Need some strategic FPP help.
We are rescheduling an Irma cancelled trip from September '17 to end of May/Early June '18.
We already have 7 day Park Hopper tickets. However, due to higher crowd levels (and wanting a longer vacation) we are adding a few extra days to our trip in June. Therefore, given the small marginal increase in cost, we will upgrade our tickets once we get there and add 2 more days to our tickets (so, ending up with 9 day park hoppers).
However, that means when I do FPP selections at 60 days out, I will only be able to make selections on 7 days (because that is the duration of our tickets).
SO, here are my question - All thoughts appreciated:
Is there any way to upgrade the tickets before we activate them on day 1 of our trip? Pretty sure the answer is no, but I figured I would ask anyway. This, obviously, would allow me to book all 9 days of the tickets and solve the problem.
Is there any way to book FPP selections for more than 7 days if you only have 7 day passes? Again, pretty sure the answer is no, but I don’t assume I know everything… so, if that is possible, lemme know. This would also solve the problem.
IF NEITHER of those options work, then:
- Once we activate the tickets on Day 1, I can upgrade them at guest services, and then I will be able to book the additional FPP for the 2 extra days, but, obviously I will be less than a week out from the days and, with CL 7 or 8 expected during our stay, my options will be somewhat limited, SO…
What are your suggestions for days/times/parks that I might have reasonable FPP options with a CL 7 or 8 and about a week out. For example, at least one of our EPCOT days will be a sleep in, show up in the afternoon for World Showcase browsing, shows etc, and I figure I can skip advance FPP selections for that day and just add in whatever might be available when I upgrade the tickets. We won’t get FEA, we won’t likely get TT, but maybe Spaceship Earth or something along the way.
I have consulted the chart from the site that gives rides that generally have good day-of availability, but I am looking for scheduling suggestions for parks.
Surely somebody has dealt with this before…
I figure maybe with so many FPP rides, a return visit to MK might be able to be scheduled towards the end of our trip…
ALSO, one last thought.
If I don’t make any advance FPP selections for my first day - but enter with a 7 day park hopper on day 1 (before upgrading) do you think it will “drop” my FPP selections for the end of my trip before I can upgrade the tickets? Thoughts?
Any input appreciated.