Disney Information Station Logo

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Trip Planning Forums > Disney Trip Reports > Completed Trip Reports
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
 
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read





 
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread
Old 09-05-2013, 07:58 AM   #1
circus4u
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Arizona
Posts: 445

Here Now observations

Just some random observations after one day in the parks.
We are at Pop.
1. TIW holders get a20% discount on the rapid refill mugs in the food court.
2. Everything at MK and Epcot was pretty much walk-on, didn't really need fast pass.
3. Preordered tickets for the Halloween Party with our annual pass discount. Went to guest services to pick them up and the system showed them as mailed. CM got a manager; the system had attached them to our magic bands along with our annual passes. He had to take them off the magic bands and issue hard tickets (RFID not paper tickets like last year). He said that even though the system will permit stacking tickets on the bands in the future' it is not currently capable of reading it. So, just a heads up in case you run into the same problem.
4. Tried the paper fast pass route using an annual pass and room key along with the advanced fast pass plus and got fast passes on all. Didn't use them though since it was walk on anyway.
circus4u is offline  
Old 09-05-2013, 08:09 AM   #2
jamieluvsdisney
jamieluvsdisney
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Concord,NC
Posts: 19

Thank you for your update. Good to know as we are leaving late tonight and can't wait to begin our time at disney. Hope it stay that way!!
jamieluvsdisney is offline  
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 09-05-2013, 08:30 AM   #3
gigi1313
DIS Veteran
 
gigi1313's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Long Island, New York
Posts: 9,204

Also here now and at Pop...
DHS was mostly a walk on for all rides as well... TSMM FPs were still available Wednesday at 2pm. Star Tours was 10-15 mins all day...
Also tried pulling FPs with random room keys (not park tix) and was able... but did not need them and gave some away...
__________________
numerous offsite vacations beginning in '79 honeymoon in march '92 AS Sports sept '99
CBR sept '01Pop sept '04POFQ/AKL aug/sept '05 Pop Jan '06 ASMusic sept '06
CBR Aug '07 BC Sept '08 CSR Feb '09 POR Aug '09 ASMovies Nov '09 POR Aug '10
PC & GF CL Jan '11POR Nov '11 DCL Fantasy May '12 BWalk&ASM Jan '13 PC Sept '13
DCL Magic B2B Jan '14DCL Magic May '14 DCL Dream August '14 DCL Fantasy Jan '15
gigi1313 is offline  
Old 09-05-2013, 09:37 AM   #4
mm1971
DIS Veteran
 
mm1971's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 7,311

Quote:
Originally Posted by circus4u View Post
Just some random observations after one day in the parks.
We are at Pop.
1. TIW holders get a20% discount on the rapid refill mugs in the food court.
2. Everything at MK and Epcot was pretty much walk-on, didn't really need fast pass.
3. Preordered tickets for the Halloween Party with our annual pass discount. Went to guest services to pick them up and the system showed them as mailed. CM got a manager; the system had attached them to our magic bands along with our annual passes. He had to take them off the magic bands and issue hard tickets (RFID not paper tickets like last year). He said that even though the system will permit stacking tickets on the bands in the future' it is not currently capable of reading it. So, just a heads up in case you run into the same problem.
4. Tried the paper fast pass route using an annual pass and room key along with the advanced fast pass plus and got fast passes on all. Didn't use them though since it was walk on anyway.
Sounds like a great time to be there. We were there in late late August and the crowds were very manageable, but I like the "walk on" rides better. We didn't have bands so used the paper fast passes and they worked out very well for us. We didn't wait more than 15 minutes the entire week for a ride, although the normal ones were longer without FP. Have a fun time!
__________________
(Jim) (W) (DS14) (DD12)
DD# 714
mm1971 is offline  
Old 09-05-2013, 09:48 AM   #5
disneyfantotheend
DIS Veteran
 
disneyfantotheend's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 2,755

Ok, so I have my Christmas party tickets linked to my Disney Experience. Do you think I should unlink them? Is that going to cause a problem with my regular tickets???
disneyfantotheend is offline  
Old 09-05-2013, 09:58 AM   #6
ghtx
DIS Veteran
 
ghtx's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Posts: 4,982

Quote:
Originally Posted by disneyfantotheend View Post
Ok, so I have my Christmas party tickets linked to my Disney Experience. Do you think I should unlink them? Is that going to cause a problem with my regular tickets???
No.
__________________
-----
BLT June 2015; BLT Jan 2014; BLT Oct 2012; SSR Feb 2010; BWV May 2008; SSR June 2005; Earlier: OKWx3, Treehouse Villas (old version), CR, Poly, GF
ghtx is offline  
Old 09-05-2013, 10:49 AM   #7
ejcraft
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 145

Quote:
Originally Posted by disneyfantotheend View Post
Ok, so I have my Christmas party tickets linked to my Disney Experience. Do you think I should unlink them? Is that going to cause a problem with my regular tickets???
just got back and what I was told was the MB has no way to prioritize the tickets, so if you put a 5 day MYW and a party ticket on you band and were not planning on using one of your days on party day and then went into the party a few minutes before party time, if would pull your 1 day and not the party ticket, thus gaining entry on you MYW ticket and not the party ticket, then say 2 days later when you thought you still had one day left you would because it used it and not the party ticket,
ejcraft is offline  
Old 09-05-2013, 11:05 AM   #8
tallen429
DIS Veteran
 
tallen429's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 1,143

I'm glad to hear about the TIW discount on mugs because I think the new price is outrageous and probably wouldn't have bought one.
Maybe now I will...
__________________
Me DH DS(18) DS(10) DD(7)


tallen429 is offline  
Old 09-05-2013, 11:06 AM   #9
CarrieR
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 1,409

Just FYI, ymmv on #1. We have had CMs discount the mugs and others inform us that the discount was good on food/drink and the mug was a different "category." She verified with a manager as well. Unless I'm misunderstanding and this is an official policy change?
__________________
Trips as a kid at ages 7, 12 and 16. As an adult, single days in 2006 & 2009, Christmas week 2008, and seven trips as a 2011-2012 AP holder.
2013: WDW Half in January (I DID IT!!), February Conference weekend at YC(?!) and Girls' Spring Break in April...
Next trip: August 2013, unless I sneak one in sooner...
CarrieR is offline  
Old 09-05-2013, 12:22 PM   #10
tiggore91
Tiggore91
 
tiggore91's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Hamburg, NY (near Buffalo)
Posts: 261

We arrive a week from today at Pop. Do the refrigerators work?
__________________
tiggore91 is offline  
 



Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:27 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.