Split Stay - 60 day FP+ Benefits Question ????????

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Split Stay - 60 day FP+ Benefits Question ????????

We have an upcoming family trip to Disney in February for our annual Mardi Gras getaway (from the Madness that is New Orleans rolling ).

I wanted to try something a little different this year and that is to split our stay on Disney property (DVC rental has ruined us rolling )and off property. My question is: Will I get the benefit of booking fast passes 60 days out for my entire stay (9 days), or just the number of days I book a room on property? This will impact how I choose my rooms and for what dates I select them. Also, if I cancel my reservation (on property) will my FP's go away should I have chosen them already within the 60 day window? Thanks for your responses...

Sorry I've been away for some time. It's been hectic here to say the least, so a nice vacation to Disney in 60'ish short days is just what the doctor ordered yay biggrin

I still owe y'all a trip report from F&W and our first time stay at a DVC Villa (Boardwalk).. awesome

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Hello Mike,

Well for the first question: Guests staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel can make FastPass+ reservations up to 60 days in advance of check-in for their entire length of stay, while guests staying offsite can make reservations up to 30 days in advance of each day of their theme park visit.

For the second question: I do think if you cancel your reservations for staying on property, yes your FP's will disappear that you made for those dates. If not, everyone would be trying to get around the system that way by making reservations, making FP's, then canceling the reservation.

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I think that when you book 60 days in advance, FP (like dining) lets you book on up to 10 days from the first day of your reservation. I know that at one point, there were people who booked 1 onsite night (usually a tent site at Fort Wilderness) as a throw away reservation to get the 60-day FP window for their entire trip and Disney was not doing anything to stop it. The last I heard about anyone doing that was probably a year ago. I seem to remember that when I did a two-night trip last summer, it gave me way more FP booking availability than I needed/deserved. This won't probably affect you much, but one thing that will happen is that the system will cut you off when you run out of ticketed days. If you have a 4-day ticket, you can only make FP selections on 4 of those 10 days.

I'm not 100% sure about that cancelation angle. It depends if the systems are linked and I'm not sure that they are. I know for certain that if you are booked onsite to get the ability to book dining at 180+10, your dining reservations will stay if the reservation is canceled. I had someone cancel their reservation in the spring to switch to a free dining package and all of their ADR's were preserved.

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Mr Hub and Alicemouse,

Thanks for the info. I can't seem to be able to coordinate a DVC stay during early February that would make it worth our while to stay on site, since 5 or more consecutive days are not available at any of the DVC villas we want to stay at.. sad . Odds are we'll likely stay at Shades of Green or off site at a condo or possibly rent a home at Reunion. I'm still keeping my fingers crossed about a DVC villa opening up between now and our arrival in early February. crossfingers

As for FP's, I guess I'll wait until the 30 day mark since we are AP holders. Thanks again..

Mike

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When we were there last week we did our first night at All-Star Sports and the rest at Saratoga. At the 60 day mark for our All-Star Sports reservation we were able to make Fastpass+ reservations for the entire rest of our stay.

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Allie wrote:
When we were there last week we did our first night at All-Star Sports and the rest at Saratoga. At the 60 day mark for our All-Star Sports reservation we were able to make Fastpass+ reservations for the entire rest of our stay.

Allie you can do that , but Mike is talking about making the reservation to stay onsite, making the FP's, then canceling his reservations and wanting to know if the FP's will stay.

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Slightly different, but I just had an interesting experience. I'm helping a friend do their FastPasses and originally, dad and daughter were booked in the room and two tickets were linked to their account. I made FP's for them on Thursday. On Friday, they called to tell me that mom and daughter would be traveling instead. I got their ticket reassigned so that now mom and daughter have a ticket and dad does not. When I tried to update FP, I can't rename "dad" to be "mom".

I was, however, able to make new FP selections for mom without removing dad. So with two tickets on the account, FP thinks that they have three people with FP's. Since there's no ticket, dad's probably just sit out there until they expire, but still it's interesting that I could take that ticket away and the FP's still stay. I'm guessing that this exists so that if you upgrade to an AP, your FP selections aren't lost?

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MrHub wrote:
Allie wrote:
When we were there last week we did our first night at All-Star Sports and the rest at Saratoga. At the 60 day mark for our All-Star Sports reservation we were able to make Fastpass+ reservations for the entire rest of our stay.

Allie you can do that , but Mike is talking about making the reservation to stay onsite, making the FP's, then canceling his reservations and wanting to know if the FP's will stay.

Oh gotcha! That's what I get for reading through too quickly!

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Allie wrote:
MrHub wrote:
Allie wrote:
When we were there last week we did our first night at All-Star Sports and the rest at Saratoga. At the 60 day mark for our All-Star Sports reservation we were able to make Fastpass+ reservations for the entire rest of our stay.

Allie you can do that , but Mike is talking about making the reservation to stay onsite, making the FP's, then canceling his reservations and wanting to know if the FP's will stay.

Oh gotcha! That's what I get for reading through too quickly!

No, it's easy to get confused about this.