Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Trip Planning Forums > Disney Resorts
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 05-10-2012, 05:58 PM   #1
smkohn
Mouseketeer
 
smkohn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 334

Split Stays

Ok, who here can give me the low down on doing split stays. I want the good, bad, and ugly. My boyfriend and I are headed down in November, and neither of us have ever done one. We both really want to stay at Wilderness Lodge, but it is only available for 3 out of our 7 days. I said I wouldn't mind staying our first 4 nights at Old Key West and then moving over to WL, but my boyfriend said he isn't sure he wants to deal with moving. Like I said before, neither of us has experience with doing a split stay, so I'm looking for information on pros and cons to help lean us in one direction or the other.
Thanks
__________________
me (24) Bf (28)
Trips together: 4/10-4/13 2009 (Pop Century), 6/5-6/11 2011 (AKL), 11/8-11/14 2012 (OKW & BWV), 6/16-6/25 2014 (WL & OKW)
smkohn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2012, 06:37 PM   #2
JoJostar
Earning My Ears
 
JoJostar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Maryland
Posts: 69

I have done 2 split stays and am thinking about a third in Nov. My first was AKV and GF and the second was BLT and BWV. I didn't have a problem with either one. The first we had a rental car and just packed everything up and headed to the new resort. The second we let bell services handle the transfer. Both went smoothly. The only obvious downside for me is the time that you have to spend packing and unpacking, but I have 2 small children so the packing and unpacking may be less of a hassle for you. And if your room is not ready at the new resort, it can be a bit of a let down. BTW, I love both the WL and OKW.
__________________
: Me DH DS (9) DD (6)




Off-site July 1984, Off-site April 1987, Off-site July 1998, WL-May 2008, BCV-Feb 2009, BLT-May 2010, AKV-Jan 2011, GF-Jan 2011, OKW-Oct 2011, BLT-Feb 2012, BWV Feb 2012
JoJostar is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 05-10-2012, 07:04 PM   #3
TowMater92
Mouseketeer
 
TowMater92's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Spokane, WA
Posts: 305

With just 2 adults it would be pretty easy just call bell service the morning you're changing resorts, they will come to your room and move all your luggage and food. They will also keep anything that needs to remain cold in a refridgerator for you. When you get to your new resort and get your room just let bell services know and they will bring all your luggage and food to your room. Just remember if you plan on going swimming to bring your swim suits with you since it could be later in the day by the time your luggage arrives.
TowMater92 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2012, 07:54 PM   #4
elaw
DIS Veteran
 
elaw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: SoCal
Posts: 1,852

Quote:
Originally Posted by TowMater92 View Post
With just 2 adults it would be pretty easy just call bell service the morning you're changing resorts, they will come to your room and move all your luggage and food. They will also keep anything that needs to remain cold in a refridgerator for you. When you get to your new resort and get your room just let bell services know and they will bring all your luggage and food to your room. Just remember if you plan on going swimming to bring your swim suits with you since it could be later in the day by the time your luggage arrives.
You can also move it yourself for around $20 max ... just take a cab to the new resort in the AM ... check-in (you can check in anytime after 7am and they will text yiou when the room is ready) leave your luggage with bell services and enjoy the parks ... the advantage of this strategy is that you dont have any check in crowds and dont have to wait until 3-4pm for your transferred luggage.
__________________
elaw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2012, 12:59 AM   #5
PHLtoMCO
Disboards helps me cut back on Facebook.
 
PHLtoMCO's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Philadelphia, Pa
Posts: 1,070

I agree. With 2 adults, it won't be that much of a hassle. We have only done a split stay once in the past and it really wasn't for us as we don't like to move once we settle in to one resort. I say if you really want to stay at WL, go for the split!!
__________________
1989-Poly, 1990-Big Red Boat/Poly, 1992-Poly, 1993-BC, 1995-Poly, 1996-BC, 1997-Poly, 1999-Poly, 2001-BWI, 2003-Poly, 2005-Poly, 2006-Poly/Sports, 2007-BWV, 2008-POP, 2009-ASM, 2010-BWV, 2011-Poly, 2012-BCV/POP, 2012-Poly, 2013-POP, 2013-AKL, 2013-BLT, 2014-POP,
2014-POP,


runDisney races - ToT 13k, ToT 10 miler, EEC, PHM, Enchanted 10k, GSC, Coast2Coast, next up....Avengers Half Marathon!
PHLtoMCO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2012, 10:47 AM   #6
smkohn
Mouseketeer
 
smkohn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 334

Thanks everybody. My DBf now says he wouldn't mind doing the split stay if we could do 4 days at WL so that the majority of the trip is there. I guess I'll waitlist that Sunday and hope Mon-Wed stay open until it (hopefully) come through. I didn't think it would be that much of a hassle, but he was worried it would be fairly awful.
__________________
me (24) Bf (28)
Trips together: 4/10-4/13 2009 (Pop Century), 6/5-6/11 2011 (AKL), 11/8-11/14 2012 (OKW & BWV), 6/16-6/25 2014 (WL & OKW)
smkohn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2012, 10:49 AM   #7
herb102211
DIS Veteran
 
herb102211's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Somewhere North of Mickey!
Posts: 1,588

We’ve done 2 split stays and will be doing a 3rd in November. We really don’t mind them at all. Our first split stay was between BLT and BCV and this past trip we stayed at 3 resorts ( BLT to OKW to BCV, we booked last minute so it was slim pickings)!

We like the split stays because we base them around the days we’re going to certain parks. We’ll spend a few days at either BCV or BWV so we can walk to HS and Ecpot, and then we’ll stay a couple more days at either BLT or VWL for MK and to eat at the monorail resorts.

We don’t have kids traveling with us yet, and we don’t really unpack a lot of things anyways, so its not really a hassle for us. Bell services will take you luggage to the new resort for you and you can usually pick up your bags or have them delivered to you in the mid-afternoon. There is no resort to resort bus, so you can hop on a bus at your current resort, head to a park and get on your new resort bus then.

Have fun!
__________________


*Food, Wine & Christmas Time..A November 2012 TR*
Wining & Dining Around the World~ An October '13 TR
5/08- Offsite, 5/09- Pop Century, 11/09 (engagement!)- Pop Century, 3/10- Pop Century/Disney Wonder 4 Nt Bahamas, 9/10- Pop Century, 3/11- Beach Club/ Disney Dream 3 Nt Bahamas, 5/11- Beach Club, 10/11- (Disneymoon) Beach Club, 12/11-Beach Club 3/12- BCV/BLT , 5/12- BCV/OKW/BLT, 9/12-BWV/BCV/BLT/AoA, 11/12- BCV 2/13- BCV/OKW, 4/13-BWV, 9/13- BWV, 10/13- Yacht Club , 2/14- BWV, 4/14- BWV/WL, 7/14- Yacht Club-CL, 10/14- Yacht Club , 12/14- AoA 3/15-BC, 5/15-YC
Me (28) DH (29)
herb102211 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2012, 04:12 PM   #8
let'sgo
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 1,141

I've done a couple of split stays. I just pack up the luggage and let bell services deliver it to the next resort. I then go to a park and have a great time. Sometime in the late afternoon I go to the new resort and check in and let them bring up my luggage.
let'sgo is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:42 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.