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Mom2Elliot 02-06-2013 08:04 AM

Two rooms, one adult
 
I am traveling with my three kids (15,11,4) and would like to get two connecting value rooms. Is this allowed seems as there is only one adult?

MinnieGirl33 02-06-2013 08:13 AM

Typically there needs to be at least one person 18 or older registered per room however, I know in the days before the Family Suites were built they would make adjustments for single parents traveling with more than 3 kids (it would put them over the occupancy limit for a single room & require the second room). This was one of the few situations where connecting rooms could be guaranteed.

Not entirely sure how they would handle this since your family of 4 would technically be able to fit in one room or how the creation of the Family Suites may have impacted the policy but I would absolutely call & see what they say.

Marthasor 02-06-2013 08:15 AM

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Originally Posted by Mom2Elliot (Post 47421324)
I am traveling with my three kids (15,11,4) and would like to get two connecting value rooms. Is this allowed seems as there is only one adult?

Unfortunately, no. There must be a primary guest on each room reservation and that primary guest must be at least 18 years of age. If you are looking to save some money and have more space, with your family configuration, your most economical bet would be a family suite at all-star music.

In reply to PP's post, WDW has now created room and suite configurations to accommodate up to 12 guests plus a child under 3. They no longer veer from the primary guest policy stated above, even for single parents, as they now have the rooms to accommodate them in one room/suite.

But it might be worth a call to see if they will make an exception. My guess, if they will do it, is you will have to say your 15 year old is an "adult", you would also have to ask them to absolutely guarantee they will give you connecting rooms. Honestly, I wouldn't risk it. If you show up and they don't give you connecting rooms, you would have a big problem on your hands. I would book a family suite and have peace of mind that you won't have any problems when you show up at the resort.

rcraw45425 02-06-2013 08:29 AM

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Originally Posted by Marthasor (Post 47421393)
Unfortunately, no. There must be a primary guest on each room reservation and that primary guest must be at least 18 years of age. If you are looking to save some money and have more space, with your family configuration, your most economical bet would be a family suite at all-star music.


In reply to PP's post, WDW has now created room and suite configurations to accommodate up to 12 guests plus a child under 3. They no longer veer from the primary guest policy stated above, even for single parents, as they now have the rooms to accommodate them in one room/suite.

But, the bed configurations for the family suites may not be ideal for some families along with the fact that two value rooms are generally cheaper per night than a value suite

momofkids 02-06-2013 08:54 AM

What does Disney do for student groups then?

clanmcculloch 02-06-2013 08:57 AM

I believe that you can do this as long as the CM sets up the reservation under a single confirmation number for both rooms. I don't think you'll be able to do this online. Personally, I'd get a TA to take care of it because I bet many CMs at CRO don't know how to do it and it would drive me nuts playing the CM roullette game trying to get one who knows what they're doing. Good Disney specialist TAs will know the ins and outs of this kind of thing.

rcraw45425 02-06-2013 10:08 AM

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Originally Posted by clanmcculloch
I believe that you can do this as long as the CM sets up the reservation under a single confirmation number for both rooms. I don't think you'll be able to do this online. Personally, I'd get a TA to take care of it because I bet many CMs at CRO don't know how to do it and it would drive me nuts playing the CM roullette game trying to get one who knows what they're doing. Good Disney specialist TAs will know the ins and outs of this kind of thing.

I booked two rooms at AKL for ast month with three teens and two adults. Both were on the same confirmation number

Marthasor 02-06-2013 11:02 AM

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Originally Posted by rcraw45425 (Post 47422317)
I booked two rooms at AKL for ast month with three teens and two adults. Both were on the same confirmation number

You had two adults. That's how you were able to do this.

Missytara 02-06-2013 11:05 AM

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Originally Posted by rcraw45425 (Post 47422317)
I booked two rooms at AKL for ast month with three teens and two adults. Both were on the same confirmation number

Because you had two adults; one for each room, so you were still in compliance with the Disney rules of each room needed to be reserved under one person over the age of 18.

twinboysmom 02-06-2013 11:21 AM

It has been several months but I helped a young lady at work plan her wdw vacation. Single mother, 6 kids, party of 7. She was unable to book 2 value rooms because of the not really truly guaranteed connecting rooms. When she called wdw her only options were expensive suites and villas which were over her limited budget. She ultimately stayed offsite in a condo. OP, you can call and try but I would have a backup plan.

TXGRMAMA 02-06-2013 11:39 AM

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Originally Posted by Mom2Elliot (Post 47421324)
I am traveling with my three kids (15,11,4) and would like to get two connecting value rooms. Is this allowed seems as there is only one adult?

Lots of people will give you advice on this forum. Some will be correct, some will not. In your case, there is only one thing to do. Call the Disney Reservation Center yourself anf speak with an agent. Do not use the Disney website or use a travel agent. Call the phone number and speak to someone there. They will give you the correct answer and make it official. There ARE cases where connecting rooms are guarenteed. But only DRC can tell if you qualify.

Do not believe an outside travel agent in this case because they cannot guarantee connecting rooms. They may tell you that you have them and then you get to the resort and do not.

nkereina 02-06-2013 06:32 PM

Look into renting DVC points. This will allow you to stay in a villa at the cost of (approximately) a moderate resort. I think it's better for you than a family suite, since you'd have more room, and it may even be cheaper.

LilyWDW 02-06-2013 07:44 PM

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Originally Posted by twinboysmom (Post 47422938)
It has been several months but I helped a young lady at work plan her wdw vacation. Single mother, 6 kids, party of 7. She was unable to book 2 value rooms because of the not really truly guaranteed connecting rooms. When she called wdw her only options were expensive suites and villas which were over her limited budget. She ultimately stayed offsite in a condo. OP, you can call and try but I would have a backup plan.

This is correct. We have had a member on these boards in a similar situation. She was told they would have "guaranteed" connecting rooms. Well, when she arrived she learned that the fine print is true and that nothing is guaranteed except a room on property. She did not get her connecting rooms.

Mom2Elliot 02-06-2013 07:50 PM

Thanks everyone. I will call tomorrow. If they can't do it, I suppose my backup plan will be to wait until we get to check in and see if I can add a connecting room then. Seems as it will be rack rate anyway, that should work if there is space. I really want the second room because of the ages/sexes but can fake do obviously if we can only get one.

plutolovr 02-06-2013 08:21 PM

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Do not believe an outside travel agent in this case because they cannot guarantee connecting rooms. They may tell you that you have them and then you get to the resort and do not.
This isn't true. Being a travel agent I often have the need to book guaranteed connecting rooms for large families and have had not trouble doing so. You just have to know what to ask for. The OP's problem is going to come from the fact that her family will technically fit into one room so there is not need for 2 rooms.


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