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Old 07-16-2013, 06:17 PM   #3601
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Neither it was up today for me to book. But I guess if you didn't get a email it is a glitch. Way to go disney.
I haven't received one but we're not going until October, so maybe its not my time frame yet??
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Old 07-16-2013, 06:18 PM   #3602
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When I logged into MDE, online not the app, I got a pop up box that asked me to customize our bands etc. so I did & then I got nervous because I didn't get an email... So I called WDW & the CM told me that if you we're able to customize your bands you had been selected for testing! I'm super excited to be honest since it sounds like we can use FP+ and the reg FP program.

I'll post the pics when they arrive... We are staying at Pop fom 8-25 to 9-1

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I know they would never do this, BUT if they really want to get a TRUE REFLECTION of what the new system is going to be like....they wouldn't allow guests to use both because you won't be able to in the future when it actually goes 'Live'. So I am not sure why they are allowing people to use both at this point because it will give guests a false sense of what the new system will really be like. If you TRULY want to TEST it, you should have to abide by the new rules then you know will know what the new system will be like after using it and can be a fair judge. But when you mix in the old (not going to be available) elements, I don't think you can truly give an accurate opinion if you have used any of those old elements. JMHO.
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Old 07-16-2013, 07:22 PM   #3603
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I know they would never do this, BUT if they really want to get a TRUE REFLECTION of what the new system is going to be like....they wouldn't allow guests to use both because you won't be able to in the future when it actually goes 'Live'. So I am not sure why they are allowing people to use both at this point because it will give guests a false sense of what the new system will really be like. If you TRULY want to TEST it, you should have to abide by the new rules then you know will know what the new system will be like after using it and can be a fair judge. But when you mix in the old (not going to be available) elements, I don't think you can truly give an accurate opinion if you have used any of those old elements. JMHO.
You are definitely not alone in that opinion.
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Old 07-16-2013, 07:37 PM   #3604
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I think I'm glad we hadn't planned on any meals in the food court.

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I have to say that I will miss "Mom's Night Out" meals. They were great. I did find some really good fried chicken the last time I was there. Crossroads House of Blues has some really good fried chicken. It is so crispy and moist. I look forward to having that again in September.
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Old 07-16-2013, 08:02 PM   #3605
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Ok. I went online and I was able to pick my bands also. I called to confirm all this, because I did not get an email. They told me I was selected, but the emails did not go out until 17 days before check in . He also told me we would not get a room card, just the bands. And we could therefore, not use the regular fast passes if we were going ahead with the bands. So, it's one or the other. Also it's only 3 fast passes a day with the bands, when they're up you don't get anymore. And it's only 1 park per day.
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Old 07-16-2013, 08:10 PM   #3606
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we prefer POP over PORQ and POR, but that is just us. Try it out and if you don't like it they can move you over if there is room availability
True true! My hubby would want to kill me for the hassle though! LOL
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Old 07-16-2013, 08:36 PM   #3607
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Someone just posted in the mug FAQ thread that all of POP's soda machines have been replaced with the new rapidfill machines. They are not activated yet, though, but I'm sure it will be online soon. Can't wait to see them in person in 94 more days!
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Old 07-16-2013, 08:43 PM   #3608
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My chef friend said they won't open the one kiosk at lunch unless the hotel is at a certain occupancy level because it doesn't warrant the cost of the food (what they have to throw away because it doesn't sell) and the extra employees to man it. I guess they looked at the sales receipts to see what was selling and that sold the least??
This is so strange for a Disney Property during summer vacation..especially a value resort.....Things are not going to get better if they keep changing things ...and taking away the stuff that people return for....So sad....I have to say,,,I could NOT stand another nite on those mattresses...even though Pop was my home away from home for 4 years.....Dixie Landings was the previous spot for 10 nites.....8 years...just got too expensive....
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Old 07-16-2013, 09:15 PM   #3609
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it was so easy to move resorts! we packed up our room and were moved over to pop from por in about 45 minutes...our luggage was delivered to bell services from por to pop and we just hopped on a bus. Not even an hour later we were entering AK it was quick and we were happy to be home at POP.
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Old 07-16-2013, 09:55 PM   #3610
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This is so strange for a Disney Property during summer vacation..especially a value resort.....Things are not going to get better if they keep changing things ...and taking away the stuff that people return for....So sad....I have to say,,,I could NOT stand another nite on those mattresses...even though Pop was my home away from home for 4 years.....Dixie Landings was the previous spot for 10 nites.....8 years...just got too expensive....
I really wish I could share what my chef friend has told me but it is not really positive stuff and I wouldn't want to get them in trouble. They (I am keeping it gender neutral for anonymity) are as frustrated as we guests are. They have also informed me they are not alone in their feelings of frustration and I believe this to be true because I am also acquantances with one of the other chefs and they also shared similar feelings when I posed certain questions to them. It is really quite sad. But honestly, the occupancy rate was WAY DOWN before the menu changeover! It has been low for months! And the menu didn't change until 5/1...so I'm not convinced that has anything at all to do with the low occupancy rate.
According to the higher end managers (two) that I spoke with and they said this was off the record and their opinion only... Disney values were starting to price themselves out of the market. People are going off property to hotels around DTD & getting nice hotel rooms that are cheaper & MUCH larger. So unless someone absolutely doesn't want to rent a car, people are going off property and getting more for their $$. Interesting that I heard this from two different mgrs during two different convos at two totally different times!!! They have said they were even told by the mgrs over at AoA that even some of the people touring AoA have said "oh we're not staying on WDW prop but were told we needed to come check this resort out!" INTERESTING!!!!
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Old 07-17-2013, 09:19 AM   #3611
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Well I booked my flights so now I just have to wait and hope there will be some sort of room discount AP or otherwise for Nov 11 to 15. The plan is to be staying at Pop as long as they have availability when the discounts come out. Fingers crossed! It will be our first Pop and first value stay.
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Old 07-17-2013, 09:30 AM   #3612
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Just did my online check in for Pop for September 15th (exactly 60 days out...last time I had to wait until 59 because it wouldn't work at 60). Everything went just as smooth as last time...no issues with making my two requests and setting up my room key for charging. Two more days and I can do online check in for the AoA part of my stay. So excited!
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Old 07-17-2013, 09:47 AM   #3613
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I called IT today and yes we will be getting magic bands. I selected my FP+ yesterday. I went to check today there were more options fantasmic etc and more rides. So if you did it yesterday you may want to revise.

I will get on the mb soap box now and back to pop stuff.
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Old 07-17-2013, 10:23 AM   #3614
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Just order my magic band and picked our colors. They are being mailed to us. Picked out our FP plus as well. Just thought anyone staying at pop next month would like to know. There is only 4 of us but I had to order 8 bands since we have a room only the night before. We have a rainbow of colors coming. LOL I got one green RO and pink for our package. I hope I dont' regret being a test person.

The next Guest test has started. Anyone staying at AKL contemp pop or yatch club from aug 2 - aug 25 is being invited to participate. During the change over until normal FP is gone everyone will still get a KTTW card that can access normal FP. Yes your MagicBand will be mailed to you.
So, does anyone know - we are staying at AKL for 2 nights - no parks, just pool time. Will I get a magic band for my key to my room? Then, we move to Pop for 8 nights. I have paper tix from UCT. Will I get a magic band at Pop for my room? Or does that only come into play if I have a pkg thru Disney?

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Well I booked my flights so now I just have to wait and hope there will be some sort of room discount AP or otherwise for Nov 11 to 15. The plan is to be staying at Pop as long as they have availability when the discounts come out. Fingers crossed! It will be our first Pop and first value stay.
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