Considering doing a split stay if they offer free dining in Jan/Feb. We'll be staying 10 nights, and I had thought of spending the first 5-7 nights off-site, the final 3-5 nights on-site (POR). The reason for splitting the stay is that, quite honestly, I think too many days of Disney food would be the death of us. We plan on spending quite a bit of time at Disney parks -- 6-7 days -- and I'd like them split up throughout the vacation. I realize we can't take advantage of the free dining on any but those final days when we're staying onsite. But could we 1) purchase the park ticket package for more days than we stay on-site and 2) activate the park tickets *before* we begin our on-site stay?