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  • On Sep 10, 2013
    Robert Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are heading to WDW in Oct. with a split stay at beach club and Saratoga. Will the resorts move our luggage to our new room? Will they also move any food we have including perishables? Does checking in online early help with this process? Thanks!

    Howdy Robert!! To help Guests maximize their experience at Walt Disney World Resort, Disney does a phenomenal job of catering to Guests who are doing split stays. We have done it many times and once you know a few tips, it's a very simple process.

    Moving from one resort to the next is very easy. When you are ready to check-out, contact the Bell Stand and let them know you need your luggage transferred your next resort. They will collect your items and give you a receipt. Everything will be transferred to the new resort and delivered that afternoon. Be sure you have what you need with you as you will not have access to your luggage until it is delivered to your Villa. We typically pack a collapsible cooler bag and freezer packs if we know we will need to move cold items. While Disney does offer cold storage at the Resorts, you will need to a way to keep cold items cold during the transfer.

    Online check-in is always a great idea but it doesn't necessarily impact your transfer. It does speed up your check-in when you arrive at both resorts though. One very important tip: do not close your account when you change resorts. Simply depart and go enjoy your day! If you close your account, you will not be able to do a room charge or use your Dining Plan (if applicable). If you will be using a Dining Plan(s), you will have different Dining Plans for each resort reservation. If you are going to need the Dining Plan entitlements from the second resort on the day of your transfer, you will need to check-in at the new resort so they can activate your reservation.

    I know it seems a bit complicated but just break it down step by step. You will find it to be a very simple process and you will enjoy the opportunity to stay at two wonderful resorts. I hope your vacation this October is filled with countless magical memories!

    Thanks so much for your question and please let me know if you need any further information.  Have a magical day!
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Meet the Panelist: Kari, Texas

"Welcome home," Disney friends! I'm Kari, a wife and mom from Texas. In 1997, we became Disney Vacation Club Members and have enjoyed every magical moment. We have also set sail on the Disney Cruise Line, enjoyed the benefits of Annual Passes and put our best foot forward with runDisney. I love helping Guests add pixie dust to their vacation plans! How may I help you add magic to your next Disney vacation?

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