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  • On Mar 18, 2024
    Tyler from NC Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Looking to do a week long, split stay 4 nights at non-home resort and 3 nights at home resort. Problem is both stays have 1 night unavailable that will need to be waitlisted. Do we do 2 reservations for available nights and then 2 wait list requests?

    Hi there, Tyler! Thanks for stopping by the Disney Vacation Club corner of planDisney. You ain't never had a friend like me, and I'm here to make some magic for your next Disney adventure!

    A split stay is a pro move for any DVC Member, letting you experience not one but TWO fabulous resorts. I think my ideal split would combine Disney's Beach Club Villas with a stay at our Home Resort, Disney's Polynesian Villas & Bungalows--how about you? I've been in your shoes, trying to plan our next vacation, but discovering that our desired location doesn't have full availability for our planned dates. Let's talk strategy for this situation!

    If you have any flexibility with your vacation dates, I would first look at some different dates to see if your desired resorts have availability. You can make the reservations and the waitlist requests that you mentioned in your question, but I would advise against relying on the waitlists since there is no guarantee that those will come through. Personally, I would book the nights that currently don't have availability in a different category (for instance, a 1-Bedroom Villa instead of a Studio) or resort to ensure you have something confirmed, then waitlist those missing nights. Guests' plans change all the time, so we'll make a wish on the evening star that those come through for you!

    To make your resort transition seamless, Bell Services can move your luggage when you check out of resort #1!  Simply bring your bags to the desk on the morning of check-out or request a pickup, and like magic, they'll appear at your second destination. Keep in mind that the luggage may not make its way to you until later that day, so if there are items you need like swimsuits or medications, be sure to keep those with you. 

    Tyler, I hope that you're able to make plans for an unforgettable Disney Vacation Club adventure and that the waitlist odds are ever in your favor! It's been a pleasure helping you out--please feel free to reach out anytime with additional questions about DVC or Walt Disney World Resort!

    Welcome Home!
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Hi there! I'm Susan, a pixie-dusted pediatric nurse and Disney Vacation Club specialist. I'm married to my own Mr. Incredible and we have two fantastic teenage daughters. Our family has been making Disney memories for four generations, and I'm so excited to help you plan your own magical adventures as part of the planDisney panel. Welcome home! Learn More About Susan

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