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FastPass+ Reservation Loophole Closing on Monday for Walt Disney World Guests

A loophole for FastPass+ that Walt Disney World guests have been using to cheat the system is now coming to an end Monday as Disney gets smarter and protects abasing people abusing it.

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Right now guests who are staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel can make FastPass+ reservations 60 days in advance, while guest visiting the parks or locals can only make their reservations 30 days in advance.  What happens is people book a room at a Disney World Resort hotel, make their FastPass+ reservations, and then cancel the hotel room all the while keeping their FastPass+ reservations

According to wdwnt Monday will be the first day that Disney puts an end to this loophole and any Disney World guest who makes their FastPass+ reservations and then cancels their hotel room will have their FastPass+ reservations cancelled as well.

Of course with the latest Walt Disney World attractions being so popular among guests (Flight of Passage, Slinky Dog Dash, etc) this was a very attractive cheat for people to score those hard-to-get FastPass+ reservations.  It’s also very important to get this in order before Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge opens up later this year, because those attractions are going to be even more sought after.

In some cases already, FastPass+ reservations would be deleted if guests cancelled their resort reservation outside of the 30-day from arrival window.  Now with this change the guest’s FastPass+ reservations will be cancelled not matter when they cancel their hotel reservations.

I love this change and I think it’s a great move.  It’s not right for people to cheat the system and take FastPass+ reservations away from others who really deserve the perks and who are actually staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel.  The more Disney tightens up on this the better imo.

It’s also great for guests who are trying to make a hotel reservation but don’t find any hotel rooms available.  The people that were cheating the system won’t be making those reservations anymore, making it easier to get the reservation you want.

Disney hasn’t commented on this change officially yet, but it’s expected to go into effect Monday morning so stay tuned for more info….

 

Your Thoughts:

I want to know what you think about Disney eliminating this FastPass+ loophole…

  • Do you think it’s a good move?
  • Do you know anyone who did this?

Let us know in the comments section below!

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Leigh

Saturday 9th of February 2019

I don’t know anyone who did this before and I don’t feel it’s fair for people to cheat this way and glad Disney is clamping down on it.

Ziggy

Monday 11th of February 2019

thanks for the comment Leigh. That makes two of us, I'm glad Disney is getting rid of the cheating too!