Anyone have experience with how FastPass+ advance reservations work when someone has a vacation package? I will be traveling with a friend and his family and want to be ready to reserve FastPasses as soon as our 60-day window opens. Both my friend and I have Annual Passes, but the rest of his family does not. We have two rooms booked on property, with my friend and I staying in one and the rest of his family in a second room. His family is staying on the free dining package, with their park tickets included, whereas we are booked room only. I would like to book our FastPasses at the same time, so we've made sure we are all "friends" in the Disney World website. Since I've only used FPP with my Annual Pass, I'm uncertain what to expect for the guests traveling with the vacation package.
Here's where I'm not sure if things are normal or not. When I look at the screen to "Select FastPass+ Party" I don't see the family members staying in the second room on the list of people to select. As noted above, we are already "friends" and we've used the link on that page that reads, "Guests who are not listed may still need to get set up to access FastPass+ service." Will the others magically appear when we get inside the 60 day window for making FastPass+ reservations? I thought in the past I saw my other friends with a message about them not having valid ticket media, or something along those lines.
We're planning to contact Disney support about this, but my friends haven't done that yet. Given the sometimes varying answers you get from Disney, I thought it wise to check if any of you have been in a similar situation. Any thoughts will be appreciated.