I am considering a split stay between Dolphin (or Swan) and AKL for a 10-night trip in mid-late Oct. 2018. I’m considering first 5 nights at Dolphin/Swan and second 5 nights at AKL. For the second portion, I’ll likely rent DVC points (assuming I can snag something at AKL). I have read through these forums (to the extent possible) but wanted to ask a few questions to clarify/confirm with anyone’s experiences. This will be both my and my little girl’s first WDW trip (just the two of us going)–we’ve been to DL/CA Adv but never to WDW with the magic bands and FP reservations and such.):
- If I split the stay this way, will this create an issue for the magic bands/FP reservations, as we will get the bands for the AKL stay–concerned that because it’s the second portion of the stay, that there might be some issue with linking these.
- For those who have split stays, do you recommend this combo? I like that I won’t have to pay full price for Dolphin (have SPG points)–just resort fee–and can use boats or walk for nearby parks. (Mid-trip packing will be unpleasant, yes.) One consideration is that we will likely do MNSSHP on Tuesday, same day as resort switch, so a little concerned about ride back from MK. (I tried to get BLT but getting a DVC rental in the affordable categories for us isn’t possible, from what we’ve been told.)
Any thoughts appreciated. Many thanks!