Published: March 13, 2014 at 11:28 AMDo you know how they are handling passholders who frequently stay onsite? Is it 30 days ahead normally, but 60 days if you are staying on property? How does it distinguish between the two?
Published: March 13, 2014 at 11:45 AMWith Disney's My Experience, you link your resort reservation. So if you have no reservation, you are restricted to 30 days. If you have a reservation, you get 60 days. I guess the real loophole is whether you can cancel a reservation at the last minute, or you can make FP+ reservations prior or after your resort reservation.
Published: March 13, 2014 at 11:51 AMOn another site, a few AP holders booked rooms, then cancelled. They said that as soon as they cancelled, their Fast Pass plus reservations vanished. So, I assume, that Disney anticipated the possible loophole.
Published: March 13, 2014 at 12:32 PMThanks for the info, Robert. Do you know where they plan to put the reserved Illuminations seating for those who attend the dessert party?
Published: March 13, 2014 at 2:59 PMI worked in special events 92-99 at Epcot prior to that MO5 at MK. Retired 99
They had desert parties as far back as then for corporate events and private parties 10 or more. They were usually at the terraces (Called then the French Islands) off the bridge between France and UK. And for larger groups in the area between the two merchandise locations at the end of main promenade where it reaches the lake.
Published: March 13, 2014 at 5:01 PMI was able to make FP+ reservations yesterday. I booked 7 days over the upcoming month. The system was very easy to use, much better than waiting for the CMs using their iPads. I have Soarin, Peter Pan, Test Track and Toy Story booked in the coming days. It has been months since I've had a FP for any of those attractions.
Published: March 13, 2014 at 9:26 PMDetails on Universal's Hogwarts Express attraction are now on Orlando United & Touring Plans web sites courtesy of Orlando Weekly columnist Seth Kubersky.
Published: March 13, 2014 at 11:44 PMThat Ferrari Park looks interesting. I think this is an example of something that doesn't have to be themed to hide the steel of the coaster track, because it's "Ferrari" themed, so it's like the Ferrari company just designed and built this. I think it looks totally appropriate for that park.
But it would look out of place at a Disney park, unless Disney ever built a coaster park. The Ferrari area would also look awesome at Cedar Point or coaster parks like that. I have a feeling my sons would love it when they get a little older.
Published: March 14, 2014 at 3:42 AMOoh count me in for the Ferrari park...if only they made Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen do the meet & greets! *drools a little bit*
Published: March 14, 2014 at 5:53 AMDoes anybody know if an annual pass holders will be able to link a credit card to their magic band?
Published: March 14, 2014 at 6:20 AMWe have tickets for the first run of the Illuminations dessert party tomorrow night. I'll try to follow up afterward with a quick review.
Published: March 14, 2014 at 3:50 PMBooked the Epcot dessert party for our upcoming trip in May. I have tried in the past to do this for the Magic Kingdom, yet have been unable to. Looking forward to this new experience.
Published: March 14, 2014 at 5:14 PMOkay, did I just read that my favorite food writer in the whole world is going to the dessert event? I am so excited to be thinking about the wonderful report you will bring back for us Amanda. Please take lots of pictures and tons of notes on everything so you can tell us all about it. I look forward to everything you write but I know this article is going to be extra special because it combines my two favorite things in the whole world: dessert and Amanda Jenkins writing! :)