If you can’t decide between 2 resorts on Walt Disney World property, you might want do a split resort stay at Walt Disney World Resorts. This is when you check into one Disney World resort for a few days and then transfer to another resort for the duration of your stay. Split stays are also great for those that don’t want to pay for the dining plan for the entire length of your stay. Disney requires you to have the dining plan for all consecutive nights stayed at the same resort. To get around this, you could stay at one resort with the dining plan for 3 nights and then transfer to another resort for the other 4 nights of your trip without the dining plan.
Here’s an example: John and Jane decided to go to Disney World for their anniversary. They weren’t arriving until 8 pm at night, so they decided to stay at Pop Century for the night without purchasing the dining plan. The following morning, they dropped their luggage off with luggage services at Pop Century and then transferred to Wilderness Lodge for 2 nights with the Deluxe Dining plan. By doing a split stay, John and Jane saved almost $400!
Split stays are easy with Disney. Just let luggage services know that you are doing a split stay and they will transfer your luggage between the resorts. This leaves you free to hop on a bus to your favorite park and at the end of the day check into your new resort.
I suggest you check with luggage services when you arrive at the first resort for instructions on transferring between the resorts.
Maybe you will be lucky and receive an unexpected room upgrade at a Walt Disney World Resort.