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  • On Jun 17, 2019
    Sandra from BC Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    If I book a hotel such as the Holiday Inn Resort at Lake Buena Vista directly instead of through the disney website, do I qualify for the 60 day access to fast pass reservations

    Hi Sandra, 

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel and thank you for asking us a question! 

    The Walt Disney World Resort Good Neighbor Hotels really can be a great deal for families on a budget. I’ve stayed in a couple of them, and I really appreciate the fact that there is still a bit of Disney magic around, even though I’m not staying “on property” at a Disney Resort Hotel. The fact that Guests staying in several of these Resorts currently have access to special perks such as Extra Magic Hours and earlier Fastpass+ selections is really wonderful, too! 

    From what I understand, if the Holiday Inn Resort at Lake Buena Vista is among the Good Neighbor hotels that has access to these special perks, you should still be able to make your FastPass+ selections up to 60 days before your stay, even if you didn’t book your stay directly via Disney. I’d try putting the confirmation number you received from your hotel into your My Disney Experience account. If you have access to these special perks during your stay, your reservation should get linked to your account, which will then allow you to make your party’s FastPass+ selections when your earlier selection window pops up. 

    If you experience any difficulties, please contact Walt Disney World Resort’s dedicated My Disney Experience hotline. They’ll be happy to help you “untangle” your vacation plans. 

    Please don’t hesitate to come back and see us if you have any other questions!

    Have a Magical Day, 

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Meet the Panelist: Lynne, Quebec

Hi, I’m Lynne from Montreal, Quebec, Canada! I’m a working mom who enjoys snuggles with my son and my husband, who has been my sweetheart since 1997. We’ve been lucky enough to experience several milestones in Walt Disney World, including our wedding and honeymoon in 2009. As Disney Vacation Club members, we often plan trips for large, and sometimes even multi-generational, groups to come and enjoy the fun with us. Learn More About Lynne

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