There’s no way to tell how many people cheated the system but Disney, which rarely comments on problems in its parks, has put the brakes on the scam.
The loophole allowed guests to reserve more than three advanced FastPass+ reservations by using multiple IDs with park tickets and MagicBands that had not entered the park. Disney rules require the selections be used on the day the admission ticket is activated in the park.
Third party tour guides were abusing the system with extra Magic Bands not linked to a My Disney Experience account and making the reservations at kiosks for guests that hired them, according to the blog, WDWMagic.com.
FastPass+ allows guests to reserve access to select attractions and entertainment with the purchase of a ticket or annual pass. The reservations can be made 30 days before arrival or up to 60 days before check-in at a Disney hotel.
WDWMagic.com reported that Disney closed the loophole Wednesday by locking out the accounts that were used to make the bogus reservations.
“I get why Disney can’t guarantee that a ticket with unused dates will be used to get into the park on a future date for which its owner wants to reserve a Fastpass+ time, wrote Robert Niles, author of the Theme Park Insider blog. “But why Disney World hasn’t been checking that tickets/MagicBands used inside the park for FP+ requests are valid that day is beyond me.”