Can I have 2 reservations for the same night?

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  1. PookaJean

    PookaJean Mouseketeer

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    I have a week long trip booked at Pop and now have the opportunity to stay for 1 night at AKV. Can I keep my room at Pop and just stay the 1 night at AKV as long as I paid for the night? I would be leaving most of my stuff in the room at Pop and just bringing an overnight bag to AKV.
     
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  3. rlduvall

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    Are both reservations in your name? I think that is key. There was a recent thread where a dis'er did this exact thing [both reservations being in his name] . . . and they cancelled their Pop room; assuming they had checked out - misplacing their belongings in the process. I'm not saying this would happen to you . . . but it could.

    Also, recently I tried to have 2 reservations for December so I could decide which resort I would rather stay at. The CM put me on hold to see if I could do it. I was told no, because supposedly Disney doesn't allow 2 reservations for the same timeframe; they look at the name and address. Of course, with Disney every CM gives a different answer.
     
  4. shyjade

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    I agree with PP. If you do this, make sure you get reassurance from the Pop management that your room will remain untouched, and perhaps put the "privacy please" hanger on your door. Whatever you do, make sure you communicate the situation to to the Pop staff. Good luck!
     
  5. lov2b@disney

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    I had an 11 night resi for our wedding/honeymoon. And for the night before the wedding I booked a separate room--was never told I couldnt ,the room was paid for and when I went to check in they did not have my reservation--even though they had my money!! They did find me a room. Make sure you keep your resi numbers and confirmation sheets with you when you go.
     
  6. maxiesmom

    maxiesmom The Mean Squinty Eye Works

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    The only sure way you can do this is to make 3 seperate reservations. One for the first part of your stay at the Pop, one for you night at AKV, and then another one back at the Pop. You would have to check in and out 3 seperate times.

    After reading the post rlduvall mentioned, I wouldn't risk just leaving stuff in one resort room, and going to spend the night at another. That OP ended up with their dining cancelled, and personal items lost. Disney does not allow you to book 2 different resorts on the same night, and they apparently mean it!
     
  7. PookaJean

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    What if the other ressie is in my husband's name? He is listed as a guest on my Pop ressie and I am the main ressie holder. Also, does it make a difference between Disney CRO system and DVC system?
     
  8. nhl66pens

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    I'd be really careful about this. Someone just posted something about this in the past week or two. They had booked one resort for 10 days and another for 2 or 3 in the middle of the trip. After they had checked in at the 2nd resort, the manager at the first resort noticed (somehow) they had checked in and checked them out of their room. All of their belongings were missing and they had a problem using their ktw at restaurants. If I can find the link I'll edit this and post it.
     
  9. rie'smom

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    Make 3 reservations. The poster the others referred to had stuff taken fromt eir room. I really, really wouldn't take the chance.
     
  10. maxiesmom

    maxiesmom The Mean Squinty Eye Works

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    Nope, doesn't make a difference.

    Is it really worth risking loosing your room reservation, and maybe some of your stuff?
     
  11. PookaJean

    PookaJean Mouseketeer

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    Thanks for all the replies. I have decided not to do it. I am just too nervous that it would end up ruining my vacation.
     
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    Why don't you cancel the room at pop if you don't need it? It seems to me that is an expesive way to store luggage. Disney will move your stuff for you for free,

    B.
     
  14. TessieA

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    I just don't understand. The room is paid for, why should Disney care. I wouldn't want to book three different reservations. If someone is willing to pay for an extra room for a night, they should be allowed to do so.
     
  15. m&pForever

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    We had booked a 2nd room at a different resort for our last night,
    We left the kids in the first resort and we spent the night at the 2nd.
    We had no problem but maybe because it was the last night.
     
  16. bytheblood

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    If they are in two different names, yes you can. You cannot have them both under your name.
     
  17. steph0207

    steph0207 Earning My Ears

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    I'm a bit confused on this also. We have two room reservations for eight people our Grand Gathering in December. We are celebrating my in-laws' 30th wedding anniversary. We are all sharing a room for the week to save money, but the night on their anniversary, I wanted to get them a room at a deluxe hotel. Can I not do this? If I put the name under someone else's name that is in our room, but is not the main contact will they allow it?

    I was really wanting to do this surprise, but it seems i can't now.:sad1:
     
  18. maxiesmom

    maxiesmom The Mean Squinty Eye Works

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    I don't know why for sure Disney cares, but they do. There resorts, there rules.

    Well, I do remember one of the reasons. People used to book multiple resorts, and then just stay at the one they decided they could afford, thus keeping other people who actually wanted to stay at those resorts from reserving those rooms. Sure Disney wants their rooms rented, and they want actual people in those rooms. People who would spend money at the gift shops and restaurants. So Disney started the one resort reservation rule.
     
  19. maxiesmom

    maxiesmom The Mean Squinty Eye Works

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    I'm confused. Are you saying you have 8 people sharing one room?:confused:
     
  20. steph0207

    steph0207 Earning My Ears

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    Sorry if I wasn't clear.

    No, we have 2 rooms, 4 people per room for the entire week. I wanted to make a reservation for my inlaws on their anniversary night so they can have time for themselves, but it's looking like I'm not going to be able to do that.
     
  21. ElizabethB

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    We've carried two reservations at two different resorts before and switched back and forth between the two rooms. It's a delightful luxury to have a room near MK and another one near Epcot! Great for parking, too. We've never bothered to advise anyone that we have two rooms. We haven't had a problem. And, the two reservations have been in the same name and for the same time period.

    Go ahead and book your in-laws into a room at a deluxe for their anniversary. Book it in their name. They shouldn't have a problem.

    In our experience, Disney doesn't care what you do with a room, so long as you pay for it and don't break the law. We stayed at Pop during Free Dining last month. We saw plenty of housekeeping bags on room doors -- indicating the room was paid for but no one was staying in it. And, if you don't use a room for a night, it sure makes the housekeeper's job easy the next day.

    maxiesmom -- the op says clearly she has 8 people in two rooms.

    I'm not sure why the poster on the other thread had such problems. Sounds like an inexperienced CM. That's my only concern about WDW these days. There is so much turnover of CMs that no one seems to know much anymore. I've noticed that WDW has now brought many Eastern Europeans over to be lifeguards at the pools. There is obviously a severe labor shortage, worsened - no doubt - by extremely low pay and difficult working conditions.
     

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