If a FastPass+ reservation is made in a timeframe that is dependent on a resort reservation, and that resort reservation is cancelled, so is the FastPass+.
Some guests have been abusing the system by making a resort reservation, then making FastPass+ reservations using the resort guest 60 day pre-arrival window, and then cancelling the resort reservation. This will no longer be possible.
If you do have FastPass+ selections that are dependent on a resort reservation and you cancel, you will have a 2 day grace period to create another booking to retain those FastPass+ selections.
Another change effective this week limits resort hotel guests using the 60 day pre arrival booking window to a FastPass+ period as long as their resort stay. If you have a ticket longer than your resort stay, you will need to wait until the 30 day pre arrival booking window to make additional FastPass+ reservations. With a 14 day ticket being the longest available and using a 60 day pre arrival booking window, this puts the maximum FastPass+ window at 74 days.
I wanted to discuss discounts and promos, as I have seen the conversation pop up a lot lately.
Historically, Disney runs vacation package promos a few times a year. Some examples are: room discounts, free dining, and package discounts (eat-sleep-play) type thing.
1. Disney uses promos to fill unsold rooms. Period.
High demand rooms and resorts are rarely/sparsely included.
2. I want you to understand the wording on promos. I MADE UP an example to demonstrate the marketing speak wording used so that you understand why you should not rely on a promo to come out to fit your budget, or be sad if you don't get one.
Let's pretend this is the offer:
Free Dining for stays most nights booked October 1 - November 7th at select Disney Resorts.
And is accompanied by the follow typical exclusions:
Offer excludes the following room types: campsites, 3-bedroom villas, Disney's Art of Animation Resort –The Little Mermaid Standard Rooms and Bungalows at Disney's Polynesian Villas & Bungalows.
This does NOT mean you will have a promo if you book in this time period. There may only be a handful of rooms in this hotel, and a handful in that one...
1. I go to Disney
2. I eat and drink at Disney
3. I get to write about Disney
Gotta say... it's not terrible!
I'll be heading down to Walt Disney World in Florida next week to check out the new Pandora in Animal Kingdom and to get some notes and content for the new food reviews I have in mind for this blog (and I'll be sharing the posts with my Agency - Magical Adventures Travel, too!!)
Also, I'm much better at planning clients' trips than my own. I can't seem to stick with a plan any more. But my loss is your gain because I'll be floating around the parks, experiencing some attractions and restaurants so that I can better know what will be the right fit for YOUR trip.
What started out as a fun hobby of planning Disney trips has EXPLODED into a full time career as a Travel Agent. Offering cruises, all-inclusive resorts, guided trips - as well as Disney, Universal, and other theme parks, my passion is to make EVERY trip a Magical Adventure.