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Old 04-25-2013, 02:51 PM   #1
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Resort Reservation Made- Split Stay Question

. I made our resort reservations for AKL standard view 2 nights), and WL standard view (4 nights). If I get a discount pin I might upgrade the WL to a woods or pool view.

We used to do split stays, but this will be our first in a while (probably the last was in the mid 1990's when I was a kid). I talked to two Disney reservation workers and the first made it sound like a split stay was almost impossible. I "think" she was trying to be nice, but she kept trying to sell me stuff I didn't want/or need. Anyway, for those who have done split stays recently, is it that hard? I posted on here about a year ago the same question, but she was like "there have been so many changes, etc.. etc.." I'm a little scared now. But, she kept talking about the package, and I wanted room only. She wouldn't drop the "package", from our conversation. She kept saying my tickets would get left behind, and I'd have to buy two sets of tickets (which I don't need tickets anyway, and I told her that) and two dining plans (which I don't want to DDP). Ugh The second person I spoke with didn't say anything about my split stay (room only), but she seemed like she wanted to get off the phone with me asap.
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Old 04-25-2013, 03:12 PM   #2
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Split stays are what we prefer. It's like getting 2 vacations in one. If you book room-only and get park tickets with the first reservation, they can be extended to cover the second resort as long as your total stay is 14 days or less. For example: stay at resort #1 for 4 days with 4-day park tickets. After using the first park day, upgrade the tickets to 8-days passes to cover 4 days at resort #2. No need to buy a second set of tickets.

Now, if you want the dining plan for both resorts, that would have to be purchased separately as you can't carry that over between reservations.
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Old 04-25-2013, 05:04 PM   #3
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I'm not sure...but it's possible that the confusion came from room onlys and packages being booked through completely different systems. Maybe you were directed to the wrong line?

Disney doesn't recognize split stays, which might be part of the problem. They can link the reservations together, but they recognize them as separate stays.
I would just double check your reservations to make sure there aren't tickets linked to them or anything. You also should have paid one night's room rate for each of your reservations, instead of the $200 deposits for packages.
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Old 04-25-2013, 06:04 PM   #4
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I'm not sure...but it's possible that the confusion came from room onlys and packages being booked through completely different systems. Maybe you were directed to the wrong line?

Disney doesn't recognize split stays, which might be part of the problem. They can link the reservations together, but they recognize them as separate stays.
I would just double check your reservations to make sure there aren't tickets linked to them or anything. You also should have paid one night's room rate for each of your reservations, instead of the $200 deposits for packages.
I don't know. I called the reservation line and was upfront that I was going to be booking two resorts and I wanted room only. I paid the first night of both resorts, which was a total of around $650. The second woman I talked with made the reservation just as I asked. She didn't try to talk me out of the split stay, add on a DDP or add tickets. The first women tried to do all those things, and I've been to WDW over 40 times so I know exactly what I wanted. But, she did make me nervous when she tried to talk me out of the split stay. She was rambling about the things I did not want (DDP and tickets) , but I didn't know if there were other reasons. She kept mentioning something I've never heard of before, something that was new that she said a split stay wouldn't allow me to take advantage of. I think it is part of the new FP + test (which I mentioned and she said was part of it but there was more to it beyond just that). In the end, I told her I'd have to think about it and call back. Which I just turned around and called back to get someone new.

wdwrich - I always loved split stays growing up. I liked the variety.
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Old 04-25-2013, 06:20 PM   #5
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I don't know. I called the reservation line and was upfront that I was going to be booking two resorts and I wanted room only. I paid the first night of both resorts, which was a total of around $650. The second woman I talked with made the reservation just as I asked. She didn't try to talk me out of the split stay, add on a DDP or add tickets. The first women tried to do all those things, and I've been to WDW over 40 times so I know exactly what I wanted. But, she did make me nervous when she tried to talk me out of the split stay. She was rambling about the things I did not want (DDP and tickets) , but I didn't know if there were other reasons. She kept mentioning something I've never heard of before, something that was new that she said a split stay wouldn't allow me to take advantage of. I think it is part of the new FP + test (which I mentioned and she said was part of it but there was more to it beyond just that). In the end, I told her I'd have to think about it and call back. Which I just turned around and called back to get someone new.

wdwrich - I always loved split stays growing up. I liked the variety.
They have quotas they have to meet - its a sales job. I wouldn't read too much in to it. The first person you talked to was more worried about getting you to spend more than the second one. Check both of your reservations online and you should be fine.
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Old 04-25-2013, 06:34 PM   #6
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Yep, she was just trying to sell to you. We havent done a split stay *recently* but we have almost always done one on your various stays in all sorts of configurations, usually part 1 with tix for our entire length of stay then part 2 with room only. The tix do remain on your first hotel key (and I think that you might be able to move them to your second hotel but we have never bothered). Until we know how FP + is going to work and WHEN (and I don't personally believe that CM would know much more than we do, at this point), I wouldn't worry about it.
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