Mom With Kids After Run
  • On Jul 21, 2013
    Denis 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.

    My son is 17 and a high school graduate. He would like to join a friend who is 18 on a trip to Disney Orlando. I will be in the area at the time. Can he check in without me, if he is joined by his older friend, and staying in the same room?

    Hi Denis!  Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel and thank you for your question.  I have good news for you and your son;  the minimum age for check-in for a Walt Disney World resort is 18 yrs.  Since your son's friend will be 18, he will need to book and check-in for the reservation, and your son will be able to join him.  If the booking is made by you however, you will need to check in and be physically present since your son will not be 18.  Just as an FYI, they do ask for ID at check-in so there is no way around this. 

    I hope this helps to clarify the booking and check-in policy at Walt Disney World, and I hope it will work out for your son and his friend to be able to have a great time together.  Please let me know if you have any other questions Denis. Have a magical day!

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