Walt Disney World is closing a loophole. Guests who book a Resort Room are allowed to book Fastpass reservations 60 days away from their resort stay. This gives guests staying at onsite resorts the best chance of getting a FastPass for those hugely lined attractions, as they can link any existing tickets to their hotel reservation. Only…there are some that abuse this feature. SHOCK!
The loophole is that, up until now, if you booked a vacation package (and we presume just a room in general) and then cancelled your package or room stay, your FastPass reservation stayed active, if you cancelled within 30 days of your stay. Now Disney is cancelling those FastPass reservations. We can see how this will effect those booking a package, with room and tickets, but we’re not sure how this will effect those just purchasing a room. Those reservations are able to be cancelled within 6 days of your visit. We have to assume that it’s going to cancel those as well.
If all that confuses you, and you wonder why that’s a big deal at all…just go and try to book a reservation for Flight of Passage. You usually can’t. It’s damn near impossible. In theory, this will help free up some of those FastPass reservations for attractions like Flight of Passage, and other big name attractions. Anyone who doesn’t have a resort reservation can book FastPasses up to 30 days out, which usually isn’t enough time.
The timing, of course is all key here, as Disney tries to iron everything out before Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is opened in the winter. If you think Flight of Passage is impossible to touch with a FastPass, don’t even try to fathom how impossible it’s going to be for anything Star Wars related.