• On Jan 18, 2022
    Sheree from VA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    What is the minimum age to check in to a dusney resort?

    Hello and welcome to planDisney, Sheree. 

    Walt Disney World requires the primary Guest on a reservation to be at least 18 years or older on the day of checking in. They will also need a credit card to be placed on file for incidentals and billing in their name. Guests under the age of 18 will need an adult to secure the room and be present with them at the time of check-in. 

    The rules change a little bit if you are just talking about visiting a Walt Disney World Theme Park, Sheree. For Disney's Hollywood Studios, Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park, EPCOT, Magic Kingdom Park, Disney Springs and both water parks Guests are only required to be 14 years of age to enter without a parent or guardian. 

    When visiting a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel the check-in time is 3:00 p.m. unless you are staying at one of the Disney Deluxe Villas, then your check-in would actually be 4:00 p.m. If you don't already, I highly encourage you to download the MyDisneyExperience app to your smartphone device. The app has so many features that will make your vacation at Walt Disney World a breeze. One feature that I really like is the direct-to-room service. You can actually check in with the app and when your room is ready, you'll receive a notification of the room number and a detailed map of where it is located. This saves you a lot of time as you can actually bypass the front desk altogether. 

    I hope this helps, Sheree. If you have any other questions as you plan a Walt Disney World vacation, please feel free to stop back by and ask me. I'm happy to help. 

    Have a great week.
    Jackie H. 

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Meet the Panelist: Jackie, North Carolina

I love all things Walt Disney World.  In fact, since becoming Annual Passholders, my family of 3 is always hopping in the car for a quick trip to visit with Mickey Mouse!  I've been known to make the 8 hour each way drive to Walt Disney World (in one day!) to indulge in a Mickey Waffle or enjoy a sunny day at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.  I may have a small family, but we are always up for some BIG fun at the Walt Disney World Resort.   Learn More About Jackie

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