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Will I lose my FastPass reservations if I cancel my hotel?

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“Hi,Dad! We are coming to Disney World (first timers) Nov 10-18th, and are staying at a Disney Resort. If we book our FastPass 60 days before we arrive, then decide to stay off the resort instead (perhaps staying with friends), do we then forfeit our FastPass reservations?


Yes, No, Maybe

You might lose a FastPass for Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and that would be a shame

You don’t want to lose a FastPass for Seven Dwarfs Mine Train – Photo by Wayne Wood

Lisa, I was pretty sure I knew the answer to this, but I wanted to go to the expert. I called on my friends at Destinations to Travel to get the correct answer for this. Nancy Casteel, one of the agents over at Destinations to Travel sent me an answer.

Here is what she says, “That’s kind of a tricky question. Your FastPasses are connected to tickets, so if you book your passes at 60 days and then cancel your reservation, then YES you would forfeit those FastPass picks.

Dad’s FastPass+ page

If you however, have a Room Only reservation and you have added tickets separately, you could keep those FastPasses if you don’t cancel your Room Only reservation prior to 30 days before travel. The reason being that only onsite guests can book Fastpasses at 60 days before travel. You can cancel a Room Only up to 5 days before the reservation date and receive a full refund.”

Lisa, it’s all about that magical 30 day mark and when you cancel your reservation. Because final payment for a package reservation has to be made at 30 days, you probably will want to cancel that before you make final payment and will lose the FastPasses.

For a room only reservation the final payment is made when you check in and you can cancel without penalty inside that 30 day mark so you don’t lose the FastPasses.

By the way Lisa, that we’ve got some really, really, really good prices on rooms for that week that you’re going, that November 10th through 18th. We’re throwing a party that week. We’ve got some rooms blocked off.

We have rooms at the Pop Century for $100 a night. A great price. If you want to go to Disney World early November, Dad will probably have a chance or two to meet Dad that week. If you want to go that week, around November 12th, 13th, if you want to go that week, get in touch with Destinations to Travel.

Dad’s Destinations to Travel Page

Go over to our Destinations to Travel page, send them a note. Tell them, “Hey. Dad told me about the special deal.” Let them see if they can get you in on our room-only deal, on our room deal, our special deal that we’ve got going in November.

Destinations to Travel

Dad’s Bottom Line

The bottom line is if you have a package reservation with tickets, you’ll probably lose your Fastpasses if you cancel your reservation. If you have a room-only reservation you might not.


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Comments for

Aug 07, 2019 AP trip
by: Christian S


I have an annual pass and have a reservation at Pop. Booked fastpass reservations 60 days out and am going to need to cancel (doing a DVC rental instead). Will I lose my FP+ reservations?

Dad Answers

If you cancel before you link the DVC rental number to your my Disney Experience Account you will lose your FastPasses. If you already have the reservation linked you shouldn’t.

Jul 26, 2019 Fast Pass Cancellation
by: Anonymous

Hello =) I have a room only reservation linked to MDE with a Disney Springs summer 2019. As such, I made FPs at 60 days. I have just over 20 days until the trip and am looking at changing properties. I am worried to rely on the Disney Springs shuttle after reading reviews and because of the high parking rate at the parks/hotel staying off property makes more sense. I am unclear if I will lose my FPs once the reservation is cancelled. If I do lose them is there a date I would know by? Since there are still 23 days I can rebook them but do not want to go through that if it is unnecessary and lose what I have if unneeded. I called Disney but was unclear on their response as to how to rebook the FPs so that it is clear they were booked within the new 30 day window. Am I better off to just wait and see what happens? Any help would be appreciated. Thank you a ton!

Dad Answers

At this point I would wait and see what happens. I don’t think you will lose them. Just keep watching. Take a screenshot or print out a copy so you can show Disney if they disappear. If they do, then you call Disney and ask for them to be reinstated. Don’t make new ones until you’ve talked to Disney.

Jul 23, 2019 Switching prices
by: Sheri

Hi I have a room only booked at movies. If I find cheaper and book through a site like Priceline. Can I hold two reservations and cancel the one through Disney after adding the second booking for the same stay. Will this also allow me to keep my fast passes booked at 60 days out?

Dad Answers

If you have a Disney reservation (made through Disney) and change it your FastPasses will be OK. If you have a Disney reservation and cancel it to make a reservation outside of Disney, your FastPasses will be canceled.

Jul 21, 2019 2 hotels
by: Anonymous

We’re booked off-resort in September. I booked an overlapping on-resort hotel for 2 nights. I booked my FPs at 60 days, and plan to book the rest of our stay’s FPs at 30 days. I need to cancel 1 of the nights at the on-resort. I can cancel closer to arrival so it’s within 30 days. Am I going to lose all of my FPs? even if I’m staying 1 night on resort still or the ones booked at 30 days?

Dad Answers

You need to talk to Disney or your Disney Travel Agent about this one.

Jul 11, 2019 Resort change
by: Mama_Mac

Hi, if I have a third party reservation for Oct 23-27 at All-Star Sports but then find a better deal for the same dates at another Disney resort (having purchased Disney tickets already and making Fast Pass reservations at the 60 day mark) would I be able to keep the FPs if I didn’t cancel the first reservation from my Disney account until after the second was added?

Thinking we’ll stick to preferred rooms at All-Star Sports but if I find a better deal closer to the vacation time I’d love to be able to switch w/o losing my FPs 🙂

Dad Answers

If you transfer through Disney (call Disney, use the Disney website or have a travel agent do it), you shouldn’t lose your FastPasses UNLESS, you cancel the first reservation. If you make a change, it should work. If you are talking to Disney or a Travel Agent be sure and tell them so they can save the FastPasses.

Jul 07, 2019 July 2019 Update?
by: Steven

Hey there. I’m currently booked over at Disney’s Pop Century but thinking about switching to Art of Animation. I booked room only through a third party and purchased my Disney tickets separately, as well.

Do you think I’ll lose my FastPasses if I switch?

If you booked through Disney I would say absolutely not. But that third party is probably going to cancel your reservation (if they’ll even do that) and rebook it. If they’re really good, they’ll save your FastPasses with Disney, but the chances of that are not very good.

May 22, 2019 What about changing length of stay
by: Rose

What about a change in days, changing the arrival and or departure date or length of stay? Can you keep all the FPP reservations if you end up changing the arrival date to later and/or the departure date to later? If one wants to book longer than they expect to stay, just to guarantee a room, when they don’t know their exact dates, will the change later affect their FPP?

Dad Answers

Yes, you can keep all of your reservations if you are just adding or subtracting dates.

Mar 02, 2019 Still the policy?
by: Anonymous

I’ve read that Disney recently changed the policy and if you cancel your hotel reservation then all fast passes will be lost. Is that true? What if I just change my reservation?

Dad Answers

Changes won’t affect your FastPasses, but yes, a reservation cancelation will cancel the attached FastPasses.

Jan 11, 2019 Still working this way?
by: DisneyMomNC

Hi Dad,

Thanks for your great blog and for featuring this question. I wanted to check to see if you know this is still the practice? Considering off site options for an upcoming stay but don’t want to lose my fast passes. I have a room only with separate tickets.

Dad Answers

Yes, I believe it is.

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