Room only then package

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  1. heimlichfan

    heimlichfan DIS Veteran

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    Okay, I know this has been discussed a gazillion times but let's discuss it just once more! ::yes::

    What are your experiences with doing a one night room reservation for arrival day, followed by a package for subsequent days?

    My family and I are planning a trip (6 plus a toddler) to the World and it looks like we will be staying in a 2-bedroom villa at SSR or OKW. (Opinions on that subject would be appreciated as well!) We would be flying in late on a Wednesday night and leaving late on a Sunday night.

    If we spend that first night at a value resort, followed by the villa, it would save some $ on the whole trip.

    My thought would be that we'd stay that first night at ASMu, and in the morning I would grab taxi over to the next resort to check in and drop off luggage while everyone else headed to the parks where I would meet them ASAP. Now I know that bell services can probably send the luggage and what not, but I would really prefer to do it myself. In my experience, early check-in seems to help with room requests - all the times we've had to check in late we did not end up near where I wanted to be.

    Thoughts? (and thanks!)
     
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  3. Kim1964

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    We did one night at Pop last year, followed by a 6 night package at YC. Because we wanted to get to early opening at BB, we checked in at YC at 7:00 a.m. Naturally, our room wasn't ready (didn't expect it to be), but the front desk CM got us a wonderful standard view room overlooking the wedding gazebo, with a partial view of the Boardwalk...it was lovely.

    We had a rental car so we just kept our bags in the trunk for the day.
     
  4. brentalex

    brentalex DIS Veteran

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    Just make sure you realize that since you will have 2 reservations, it will mean paying 2 deposits. And you will also need multiple rooms at the value resort since you all can't fit into one room.
     
  5. heimlichfan

    heimlichfan DIS Veteran

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    Oh yes, I know we need two rooms. :thumbsup2 It's still less to do two value rooms for a night than an additional villa night.


    Thanks for the input!
     

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