• On Mar 29, 2016
    Diana from ON Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Q-split stay and dining plan. When does the 1st expire? When I check out of the 1st resort? When I check in at the 2nd resort? Or the midnight on the day I checked out the 1st? I am moving from BWV to BLT and want to do Chef Mickey on the moving day. TIA!

    Howdy Diana,

    Thanks for joining us here at the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    Oooh Boy, do I love a split stay! One way that Walt Disney World Resort makes every single vacation a different experience for our family is the wide range of themes, styles, and ambience of each of the Disney Vacation Club Resorts. So I love that with the freedom and flexibility of DVC, we can enjoy part of our family vacation watching Wishes Nighttime Spectacular from our large, private balcony in our Villa at Bay Lake Tower at Disney's Contemporary Resort and end our trip watching giraffes dine on some tasty leaves from our African-inspired accommodations at Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Kidani Village. I think you are going to love it!

    When you use the Disney Dining Plan for both reservations of your split-stay, your entitlements for your first reservation are available until midnight of the day that you change Resort Hotels. On that day, you will also have access to the entitlements from your second reservation. While I don't believe it is absolutely necessary, I was advised by a Cast Member to use two different MagicBands for these two reservations only under this circumstance. It really helps the computer system - and you - to keep everything straight. It also makes using credits easier since you will not need to explain which entitlements you are specifically aiming to use with each purchase on that overlapping day. 

    Please come back and visit us with any other questions, Diana! The Disney Parks Moms Panel is here to help!

    Wishing you many magical memories,

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Meet the Panelist: Sally, Georgia

"To all who come to this happy place, welcome." I am the lucky wife to my brave Prince, a homeschool mom to two bold and brilliant daughters, and a wine educator. Joining the Disney Vacation Club meant that our family could travel to a "World of yesterday, tomorrow, and fantasy" as often as we could sneak away, so we do! I'm so glad you have joined us and would be thrilled to sprinkle a little Pixie Dust on your next unforgettable vacation! Learn More About Sally

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