Off site family coming on site to babysit
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I have a 22 year old cousin who attends Florida Hospital College (in Orlando), ...
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I have a 22 year old cousin who attends Florida Hospital College (in Orlando), and we're thinking of asking her to watch the kids (3, ages 4-8) one night when the parents are out partying at Pleasure Island. She would definitely be willing to help us out. The question I have is would this be ok with the Disney powers that be? Can we pay for her to park or whatever, and have her stay with the kids for a few hours in the room, maybe take them to the pool, etc? I don't want to bend the rules or anything, but I would be more comfortable with having her watch everyone than a sitting service. Is this even a possibility?
This should be fine. She would need to pay for parking, as you surmised. Technically only hotel guests are allowed to use the pools, but in the rare event she's questioned, if she explains that she's watching the kids and shows their Key to the World cards, I doubt it would be a problem. (The only pool where I've heard of keys being checked is Stormalong Bay at the Yacht and Beach Club.)
Having someone in the room with your kids isn't against any rules, unless she spends the night. Having her spend a few hours would be no different than paying an in-room sitter, which is definitely allowed.
She shouldn't have to pay to park at a resort : When she gets to your resort, she'll probaby have to show picture ID, but can just tell the guard that she's visiting you (you might want to give her your room number in case they ask for that).
My cousin and her family came to visit us at the BC one year (they were staying off site) and had no troubles at all :
We too have had friends come visit and they have never had a problem. They have just said at the gate that they were coming to visit and shown their ID. The last time we were staying at the Boardwalk and they were just told to park in a certain area for day visitors.
It wouldn't be a problem at all. I have had plenty of people come to visit me while staying at the Boardwalk, and there were no troubles at all. My cousin came and stayed all afternoon / night. And if she stays overnight because you get back late, no one is going to care anyway, I'm sure.