Just thought I’d add my experience with Orbitz since I see a lot of varying reviews and instructions on how to do it. I was hesitant myself but turns out it was really easy.
Just for background I originally had an 8 day trip booked direct through Disney with the fall discount. Orbitz sent me a code for an extra 20% off. Decided to make it a split stay and change my original res to 4 nights at POR and book 3 nights at AKL through Orbitz. I left my tickets and everything attached to my first res so I only booked the room itself through Orbitz.
Before making any changes I signed into Orbitz priced and booked the room at AKL.
I immediately got an email with the booking confirmation. It included the Orbitz confirmation number and in a little paragraph about MDE it also gave me the Disney confirmation number. Would have been easy to miss if I hadn’t been reading every bit.
Called this morning and adjusted my original res down to 4 days. Res # stayed the same all money paid stayed with that reservation.
Entered the new Disney reservation number that Orbitz provided, it immediately asked me who the other guest was since I had originally selected 2 at Orbitz, but they didn’t ask for the 2nd parties name. I just selected from my already linked family list. Then it was just there no hassle no fuss.
When I went to customize the magic bands attached to the new reservation it first gave me a box asking me to confirm or change the shipping address from the Orbitz address in Chicago. I changed it without issue and finished customizing them.
The whole process took less than 30 minutes. It was extremely easy booking through Orbitz and now we’re all set up for our split stay. So if you’ve been on the fence about it give it a shot, no trouble at all with it.