• On Jan 17, 2017
    Marissa from MN 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.

    I am trying to plan a trip to Walt Disney World with my parents and two children, ages 2 and 3. We want to stay on Disney property. Can we stay in a standard room together or do we need a suite? Basically, does my 2 year old count as a occupant or not?

    Hi, Marissa!

    Standard guest rooms at Walt Disney World in general can sleep four guests plus one guest under age 3 if sleeping in a pack and play. Some Moderate and Deluxe Resorts can sleep up to 5, plus the pack and play. Please note that additional charges may apply when more than two adults occupying one room.

    So here is where I toss in my two cents!  Can you all stay together in select resorts? Absolutely. Would I suggest it? Probably not. With four adults and two kids, it is going to be quite "cozy" with all of you together, with just one bathroom to share, and not a whole lot of room for the "stuff" that just accumulates when traveling. If I were planning this (and I have planned many, many trips with my parents and my kids) I would opt to select a less expensive resort and request two connecting rooms. This way, if the little ones want a nap or go to bed early, the adults can be in the connecting room without disturbing them. Also, when everyone gets up in the morning, there is no waiting around for the bathroom.

    There are economical suites if you prefer. Disney's Art of Animation and Disney's All-Star Music both offer Family Suites that sleep up to 6, have a separate room with a queen bed, 2 full bathrooms, and a kitchenette.

    Either connecting rooms or a Family Suite will just give you some personal space that you will need and want after a long day in the parks! I hope you find a room that suits your family just like magic. Good luck!

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Meet the Panelist: Cathy, Ohio

Hi, I'm Cathy from Cleveland. I love to travel, especially in the winter to escape the snow and cold of Ohio! My husband and 2 kids share my enthusiasm for travel, so we enjoy our adventures together whether it is hiking at a National Park, sailing on a Disney Cruise Ship, or going to Walt Disney World which is our home away from home. My husband proposed to me in front of Cinderella Castle and we have not stopped visiting ever since! It's a blast helping guests here at planDisney! 
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