So I’ve been pretty lax on the WDW planning since I made my ADRs months ago. My FPP window is tomorrow (Tues March 5) so I was doing a quick browse of the forum to make sure nothing major had happened. And I learned about the new FPP system, and now I’m not sure what to do!
I have a split stay using rented DVC points, and I have WDW park hoppers linked to my MDE account. I also have a backup room-only stay booked for the same timeframe at a basic POR room. My plan was to cancel the POR room sometime soon after the 30 day mark as long as the DVC points/room had no problems.
(If you’re curious about the reasoning: I booked the POR room in case something weird happened with the DVC points/room, ex. the owner cancelled the reservation. My understanding is that the points become almost worthless at the 30 day mark, so it’s much less likely for things to go south at that point though still possible.)
Part of me wants to leave things as is. That way I should be able to do my FPP for the whole trip, and when I cancel the POR room I’ll have FP reservations in place for the entire timeframe and can maybe (hopefully?) work with a CM to keep my FP in place.
Another part of me is worried about losing the FP for the later part of my trip if I cancel the POR reservation around 30 days prior to arrival. I’m considering canceling the POR room the day before my FPP window would open for the second half of my split stay. That way, if my FP are cancelled I’m not much worse off than I would otherwise be.
Another part of me says to just cancel the POR room now and make my FP reservations for the first part of my stay tomorrow, and wait to make the FP plans for the second part of my stay. And hope that the glitches in the FP system might allow me to make reservations for my whole trip anyways.
I hope that those options make sense!
What would you do?