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Old 04-21-2013, 10:42 PM   #1
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Split Stay Opinions

For those of you that have done split stays, what was your overall experience?

I know the benefit is to try different resorts but what resort did you end up liking more?

If you had to do it over again knowing what you know, would you had picked 1 resort and stuck with it?
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Old 04-21-2013, 11:34 PM   #2
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Since my trips tend to be 10 or more days, I have done split stays and like it. It gives me a hence to experience more resorts, that I'm interested in, and feels like 2 vacays.
But sometimes I stay put, and enjoy just hunkering in. Both have their advantages.
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Old 04-22-2013, 06:33 AM   #3
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For those of you that have done split stays, what was your overall experience?

I know the benefit is to try different resorts but what resort did you end up liking more?

If you had to do it over again knowing what you know, would you had picked 1 resort and stuck with it?
I think split stays are a great idea to spend time at different resorts in 1 trip, but I would only do it again if the trip was at least 9 or 10 nights long...anything less than that and it's 1 resort for us.
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Old 04-22-2013, 06:47 AM   #4
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How do split stays effect the deals? For instance, if I start my stay at the movies, then move to AOA, could we get the deal for the entire trip?
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Old 04-22-2013, 06:55 AM   #5
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How do split stays effect the deals? For instance, if I start my stay at the movies, then move to AOA, could we get the deal for the entire trip?
If there are rooms available at both resorts under the deal, then yes.
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Old 04-22-2013, 07:48 AM   #6
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We did a split stay last year, 7 nights at POR, 6 at BC. It was like two vacations in one and we really enjoyed it.

This year, I'm doing a triple split - 5 @ POFQ, 6 @ AKL, 7 @ BC. DH will join us at BC, so I'm taking the opportunity to try out two resorts that are NOT an option for us as a family of 5 normally since there will only be 4 of us at that time.

As far as deals, yes, if they are available at each resort (room only discounts) you are looking at. However, if you are doing dining or tickets, it will not carry over for all of your resort stays with a few exceptions (military discount, AP, to name a few).
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Old 04-22-2013, 08:30 AM   #7
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we have done multiple split stays in the past. the only issue we ran into was when we started going during free DDP. We would arrive at the end of the promo and stay for 9,10 or 14 days beyond the promo date. Thus we would have to stay at the same resort in order to keep the free DDP promo. That particular promo is tied to your resort stay and even though you are staying at WDW properties throughout the duration, each resort is considered a seperate reservation.
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Old 04-22-2013, 10:10 AM   #8
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I love split stays, I have 3 kids 2,3, and 5 at the time, so I thought it would be stressful but it wasn't. We stayed 5 at GF and 3 at BC followed by 4 night Disney Cruise. This year we are doing 5 at POLY 4 night cruise 3 at BC. My kids love SAB, so for us that's the reason to spend a few nights there, I like the monorail resorts for convenience so with the split stay everyone is happy !!

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Old 04-22-2013, 10:17 AM   #9
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We enjoy split stays and as others have mentioned, it's like getting two vacations in one! We don't use the DDP (free or paid), so that's not an issue for us. One suggestion though- If you're splitting between two resorts at different levels (value and moderate, moderate and deluxe...), do the higher-end resort last. That way, you won't feel as if you are downgrading the second part of your vacation.
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Old 04-22-2013, 10:53 AM   #10
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Our main trip is always with DVC points but every once in a while, we'll add an extra day or two and use the opportunity to check out a new resort. It's kind of cool to check out a new place - I was surprised at how much I liked Coronado Springs Resort and how much I disliked Caribbean Beach Resort. We both like POR so it's nice to spend an extra evening there once in a while. I should note we are 2 adults travelling without children so there's not as much to pack. Plus we rent a car so we don't have to pack neatly and we can drive to the 2nd resort and not wait for our bags to show up if our room is ready


We are going to the BWV next month and decided to extend the trip for one more day so we are moving to the Dolphin for the last night. Can. Not. Wait. to check it out.
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