I’m struggling with what to do and when to do it. I have to change our July AKL res for various reasons (virus concerns, NYS quarantine still in effect, wildly reduced offerings, my unwillingness to pay full price for said offerings, my hotel not even being open, etc.). I’m fully perturbed at Disney’s lack of communication on just about everything - three weeks from my trip and they’ve sent me ONE email telling me I can “make my park reservations now!”, and nothing whatsoever about my hotel being closed (thank god for you people, otherwise I’d never know or understand that Jambo Villas are not the same thing as Jambo hotel rooms). Needless to say, my enthusiasm for the whole experience has waned.
Anyway, I’m stuck with 5-day park hoppers, otherwise I’d probably scrap the trip entirely. We are trying to reschedule for January, but is there any benefit to making that change now, or should I wait until Disney cancels my reservation on me and just start fresh? (Which, again, Disney never told me they would cancel it. I learned that from you fine folks and your interpretation of the fine print on various webpages, which I interpreted differently but apparently I was wrong.)
So is there a benefit to changing the reservation now, or should I just cancel entirely and rebook it later in hopes that any discounts come out? Do we think the park reservations will sell out this far in advance? And how far in advance are they mailing Magicbands nowadays? Ideally I want to get these MB’s in hand before I change/cancel anything. The trip was a graduation present for my niece and the MB is symbolic. I want to actually have something to GIVE her, you know?
Related question, which offsite hotel do people like? I’m flying and will not rent a car. We want a great pool and will have my sister and two teens with me. I don’t mind taking a Lyft everywhere. I’d love to downgrade the park hoppers and add a day at Universal if I can do so economically and assuming they’re not allowing park hopping anymore.
Too many decisions! I had made all the decisions!!