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Old 01-23-2014, 12:38 PM   #1
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Book 1 Night, get MB, then go Off-Site?

Will this work? We prefer off-site for the extra room and getting a kitchen. I thought about getting a 1 night ressie for our first night, then moving to Bonnet Creek for the rest of our vacation. Will I still be able to make FP+ selections for the remaining days?
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Old 01-23-2014, 12:46 PM   #2
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Will this work? We prefer off-site for the extra room and getting a kitchen. I thought about getting a 1 night ressie for our first night, then moving to Bonnet Creek for the rest of our vacation. Will I still be able to make FP+ selections for the remaining days?
This is my plan for the Dolphin in June. Reports suggests that this is still a viable strategy. I don't expect them to close this loophole anytime soon, but one never knows. Check out the "throwaway room" thread:
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Old 01-23-2014, 01:00 PM   #3
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exactly what we are doing too!
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Reports are that this is still working. But anything could change at any minute, so I wouldn't count on it 100%.
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Old 01-23-2014, 01:17 PM   #6
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Reports are that this is still working. But anything could change at any minute, so I wouldn't count on it 100%.
exactly...For us, we will only do it, if offsite doesn't get the ability to prebook. We still have time to see how this plays out over the next couple months.. So fingers crossed they throw offsite a bone on this one. even if it is just a week out, anything but day of!!
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Old 01-23-2014, 02:13 PM   #7
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This is my plan for the Dolphin in June. Reports suggests that this is still a viable strategy.
Do you mean you are going to spend one night at a Disney resort and then move to the Dolphin, or are you planning one night at the Dolphin and then moving somewhere else?

As far as I know the Swan and Dolphin guests aren't yet eligible for MagicBands, right?
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I'm thinking they'll zap this idea. And they should.

The Magic Bands have so many issues right now. I'm wondering why anyone even wants one.
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exactly...For us, we will only do it, if offsite doesn't get the ability to prebook. We still have time to see how this plays out over the next couple months.. So fingers crossed they throw offsite a bone on this one. even if it is just a week out, anything but day of!!
I am with you. Thank goodness our trip isn't until November, surely something will change for offsite guests
I already have it in the back of my mind to book one night if we need to. We have a timeshare, so no need for accommodations, but with our group of 7, I'll send someone over to stay to get prebooking if I have to...
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exactly...For us, we will only do it, if offsite doesn't get the ability to prebook. We still have time to see how this plays out over the next couple months.. So fingers crossed they throw offsite a bone on this one. even if it is just a week out, anything but day of!!
The other possibility is that they start linking the number of days that you can prebook FP to the length of your resort stay, not the length of your ticket. Then you would have to book more nights than one to get more FP prebooking ability.
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I'm thinking they'll zap this idea. And they should.

The Magic Bands have so many issues right now. I'm wondering why anyone even wants one.
Legacy FP is gone (all the machines will be removed in the next few weeks). So either you have a magic band with the perks of prebooking and on the fly changing or the "magic card" and the kiosk lines associated with that.
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Old 01-23-2014, 04:48 PM   #12
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The other possibility is that they start linking the number of days that you can prebook FP to the length of your resort stay, not the length of your ticket. Then you would have to book more nights than one to get more FP prebooking ability.
I currently have resv for Contemporary for the first three night of our trip and Swan for the remaining 5 days with a 7 day pass. I can only prebook FP+ for the first four days. My 60 day mark was this Monday so it appears that they have fixed that loop hole.
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Yep just got off chat and annual passholders must schedule 60 days out and only so many days are allowed even if they have a resort stay. I was hearing that annual passholders could stay than stay offsite and still schedule fastpasses ahead of 60 days ohh so not true now&So I am sure they are slowley closing loopholes .
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I currently have resv for Contemporary for the first three night of our trip and Swan for the remaining 5 days with a 7 day pass. I can only prebook FP+ for the first four days. My 60 day mark was this Monday so it appears that they have fixed that loop hole.
Good to know, thanks.
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I currently have resv for Contemporary for the first three night of our trip and Swan for the remaining 5 days with a 7 day pass. I can only prebook FP+ for the first four days. My 60 day mark was this Monday so it appears that they have fixed that loop hole.
But your 5th day shouldn't open up to book until tomorrow if Monday was your 60 days out. So it may still work.
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