• On Jun 1, 2021
    Sara from PA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My family and i are staying in September and had to book a split stay. Am I still going to be able to book my dining for the entire stay at the 60 day mark? Just became members. We’re so excited

    Hello Sara!

    Welcome Home! You mention in your question that you just became Members, so I am going on the assumption that you have recently become Disney Vacation Club Members. We became DVC Members more than twelve years ago and it has truly been one of the very best decisions we have made for our family. We love it so much, we added on a second contract a few years ago! I’m feeling rather nostalgic lately as my oldest just graduated from high school, and I am so grateful for all of the vacations we have been able to enjoy with our children thanks to our Disney Vacation Club Membership.

    Split-stays are a great way to experience more than one resort on your vacation. It can also be a way to piece together a last-minute trip. One of the benefits of split-stays is that you get to enjoy the recreation, pools, and dining at different resorts. You have run into one of the downsides of a split-stay, however. The system sees these as the two separate reservations that they are, and you will not be able to book Advance Dining Reservations for your entire trip. You will have to book the first stay at the 60-day mark, and then go back and add more dining 60 days before the second resort check-in.

    If you would prefer a continuous stay, usually Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa and Disney’s Old Key West Resort have the greatest availability and are the most likely to have a Wait List request come through. Deluxe Studios are the most difficult to book, so you may have better luck booking a 1- Bedroom or larger accommodation. If you are happy with your reservation as a split stay, I say leave it and enjoy it!

    Did you know that Bell Services will move your luggage for you from your first resort to the second? Simply call Bell Services from your room phone, or bring your bags yourself to the Bell Services desk and let them know you are moving to a new resort. They will tag and move your belongings for you, so you can head off to enjoy the day! Bags will arrive at your new resort in the late afternoon. After you have checked in to your second resort, simply call Bell Services and they will bring your luggage to your new room for you! There is no charge to do this, but I do usually tip for this service.

    Sara, we have several Disney Vacation Club Members here on planDisney just to help you with your questions, so I hope you’ll be back to see us as you get to know your Membership!

    Wishing you Membership Magic!
    - Kate
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Meet the Panelist: Kate, Indiana

"Welcome Home!" I'm Kate, a mom and nurse from Indiana. A lifelong Disney fan, Disney Vacation Club opened a world of vacation possibilities for our family. I’ve traveled with young children and those young at heart, planned romantic trips for two and made FastPass+ reservations for an entire marching band! Whether dining with Mickey, surfing in Hawaii, or relaxing around the pool we make the most of our Disney Vacation Club Membership. For this nurse, every day is better with a little dose of Disney! Learn More About Kate

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