Family in Magic Kingdom
  • On Feb 16, 2023
    Niamh from Kent Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are planning to attend Disney World as a group of 4 (three adults and one 5yo). However, I may be staying for a shorter amount of time than the others. What is the best way to ensure we are altogether but have different flights/hotel check in?

    Welcome to planDisney, Niamh. There are a few things that I think you can do to make sure you have the best time with your loved ones, all together, at Walt Disney World. 

    First up, your Disney Resort Hotel. Assuming you book the same hotel as your party, you can make room or area requests ahead of arrival, subject to availability, of course. If staying at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort, for example, you could request to be in the same area, like the Cabanas building. 

    Second, please ensure that your Park Pass reservations are the same as your fellow Guests, meaning you'll access the same Parks on the same days.

    Third, please download the My Disney Experience App and link with your fellow Guests. Once linked in My Disney Experience, it's easy to make plans together (and it's also easy to 'untick' you from plans when you are not there). Dining reservations, Lightning Lane selections, and many other tools can be used through My Disney Experience - it really is super helpful.  

    If adult Guests don't want to miss out on their thrill rides, please use Rider Switch. It means that adults minding the child while the rest of the party boards the attraction can then enjoy the ride without having to wait in the regular line again! 

    Cast Members at Walt Disney World always try to accommodate Guest needs and requests, and I am confident that you will be able to make many magical memories, together with your fellow Guests. Please reach out if you have any further questions, Louise.
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Meet the Panelist: Louise, United Kingdom

Welcome to planDisney! I'm happiest in perpetual planning mode for our next Walt Disney World trip - it's my chance to catch a bit of Disney magic in-between visits.

Walt Disney World provides the ultimate sense of escapism! I understand how much guests want to get out of their trip, especially when travelling internationally. Please let me help you prepare a 'practically perfect in every way' journey so you can be truly whisked away by Disney magic!

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