The 72 hour rule

Discussion in 'Disney Resorts' started by longrf01, Sep 17, 2012.

  1. longrf01

    longrf01 Mouseketeer

    Nov 8, 2011
    I learned something new today at ASsports. I have an AP room & dine package and, as luck would have it, I don't need to go back home as soon as I thought. So I went to the front desk and asked about extending my stay. They said they can only help me with room only, for packages, I need to call Walt Disney Travel Company.

    I called WDTC and learned that packages must be booked 72 hours in advance, and that changes (such as extending) must be done 72 hours before check in. I could have booked a new package, but that would have meant being on Package A from Friday to Tuesday, a room only on Wednesday, and Package B on Thursday and Friday.

    Not the end of the world - I have TiW, and financially it's a wash to do OOP vs. DxDDP (probably even ahead on TiW since I won't be ordering dessert or very many apps).
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  3. andrencau

    andrencau Mouseketeer

    Aug 20, 2012
    I encountered that with my family's last trip. We were literally 48 hours out from planning a 5 day Disney trip. We were not allowed to do a package with dining because it was not 72 hours out. So Disney does not "reward" last minute travelers. It was not a deal breaker. We went and enjoyed, but found it very odd. I would love to hear a reason behind this.

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