• On Nov 3, 2021
    Jason from WA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi there! We are preparing to make our first family trip with our two littles and have reservations at a deluxe resort. It turns out, grandma and grandpa also want to participate in the magic! Are they welcome at the resort as a visitor?

    Hello, Jason!

    In my experience, Disney trips are even more magical with family and friends. We often bring my parents along with us. One of my favorite memories is watching my mom hold hands with my oldest son as they headed to the Prince Charming Regal Carousel. Now that my son is in college, these moments hold an even more special place in my heart.

    Jason, the grandparents are welcome to visit you at your Disney Resort Collection Hotel. They can visit you in your room, dine at one of the restaurants, or enjoy walking the grounds. However, please know that only registered Guests of the resort may use the pool area, so they would not be able to spend the day at the resort pool with you. You will want to check with the front desk in advance if the grandparents are driving, to ask about availability of Guest parking. It may depend on resort and availability.

    I would recommend making an Advance Dining Reservation at the table service restaurant at your resort. You could have a lovely evening with a meal and a walk after dinner! Maybe grab some dessert from the quick-service location after the walk for a sweet ending to your day.

    I hope this helps to answer your question, Jason. Wishing you a magical family visit to the Walt Disney World Resort!

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"Welcome Home!" I'm Kate, a mom and nurse from Indiana. A lifelong Disney fan, Disney Vacation Club opened a world of vacation possibilities for our family. I’ve traveled with young children and those young at heart, planned romantic trips for two and made FastPass+ reservations for an entire marching band! Whether dining with Mickey, surfing in Hawaii, or relaxing around the pool we make the most of our Disney Vacation Club Membership. For this nurse, every day is better with a little dose of Disney! Learn More About Kate

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