If you book 2 reservations for the same week

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  1. StitchesGr8Fan

    StitchesGr8Fan DIS Veteran

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    If you book a room for a week, and then book a package for the same dates in another resort to get free dining, will Disney cancel your reservation if they realize you are not using the room?

    I ask because this came up on another board. Someone rented DVC points. Then got an offer for free dining at a different resort. Apparently it is cheaper to book the second package than buy dining and tickets for the first. They plan to stay at the DVC resort, but use the park tickets and dining plan for the other resort. They booked the reservations under different names.

    Someone posted that when Disney sees that the room at resort B is not being used, Disney will cancel the entire package and the guest will not get a refund. Park tickets and dining plan will be turned off.

    Is this true?
     
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  3. hilljim

    hilljim Earning My Ears

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    1.) As long as they check in, and pay, I don't think Disney would care whether you slept there or not.

    2.) I can't imagine that it could be cheaper to rent two rooms for the same stay to get "free dining"... especially at Disney.
     
  4. Wood Nymph

    Wood Nymph DIS Veteran

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    Here is what was on my reservation receipt from Disney:

     
  5. maxiesmom

    maxiesmom The Mean Squinty Eye Works

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    There have been a few posts (not many) from people who either tried what you are asking about, or left their resort for a few days, who came back and found their original room forfeit. And their stuff all boxed up. One poster tried to using their room key for dining credits, and found out they didn't have any.

    Disney knows if you don't use your room key. An alert will pop up on their computer after a few days. From what I understand it is in part so that if someone is sick or injured and doesn't leave the room, they know to go check on that room. But it also will tell them if you are really using a room or not. No idea how often they check, or if they always do something about it if they think you are being shady.
     

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