OK, sorry. I’ll try again.
You can book for the whole of your onsite stay, split or not, up to 14 days and then day by day after that.
Currently you only have an onsite stay from the 7th to 11th, so that is when you can book for. You don’t have a split onsite stay, because you don’t have any onsite resort booked from the 12th to 15th.
Because of that onsite stay, you then get a rolling window.
60 days before the 12th, you can book FPs for the 12th.
60 days before the 13th, you can book FPs for the 13th.
and so on, until your tickets are used up for FP booking. Each day, the booking window “rolls on”.
This is how it has been since Summer 2016. Previously you could automatically book for 14 days at the 60 day mark, whether or not you had an onsite stay for that long. That loophole was closed, but they seemingly forgot about the rolling window.
You can check it all out on the DIS boards if you want. That’s when the changes were made.
I have no idea about why you could do it last year. It could have been for one of these reasons:
- It was because of the “umbrella” booking for of friends and family. Who booked his FPs last time? If it was someone who did have an onsite stay, or if he was listed under someone’s F&F list, then that would be why.
Anyone staying onsite can book for anyone else who is listed on their F&F list on MDE, wherever they may be staying on or offsite.
It was a glitch
He had an onsite stay and then cancelled or something like that.
Whichever, it doesn’t matter. Except it led you to believe you’d be able to do it again, which you can’t.
You are right, tickets now are not automatically valid for 14 days. I assume the valid until date of the 15th is what is showing on MDE? Otherwise you need to check it. But that doesn’t mean you can book until the 15th right at the 60 day mark unless you are staying onsite until the 15th.
Your AP, like I said has restrictions. You can hold 7 days of FPs or the length of your onsite stay whichever is longer. You should still get the rolling window like they will.