In the Spring issue of Disney Files, the Disney Vacation Club quarterly magazine, there was an interesting article entitled Wishes Coming True. The subject of the article was upcoming changes that will be made to the DVC booking system, which will be called Wishes.
However, the article also gives us some interesting information about Lilo, the upcoming system to be used at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World for regular guest reservations. The new system will better incorporate some of the recently added initiatives such as the online check-in feature and Mobile Room Ready notification by text, along with some much needed changes. The most interesting of which is “Travel Plans”.
Currently, if you want to stay at more than one WDW resort during your stay, you are required to book multiple reservations, one for each hotel. Packages cannot be made to cover multiple resorts, you must start over on both tickets and dining plans. Seems kind of strange, coming from a company that is known world wide for great customer service. The great prospect of Travel Plans is that Disney will be able to now link multiple reservations into one Travel Plan, presumably allowing reservations to cover more than one resort:
The system will allow for Guest Services to create “travel plans” for guests, consolidating all segments of their Disney vacation into a single itinerary. Even guests who book multiple rooms or resorts for a trip will receive a single confirmation number.
It also appears that Lilo and Wishes will speak to each other, and you will be able to link a DVC reservation and Magic Your Way package together on one travel plan.
This is a much needed change to the Disney booking system, which will allow for much flexible booking of WDW and DL vacations. You will no longer be required to jump through major hoops to stay at more than one WDW resort during your stay. Currently, I do not have any information on a launch date. We may also see many more options made available to guests with this new booking system. I will post additional information as it becomes available.