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I found out today that my sister got an extra day off so we now have the option of actually enjoying all of our last day and getting a room only for that last night before flying home early in the next morning.
We are staying at POFQ. While they have rooms for our last night, they are kind of expensive just for the room. My DH made a suggestion, that I change resorts and spend that night at AoA as we are taking a family trip next summer and plan on staying here. I have a Little Mermaid room booked (ironically it's opening night for this part of the resort - which I think is totally cool), but have to make a final decision in the next couple of days.
How is it switching resorts? Do you have to take your own baggage? My sister and I are using Disney Transportation and aren't renting a car.
Thanks for your insight and sorry for the rambling.
We did that in 2008: Stayed with family in POR for the main part of the trip, then switched to Pop Century for our last night after the rest of the family had left. If my memory is correct, we packed up our bags and had them waiting in our POR room, then left for a park day. (Actually, I checked my trip report, and it looks like DH actually went back to the room to meet the CMs with the luggage, after a character breakfast. I think that was because we weren't completely packed up, not because he had to be there when they arrived. Not entirely sure about that, though.) We went to Pop, checked in, and our bags were waiting for us there. I could be wrong about the details since this was a few years ago, but I remember it being pretty seamless....
DD and DS, May 2008
"I am purple today; Bright and happy like a butterfly in the air." -Kira Willey
We are doing something similar this year. Staying at Pop for free dining and then on to AoA for a few nights just to hang there and check it out. We did a split stay in 2009 and it was so easy. They transfer your luggage after you check out. We went on to a park and then "back home" to the 2nd resort, checked in there and they had our luggage sent right up to our room. (that was the trip we go upgraded to club level at the 2nd resort! WooHoo!) But it was very easy...they do all the work for you and it went smoothly for us.
So cool you get to be the first one ever to stay in your Little Mermaid room! Hope you have a wonderful trip!
WDW has room discounts out for dates thru 9/29. Have you checked those out? Also you can ask to see if there are any AAA room discounts. Maybe you can get a discount at FQ for that last day so you don't have to switch resorts for just 1 night.
I've done split stays, but not for 1 night. It's only a night, I'd stay put.
I believe you do have to be in the room for bell services to pick up your luggage for moving to the new resort. The other alternative (so you aren't waiting for them) is to wheel it down to the bell services desk and give it to them to move for you. And then go about your day. Check into your new resort when you want to and if it's been long enough your bags may already be waiting at the bell services desk for you.