Our group of 9 (DH, me, DD's 13, 10, 8 & 4, friend + her DD's 8 & 7) is staying at the PPH for 4 nights in Dec. and will have 5-day parkhoppers. I have decided to add a night at the Candy Cane Inn at the end of our trip so our last day in the parks is not cut short. We'll just close the park down on our last night, shuttle on back to sleep, and hit the road (for the Bay Area) after breakfast the next morning. We have stayed at the PPH before, but this will be our first stay at the CCI, which I've been wanting to try. In fact, I would have booked CCI for the whole trip, but the 4th night free deal lured me back to PPH. We'll be switching hotels on a Thursday, so my tentative plan is to go to DL for Early Entry, then leave friend & big kids in the park while DH, DD4 & I check out of Hotel #1 and into Hotel #2. I'd do it by myself, but we'll have 2 cars to move since we can't seem to find a reasonably priced van to rent. It will only be 11:00 a.m., so hopefully CCI will let us check our luggage (assuming the rooms won't be ready) and ride the shuttle back to the parks. Then bring the whole group back when the rooms are ready, do a little swimming, laundry, pizza, and head back to DL for dessert and nighttime fun. Is anyone else planning a split-stay? If you've done one in the past, how did it work out? Last summer we spent 1 night at HoJo prior to our PPH stay, and I was crazy enough to have made an early a.m. PS for the Lilo & Stitch breakfast. It was a frantic & wild goose chase moving from pt. A to pt. B, but we received a glorious upgrade to the Newport Suite (perhaps due to our early arrival ), and it was ready.