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  • On Jun 13, 2022
    Savannah from KY Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi! I am wanting to book one night at a value resort on our arrival day before staying a week at AKL. However, when I search it only shows DVC villas available. However, if I search for 2 night stay then it shows almost all resorts as available.

    Hi there, Savannah - welcome back to planDisney!

    Thanks for stopping by with another question for our team of panelists. We love to help Guests just like you plan magical Walt Disney vacations!

    I'm so excited to hEAR about your upcoming vacation later this summer! It's such a great time to visit as the Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary Celebration swirls pixie dust around every corner! There are new attractions, like Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, exciting new entertainment, food, and so much more. Get ready to make magical memories!

    I have to admit, even as a planDisney panelist who has planned countless Walt Disney World Resort vacations, I'm still a bit flummoxed by the availability of Disney Resorts Collection hotels. Pricing and availability are dynamic, and inventory is changing all the time for these immensely popular accommodations. What you are seeing isn't all that abnormal - sometimes specific blocks of rooms are held for a Special Offer and may require a certain number of nights to be booked together. It's complicated, and maybe something only Mickey truly understands!

    You may want to call and speak to a Cast Member about your options if you continue checking and aren't able to find single-night availability for the night you want. Also, remember that availability does change all the time as other Guests change their plans. You may want to consider booking Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge for your entire stay, and then modifying that reservation if and when you find a more affordable option for the first night. That way you are covered either way!

    I wish I had some extra pixie dust that I could throw your way, but alas, I'm just a regular Guest like you and have the same challenges! Please let us know if you have any additional questions, and be sure to check out the planDisney podcast to learn more!

    Ryan J.
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Hi, everyone! I’m Ryan from Ohio and am so happy that you’re here! By day (and most nights and weekends), I'm a business professor mentoring the next generation of leaders. In my free time I love outdoor activities and traveling with my family and friends, scarfing down ice cream, and, of course, all things Disney! I can’t wait to help your crew plan a magical Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Ryan

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