• On Apr 24, 2020
    Kaitlyn from MN 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.

    If I’m 17 right now can I book a hotel with my credit card but when I check in I’ll be 18 or do I need someone over 18 to book but then does that mean they have to be present at check-in?

    Hi there, Kaitlyn! 

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. I’m excited to see you stopped by with a question!

    First and foremost, three chEARs for your upcoming 18th birthday! Planning a vacation to Walt Disney World Resort is the best way to celebrate any and every occasion. 

    For now, I understand you’re celebrating your very merry unbirthday, and what a coincidence, because so am I! Although you must be at least 18 to reserve a Walt Disney World Resort hotel room, and the lead Guest would need to check in at the resort, I would call the Disney Resort Hotel Reservations for your options. I spoke with a wonderful Cast Member and because every Guest's situation is unique, speaking with them would be the way to go. 

    Kaitlyn, I do hope when you visit The Most Magical Place on Earth, you treat yourself to all the Mickey shaped snacks! Dining at Walt Disney World Resort is my favorite; in fact, I tend to plan my trip around all the delectable cuisine I’ll be devouring! 

    I’m wishing you a Bibbidi Bobbidi 18th birthday, Kaitlyn! Hope you have a ball!

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Meet the Panelist: Aena, Texas

Hi friends! Consider me your own Fairy Godmother, full of helpful tips to make your Walt Disney World Resort vacation magical. I'm Aena, wife to my Prince Charming, mom to future Imagineers, and forever a kid at heart. I call Walt Disney World...I mean, Texas home, and spend my time singing Disney tunes. One of my favorite things to do is to stay on property and explore everything the resorts have to offer. I'd love to help you find the best Instagram-worthy spots for your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Aena

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