Should we switch for 1 day


#1

DH and I are staying at AKV for 4 days in a studio. I have been trying to add the 5th day at AKV and there are still no openings. I am starting to think that maybe we could move to another DVC resort just for the 1 night. It would be the same amount of points no matter which one we choose and we have a car down there so getting to the new resort wouldnt be a problem.
Does this sound crazy?


#2

Blech, to have to move for one night. Why don’t you try and get the entire stay at another place? Did I miss something? :blink: :blush:


#3

We really want to stay at the new Animal Kingdom Villas and all we could get was the 4 days so we jumped on it.


#4

That’s a tought decision for us it’s too much work for 1 day to pack up move and unpack again to just pack again the next day


#5

Heheh, then just rent another place for the 5 nights and MAKE PLANS right away FOR THE NEXT TRIP :ph34r:

I understand, I would want to stay there too.


#6

if you really have your heart set on AK, then I’d say switch for the night!


#7

I agree with Sarah-if you had your heart on AKL Villas, and 4 nights were all you could get, switch for the additional night. You have a car and you can do it fairly easily. Go for it!


#8

We’ve switched for our last night before and it’s really not bad…especially since you have a vehicle there. Just pack a hotel bag for your last night and for your night on the road home and leave everything else in the car. Makes the morning you leave less hectic.


#9

That’s what we do. We pack a bag for 1-2 nights and leave the rest of the stuff packed (and in the car if we have one). It’s not that big of a pain and would be worth it if you really want to stay at AKL.


#10

if you can get another night elsewhere then I say go for it. If you have the car and are not bothered by it, then why not. Just pack everything away that you don’t need and just keep a bag with what you do want seperately just for that one night. No hassle.


#11

I second that motion!


#12

I would move as well. I don’t think i would give up 4 nights at AKV.


#13

We really didnt want to give up the 4 days at AKV. We talked about it last night and we both agreed that we would switch to another resort for the last night. I called this morning and the only thing that I could get was a studio at SSR so I took it. 4 days at AKV and 1 day at SSR. Not bad. Im just happy to be at disney. :wub:

Like others have said Im going to have a seperate bag packed for that last night at SSR. Its not going to be bad at all. Im just excited that we get the xtra day.


#14

Enjoy!! Can’t wait to see your TR!! :happy:


#15

I would move. IF I really wanted one more night/day at the park… I would move. Not a big deal.


#16

Being another DVC member who’s DESPERATE to stay at those dang AKL Villas I would say keep the days ya got, you’re very lucky you got them!! We’ve been on the waitlist to get in there for November and not a peep, wecan’t get ANYTHING!!! We’ve switched over before for one night and it was no big deal. They basically do everything for you anyway. Hey, it’s a whole extra day you gain! Although, I think I would be just a LITTLE let down going from AKL to SSR, ugh. haha, but once again we all know how I feel about SSR.

You’re gonna have a blast!


#17

We had to do this in June. We were at SSR for 3 nights, then Boardwalk for the last 3.

The problem we ran into was the 3:00 check in. We had a car and just felt “displaced” for the few hours. We did use bell services to hold our luggage, but on one of the days my Mother was leaving (it was a girls trip) and another (we checked into a 1br for 1 night and a studio for 2) it was just so hot and we had pool time planned, we didn’t like being without a “home base” so to speak.

If you’re just planning on spending the time at the parks anyways it should be no problem. I just wanted to let you know of our experience so that you could plan that last day of precious time accordingly!!!


#18

I would have moved too. In fact for our December trip I had three different reservations and would have had to move twice but I took it because - Hey it’s Disney and I really want to see Christmas at Disney. We did get lucky though, I kept calling and calling and checking on our waitlist and as I was talking to a CM one day a room opened up right then and he grabbed it for me. Now we dont have to move.


#19

Use extra points to stay at the AKL hotel and let Disney move you or just pay cash and again let them move you…