My spouse, Amy, and I’ve at all times been the kind of individuals who stay out of our suitcases on a trip. Thus, it ought to come as no shock that cut up stays and resort hopping grew to become fairly the norm for us after turning into Disney Trip Membership Members.
For these unfamiliar with the time period or concept, which means moderately than keep in the identical room or resort for a whole trip, we transfer round fairly a bit. For instance, on a latest Eight-night journey we, elected to bounce round between the next 5 resorts:
Whereas the sort of journey will not be appropriate for everybody, Amy and I benefit from the flexibility it offers, in addition to the chance to see and expertise a number of DVC resorts in a single trip.
You possibly can name bell companies for pick-up and supply of your baggage or go to their stand in particular person close to your resort’s entrance desk or entryway.
The planning begins on the 11-month mark with a reservation already secured at one in every of our residence resorts. As soon as our 7-month window opens, a sure obsession takes over resulting in each day (…and by each day I imply hourly) searches for availability at different resorts. Usually, as of late and rooms develop into accessible for smaller one or two day intervals because of different members altering their reservations.
When planning cut up stays of this sort, we’ve got discovered it greatest to plan our resort transfers round days that we’re ready to spend totally within the parks. This enables for a straightforward means of dropping off our baggage at bell companies when departing within the morning and choosing it up or having it delivered to our new resort and room after 5pm when checking-in that night.
Pack a bag to your day on the parks with every part you would possibly want till you check-in at your new resort that night.
Other than the power to expertise two or extra resorts in a single journey, we’ve got additionally discovered a couple of different causes to think about cut up stays. Let’s say you actually need to keep at a resort that price too many factors to your total journey. You may e-book that resort for a couple of nights together with a extra level pleasant resort for the rest of your keep. Moreover, as DVC members we’re all too conscious that availability among the 12 months could be aggressive. In some instances resort hopping or a cut up keep stands out as the solely choice for experiencing a resort the place longer reservations are exhausting to come back by.
My recommendation: In the event you suppose you may handle the logistics of it give it a attempt! It might be the important thing to providing you with and your loved ones extra flexibility when reserving your subsequent DVC trip.