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  • On Nov 9, 2023
    Havi from FL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    When traveling with a group of accompanied minors (ages 16 and 17), does the adult responsible need to stay at the same hotel? If so, can it be on a separate room?

    Hiya, Havi, and welcome to planDisney. As someone who has raised a teenager, I know how much they like having their own space. Let's look at the Walt Disney World Resort policies to see how your resort stay can offer them that.

    I spoke with a mature Cast Member named Serena who said the policy for booking a Disney Resort Hotel stay is that each room must have a lead guest 18 years or older. That guest must show a valid photo ID at check-in and have a credit card on file. Remember that a guest may only be the lead guest for one hotel room at a time. 

    If you have more than one lead guest over 18, you can divide them into separate rooms. Once all guests have checked in, it's up to their discretion to stay where they like. Just so you know, resort Cast Members can request any occupancy changes for safety concerns.

    My advice would be to book rooms at the same resort. Before arriving, you can also request adjoining rooms by calling Disney Resort Hotel Reservations. Although there's no guarantee, they will note your situation and attach it to your reservation.

    I have visited Disney many times with teenagers, and although they were well-behaved, I still liked being close by. We found that having adjoining rooms gave them some privacy and independence, but we were a quick knock-knock away if needed. Teens are sometimes less self-reliant than they think!

    My final tip is to call that reservations line to explain the details of your travel party and what you'd like to accomplish. They'll be able to give you advice based on those specifics. 

    Havi, I'm waving my Fairy Godmother wand so your visit next year is full of magical memories for you and your teens. Please stop by planDisney anytime! 

    Magic awaits,
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Meet the Panelist: Elaine, Florida

Bright Suns! I'm Elaine, a retired teacher dividing my time between my home state of Kentucky and the Sunshine State. I married my college sweetheart, and now that our only son is grown, we are exploring the empty-nest life. My family has been visiting Walt Disney World Resort for over 25 years, so if you have questions about adult-only visits, plant-based meals, thrill attractions, and Florida-resident perks, I'm here for you in full Force. Like Yoda would say, "Trips, we will plan!" Learn More About Elaine

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