During our very first on-property stay at Disney, the thought to stay in separate hotels during the same trip never would have occurred to us. But when it came time to book our second trip to Disney a year later, we were faced with the dilemma of choosing the hotel we had stayed at before (and loved), or choosing something new. After all, if you're of the mindset that the resort is somewhere other than just a place to sleep and shower, and it's part of your vacation experience, Disney makes it incredibly difficult to choose just one hotel to stay at. And that was precisely the dilemma we found ourselves in when planning our second on-property vacation, and why we chose to do a split stay. Since then, all of our Disney trips have been composed of split stays. We have taken a short 3-night trip with different stays each night (our monorail resort crawl), to more normal split stay vacations lasting a week with a resort hop in the middle. And we went kind of split-stay crazy on our last trip and booked six resorts over our two-week vacation. Our two vacations in the works right now (one this winter and one next summer) are also multi-split stays with at least three hops scheduled. At this point, I cant foresee our family ever choosing to just stay put at one place throughout an entire vacation as my family so enjoys the adventure of Disney resort hopping, and we consider ourselves pros at doing it. Since there are constantly so many threads related to questions on split stays, I thought it time to make a ultimate split stay thread for those seeking advice and help planning a split stay. Enjoy! Table of contents: Why a split stay? (post #2) 1. Try different resorts and pools 2. Save money/splurge 3. Stay strategically near parks How to book a split stay? (post #3) 1. Preparing to book separate reservations and packages 2. Booking a split stay with the DDP 3. Scheduling ADRs and tying reservations together to maximize 180+10 4. Scheduling FP+ reservations 5. Customizing MBs for one trip or different resort stays 6. Prioritizing split stay order Packing for and moving during a split stay (post #4) 1. Strategies for packing 2. Separating essentials 3. Moving luggage at Disney during a split stay How to have an enjoyable split stay (post #5) 1. Pack patience, pack lightly, and dont pack a lot of groceries. 2. Accept there will be period of roomlessness. 3. Be organized. 4. Be experienced.