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Old 09-02-2012, 01:32 PM   #1
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My First Split Stay.. Suggestions please!

Hi everyone!

I will be doing a split stay at the end of this month (whoo hoo!) and I have a couple of questions.

I will be staying two nights at Pop Century and checking out on 9/29 to move to Kidani Village. I am not renting a car, so I am relying on Disney. I've heard that Bell Services will move your bags for you to the new resort. On the morning of my move, I plan on checking out early at Pop, heading to Animal Kingdom for a few hours and then check-in at Kidani. I realize my bags may not be at Kidani until after 3pm, but I'd like to check in and take a nap (pray that my room is ready!)

Has anyone relied on Disney Bell Services for a split stay?

Also, I am renting DVC points for my Kidani stay and I am getting nervous. I signed my contract with the DVC member, and I have my reservation number, and it is still a valid reservation, but I cannot get a hold of her. I need her to add Magical Express to my Kidani reservation on 10/2. Will I be able to add this myself once I am at Kidani?

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This is exactly what we did last November, we were at Pop for 6 nights, checked out at about 10am, and asked Bell Services to move our bags to Kidani, went to Typhoon Lagoon, got the bus to Kidani at about 3pm, checked in, bell services had our bags there and our room was ready. Couldn't be more simple!

We used David's DVC for renting our points so didnt have a problem contacting them. However on our check out day at Kidani, the ME tag wasn't left on our door so I went down to the front desk to ask about it, the cast member just asked for our flight numbers etc. and printed out our ME confirmation. If you can't get hold of your DVC member, just ask at front desk when you check in.
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Old 09-02-2012, 01:47 PM   #3
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You will be able to add it yourself. I am also renting points and while she added it, it doesn't show up in my reservations. I am told this is quite common. When you check in at AKV, just give them your flight information and let them know that you will be needing DME. I have called about that just in case and they said it wasn't a problem either.

I am nervous about renting too, but luckily, my renter has been very communicative when needed.
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Old 09-02-2012, 02:15 PM   #4
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we also have stayed at two different hotel. we had the problem no lugguge then could not check in. when you leave the first hotel call very early for your lugguge pick up. This way your lugguge may get there early. still most hotes say after 3 is check in. Dvc is after 4 for check in and we have had to ait sometimes till 5. Only if your lugguge is there and a room availbe can you check in early.
Call disney magical express give them your flight number and booking number. 866-599-0951
We have rented many times from DVcers no problem except once having trouble getting ahold of an owner. Still no trouble with the booking.
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I was able to get a hold of my renter! She added ME to my reservation.

As for my split stay, what are the chances of my studio at Kidani being ready in the morning?? I'm running the ToT race that evening, and was hoping to take a nap and relax.

I don't know why I am so nervous about switching. Should I take a cab from Pop to Kidani? Or just transfer at a park? I was planning on going to AK that morning, but am thinking I should check in to Kidani first in hopes of my room being ready sooner.

Thanks for all of the advice!
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Your room could be ready, but it's not likely, I'd go to AK if I were you and then catch the bus back to Kidani.
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