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View Poll Results: Will allowing non Disney resorts to book fastpasses early matter?
Yes, it will make it harder to get desirable fastpasses 168 89.84%
No, it won’t make any difference 5 2.67%
I will be more likely to stay off property 16 8.56%
It will not affect my stays 18 9.63%
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Old 11-06-2017, 04:59 PM   #111
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I do not like it at all, and wonder what the incentive for Disney is.
$$$.

Those good neighbor hotels will most likely have to pay Disney for the benefit.
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Old 12-18-2017, 01:51 PM   #112
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Just seen an update on another site from a Travel Agent saying as of Jan 10th, guests staying at a range of good neighbour hotels will be able to link reservations to MDE and get 60 days fastpasses, EMH and certain other benefits.

Hotels listed were:

B Resort & Spa;
Best Western Lake Buena Vista Resort;
DoubleTree Guest Suites by Hilton Orlando;
Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista Palace;
Hilton Orlando Resort Lake Buena Vista;
Holiday Inn Orlando;
Wyndham Lake Buena Vista;
Wyndham Garden Lake Buena Vista

Apparently it seems you have to book through a Disney travel agent to get the benefits, not direct with the hotels. Possibly the rates will be higher than you could get direct.

Anyone got any info?
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Old 12-18-2017, 02:07 PM   #113
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I can combine the cost savings staying off-site and use Uber for transportation and I end up with cheaper stay at a nicer resort with better transportation.
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Old 12-18-2017, 04:14 PM   #114
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I would not be surprised if Disney offered a Universal-type system in the future. If you want the perk, you pay for the perk. It is nothing "new" in the industry. Universal, Six Flags, and others do it.

However, why they extend it to non-Disney resorts is confusing to me without throwing a bone to those staying on-property. Granted, staying on-property has one key benefit: Time. At Disney, time is money. I can save money by staying off-property but I lose valuable park time (or vice versa). That's a decision every family must make on their own.
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Old 12-18-2017, 04:18 PM   #115
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I would not be surprised if Disney offered a Universal-type system in the future. If you want the perk, you pay for the perk. It is nothing "new" in the industry. Universal, Six Flags, and others do it.

However, why they extend it to non-Disney resorts is confusing to me without throwing a bone to those staying on-property. Granted, staying on-property has one key benefit: Time. At Disney, time is money. I can save money by staying off-property but I lose valuable park time (or vice versa). That's a decision every family must make on their own.
I'm guessing an incentive to stay by Disney Springs - and hopefully bring in more guests to the Disney Springs retailers.
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Old 12-18-2017, 05:19 PM   #116
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They will also get extra magic hours.
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Old 12-18-2017, 05:39 PM   #117
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Personally, I think this is ridiculous, but I hope they begin to tier the Fastpasses based one resort category as a result of this new policy. Something like this would be nice:
DS resorts: 1 FP
Value: 2 FP
Moderate: 3 FP
Deluxe/DVC: 4 FP

It would create an incentive for guests to stay on property at moderate and deluxe resorts. If they don't do this, at least only restrict their ability to book FOP and Navi.
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Old 12-18-2017, 05:52 PM   #118
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Personally, I think this is ridiculous, but I hope they begin to tier the Fastpasses based one resort category as a result of this new policy. Something like this would be nice:
DS resorts: 1 FP
Value: 2 FP
Moderate: 3 FP
Deluxe/DVC: 4 FP

It would create an incentive for guests to stay on property at moderate and deluxe resorts. If they don't do this, at least only restrict their ability to book FOP and Navi.
If they are going to get FP at 60 days and extra magic hours, Disney really needs to do something for the loyal customers in the bubble. Extra FP's, availability to book at 75 days, the tier system you suggested, something!!!
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Old 12-18-2017, 05:55 PM   #119
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Personally, I think this is ridiculous, but I hope they begin to tier the Fastpasses based one resort category as a result of this new policy. Something like this would be nice:
DS resorts: 2 FP
Value: 3 FP
Moderate: 4 FP
Deluxe: 5 FP
AP/DVC: 6 FP

It would create an incentive for guests to stay on property at moderate and deluxe resorts. If they don't do this, at least only restrict their ability to book FOP and Navi.
Fixed it for you.

Seriously, this would be a great marketing tool to drive AP and DVC sales.

Driving people to stay at deluxe resorts though, I'm not sure they need to. I think they are mostly at full capacity year round but I could be wrong.
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Old 12-18-2017, 06:05 PM   #120
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I have a phone call into my DVC guide. I am letting him know that my husband and I were planning of adding more points but will no longer be doing so as the best benefits to make sure we stay on-site are no longer there.

I feel the only way Disney see's the mistake they are making is if it affects their pocketbook.

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