Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On Apr 28, 2012
    Jennifer from IN Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    4th trip soon! Family of 5 + MIL coming in Nov and MIL is needing to leave a day or two ahead of us to return home- is it possible for us to extend our stay a few days longer then hers without also paying for her dining plan etc to continue till ours end?

    Hi Jennifer,

    There are two different ways you could accommodate your mother-in-law's early departure.

    1.  Have two separate reservations - one for the period where you will all be staying in the room and a second for your smaller group after your mother-in-law leaves.  You can ask to stay in the same room for the entire period, but there's a slim chance that might not be possible and you'd have to check out of the first room and check in to a new room for the second reservation.  The advantage to this option is that you don't have to pay for the Disney dining plan for your mother-in-law after she departs.

    2.  Just pay for the Disney dining plan for all five people for the entire length of stay.  This could actually work out quite nicely since the total number of dining plan credits can be used in any way you choose during your stay.  So, you or any other adult in your group could use your mother-in-law's remaining credits or she could use extra credits before she leaves.  

    If I were in this situation, I would opt for plan #2.  It represents less of a hassle and I'm sure those Disney dining plan credits won't go to waste.

    Wishing your family a truly magical Walt Disney World vacation!

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