This week at Walt Disney World, a long-standing FastPass+ glitch is finally fixed, a lengthy refurbishment is announced for one of the resort's most popular eateries, plus reservations are now available for Disney's newest on-peroperty hotel!
Programming note: Though we normally devote some time to Orlando-area parks outside Lake Buena Vista, there has been so much going on at Walt Disney Worldover the past seven days that we decided to forgo the “beyond” this week. You’ll hear about all the news from Universal Orlando Resort, Busch Gardens Tampa and SeaWorld Orlando in next week’s update!
1. Disney fixes FastPass+ early booking window loophole
It is well-known that guests who are staying on-property at a Walt Disney World hotel enjoy an extended FastPass+ booking window. However, some nefarious guests have been taking advantage of that perk by reserving rooms, making FastPass+ reservations, and then cancelling the reservations (while keeping the FastPass+). However, Beginning this week, FastPass+ reservations created with a then-canceled resort reservation will be removed, fixing a long-standing loophole.
2. Beaches and Cream to close later this year for lengthy refurbishment
The Beaches and Cream restaurant at Disney's Yacht and Beach Club Resort will be closing this August for a lengthy refurbishment, with a tentative reopening set for December 2019. During that time, there will be a temporary location at the Yacht and Beach Club Resort offering ice cream, but not the Kitchen Sink. During this closure, the interior of the restaurant will be remodeled, but the theme will remain the same.