DVC RESALES
DVC RESALES

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Vacation Club > DVC Member Services
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read





Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 11-10-2004, 07:44 PM   #1
axavilez
Earning My Ears
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 29

Who likes to split up stay at 2 resorts?

I am new to DVC and a proud new owner at BWV. I just reserved a 5 night stay for MLK weekend at BWV, my new home, and VWL. I wanted to stay at my new home during my first trip as a DVC member, but was also intrigued with VWL and decided to stay at both. How many people like to break up their stay at 2 or more resorts?

It seems that more frequent housekeeping (at no extra charge) is an added benefit of staying at multiple resorts. Plus, there is the change of scenery and excitement associated with staying someplace different.
axavilez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2004, 07:52 PM   #2
Muushka
I usually feel like I just stepped in it
I do love to see a cat while on vacation
Well hot-diggity-dog, another Groupie!
 
Muushka's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: VWL, in my mind....
Posts: 13,894

We enjoy splitting our stay between 2 or sometimes 3 or rarely 4 resorts! We stay at a hotel in Lake Mary on our way in. Then we usually stay at USF for 2 nights then we go to VWL for 5 nights.

We do not mind in the least packing up and moving. We have 'annex' bags for the real short stays that are all ready to go and the really big bags for the extended stays. We really enjoy the change of scenery. We have not done it at the DVC resorts mainly because we can't seem to tear ourselves away from VWL. But there will come a day that we don't book in time and must switch. And that will be ok too!
__________________


~Remember 9/11/2012
~The IRS. Today it's 'them', tomorrow it's YOU!
~I would rather be governed by the first 50 names in the Boston telephone book
than by the professors at Harvard. ~William F. Buckley Jr.
Muushka is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 11-10-2004, 08:07 PM   #3
Simba's Mom
everything went to "H*** in a handbasket
Keep me off the high horses!
Suffers from theme park dyslexia
 
Simba's Mom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Harlingen, TX, USA
Posts: 24,922

I've found I enjoy splitting my stay at 2 resorts. I especially like to spend one night at a "new" resort (when we joined DVC, they were all new to us), then the rest of the time at someplace I know I like. Then, if I really liked the one I stayed at for one night, it becomes the "long stay" resort for another trip. So far, I've liked every resort I've tried out for one night.
__________________
Simba's Mom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2004, 08:49 PM   #4
Dean
DIS Veteran
 
Dean's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Posts: 31,249

I too like splitting stays but not for shorter trips. Our way of doing split stays is usually doing one resort on points during the week and then cash at another resort (frequently not a DVC resort) for the weekend.
__________________
Dean
Dean is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2004, 09:10 PM   #5
DrTomorrow
Your Disney friend from the Future!
Attempting to prevent a paradox
 
DrTomorrow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Chandler, AZ
Posts: 3,499

We're still new at this, but in all our years of vacationing, we do NOT like to split up our trips. We really like the feeling of settling into a place for the duration. Note: I'm willing to bet that, if we were staying somewhere for 10 -14 days, we'd consider splitting the stay over 2 resorts.
__________________
Heading down to WDW the first week of June, first stay at BLT!

I am a leaf on the wind. Watch how I soar!
DrTomorrow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2004, 10:05 PM   #6
robinb
DIS Veteran
 
robinb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Madison, WI
Posts: 30,859

I usually split my stay up between 2 resorts, although I don't like moving! I'm usually too cheap to pay for DVC weekends, so I stay at other WDW resorts. I'll be staying at AKL (because we love it) and BWV on our next trip .
__________________
DVC Member since 1997
Walt Disney World 2013 * Disneyland Paris 2012 * Disneyland 2011 * Hong Kong Disneyland 2007 * Tokyo Disneyland 2007

Last edited by robinb; 11-11-2004 at 08:18 AM.
robinb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2004, 11:02 PM   #7
dbond
You're a little piece of heaven
You're a golden ray
The more we go, the more we want to go
 
dbond's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: DFW, TX
Posts: 927

Not me, I hate moving, it's a pain!
__________________

Dorothy
dbond is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2004, 05:18 AM   #8
AnnaS

The puppy has now left the building and I am exhausted
Will you be rolling?
I can't wait to try them all
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Staten Island, NY
Posts: 6,646

I was willing to try splitting our stay last August - we went for 12 nights (two nights POR and 10 nights OKW). I really wanted to try BCV since we have not tried this resort since I bought. My family did not want to move. Normally, I would not want to move especially when kids are involved. More people, more work - packing clothes, food, souvenours, etc. I would split my stay if we were staying a minimum of three/four nights in each resort. Also depends, # of children and are they willing to move or you packing for them?
__________________
DVC 09/00 OKW - 6/02 BCV

Upcoming/planned trips:
March - SSR
October BCV F & W - 4 N. DCL Dream Double Dip

DCL '01 Eastern, '03 Western, '05 West Coast Cruise ºoº '07 11 N. Med. Cruise, '13 Western
WDW - CBR, POR, POP, OKW, BWV, BCV, AKV, VWL, HH & VB, SSR,
AnnaS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2004, 06:00 AM   #9
EmptyNester
Mouseketeer
 
EmptyNester's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Durham, ME
Posts: 318

We have only split our stay once. 2 nights @ AKL (Concierge, so we could do the sunrise safari) followed by 6 nights @ OKW. While Disney definitely makes it "easy" to move, we probably wouldn't do it again unless it involved something special (like the sunrise safari) or a stay of two weeks or more.

