How much is too much? 2 weeks, 6 resorts?

Discussion in 'Disney Resorts' started by cinnaminny, Dec 5, 2018.

  1. cinnaminny

    cinnaminny DIS Veteran

    Oct 18, 2017
    My husband and I were chatting this morning about the 30 in 30 video that I saw this week. I know this was a big promotion and they probably didn't pay anything for any of those rooms, but it worked, because it got me thinking lol

    I started thinking about all the resorts I would like to see and really, I would like to see them all. Obviously that would be hard to do, but we do both think it might be fun to stay at a big variety of resorts just to see how we like them. Now of course in our novice minds that sounds easy and fun. Is it really easy and fun in real life? Not sure.

    Is 6 resorts in 2 weeks too much? We would have a rental car also (if that adds or takes away from your opinion) Any experience with split stays?
  2. SaintsManiac

    SaintsManiac DIS Veteran

    Dec 9, 2014
    It would be way too much for me. Heck staying at Disney for 2 weeks would drive me crazy honestly.

    If you think you'll enjoy it, then go for it. The packing alone would give me nightmares.
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  4. SharonZ

    SharonZ DIS Veteran

    Jan 2, 2002
    If you cross off arrival and departure days, you are looking at moving every two days. It's not even something I would consider, but only you know whether this is something that you would want to do.
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  5. kiford

    kiford DIS Veteran

    Nov 9, 2012
    Depends on your feeling about packing/unpacking. We just did 3 weeks in Italy, 6 cities with friends. While doing a split stay is much easier when you aren't travelling several hours between cities, we spent that travelling time (trains - so we weren't driving) as our downtime just chatting as we would have done if we'd been in one place. So the travelling itself wasn't too much of an annoyance. We never bothered to really unpack because we weren't more than 3 days in any one place and that DID get super annoying. Having to constantly haul open one suitcase only to discover that it was the other one that had what I was looking for. Having to take out a few things like toiletries each time which meant you did have to pack it all up again and make sure you didn't leave anything (at one point we thought we did but it turned out that DH gave it to our friends and he put it into their suitcase). Never really able to move the suitcases out of the way like I could if I'd actually unpacked. Hated that part. And we were packing reasonably light for the two of us because of needing to be able to haul luggage on the trains. Six places in two weeks means no more than about 2 nights in each place.

    We've decided to try all of the Deluxe hotels and see if what we think are our favourites really are. But we've decided to do it by buying APs and going for several shorter stays (5 days) over the next couple of years and committing to trying hotels we wouldn't normally on each trip until we've done them all.

    EDIT: I'd have no problem with staying at WDW for 2 weeks. We've previously done 1 week followed by a short cruise, followed by another 5 days and although we were leisurely in our touring with downtime at the resort(s), we found no lack of things to do and see. It's just the constant moving that I'd have a problem with.
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  6. Shellyb84

    Shellyb84 DIS Veteran

    Sep 14, 2015
    I love doing 2 week trips in Disney, and we frequently do split stays. We usually do 2 resorts - it's like 2 vacations in one! Last June we did 3, but one was just for one night in the middle so we left most of our things in the car for that night. 3 resorts would be my max.

    We're pretty efficient when it comes to packing up and unpacking so that's not a big deal, but the time spent waiting on bell services, and loading up and then not having a room for most of the day can be a pain. No way would I want to do that more than one or two times at most.
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  7. DisneyWishes14

    DisneyWishes14 DIS Veteran

    Nov 21, 2011
    We used to do 4 night/3 night resort splits a lot and 3 nights is really the minimum I would suggest staying at a resort. That gives you two full days to enjoy the amenities - restaurants, pools, activities, etc. So, in your case, I wouldn't do more than 3 or 4 resorts.
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  8. rwdavis2

    rwdavis2 DIS Veteran

    Oct 2, 2007
    I would never move 6 times in one stay. Did one mover over 6 days which was fine. How much time will you wast moving around? I don't think I could find a reason to stay in 6 different resorts over several years and many trips.
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  9. nkereina

    nkereina Last chance to lose your keys.

    Feb 11, 2009
    We like "taking care of business" at the beginning with checking in and unpacking, and not have to worry about stuff like that again until its time to leave. Helps us to fully decompress. We also find we appreciate and enjoy the resort more, returning to the same place every day. We just spent 10 days at CSR, and had the chance to try many different food items, drinks, bars, pools, etc.

    That said, if you visit frequently and don't mind taking the time away from the parks to pack/unpack and move your bags, it would be fun to experience the different resorts in one trip. But you'd just be getting a taste of them, and not fully experiencing them. It would also complicate ADRs, because I don't believe you can do 180+10 with split stays.
  10. Hopefully

    Hopefully DIS Veteran

    Nov 3, 1999
    That would be my Nightmare.
  11. gillep

    gillep DIS Veteran

    Oct 12, 2009
    I like split stays a lot, but my preference is 3 nights minimum in each resort, any less and we feel like we just weren't able to enjoy the resort. I also personally couldn't spend 2 weeks at WDW, 7 nights is about my max, but that's me, others quite enjoy the longer trips.
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  12. Pmm_

    Pmm_ Mouseketeer

    Feb 26, 2018
    I think 2 weeks / 3 resorts would be the most comfortable. Not including Arrival/Departure days, that's four nights per hotel.
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  13. FSU Girl

    FSU Girl DIS Veteran

    Oct 20, 2016
    I think that is a little too much. I did two resorts in a week stay and really enjoyed it. If you did something like that it would be four resorts. I think 6 is just moving too many times. You are basically homeless the day you are switching hotels and after a while it can get stressful. I think doing no more than four, three would probably be better though. You can enjoy your time at each resort, settle in and enjoy what is nearby.
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  14. JustCallMeMommy

    JustCallMeMommy DIS Veteran

    Jun 23, 2010
    I'm not a big fan of moving - my concentration is on the parks. So my big question for you would be how you spend your time. If this is a mostly resort stay and your primary focus is seeing the resorts, moving every couple of days may work for you.
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  15. Nancyg56

    Nancyg56 DIS Veteran

    Aug 17, 2005
    This would be my nightmare as well! I can’t imagine moving so many times.

    If you want to do this, that’s fine but yikes! I would never sleep.
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  16. Mto3

    Mto3 Earning My Ears

    Sep 23, 2018
    We just did a 10 night trip with a split stay and a 3 night cruise in the middle. I personally would not do more than 2-3 resorts in 2 weeks. You want to be able to enjoy the resort and not be constantly unpacking/packing.
  17. Wubar

    Wubar Stop asking about "worth". Totally subjective.

    Oct 4, 2017
    Too much is strictly relative and subjective. If it works for you, do it.
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  18. Jadyreen1282

    Jadyreen1282 DIS Veteran

    Apr 21, 2014
    If you are a resort reviewer I'd say go for it.
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  19. Rick195275

    Rick195275 Mouseketeer

    Jun 19, 2018
    We have 4 resorts planned for a 9 night trip coming up in April and can’t wait! We want to alternate park and resort days so it works for us. We are active and easy going people so the thought of packing and unpacking doesn’t bother us. Disney also does a great job of making it an easy transition minus the homeless part while you wait for a room.
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  20. StageTek

    StageTek It's kind of fun to do the impossible.

    Apr 20, 2007
    That would be a great adventure! And so much fun. Nope; it's not too much.
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  21. cmwade77

    cmwade77 DIS Veteran

    Jul 1, 2005
    We have done Split Stays and they are very overrated, too much time wasted checking out of one hotel and into another and we are going for 2 weeks this next trip, all in a Savannah View at AKL, so we will see if we change our minds after that....LOL

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