• On Feb 22, 2015
    Ashley from MI 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.

    Planning a trip in November. My boyfriend can't be there the whole time because of work. We like planning the trip through Disney for the one stop shopping. Can you have someone stay a different length of time than the rest of the group?

    Hi, Ashley!  You can absolutely have someone stay a different length of time than someone else in your room.  We have done this often in the past, due to my husband's work schedule or my oldest daughter's schedule at school.  

    The only time this may be an issue is if you plan on purchasing the Disney Dining Plan.  You typically have to purchase the plan for the exact number of nights of your hotel stay, and everyone in your room has to be on the dining plan.  But, there is even a way to get around that.

    If you are hoping to include the dining plan on your upcoming vacation, but your boyfriend won't be arriving until later or leaving earlier, split your stay.  Book your package in two steps - one that includes your boyfriend, and the other that does not.  In most cases, Disney can link the reservations so you won't even have to leave the room you are in.  

    I hope this helps with your planning, and that your vacation is practically perfect in every way!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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