Dad and Daughter at EPCOT with Mickey Ice Cream
  • On May 16, 2023
    Danielle from WI 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 ya planDisney! I have an upcoming split stay (4 nights Polynesian + 3 nights Boardwalk) and am looking for suggestions for how to make the transition from one resort to the next as easy as possible. What are some options for that day? Thank you!

    Hiya Danielle,

    Welcome back to planDisney! We are honored to be a part of your planning journey and appreciate you visiting us for help with your Walt Disney World Resort vacation. With so many incredible resorts in the Walt Disney World Resort Collection, a split stay is an ideal way to experience as many as possible. Your two choices of Disney’s BoardWalk Inn and Disney’s Polynesian Village are perfect if you don’t mind me saying. You get to experience the magic of a monorail resort and the ease of being a walkable distance from EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios with the other one. You are going to have an incredible trip!

    Now let’s talk about some ways to make that transition between resorts as easy as can be. First, definitely take advantage of the luggage transfer services. Guests of multiple Walt Disney World Resort Collection Hotels can request their luggage transferred from one resort hotel to the next! To do so, you must drop off your luggage at Bell Services of Disney’s Polynesian Village on the day you will be checking out and request a luggage transfer to Disney’s BoardWalk Inn. My number one tip for this is to stop by the front desk the night before check-out and confirm when your luggage will need to be downstairs at Bell Services. I once forgot to do this and missed the window for transferring my luggage. We had to take time out of our Theme Park day to transport our luggage to our next resort. It was a huge hassle! My second tip is to keep any items you need for the day with you in your park day (or rent a locker at the Theme Parks if you don’t want to carry it around). It can take several hours for your luggage to arrive at your next resort, so keeping some essential items with you will prepare you for anything. My top items are bathing suits for the resort pools, a portable phone charger, any snacks I want, and medications we might need. My final tip for your transition is to plan your Theme Park days to allow you the quickest journey to your new resort hotel. Since your second resort is Disney’s BoardWalk Inn, I recommend having a Disney Park Pass Reservation for EPCOT or Disney’s Hollywood Studios during your new check-in day. This will allow you to walk to your resort and enjoy Disney’s BoardWalk dining while you wait to check in.

    I hope this was helpful, Danielle, and gave you some ways to make your transition seamless! Before I let you go since your trip is so long, I highly recommend getting one of the resort refillable mugs. Once purchased at your first resort, you can also use it at your other resort! We loved this for our last split-stay visit; it was a great little option for our family and saved us money on beverages at our resort.

    Happy Planning,

    Ashley F.
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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Texas

Hey Y'all! I’m Ashley and I live in Texas. My family and I love trying out the yummy snacks (DOLE Whip anyone!) and taking full advantage of our resort days. When we are not piloting the Millennium Falcon, exploring Kilimanjaro Safaris, or watching fireworks, you can find me planning our next adventure to Walt Disney World! I am so excited that you are planning a trip, and I look forward to helping you dig a little deeper and find the magic in all of the wonders of Walt Disney World Resort. Learn More About Ashley

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