Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On May 1, 2010
    Cheryl Asked

    Is it possible to book 2 different WDW resorts for the same stay? We arrive late (9pm) and hope to stay somewhere for the first night that would be less expensive than the GF, which is where we'll be for 5 nights.

    Hi Cheryl, Splitting your stay between two Resorts is possible (and quite common). Often Guests have a hard time choosing which Resort they want to stay in, so they try out a couple of them. In fact, we have switched a couple of times ourselves. Since you are arriving so late, opting to stay in a less expensive Resort your first night makes a lot of sense. You can use the money you saved to pamper yourself in the Grand Floridian Spa ;)  Simply call 407-W-DISNEY and ask the Travel Planner to quote the first night in the Value or Moderate Resort of your choice.

    To make things easier for you, Bell Services will transfer your bags for you the next day. All you'll need to do when you check-out of which ever Resort you choose, is give your luggage to Bell Services. Ask them to transfer your luggage to the Grand Floridian for you. They will give you transfer tags and you'll be all set. You can then go enjoy your day in whichever Park you choose. At the end of your day, take Disney Transportation to the Grand Floridian. Your luggage will be waiting for you when you get there. If you were wanting to go straight to the Grand instead of visiting a Park, you still would have the Bell Desk transfer your bags. You can then take a bus to the Magic Kingdom (or Epcot) and jump on the monorail to the Grand Floridian. Disney will take care of your bags for you.

    One tip regarding the luggage: If you are planning on having a Bell Services person come to your room to get your bags (as opposed to bringing them to the desk yourself), call the night before. You can arrange for a pick-up time in advance. Years ago, we weren't aware of this. We called them when we were ready, and we ended up having to wait an hour for a bellman. You have to be present when they pick up your luggage for a transfer because you are signing off that they have retrieved the correct amount of bags from you. So, simply arrange the night before and it should go smoothly for you.

    Kaylene
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Meet the Panelist: Kaylene, Massachusetts

I'm a blessed Mom of five fabulous kids, a Disney Vacation Club member, and an Annual Passholder. I've stayed in every Disney Resort on property, and I've traveled to Walt Disney World Resort with infants, toddlers, tweens, teens, grandparents, and on countless multi-generational family vacations! Learn More About Kaylene

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