One way to enhance your stay at the Walt Disney World Resort, is to do what is called a Split Stay!
A Split Stay is when you split your time at WDW between two, or more, on property resorts. There are a few things to consider when looking into using this strategy, and I’ll try to cover a few of those here!
First, when thinking about doing a Split Stay, you must decide which resorts you want to use. Generally speaking, I would recommend that you start in the lower category resort and finish at the higher category resort. For instance, you could do 4 nights at Disney’s Pop Century Resort, and then 3 nights at Disney’s Beach Club Resort. In order to make this work, you will need to contact Disney directly, or your Disney Authorized Vacation Planner, to make these arrangements.
One benefit to a Split Stay is that you can have your luggage transferred between resorts using Disney services, and you can head to a park, Downtown Disney, or where ever else you choose. When you are ready, head to your new resort and check in. Your bags will be delivered to your room promptly, and you are free to enjoy the amenities available to you!
If you are going to be going to the parks during both resort stays, you may want to purchase your park tickets with your originating resort, this will make things a lot easier. Using the Dining Plan with Split Stays can be troublesome, however, so make sure you ask your reservationist or travel agent how that might work.
Finally, when considering a Split Stay, you might want to determine how you are going to use the resort you are hopping to for the end of your stay. Are you going to spend most of the time at a specific park? You may want to choose a resort that is in closest proximity to that park. Are you looking to relax and enjoy the amenities of your new resort? Choose one that best fits what you want to accomplish. Pampering, use a resort with a spa. Swimming? How about one with a fabulous pool area? Are you a foodie? Choose a resort with much talked about restaurants serving the cuisine you are most drawn toward!
Split Stays can be fun and adventurous! Just make sure you put as much time into planning this part of your stay as you have the rest! And, ENJOY!!
I wish you a Blessed and Magical Day, my friends!!