FP FAQ ADDENDUM: Checking Availability; Park Hopping; Additional Tier 1 Booking; FPs for Long Stays

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  1. hiroMYhero

    hiroMYhero I'm satisfied with my care... Moderator

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    Here is my response a few posts up on this page:

     
  2. ThistleMae

    ThistleMae Pandora is Even Better than Imagined!

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    But to get another tier one we have to use the tier one, right? And, we can look to see what else is available without cancelling what we have, then do we cancel and book or can we modify if its at another park?
     
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  4. KAT4DISNEY

    KAT4DISNEY Glad to be a test subject

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    As I understand you just have to use a fast pass at the first park - it doesn't matter if it's a Tier 1 or Tier 2 if the park is tiered. Once that first FP is used your account is open to book any FP at another park that has availability and that can be a Tier 1 even if you still have a remaining FP at the first park and it also is a Tier 1.
     
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  5. ThistleMae

    ThistleMae Pandora is Even Better than Imagined!

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    Wow this is a huge change, I like it! We booked everything thinking we had to use all 3 before we could hop and book a 4th at another park. This will make things so much easier. I'd still want to know how MDE will look when we are checking for another FP, if we still have the 3 booked? So, we use a FP at AK....but we still have two there. Then we want to leave and go to MK, so we check to see what's available, then can we just use the modify button or do we have to cancel one of the FP's and book the new one?
     
  6. hiroMYhero

    hiroMYhero I'm satisfied with my care... Moderator

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    You must cancel them before you can book 2 FPs for Park#2.

    Then you use the “+” to add FPs for MK.

    Always remember a total of 3 initial FPs - this is true whether you cancel some and rebook. It’s always a total of 3 that are “initial” FPs.

    After that, you move to one at a time booking and usage. Never attempt to Modify a Park#1 FP to book a FP for Park#2 - that will not work.
     
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  7. ThistleMae

    ThistleMae Pandora is Even Better than Imagined!

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    Okay, great, I do think I get it now. I do have to say this will definitely be an advantage, IF a tier one is available. I imagine they may be hard to get. But...I like it...a lot!
     
  8. LaRaine

    LaRaine Earning My Ears

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    My husband and I have park hoppers. We will be there on January 31. Wed like to start at Epcot (a 2 crowd level) and go to Mk (a 3 level with evening extra magic hours).

    I keep going back and forth with my fp+ strategy. Use a tier 2 at spaceship earth, head for Soaring at rope drop with a tier 1 at 10. Or assume short lines at Epcot which had evening magic hours the night before) and book fp for early afternoon at mk. I do have one for Peter Pan but not Sdmt.
     
  9. ThistleMae

    ThistleMae Pandora is Even Better than Imagined!

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    SDMT always hard to get, the wait time seems to always be super long without the FP. We are going to rope drop MK many of the mornings to hit most of the rides without FP. I've never done it that way but my daughter insists that they get on everything with no waits doing it like that.
     
  10. shanew21

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    We used this guide two weeks ago and it worked flawlessly. We got the following done at MK by 11:00am with an 8am open:
    Big Thunder Mountain (rope drop)
    Splash Mountain (rope drop)
    Jungle Cruise (rope drop)
    SDMT (FP+; all others below are all FP+)
    Space Mountain
    Peter Pan
    Haunted Mansion
    Peter Pan
    Pirates
    Winnie the Pooh
    Little Mermaid
    Buzz Lightyear
     
  11. ThistleMae

    ThistleMae Pandora is Even Better than Imagined!

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    This is so awesome, I guess my daughter knows what she's talking about...LOL! Good Times!
     
  12. shanew21

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    We could have kept going too but we went to eat lunch and hang out instead.
     
  13. ThistleMae

    ThistleMae Pandora is Even Better than Imagined!

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    Yeah, that does get in the way...LOL!
     
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    Question about split stays and FP+ window. If you do a split stay, say for example I do a 6 night trip and spend 4 nights at a Value and then move to a Deluxe for the last 2 nights would I only be able to book for the first 5 days, then the last 2 days separately or would the stays be considered a single trip and I be able to book for the entire 7 Days (including departure day)?
     
  15. dina444444

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    You'll be able to book your entire trip when you reach 60 days out.
     
  16. shanew21

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    https://www.disboards.com/threads/fastpass-frequently-asked-questions.3491680/#post-55337492

    Should be single trip but this post has a better explanation.
     
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  17. ThistleMae

    ThistleMae Pandora is Even Better than Imagined!

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    We just did our FP's for a split stay and MDE allowed us to do the entire trip.
     
  18. hiroMYhero

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    When you have 2 onsite stays, MDX keeps the FP booking open for both stays.

    The Split Stay tips are in the FP FAQ by @mesaboy2.
     
  19. ThistleMae

    ThistleMae Pandora is Even Better than Imagined!

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    What is the difference between MDE and MDX...that I'm seeing?
     
  20. hiroMYhero

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    MDX is the official initialism (by Disney) for My Disney Experience. It’s always been used in the FP FAQ and also in the Ticket Sticky. So for continuity across TPAS, it’s now the “initialism of choice.” :)
     
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  21. ThistleMae

    ThistleMae Pandora is Even Better than Imagined!

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    Alrighty then, I'll get on board. Thanks.
     
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