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  • On Jul 27, 2010
    Bobbi from WV 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.

    One of my favorite parts of vacationing at WDW is experiencing a stay in the different deluxe resorts. Is it possible and easy to spend part of a week long trip at one resort and change to another resort during the same vacation?

    Hi Bobbi! You sound just like me! I love the deluxe resorts and the restaurants at Disney World as much as the parks! You definitely can switch resorts during your trip. My family often starts our stay at one resort and then moves to another during our vacation. We like to experience different resorts and be close to different parks, and moving around gives us the opportunity to do that. Also, some deluxe resorts are more expensive than others, so dividing a stay between a higher- and a lower-priced resort helps cut costs. Disney will even transfer your luggage to your new resort for you, so you can check out of one resort in the morning, head to the parks, and then check into your new resort in the afternoon and have your bags waiting for you. In order to book stays at multiple resorts, you'll need to book each hotel separately.

    In my opinion, the main drawback to switching resorts during your vacation is that the Dining Plan doesn't move with you.  You can book a package at your first resort that includes park tickets to cover your entire stay at two or more resorts, but you can purchase the Dining Plan only for the number of nights you're staying at the first resort. Your Dining Plan credits must be used by midnight of the day you check out of the first resort. (Click here for a discussion of why it's generally not cost-effective to use the Dining Plan for an entire split stay.)

    Hope this helps! Feel free to visit us again at the Moms Panel if you have more questions!
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Meet the Panelist: Amanda, North Carolina

I'm a busy mom of two from North Carolina who loves to find ways to stretch a Disney Dollar so that I can enjoy the luxury of Disney's deluxe resorts and fine dining. Learn More About Amanda

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