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Old 01-20-2011, 10:48 PM   #1
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Back to back reservation at same resort?

We have back to back reservations, at the same resort, the first seven night as a package with dining and one night as a room only. Just wondering if I would have to switch room? Or is there a way they could do it so we can stay in the same room and have it linked some how?
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Old 01-20-2011, 10:51 PM   #2
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I have been wondering myself about that since we added a day to our ressie just today to the start of our trip but if discounts come out going into Oct, I would love to add on another day or two but not if we will have to change rooms, DH would not be a happy camper if he had to do that
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Old 01-20-2011, 10:56 PM   #3
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Subscribing because I have the EXACT same situation here. Same resort with a room only booked on the end.
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Old 01-20-2011, 11:01 PM   #4
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We did this last fall. When we checked in, I told them about the add on reservation and they arranged it so that we did not have to change rooms. Still had to check out and re-check in at the front desk, though.
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Old 01-21-2011, 04:30 AM   #5
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Ask to have the reservations linked and then mention it again when you check in. If possible supposedly they will try to keep you in the same room. However, it did not work out for me in Oct 2009. I had to do a split stay at CSR because of how the AP discount dates fell. When I checked in, I had been placed on the top floor of Casitas 2. When I went down the next morning to check in for the second reservation, they told me I had to move to a first floor Cabanas 8A room.
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Old 01-21-2011, 05:30 AM   #6
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We added an extra night to our stay at CBR in October and had to change rooms.
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Old 11-14-2012, 11:21 PM   #7
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Last year we had a split stay at AK. One night was point rental next night was cash reservation. We did not have to move.
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Old 11-15-2012, 07:16 AM   #8
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We do this all of the time. It is not uncommon in the DVC realm as you use points from different contracts for the same stay... Just tell them at check in that you have a second reservation and would like to stay in the room. As said you do have to check in twice and they will issue you new keys... Just as a warning...if you use your room key to lock the room safe make sure to unlock it before you check in for the second leg of your stay. I didn't and when i checked in the second time the desk CM took the old keys and gave us new ones... Meaning i could not get into the safe...
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Old 11-15-2012, 01:57 PM   #9
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We do this all of the time. It is not uncommon in the DVC realm as you use points from different contracts for the same stay... Just tell them at check in that you have a second reservation and would like to stay in the room. As said you do have to check in twice and they will issue you new keys... Just as a warning...if you use your room key to lock the room safe make sure to unlock it before you check in for the second leg of your stay. I didn't and when i checked in the second time the desk CM took the old keys and gave us new ones... Meaning i could not get into the safe...
We have also had this happen when using DVC. So far, we have stayed in the same room. I know that we always mention when we check-in that we have back to back reservations and ask if we can stay in the same room. The only thing we have had to do is check-out and check back in at the front desk and get new cards that have the proper dates for the reservation on them.
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Old 11-15-2012, 02:05 PM   #10
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Thank you all for the information. We just added a night on to the beginning of our trip and requested that the reservations be linked. My question is, we have always done online check-in. Should I avoid doing that this time?
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Thank you all for the information. We just added a night on to the beginning of our trip and requested that the reservations be linked. My question is, we have always done online check-in. Should I avoid doing that this time?
I guess i don't totally understand. If you just added a day they should be able to do so w/o issuing you a new reservation number (you are just extending you existing reservation). Unless the package has changed (i.e. you have a package for part of your stay and not for the other) or you are changing resorts it should be the same reservation number. DVC is different as you are paying for the reservation segments from different accounts... My suspicion is since it is only a single day added at the beginning they will view it as a standard single reservation. I doubt you have any thing to be concerned about. Do online check in if you like. It should not make a difference. I would not even think twice about it. Have a great time and relax. With the millions of reservations Disney deals with each year they make very few mistakes (very few).
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Old 11-16-2012, 07:15 AM   #12
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I still don't understand why you would have to switch rooms if both your reservations are in the same category. ?? If your room was assigned to someone else then they should get the room Disney had assigned to you. People ask for, and get, a different room than that which was assigned to them all the time.

I think (just conjecture here) that the earlier you check out/in in the morning the more likely you are to stay in the same room.
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:10 AM   #13
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I still don't understand why you would have to switch rooms if both your reservations are in the same category. ?? If your room was assigned to someone else then they should get the room Disney had assigned to you. People ask for, and get, a different room than that which was assigned to them all the time.

I think (just conjecture here) that the earlier you check out/in in the morning the more likely you are to stay in the same room.
Different specifics of the rooms. I imagine far more likely to occur when they aren't linked, but part of is that some rooms are different types of rooms but still in the same category.

Take the handicap accessible rooms, for one length of the trip, they may not have need of one, so they could assign that room to you easily, while they have another guest coming during the second length that does need it.
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I still don't understand why you would have to switch rooms if both your reservations are in the same category. ?? If your room was assigned to someone else then they should get the room Disney had assigned to you. People ask for, and get, a different room than that which was assigned to them all the time.

I think (just conjecture here) that the earlier you check out/in in the morning the more likely you are to stay in the same room.
I think it might also have to do with housekeeping. For instance, if Joe wants to stay in his room but Sally is checking in that day and assigned to it, and say Sally did online check-in and is arriving at 12pm, they may have assigned Sally to this room since it's one of the first to be cleaned and she's arriving early. I would think the chances of this would lessen if rooms are linked. How early the person who wants to stay in the room checks in or out may help, since they still have the flexibility to move rooms around IF the CM is willing to do the work. The CM may just say that someone else is assigned to the room and you're SOL. I once had a CM willing to move things around so I could get the room I wanted, and it took literally 25 minutes at the desk and help from a manager.

Another reason may be if a group or convention is arriving - usually if a group has a block of rooms, they keep them all together. If you are smack in the middle of it, they may move you. This could be for a wedding party or a group like Pop Warner or a convention. If it's a wedding party block that will be there, that may be harder to find out than if a group is there.
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