Super excited that we get to make a short notice trip to WDW because of a family member’s work. Staying at a fab hotel, just not a WDW one. So this is first time to be reliant on FPP at 30 days. For HS specifically, we know that at 30 days, we won’t get SDD. If I want to try for SDD with same day FPP drop, must we be in the HS park to try for it? Can we be elsewhere? Any other ideas for snagging a SDD FPP? Did I mention that the park will be a CL 9 or 10, regardless of which day we go? Boy, do I miss EMM at HS! Thanks.
Obviously you need to have a 1T FPP available to be able to do a SD SDD hunt, so either you’ve finished your FPP at another park and try for same day drop of a 4th FPP or you haven’t made any other FPP for that day. Either way you can do it without being in the park, ‘cause you’re FPP-less at that point.
That’s what I’m wondering. What if we are FPP-less going into the day? I wonder if we can be at our hotel and attempting for the drop.
You should be able to without problem! You can give it a try with tomorrow’s same day drop if you have the tickets already linked!
Yes you can. Or you can be in another park with at least 1 available FP for booking open. Or you can be 1000 miles away. It will all work
Or, you can make the best FPP you are able now and try to modify your Tier 1 the same day, or use them all and then try to get 4th FPP. Especially on a busy day you will want as many FPP as possible at HS. I would make the best early FPP possible in advance, then try to RD SDD if I could get there early. And try to get another ride on SDD if you want from same day drop.
The trouble with waiting to book on a busy day is that you might have trouble getting early Tier 2 FPP and then may not be able to take advantage of the same day drops.
Watch for park hours to be extended. If they get extended, new FPs usually drop into the system shortly after!