DH & I pack very light - only one carry-on & one 24" bag each, but the packing/unpacking, checking in/out is just too much hassle (for us - YMMV)

- Sharon
__________________

EmptyNester is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2004, 06:51 AM   #10
idratherbeinwdw

I'll never grow up,
never grow up,
never grow up,
not me!
 
idratherbeinwdw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: BWV/Long Island
Posts: 1,368

Put me down as another "nester", I like to dig in and unpack as soon as I arrive. The thought of repacking and moving halfway through a trip doesn't appeal to me at all.

However, I agree with the idea of wanting to check out other DVC resorts. So next trip this January I plan to tour all of the other WDW DVC resorts to see if one appeals to me enough to book a trip at some point.

__________________
Mar'

Last edited by idratherbeinwdw; 11-11-2004 at 08:24 AM.
idratherbeinwdw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2004, 07:22 AM   #11
Tennesotans
Fights Valiantly Against Addonitis...
 
Tennesotans's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Posts: 146

We split -- we do a "sampling" at a new resort and then "run home" to BWV. I'm just tooo curious to stay at only once DVC resort. I'm not sure what we will do when we've hit them all... my wife puts up with the move (and almost always likes BWV better than the "sampler").

Interesting question
__________________
Tennesotans is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2004, 07:34 AM   #12
MAC3
I'll be quiet now!
Shells & Tomato soup casserole, yum yum!! Don't knock it till you've tried it!! :)
 
MAC3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Billerica Ma.
Posts: 3,591

We always split our stay and stay at a mod for a few days before vacation. It gives us the opportunity to experience more of Disney!
__________________
Have A Magical Day!!!!
14 SSR (with our new Son in Law)
12 OKW/BCV (The Crew)
10 SSR & BWV (the teenagers rock weekend?)
09 OKW (April Vacation)
08 BWV & Lehigh Acres (Dad's house)
06 OKW & DCL (FINALLY)
05 BWV (CHRISTMAS)
05 POR/OKW/GF
04 HRH/CSR/BWV
03 BCV/OKW/HRH
02 POLY/POFQ/ASMu/WL
02 HRH/OKW (BCV owners)
01 BWV/OKW(new DVC owners VWL)
00 ASMo
98 ASMu
8/96, 5/96 ASMu
94 Off-Site
MAC3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2004, 07:50 AM   #13
DisneyKidds
The TF thanks DisneyKidds for mouse-ing out his friend!
But in reality...
Member of car "X" - And proud of it!!
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: The Beautiful Hudson River Valley
Posts: 4,622

We are big stay splitters!! Love it. Like two vacations in one. We love having part of the vacation that gives us direct access to the MK, and part that gives us direct access to Epcot/MGM. Last few trips it's been BCV/VWL. Moving is no big deal.
DisneyKidds is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2004, 08:09 AM   #14
joepoe
DVC BWV 98 OKW 02
 
joepoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Gurnee, Illinois
Posts: 1,016

I enjoy staying at more then one resort per trip. I really enjoy the hassle of re-packing and then waiting for the next room to be ready and then unpacking.

But then, I also like going to the dentist.
__________________


Go Go White Sox
joepoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2004, 08:53 AM   #15
goofynme
Mouseketeer
 
goofynme's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: NJ Shore
Posts: 137

We just returned on 11/5 from a split stay at the Contemporary and BCV. It was like 2 separate vactions and there are some great benefits to that. One downside to checking into DVC villas is you will most likely wait till 4pm, and the switch over day can be hectic (not a real big deal however). In talking our family has decided to stay at one resort in the future for the entire stay so we can settle in and not lose part of a day. With that being said if it works out in the future that a split stay makes the most sense we will still do it!! Bottom line is you are in WDW and it is hard to beat that anyway you slice it!
__________________
6/01 - CBR Honeymoon
6/03 - AKL
10/03 - Polynesian
10/04 - Beach Club Villas
2/05 - Boardwalk Villas
5/05 - All Star Sports
9/05 - Boardwalk Villas
5/06 - Beach Club Villas
10/06 - Beach Club Villas
1/07 Boardwalk Villas/Polynesian
goofynme 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

DVC-Resales.com | 1-800-550-6493 (Contact The Timeshare Store) | DVC Resale Listings

facebooktwittergoogle plus youtube itunesDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:35 PM.

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

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