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge is a beautiful resort!  It is one of my favorites.  The sights and sounds put you right in the heart of Africa.  I constantly have to remind myself that I am in Florida.  It is important for you to notify Disney of any changes to guests staying on property.  All guests must be accounted for, so please call (407)939-5277 and a Cast Member will be happy to add you mother to your resort room should the number of guests allow for your current reservation.

    Diane's Tip of the Day:  Want to make shopping for Disney souvenirs easy? Download the Shop Disney Parks App and let your fingers do all the work.

    Have a MAGICAL day and "SEE YOU REAL SOON!"

    ~Diane G. 
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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Texas

Hello! My name is Diane and I am a mother of three great boys (ages 21, 17 and 16) and a fantastic wife from the great state of Texas!   A Walt Disney World vacation will leave you with many beautiful memories to last a lifetime. Learn More About Diane

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