Official Disney Springs Resorts 60 Day FP attempt this morning

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  1. DisneyFranatic

    DisneyFranatic Earning My Ears

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    Chapter 1
    I woke up at 7 am to input my Hilton Buena Vista Palace confirmation number into the MDE program for Disney. As I had expected it would not take my Hilton confirmation to add my ressies. I chatted online and then had to call Disney MDE help desk directly. They had to input the info for me and told me it would be about 24 hours before I could make my FPs. After I got off the phone, I tried to input the info myself into the WDW MDE just to see what would happen. At this point at 7:45 am they did input the Official Disney Springs Resorts into the WDW site. It also came up telling me I would have to wait 24 hours until the ressies would be input and that I could make my FPs. IMHO they should have taken my Disney Springs confirmation info yesterday, so it would have worked today. I'm actually at 35 days until we arrived, so at this point it isn't going to make that much different than if it was the normal 30 days.
    Chapter 2 tomorrow morning, I guess.
     
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  2. TeresaWen

    TeresaWen DIS Veteran

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    Did you book this hotel reservation directly with Disney?
     
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  4. DisneyFranatic

    DisneyFranatic Earning My Ears

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    No, TeresaWen I didn't. I booked it through the Hilton website. The CM at Disney made me 3 complimentary FPs. One for today (oops, I missed that one) and 2 for the first day I will be in the parks at Epcot on Feb. 15. I think she was testing the system. I'll keep trying today to see if my MDE is updated. I would guess that most people who have ressies at the Disney Springs Resorts didn't make them through WDW. Why would someone have done that up until now?
     
  5. TeresaWen

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    Are you sure your reservation was linked? I was told the only way I would get a 60 day window would be to cancel with the b and rebook with Disney.

    They are indeed stooping to selling fast pass access.

    I need to take a few deep breaths before I decide on a course of action.
     
  6. DisneyFranatic

    DisneyFranatic Earning My Ears

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    I guess I will know tomorrow morning when my 24 hours is up if it worked or not.
     
  7. Nicole Pelletier

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    Any luck? We are currently booked at Pop for end of March, but thinking of canceling and using points at the Hilton instead to get 60 day window. I'm very curious if this new system is working or not.
     
  8. Kathy2130

    Kathy2130 Mouseketeer

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    I decided to cancel the reservation I booked directly through Holiday Inn Disney Springs and rebooked with Disney. I got a slightly better rate and they were very helpful.
     
  9. hiroMYhero

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

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    Kathy, did you purchase a “package” or Room-only?

    I read in your other post everything linked up for you! Thanks for sharing info - we are attempting to put accurate info in the TPAS FP FAQ. :)
     
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  10. TeresaWen

    TeresaWen DIS Veteran

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    For kicks and giggles I called Disney to price out the B resort if I booked through Disney.

    I am a passholder. You cannot book a Disney springs resort through Disney without booking tickets (so a package)
     
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    Where can I find the FAQ?
     
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    hiroMYhero I'm satisfied with my care... Moderator

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    The FAQ by mesaboy2 has all the pertinent info in the first few posts. As soon as everything is clarified regarding DSprings FPs and Club Level FPs, more info will be added and/or clarified.
    FastPass+ Frequently Asked Questions
     
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  13. Kathy2130

    Kathy2130 Mouseketeer

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    I did a package of 8 nights and 5 days of passes (will get one more day from my son through the Disney College Program). They said I will have access to fast passes on 3/1.
     
  14. AllthingsDisMom

    AllthingsDisMom These moments you can never get back...

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    Have you tried linking the FPs through your tickets rather than your hotel res #?
     
  15. HopperFan

    HopperFan "It's a bug-eat-bug world out there, princess."

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    How did you buy your tickets? Through Disney? Through third party? AP?

    So you booked a Package through Disney to stay at a Disney Springs hotel.
     
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    Thank you! That’s great that a package gave you a better rate. If everything is linked in your MDX account, you shouldn’t have any problems booking on 3/1.:)
     
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  17. twitterpated31

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    I just made some calls: Buena Vista Palace says the system isn't working and that it's being worked on. She suggested 2 weeks before its up and runnin.
    Disney IT line said that reservations not made through Disney are having issues. He confirmed that I WILL be eligible for the early fast pass booking (I booked direct through the Hilton, NOT a Disney pkg.
    We'll see...
     
  18. hiroMYhero

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    Thank you!

    This inconsistent info from Disney has been consistent. ;) Their initial statement said it would be the same benefits as what Swan/Dolphin guests receive... and they have the FP privilege for Room-only bookings.
     
  19. TeresaWen

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    I received the same two answers. First time was it is not YET working. Second was s kirt “no fast passes for you”
     
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  20. DisneyFranatic

    DisneyFranatic Earning My Ears

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    Nicole, Here's what you do in case they don't "fix" the system before your 60 day window. Book the first night at a Disney resort, add your tickets, and the rest of your trip at the Hilton. That will allow you to book FPS for your whole trip at 60 days from your Pop stay since you are staying on property first. Unfortunately for me we are doing the Hilton first and then AofA, so that didn't work for me.
     
  21. DisneyFranatic

    DisneyFranatic Earning My Ears

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    I'm at 34 days from my trip, so I can start booking my FPs on Tuesday. If the system worked I could have booked all my FPs at the same time now I have to do them one day at a time.
     
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