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Old 03-15-2013, 08:50 AM   #1
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Online Check In/RFID Bands

Just paid our trip in full for May and I see now that the online check in window as been moved from 10 to 30 days... Really anxious to do online check in but worry if I do it so early we may miss out on an opportunity to get the new RFID bands...

I know this hasnt begun yet for all resorts/guests but really hoping that in May we get a chance to test it out...What do you think? Should we wait until closer to May to do online check in? Has anyone else been able to select whether they want the new wristband when checking in online?

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Old 03-15-2013, 08:53 AM   #2
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You can actually do online check-in 60 days prior to your arrival.

Whether or not you do online check-in has zero affect on whether you will get the new RFID bracelets. If the resort you're staying at has them, you will have the option to get them.
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Old 03-15-2013, 02:25 PM   #3
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You can actually do online check-in 60 days prior to your arrival.

Whether or not you do online check-in has zero affect on whether you will get the new RFID bracelets. If the resort you're staying at has them, you will have the option to get them.
Are there benefits to checking in online?

Please explain what the wristbands are.
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Old 03-16-2013, 09:42 AM   #4
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Dunno where the 30 and 60 day online check-in comes from.... I've just checked my resort reservation with 30 days to go and it has this banner across the top

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On April 05, 2013, in 20 day(s), you can save time, skip the line and check in online.
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Old 03-16-2013, 11:18 AM   #5
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Dunno where the 30 and 60 day online check-in comes from.... I've just checked my resort reservation with 30 days to go and it has this banner across the top

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On April 05, 2013, in 20 day(s), you can save time, skip the line and check in online.
That's weird. Mine offers check-in now, 2 months out...

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort – Check-In Available


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Old 03-16-2013, 11:21 AM   #6
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Nevermind, I see now that you're in the UK. You guys are still getting the older style site...

http://disneyworld.disney.go.com/en_GB/

I'm jealous. I hate the new site.
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Old 03-17-2013, 08:18 AM   #7
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Nevermind, I see now that you're in the UK. You guys are still getting the older style site...

http://disneyworld.disney.go.com/en_GB/

I'm jealous. I hate the new site.
It's not easy using the older site version.... when navigating to the site it defaults to the new one which doesn't allow UK users to get to their reservations at all! The only way we can use it is by bookmarking the 'planning center' page or to manually type in the address, and, it would appear, it's not going to give us any of the new functionality with regard online check in or band requests etc.

It won't spoil my holiday though.
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Old 03-17-2013, 08:32 AM   #8
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Does anyone have a pic of these bands and do you have to have one?
I hate wearing bracelets esp for 10 days nonstop?
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Does anyone have a pic of these bands and do you have to have one?
I hate wearing bracelets esp for 10 days nonstop?
The bands aren't in use yet. No, you don't have to wear one, you can always just carry it around in your pocket or bag once Disney rolls the program out.
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Does anyone have a pic of these bands and do you have to have one?
I hate wearing bracelets esp for 10 days nonstop?
You wont have to wear the bands if you don't want to. Two other options definitly in the works one is already being used is the RFID KTTW cards the other is similar to the bands but it is a necklace or charm you can add to a necklace.

But here are what the bands look like:


Also seen worn here:


Buzz Lightyear one:


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Old 03-17-2013, 09:21 PM   #11
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thanks for posting the pics of the bands.. what sparked my op was that I had read on here that someone doing online check-in for a resort in the test group had been asked to select their band etc

I did go ahead and complete online check in for my stay..no reference to bands yet - im not holding my breath we'll see them on our trip but would be really cool if we did...

On my trip last september I was selected for fastpass+ testing and I loved it
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thanks for posting the pics of the bands.. what sparked my op was that I had read on here that someone doing online check-in for a resort in the test group had been asked to select their band etc

I did go ahead and complete online check in for my stay..no reference to bands yet - im not holding my breath we'll see them on our trip but would be really cool if we did...

On my trip last september I was selected for fastpass+ testing and I loved it
Was it AKL? I know that was the first to start random testings.

Where is your next stay at? I am a cast member actually at a resort so ill ask around meanwhile.
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Old 03-17-2013, 09:38 PM   #13
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Just found out when we go in august we wont have this option, I'm kinda bummed because i really like it.

How do i know this? I work for Pixar and as a " cast member" we would use our ids. I wonder if they would give me one just because, not active or anything lol
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At the end of the trip do you turn the bands back in or keep them like the KTTW cards? I have searched for an answer for this (maybe not as hard as I should have) but haven't found my answer. Needless to say this would be an awesome keepsake as my wife and I have kept our KTTW cards from every visit in our little WDW Shrine.
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Old 03-18-2013, 06:15 AM   #15
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At the end of the trip do you turn the bands back in or keep them like the KTTW cards? I have searched for an answer for this (maybe not as hard as I should have) but haven't found my answer. Needless to say this would be an awesome keepsake as my wife and I have kept our KTTW cards from every visit in our little WDW Shrine.
You keep them. I too have a little shrine including unused fast passes. Lol.
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