Below is a guide for those in the UK or other countries to allow you to use ALL of the online booking for your WDW trip and not have to make those long phone calls!
Like others in the UK I was frustrated that trying to book certain things online just didn’t work! Its almost 2 years ago that I tried to book Savi Lightsaber experience for my son and couldn’t do it online. I had to call to book over the phone and the CM acknowledged that it was a system issue and you couldn’t book online from the UK.
Thats STILL the case… and you also cant view the Tip Board on the app if your in the UK.
So I started to experiment turns out you can view and book everything if you trick WDW into thinking your in the USA. ( I have no idea why UK is blocked in the first place!)
So enough Talk here is the guide for iPhone and coming later one for the website.
If you go on the app from an iPhone in the UK and go to the Tip Board this is what you get:-
If you try and book an experience (Savi, Droid Building, Some special events e.g H20 nights) Then you get this for ever and have to manually quit the app:-
Not good! To stop this issue and have it all work you need a VPN, this will make WDW think you are in the USA! I use Cyberghost (one week free trial or 8.99 a month) time it right so you can make your bookings during one period of charges, there are free VPN available and I will show one of those in my web browser example coming soon.
Install the app and say yes to all of the permissions, then open the app and select USA and press the ‘on’ button:-
Now force close the WDW app and restart it and Voila:-
and I can book that Lightsaber session.
Thats it really a long post but a fairly simple fix and made things a lot easier for our upcoming trip…
But… WHY Disney Why??