Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On Apr 20, 2013
    Kimberly 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.

    We are planning a quick trip to Disneyworld to celebrate my son's 16th birthday. What options do they have for renting out a private room for a small party one evening so he could invite some of his friends? How pricey is this? Could we rent a character?


    Disney is very good at offering event hosting of this kind. They have a very wide range of facilities, from the gigantic and expensive (yes, you can rent out an entire park!), to smaller and more affordable. 

    Also, yes, you can rent select characters to come to visit your party. Again, this can be very expensive, but with a wide range of prices, you don't want to assume in advance that it is our of your range. 

    The first people most people contact are the Disney Event Group or the Disney Meetings group. But these are really more for corporate events. 

    Probably a better resource would be to e-mail or call the Disney Group Services at or call 407-828-3318. They should be able to assist. You can also just fill out the "Contact Us" form at the Walt Disney World site with your question. They can forward you on to that group that best suits your party size. 

    Probably one of the easiest things to do would be to get a convention room at one of their resorts that have a convention facility. But probably more to your scale, and possibly budget, would be to work with a Disney restaurant that has a private room. While most are available at signature restaurants (Jiko, Hollywood Brown Derby, and the California Grill have such rooms, to name only a few), there are rooms at some of the more affordable venues. One often overlooked on is at the Wave restaurant in the Contemporary Resort, but there are many more.

    Best of luck!

    Have a magical vacation!

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I am one of the Dads on the planDisney Panel, and I love to help parents plan their vacation, with a focus on showing them how it can be fun for them too. I am also here to help Dads plan some nice surprises for the Moms in their life (they deserve it!). Learn More About Doug

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