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    Split Stay ?s

    Having never done one, looks like that's our only option based on needing to slide the dates of our holiday trip. Services for a family member are being scheduled between Christmas and New Years so we're needing to drop the first two nights of stay and add two to the back end. At this busy time of year, our currently booked resort isn't available for two extra nights and we're looking at GF? Trying to keep it simple, stay on the monorail line, we like the gym, but have never stayed at this resort.

    The CMs suggestion was to book room only and keep the 7 day tix with the first/original reservation which will be edited to 5 nights. Will that become a problem for FPs I'd already booked? What tips do you suggest for making the pack/move/unpack day as easy/stressfree as possible? Any thoughts/reviews of GF? We have been to WDW quite a bit since the oldest was 6 months old. At 15 and 13, they're very easy and super appreciative of any time we get to visit WDW, seasoned RDers and fans of quality resort R&R time. Have already been working with ADRs and FPs on the front end to make the change as seamless as possible, but appreciate any tips.

    TIA!

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    Simply pack up, call bell services 15 min. before you need them there (except at SSR and OKW), and have your items shipped to your next resort. We always plan that day to be a full day at the parks, so that we don't miss having a room during the day. When you arrive at your next resort, stop by bell services and let them know you're going to your room and you're ready for your luggage. They'll be about 10 minutes behind you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kristenb View Post
    Having never done one, looks like that's our only option based on needing to slide the dates of our holiday trip. Services for a family member are being scheduled between Christmas and New Years so we're needing to drop the first two nights of stay and add two to the back end. At this busy time of year, our currently booked resort isn't available for two extra nights and we're looking at GF? Trying to keep it simple, stay on the monorail line, we like the gym, but have never stayed at this resort.

    The CMs suggestion was to book room only and keep the 7 day tix with the first/original reservation which will be edited to 5 nights.
    1, Will that become a problem for FPs I'd already booked?
    2. What tips do you suggest for making the pack/move/unpack day as easy/stressfree as possible?
    3. Any thoughts/reviews of GF? We have been to WDW quite a bit since the oldest was 6 months old. At 15 and 13, they're very easy and super appreciative of any time we get to visit WDW, seasoned RDers and fans of quality resort R&R time. Have already been working with ADRs and FPs on the front end to make the change as seamless as possible, but appreciate any tips.

    TIA!
    1. Nothing. All resort stays do is unlock the ability to book the FP. FP themselves are tied to ticket entitlements, not resort. As long as you keep 7 days of tickets and have 7 days of FP, you are good.
    2. I don't unpack, no matter if we stay somewhere 30 days or 3 days. I hate packing so I'm not about to unpack only to pack again. We live out of suitcases. Makes moving for split stays trouble-free. Heck, we're known to do 5 resorts in 5 days. We never plan early days for moving days. We get up, leave by 11:00, drops bags with bell services to be moved, head to the park. We always plan to be gone till at least 4:00 so #1, it doesn't matter that we are homeless for the day and #2, it doesn't matter that our bags won't be there till 4:00, 5:00. And a late start for the day makes it easier to have a day in the park till 4:00, or later if that's what we want.
    3. No. It's not a resort we care for but it's a personal preference, not that there's a thing wrong with the resort.

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