With ever-increasing crowds flocking to Disney World, parks become more filled, and popular FastPass+ reservations run out quickly!

But were all those FastPass reservations obtained legitimately? Maybe not.

Disney is instituting a new policy effective today that anyone canceling a reservation at any of the Disney resort hotels will also have their FastPass+ reservations canceled.

Before this new rule, this was a common practice when hotel reservations were canceled with a Magic Your Way package. However, when a “room only” reservation was cancelled, there were no tickets or FastPasses associated with the canceled room reservation. However, when a room only vacation is canceled within 30 days of the arrival date, the FastPasses were kept.

Disney is closing a loophole that allowed would-be guests to cancel their room reservation but keep their FastPass+ reservations made 60 days in advance.

Disney is closing a loophole that allowed would-be guests to cancel their room reservation but keep their FastPass+ reservations made 60 days in advance.

The problem was that guests were booking a Disney Resort Hotel room, taking advantage of the 60-day FastPass booking window, then canceling the hotel reservation (without penalty) but keeping their FastPasses. To make the problem worse, their FP reservations were typically for more popular rides that sell out their FastPass allotment more quickly and were unavailable at the 30-day mark when Annual Passholders and regular ticket holders can book.

These fraudulent bookings were hurting Disney’s room inventory as well as the FastPass availability, and Disney is fixing the issue before Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opens this fall.

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