Normally this should not be a problem, but for me, right now, it is.
It seems that you can not make FP+ reservations if you do not have a ticket or your AP will have just expired.
Our APs expire on Dec 3 but we will not be in WDW until Dec 10. I don’t really have money right now to renew the APs and was going to do so once we were on property. I do have two old Park Hopper Plus tickets with two days each, but if I tie those tickets to the bands, they will be lost and unrecoverable. That would be a total waste because again, once we’re on property, I will renew. And these tickets were bought in 2001, so you know what I paid and you know how much more they will cost to replace.
I just got off the phone with the internet help desk and they were of no use. The CMs apparently have no way to override the system to allow me to make FP+ reservations. She did suggest I not worry and make all of my reservations once I was on property. I laughed and said “yeah right, good luck getting TSMM”. But she assured me that I’d be able to secure FPs once I was on property and once I was in the park. Of course I said “Are you crazy, all of those fast passes are gone by 10:30 every morning”. Then she admitted that the times that will be available will be very late in the day.
Also, I have not gotten my renewal notice either.
I’m venting, but I am PO’ed.