• On Feb 18, 2019
    Jamie from OH 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.

    We are visiting Beach Club with our 12 and 9 year old sons. I was thinking of leaving the boys alone in our room for a couple hours one night for a date night. Is there any policy that wouldn't allow this?

    Hello, Jamie! You must be so excited about your upcoming trip to Disney's Beach Club Resort!

    As a mom of three teen and tween boys, I began letting my kids stay home alone for short periods when they were 12 years old so that I could run out for an errand or two. I gave them guidelines and expectations, and I felt this helped them become more responsible. That being said, staying alone really depends on the maturity level of each individual child. Walt Disney World Resort does not have a specific policy in place about the age at which kids can be left alone in a resort hotel room. On previous Walt Disney World trips (when our oldest had reached the late tweens age), my husband and I let the boys sleep in while we grabbed a cup of coffee from the resort's quick service restaurant without a problem.

    However, I'd like to offer you a couple of options to consider. First of all, is Kid's Nite Out, which is an in-room sitting service recommended by Disney. I've used their sitters when I traveled alone with my then 9-year-old, and I can attest they are professional and fun. Contact them at (407) 828-0920 for more information. Depending on where you are planning to go on your date night, think about signing the boys up for Pixar Play Zone at Disney's Contemporary Resort. The kids are fed dinner and dessert and get to hang out with fan favorite Pixar characters from 6:00 PM to 10:30 PM. Reservations are strongly suggested- call (407) 939-3463.

    One thing I know your boys will love, Jamie, is cooling off at the Stormalong Bay Pool at Disney's Beach Club Resort. My Mouseketeers spent hours in the sand bottom pool and lazy river when we stayed here!

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Meet the Panelist: Eean, Pennsylvania

Hi, I'm Eean from Pennsylvania! I may have an unusual name, but my passion for Disney is not unique. It's incredible how many people you can find who love talking about "The Most Magical Place On Earth!" I'm that mom who always has her ears perked at PTO meetings, in the grocery store aisle, or at my monthly Bunco club for an opportunity to give someone a planning tip to help make their vacation even more magical. Learn More About Eean

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