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Old 05-31-2013, 03:59 PM   #16
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Oh funny I saw those on a family and thought they had dirty grey rags tied to their wrists and was confused as they did not look poorly dressed
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Old 06-01-2013, 12:12 AM   #17
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If they don't get them rolled out by early November (at the latest) we won't see them before 2014. They aren't going to risk a wide rollout of something that includes admission tickets during their peak attendance season. They need to be comfortable that the system works properly first.

I also don't think they're like to do much guest-testing during the summer, for the same reasons - there just aren't enough free "extra" CMs to deal with problems during peak attendance periods. At this point, my best guest for the next broad guest testing period is probably September. Crowds are lighter then, and Food & Wine hasn't started yet, which makes it easier to run guest-testing.
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Old 06-01-2013, 10:24 AM   #18
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Does anyone have any information as to whether or not you will be able to transfer "no expiration admission media" from a paper ticket to a MagicBand? We are DVC members and have been buying non expiring tickets to be used on later trips. Thanks in advance. BP
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Old 06-01-2013, 10:54 AM   #19
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The following is an official internal notice
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As part of the test and adjust process for MyMagic+, a test involving Guests will begin onsite June 20. Selected Guests will be contacted beginning as early as June 3, inviting them to participate in the test. Test participants will:

Touch to enter their rooms, touch to enter the parks and touch to pay at eligible locations starting upon check in and continuing through their departure (all eligible parties will depart by July 6)
Redeem FastPass+ selections at all four theme parks between June 20 and June 26


Below is an outline of how eligibility for the test has been determined:

Eligible Guests:

Check-in date of June 20, 21 or 22 AND
Staying in Walt Disney World accommodations at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge Jambo House or Disney’s Contemporary Resort only

Ineligible Guests:

Check-in date outside testing window (before June 20 or after June 22) OR
Staying in a Disney Vacation Club villa (Jambo House, Kidani Village, Bay Lake Tower) OR
WDW Resort Guest staying anywhere other than the eligible locations above OR
Any Guest staying off property
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Old 06-01-2013, 08:08 PM   #20
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The following is an official internal noticeAs part of the test and adjust process for MyMagic+, a test involving Guests will begin onsite June 20. Selected Guests will be contacted beginning as early as June 3, inviting them to participate in the test. Test participants will:

Touch to enter their rooms, touch to enter the parks and touch to pay at eligible locations starting upon check in and continuing through their departure (all eligible parties will depart by July 6)
Redeem FastPass+ selections at all four theme parks between June 20 and June 26


Below is an outline of how eligibility for the test has been determined:

Eligible Guests:

Check-in date of June 20, 21 or 22 AND
Staying in Walt Disney World accommodations at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge Jambo House or Disney’s Contemporary Resort only

Ineligible Guests:

Check-in date outside testing window (before June 20 or after June 22) OR
Staying in a Disney Vacation Club villa (Jambo House, Kidani Village, Bay Lake Tower) OR
WDW Resort Guest staying anywhere other than the eligible locations above OR
Any Guest staying off property
And so it begins....

Now hopefully we will get some real answers at what the FP+ will be like.

Wish I was staying at one of the eligible resorts.
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Old 06-05-2013, 05:04 PM   #21
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I hope the whole-shebang is rolled out by early September. It sounds wonderful and I look forward to the "magic" this technology provides. I'm staying offsite so would probably purchase PhotoPass+ package to be able to partake in this. I already know I want one in blue. I'd want a pirate themed but not willing to go beyond the price of the base.

I'm just a little concerned about the limited FP you can obtain with FP+, especially since it seems that you can only get one E-ticket attraction and then some less popular ones. I'm hoping that's only because of the testing phase and not completely reflective of the finished program.
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Old 06-10-2013, 01:05 PM   #22
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They are out right now for cast member only testing and even the cast members have a hard time getting them right now its very limited and I would say it should be at guest testing at least by November if not rolling out for full use but they have pushed release back already so who knows what's going to happen.

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They are also testing them with select guests. They are testing with a handful of guests arriving at Animal Kingdom resort June 21-23. I only know this because we were contacted to test it. They are testing it with the FAST PASS+. In April they tested with just minimal capabilities.
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The following is an official internal notice

As part of the test and adjust process for MyMagic+, a test involving Guests will begin onsite June 20. Selected Guests will be contacted beginning as early as June 3, inviting them to participate in the test. Test participants will:

Touch to enter their rooms, touch to enter the parks and touch to pay at eligible locations starting upon check in and continuing through their departure (all eligible parties will depart by July 6)
Redeem FastPass+ selections at all four theme parks between June 20 and June 26


Below is an outline of how eligibility for the test has been determined:

Eligible Guests:

Check-in date of June 20, 21 or 22 AND
Staying in Walt Disney World accommodations at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge Jambo House or Disney’s Contemporary Resort only

Ineligible Guests:

Check-in date outside testing window (before June 20 or after June 22) OR
Staying in a Disney Vacation Club villa (Jambo House, Kidani Village, Bay Lake Tower) OR
WDW Resort Guest staying anywhere other than the eligible locations above OR
Any Guest staying off property
~Yay, another wonderful memo, thanks for sharing. I hope to read more fabulous feedback on the Magicbands -- I want my pink magicband, yesterday!!!
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Old 06-15-2013, 12:11 AM   #24
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Your pink band is on the way!

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Old 06-15-2013, 02:05 PM   #26
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I really hope that it's out by sept! I am also hoping the touch to pay is up for food and wine that will be so much easier not needing money!
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~Wow!!! When did you get this? I want one, lol. Anyway, this is so awesome. Thanks so much for sharing pics of these fabulous bands, and in pink!!! You totally made my day. Please let us know how this works for you. I think you are going to have a fabulous time using the bands. One poster here said she felt like a VIP rockstar or something like that. Anyway, have fun!!!`

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I really hope that it's out by sept! I am also hoping the touch to pay is up for food and wine that will be so much easier not needing money!
~I'm hoping along with you!!! I think it would be awesome to use the bands for Food and Wine. I didn't even think of this. Anyway, it doesn't seem likely, but you never know. You may have good chance of participating in a test -- either way I hope you get to use a band.
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Old 06-16-2013, 12:34 AM   #28
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I really hope that it's out by sept! I am also hoping the touch to pay is up for food and wine that will be so much easier not needing money!
Alcoholic beverages will still require a photo id.
Judging by the press releases I too hope that sept. This will be enabled for all onsite guests.

And we/I can hope AP/DVC members too (:
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Old 06-16-2013, 08:47 AM   #29
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I wonder how u would order them from the uk
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