Balcony at Disney's Animal Kingdom resort
  • On Mar 9, 2022
    Kray from AL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I am trying to book a split-stay July 1-7, with July 1-4 being at the Swan Reserve, and July 4/7 being at the Animal Kingdom Lodge; however, I only see the 1 BR and 2 BR suite options available at the Swan Reserve when booking through the Disney website.

    Hiya, Kray!

    Welcome to planDisney! A split stay at the Swan Reserve and Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge sounds like a fabulous trip. My most recent stay was at Animal Kingdom Lodge, and it is beyond amazing. The stunning savanna views and outstanding dining options are two of the best reasons to choose this resort. I highly recommend the bread service at Sanaa!

    I am so sorry to hear that you are not finding the accommodations you were hoping for at Walt Disney World Swan Reserve on the Walt Disney World website. The rooms that you are seeing are the available options for a Walt Disney World vacation package. I do see a variety of standard rooms available on the Swan Reserve's official website. Because you are booking a split stay you can go about reserving these room options in a couple of different ways.

    The first option would be to book both stays separately on their individual websites. The pro for this option is it is super convenient, with no need to experience any hold times. The con would be the process for purchasing tickets is an additional step. When booking a Walt Disney World vacation package online, you can only buy tickets for the length of your stay. In this case that would be four days of tickets for Animal Kingdom Lodge and separate tickets for Swan Reserve. What I would suggest doing booking the split stay online is to book room-only reservations at each hotel, and then buy your tickets separately through the Walt Disney World website. This way you can purchase tickets for the length of your stay, which will reduce their daily price per day. I know this may seem like a lot of steps, but it takes just a few minutes. When you are finished it's easy to link all of your travel confirmations in My Disney Experience. This is a great source for keeping your itinerary easily accessible throughout your entire trip.

    Another option for booking your upcoming adventure is to speak to a friendly Cast Member with Disney Resort Hotel Reservations. This is a great choice if you prefer to have an individual assist you during the booking process, especially if you have never done a split stay. You can ask customized questions as you go which can be very helpful when looking for specific accommodations. 

    I hope that your upcoming trip is memorable and magical!
    We'll see ya real soon!
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Meet the Panelist: Tammy, Illinois

Hey Everyone! I'm Tammy. My Ohana and I live in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago. I am a preschool teacher and I also coordinate events for youth and families. I have been visiting Walt Disney World Resort since I was a teenager. I'm always looking for a new adventure to explore or an amazing snack to try. I love to share my tips and experiences because I want to help make all trips as memorable and magic as my travels have been.  Learn More About Tammy

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