I did the WDW Chat today and got an answer, but I want to check in here to see if real world experience has been the same as the advice I was just given. I have an 8:00am large group (19) breakfast reservation at BOG. We are five separate families, not linked on MDE (each did our own FPPs), but I did some ADRs for the whole giant group. We are staying at different hotels and I am very concerned that this one ADR may be a little like herding cats.
Does the entire group have to be together before being allowed to enter the park? Can I just make sure everyone has the confirmation number in order to get past the hub? (the WDW chat CM said yes, no problem, can arrive separately as long as everyone has the confirmation number. Although I hope it’s the case, it seems too good to be true.) Does anyone have experience with a split group?
If all 19 people do not arrive, would we be charged $10 per person, or is it still just $10 total? (The reservation is split into two - one for 5 people and one for 14. I’m thinking of having my husband check in on one reservation and the kids and I would check in on the other, and then the others can follow as they arrive. Does this seem like a good plan? (There are multiple age groups and the littles and elderly might not make it that early, but they wanted to be included, but I do not want my cc charged if they don’t get there!)