Hi all, I’ve been reading the forum for awhile, but this is finally my first post! My husband and I are planning our first Disney vacation… I’ve been there several times before, but not in many years and I’ve never been responsible for doing the planning so I have a LOT to learn!
I’m looking into what I think is probably a relatively unusual arrangement for our November 2015 trip. I’d like to do a split-stay with Friday and Saturday at a moderate resort, room only reservation, and (hopefully) take advantage of the room discount. We’d probably use Friday night and Saturday to check out Downtown Disney or just enjoy the resort after traveling. Then I’d like to move to the a different resort on Sunday with the full package and ideally use free dining for the week (if the dates line up the way they did in years past). From what I’ve read, most split stays involve using the same tickets over both stays, but since I wouldn’t start using them until Sunday, I’m not sure what my options are with the new Magic Bands.
Is there any way to activate the bands at the previous resort so we can head right to the parks Sunday morning, or do we need to activate them at the new hotel? I’d love to get to a Sunday morning rope drop but I’m not sure if that would be possible if I have to check in to the second hotel first. If anyone has any insight, I’d appreciate it.