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Walt Disney World Implementing New FastPass+ Restrictions

Planning a Walt Disney World vacation is serious business!  It is amazing to learn about the different things that guests will do to in order to get a leg up on booking dining, FastPass+ and more.  We have learned one of the tricks that some guests were doing that Disney is going to put a stop to.  There are guests that would book a resort package at Walt Disney World in order to use the 60 day window to make their FastPass+ selections.  The policy is that resort guests get to make selections at 60 days and all other guests get to make their selections at 30 days in advance.  These guests would book their resort package, make their FastPass+ selections and then cancel the resort reservation.  This would allow them to keep their FastPass+ selections but then stay somewhere off property.  There was previously nothing in place to cancel these selections or stop this from happening.

We have learned that Disney will be fixing this in February.  Now Disney will automatically be cancelling FastPass+ reservations when resort stays are cancelled.  Guests would have to re-book their FastPass+ selections in their appropriate 30 day window since the selections they made would be cancelled.  Apparently this abuse of the resort booking for FastPass+ was happening more frequently than we might think, causing Disney to take action.  This action is being put in place to help preserve this bonus perk for guests who actually intend to stay at Walt Disney World and enjoy the many perks that are offered for doing so.

What do you think of this new policy change?

About Christy Caby

I am a long time Disney addict! This love began as a child and stayed with me in my teen years. I completed the Disney College Program, was engaged and honeymooned at Disney, visited WDW while pregnant with each of our two boys, and have brought our boys since they were babies (they are now 5 and 2). We have over 10 Disney World vacations under our belt. Our recent adventure was a big move from St. Louis, MO to Florida! We knew that we needed more Disney magic that just a couple times of year, and we worked hard to make it happen! Now we hit the parks almost every weekend! We are working to dine at every location, experience every attraction and look for every hidden Mickey! We want to be able to say that we have one it all! We are branching into the Cruise Line and are planning a trip to Disneyland in California next year. To say that we are Disney addicts may be an understatement. When I am not at WDW with my family, I am reading Disney blogs and news, crafting (usually Disney décor for our home), planning Disney vacations for others or working on my dissertation for my doctoral program. I am a Project Manager by profession, so I have mastered fitting everything into a tight schedule! We feel we lead an exciting life where we get to spend a lot of time together doing what we love! I love being able to this love and Disney magic with everyone else so that others can make the most of whatever time they get to have at the most magical place on earth!