Can someone confirm?
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Here's my dilemma. DH and I want our 25th Anniversary gift to each other to be a trip to WDW January 2013. But, until we settle my DD's college tuition payment plan, we're not sure how much we can spend on a hotel. Our original plan was to start at AOA and switch to either the Beach or the Yacht Club half way through. But, now we're thinking that for now, we'll just book the whole trip at AOA, and if we can swing it, to shorten the stay at AOA and add YC or BC.
DH thinks that if we shorten the stay of the trip, the CM will have to cancel the original ressie and open a new one. He's afraid they will tell us that we can't have AOA for a shorter stay, which seems kind of ridiculous to me. Could they do that?
Please help me convince DH that we won't be shut out of AOA if we shorten the stay.
Your only probem would be possibly if you were booking free dining. You hav eto book a minimum number of nights (3 I think). so if you were to try and reduce your stay at AOA on a Free Dining deal to 2, then you would lose out. Otherwise, there would be no issue on reducing the number of nights at AOA.
You can definitely modify the reservation to shorten your stay if necessary, without having to cancel. I would book the most you think you'll need, because you can always drop days but can't add them if there's nothing available. The only reason I can think of that you'd have to cancel and rebook would be if you booked using a promo and the shorter stay no longer met the minimum requirements.
If you booked a package, the CM will have to cancel and re-book, but it's only a technicality. On your end, you wouldn't know the difference between that and a modification. If it's a room only res, then it'll be modified. And there should be no problem with availability if you make your stay shorter. Whatever your decision, enjoy your stay!
They only have to cancel a reservation if you are switching from room only to package or visa versa. Room only to room only is just a modification, and package to package is just a modification. I've done both.
If you were switching from a room only to a package, they would check availability and book your new res. first, then cancel the old res. Done this too