Spring 2020 Extensions Housing FAQs – Walt Disney World in Florida
When will extension registration open?
Registration for the 2020 spring extension season will be open Nov. 17-20 at noon EST. After this date, we are not able to take any more requests for preferences.
When will the move date be?
Jan. 6, 2020. Participants will be emailed a start time and all moves must be completed before 2 p.m.
Do I need to request off from work for the move date?
No, we will partner with scheduling to grant you the day off. Please note, when the schedule is posted, it is your responsibility to ensure you have the day off and will need to inform the Disney Service Center or open a ticket on the support site located at Support.DisneyPrograms.com. Please do not pick up any shifts or make any other arrangements on this day.
If you are not moving units, we will not be granting you the day off.
What time will I need to complete my move by on Jan. 6?
So we can prepare units for the upcoming arrival season, we ask that you complete your move no later than 2 p.m. on Jan. 6.
To make it an easier transition, we encourage you to begin packing as your move date approaches.
My original program ends on Jan. 2, can I stay in my unit until the move date?
Yes, if asked to move, you will be moving on Jan. 6. A few days before the move date, you will need to stop by the Disney Service Center to pick up an extension pass since your ID will expire. Please keep an eye on your email for more information.
Am I able to link up with anyone for my extension program?
Due to the logistics involved, no roommate links will be offered to those extending their programs and moving on Jan. 6. We apologize for the inconvenience, and thank you for your cooperation and willingness to embrace this opportunity to continue to meet new people and create meaningful connections with your fellow participants.
More than 50% of my unit is extending, will we need to move?
The 50% rule does not apply for extensions, as it is considered a new program. Departure date and unit maintenance is a large factor in why some participants may be asked to move. Please see the section “Am I able to stay in my current apartment?” for more information.
I have roommates that are not extending, but are here at a later date. Can I stay in my unit?
Unfortunately, we may ask participants who are not extending to consolidate as part of this process. They will also be granted the day off and notified once our extension placement has been completed.
Am I able to stay in my unit for my extension?
We cannot guarantee if you will be able to stay in your apartment for your extension. To increase your chances, please preference your current unit type as your number one choice to indicate you would like to stay in your unit. Departure date and scheduled unit maintenance are a large factor in determining if participants will stay in their unit or not.
Will I find out ahead of time if I am moving units or not?
Yes, we will communicate this information out a few weeks before the scheduled move date.
I am being asked to move. Will I know where I am moving to?
Unfortunately, we are not able to provide this information until the day of your move. There are a lot of factors that come into play for extension moves which can have us changing units at the last minute.
If I am asked to move to a new property, how will I transport my items?
Our transportation team will have dedicated buses for extension moves which will pick you up and drop you off inside all four complexes.
Please note, you cannot sign in any ride-share service such as Uber or Lyft, so please utilize the provided transportation.
If I have a car or plan on bringing a car, will I need to pay for a new decal?
Yes, there is an extension fee that will be emailed out to you to update your decal. There is a deadline to do this, so please read all email communication.
If you plan on bringing a car for the first time, you will need to pay the initial fee.
I have a medical accommodation. Will I need to move or request a new accommodation?
Depending on your accommodation, you may be asked to move to a new unit. If you have an accommodation, this will carry over to your new program and no action is needed on your end. If we have questions, we will be reaching out to you.
Opting out of housing?
I selected to move off-site during my application process. Will I need to register for housing?
During your application process this was a survey for us to better forecast our upcoming arrival season and not an official registration. The only time you will be able to officially opt out of housing is duringthe registration period of Nov. 17-20 before noon EST. This is where you will sign your off-site community codes and indicate you would like to move off-site.
If I opt-out of housing, when will I need to move out?
When you opt-out, your departure date from housing will be your original end date.
We are not able to grant any early releases of housing and you will still be responsible for your housing costs up until that date. Please keep this in mind when paying deposits and signing leases.
I am not sure if I want to opt out of housing or not
If you are currently planning on living off-site during your extension, please opt out of Disney Housing during the registration period of Nov. 17-20, as this is the only time you will be able to do so. If your plans fall through and you are unable to secure alternate housing accommodations, please let us know and we can opt you back into Disney Housing at that point. Please be aware that, once you opt back in, there will be no option to choose unit preferences and you will not be able to opt back out of Disney Housing for the duration of your extension.
We suggest that you opt-out of housing if you are not sure, we will be able to let you opt back in if you are not able to find alternative housing. Please know, once you opt back in to housing, you will not be able to select unit preferences and you are not able to opt back out, so make sure you decision is final.