NEWS: Club Level Guests Get New Perks, Including Some Fastpass+, For A Fee

Per WDW News Today, beginning January 12, guests in eligible rooms at Walt Disney World will have the opportunity to buy certain perks, including Fastpass+ perks, for $50 + tax per person per day.

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From WDW News Today:

For $50 plus tax per Guest per day, Guests staying in eligible rooms who have purchased a 3-day or longer theme park ticket or an annual pass are able to purchase a Theme Park Extra to receive the following:
-3 additional FastPass+ selections per day. FastPass+ attractions and arrival windows are limited. 3-day minimum purchase required.
-Ability to reserve these 3 additional FastPass+ selections in more than 1 theme park when a valid Park Hopper option is purchased with the ticket.
-A booking window of up to 90 days in advance for these 3 additional FastPass+ selections and the ability to book them at multiple top-tier attractions. Guests may not repeat the same FastPass+ attraction in the same day.
-1 preferred viewing location for nighttime spectaculars per day. Availability of each nighttime spectacular preferred viewing location is limited.

The eligible rooms are:

Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge – Cabins
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge – Club Level
Disney’s Beach Club Resort – Club Level
Disney’s BoardWalk Inn – Club Level
Disney’s Contemporary Resort – Club Level
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa – Club Level
Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort – Club Level
Disney’s Polynesian Village Villas & Bungalows – Bungalows
Disney’s Wilderness Lodge – Club Level
Disney’s Yacht Club Resort – Club Level
Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotels – Presidential Suites, Governor Suites, Parlor Suites, Premium Alcove Rooms

We'll be updating relevant posts. This is currently described as a pilot program, so we'll have to see how it does.

We find this more of an annoyance than anything. Club level guests already pay a huge amount, squeezing an additional $50 per day per guest seems like quite an ask. This is especially true since a good Fastpass+ strategy goes a long way to promising a full Walt Disney World experience. Plus, c'mon, where the fun in hacking if you can just buy your way out of a problem?

What do you think of these (currently temporary) changes?