I have a two-week vacation starting at the end of May, including a 4-night Bahamas cruise with DCL, followed by a week at BC through David’s DVC. Our cruise qualifies for postponement under Disney’s policy for cruises sailing before May 31st, and we can reschedule up to the day before for any cruise within a year. We can’t cancel our DCV rental and our insurance will only pay if we ourselves get sick (or a family member dies ). So we plan to go to the WDW portion of our trip regardless unless the entire WDW resort is literally closed to visitors.
- Postpone the cruise now and book WDW for an extra week instead
- Wait as long as possible before deciding, then postpone cruise and book WDW for the extra week only if it makes sense; make last minute hotel and ticket arrangements
- Book a backup WDW package now (to take advantage of 60 day FP) but don’t postpone the cruise unless and until it becomes necessary; cancel package before 30-day mark if cruise is still a go. (Could still use option 2 at the last minute if needed.)
The problem with option 2 is that my Fastpass day is about 20 days from now assuming the earlier date. If I’m going to switch, I’ll miss out on some great FP if I wait too long.
The problem with option 3 is that if I keep the new package, I wouldn’t be able to take advantage of the lower pricing for adding more days to my existing tickets - I’d be starting back with a new 4-day ticket for each person. It seems like this is a situation where the “leading reservation” research may actually be applicable to me.
If I book a placeholder package now, get my 60-day FP reservations, and decide I want to postpone my cruise sometime before the 30-day Mark, if I extend my existing tickets and cancel the package, will my FPP transfer to my existing extended tickets? Or will they disappear when I cancel the package?
If I postpone my cruise, I may want to choose a San Diego itinerary so I don’t have to buy expensive plane tickets (and so I won’t find myself justifying another WDW trip less than 12 months from now. ) Anyone done a San Diego itinerary? Any thoughts or recommendations?