FP+ for flexible tickets?

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  1. mevelandry

    mevelandry DIS Veteran

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    Hi!

    I have just booked park tickets for a pre-cruise stay.

    First surprise: I did not get to pick a park (we want Epcot). It was 129$/pp for 1 day (Yikes!).

    Then, I noticed there was a "flexible" option. I figured that it wasn't a bad idea in case something happens and we would need to push back the trip.

    But then, I receive a confirmation with a bar code that "needs to be scanned at the park". Huh...?!?! In the past, tickets were always on our Magic Bands... *I'm confused*

    Now, schedule will be tight so we NEED FP+ for the attractions.

    Can I still get the FP???

    Thanks in advance.
     
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  4. hiroMYhero

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

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    Yes.

    Your FP booking area is now open if your tickets are linked to your MDX account.
     
  5. mevelandry

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    It is already linked. It says "Available on February 11, 2019".

    So I just book my FP+ online on Feb 11?

    Do I need to bring the email with the bar code to the park or it will be on our magic bands?
     
  6. Brett Wyman

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    https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/plan/bands-cards/

    You can view already linked and customize yet to be delivered MBs here.

    https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/plan/

    You can see tickets and many other items related to your trip here. Click on “tickets and memory maker” on that page. If you have MBs in your account and the tickets show there, you shouldn’t have to bring any barcode to the park.

    Fast passes are booked 60 days before your trip when staying onsite, 30 days when not. If you are in the fast pass calendar and your tickets are already linked your dates will appear as a bolder blue color. Dates are based on your resort stay.
     
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    If you didn’t buy the Flexible Option then you’d have to wait. You didn’t list any dates for your trip so Feb 11 isn’t enough info.
     
  8. mevelandry

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    April 13. We are staying in Disney Resorts.
     
  9. mevelandry

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    Thank you we have two resorts reservations (April 12 in a value because we are arriving after midnight) and then April 13 at the Beach Club, which is the day we plan to go to Epcot, after dinner.
     
  10. hiroMYhero

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    Feb 11 is 60 days before your Value check-in date. You can book FPs for Epcot on Feb 11.
     
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    Nothing is ever really "on" a magic band, it is a key to your account. If your magic band and your tickets are both linked to your account, then your band will be able to access the tickets. They give you a bar code in case you don't have a band so you can get a plastic ticket at the gate.
     
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  12. mevelandry

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    Thank you.

    It's crazy. We've skipped a year and I feel like so many things have changed!
     
  13. mevelandry

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    Hi! Technically this morning would be the day that I book my FP+ ... It's not 7:00 AM yet...

    However, it only seems to permit booking until March 12.

    I hope I did not make a mistake by booking those flexible tickets.
     
  14. Castiel

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    It’s 30 days out. You won’t be able to book fast passes until March 14.
     
  15. Robo

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    When a guest has a stay booked at a WDW resort, that guest can start booking FP+ (for the entire resort stay) up to 60 days before the check-in date.
     
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    7am is the key time. The window will open right at that point, not a minute before. Given the WDW resort stay details you noted in your posts above, you should be able to make FPs for your trip right now (since it’s now after 7am ET).
     
  17. Disney_Alli

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    Because you booked flexible tickets you could book a fast pass for any day in the next 30 days and use the ticket then. At 7am 60 days before your first check in date your full 60 window will open and you’ll Ben able to book those Epcot fast passes then.
     
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  18. Robo

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    Just to keep things clear...

    The time when FP+ booking "opens" for a given date is
    7:00 AM, Eastern Time.

    (So, if you live in a different Time Zone, you must adjust your timeframe to account for the time difference.)
     
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  19. mevelandry

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    Update: So I booked my FP... What a disappointment to see they changed the way they do it and you can only book one of the most popular attractions in advance.

    Soarin' was our priority so we picked this one for atier 1 but I would have loved Frozen as well. I doubt that I will be able to score Frozen that same evening.

    Picked Living with the Land as a Tier 2 attraction.
     
  20. Robo

    Robo 1971 Castle in the Hub: Your lights are on!

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    Now that Soarin' has THREE theaters and also has a less popular film being shown, it is much easier to get aboard than it used to be.
    You might want to book a Frozen FP, instead.

    BTW, FP+ for Epcot has always had "tiers."
     
  21. FCDub

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    Sorry you’re having a tough time with all of this. Reading the FP+ FAQ would have prevented a lot of this disappointment.
     

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