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Old 08-16-2013, 05:28 AM   #2491
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I was just able to customize our magic bands this morning! Still says I have 2 days left if I want to change them so I assume they will ship shortly after that? It's weird though cause first it shows it can't access my reservation but right under that it gives the correct reservation and my bands with my home address as the shipping address.
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Old 08-16-2013, 06:04 AM   #2492
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I just checked and I'm still not able to customize magic bands.
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Old 08-16-2013, 06:09 AM   #2493
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I check in on sept 26th - oct 17th and can make fastpass+ until sept 28th. No band customisation yet.
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Old 08-16-2013, 06:27 AM   #2494
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We were able to grab a Garden View room with the free dining discount for November. Normally i'd book a River view room but it wasn't available. We'd like to be close to the river front and Old Man Island bridge. Would you think thats asking too much for a room request? Would you phrase it any differently?
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Old 08-16-2013, 06:33 AM   #2495
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Thank you for this Andre! You are quite remarkable to do this for everyone!
I only passed on the Magic Band customisation issue in general terms, not on a person-by-person basis. Hopefully it will be working better soon anyway, as a few people seem to have had some success today.


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We'd like to be close to the river front and Old Man Island bridge. Would you think thats asking too much for a room request? Would you phrase it any differently?
Sounds fine to me. AB might be a bit limited due to all the Preferred rooms there (although building #38 would work) but there are a number of mansion building rooms that would fit that request.

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Old 08-16-2013, 06:50 AM   #2496
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Just had to share that I finally got more nights added to my free dining reservation!!! I have been trying several times a day for the past 2 weeks! 9 nights at POR!!!
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Old 08-16-2013, 07:05 AM   #2497
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Andre, quick question about the magicbands. We arrive on Sept. 2 so I know that we don't get the FB+ but does that also mean no magicbands? (Not a big deal just trying to clarify.) Thanks for all of your help!!
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Old 08-16-2013, 07:21 AM   #2498
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Andre, quick question about the magicbands. We arrive on Sept. 2 so I know that we don't get the FB+ but does that also mean no magicbands?
Correct, the first check-in date to get Magic Bands is 3rd September. Sorry.

As I mentioned earlier, the fact that a lot of guests are due to arrive on Monday 2nd Sept (the start of Free Dining) is the reason that the Magic Band launch isn't happening until the Tuesday. The resort very sensibly doesn't want to launch a brand new and still experimental system on an extremely busy checkin day.

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Old 08-16-2013, 07:27 AM   #2499
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I only passed on the Magic Band customisation issue in general terms, not on a person-by-person basis. Hopefully it will be working better soon anyway, as a few people seem to have had some success today.

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Of course, but I am grateful for all of the information you provide so thanks!
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Old 08-16-2013, 07:38 AM   #2500
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Did online check-in and was able to customize bands immediately after. Arrive 9/13.
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Old 08-16-2013, 07:39 AM   #2501
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Just wanted to update.. was able to pick FP+ yesterday but no MB's...and then today after being given the hint to redo online check in we were able to customize Magic Bands!! I am so darn excited....27 days to go!!
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Old 08-16-2013, 07:39 AM   #2502
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We leave tomorrow for Disney! Checking into to POR on Sunday!

Have a water view room booked but made no requests. Kind of hoping for Mansions but will be happy either way.
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Old 08-16-2013, 07:40 AM   #2503
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Tickets do need to be linked for FastPass+ use, but not for Magic Bands as you will get those even for a room-only booking.

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Sorry for beating a dead horse, but I'm still a little confused. What "tickets" are we linking? We bought a room/ticket/dining package. Will we receive actual tickets in the mail that we need to link to FP+? Or is this "linking" done automatically on MDE? Please explain.
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Old 08-16-2013, 07:42 AM   #2504
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We are here. Checked in last night for one day. Our flight landed at 5:25pm and we were stepping in the lobby at 6:43

No wait to check in, we are in a royal room and it is gorgeous!! My 4yr old is in heaven. Honestly, the room furniture, curtains etc... Are nicer than Grand Floridian.

We went swimming and the pool and slide received a big thumbs up. Very nice staff and lifeguards. It is beautiful here, esp at night.

The only cons and they are big is:

No working fridge. I knew this but it is still a bummer. I did not say anything at check in, no one mentioned it at check in and I did not receive a discount. I am sure if I went to complain I would get the $15 off but I think it is poor customer service to not do across the board.

The other one is the food court. It is INSANE!!! The line for nuggets was 20 people deep and very slow service. Then I still had to wait in 2 more lines. I had to wait one line just for uncrustable. All told, 35min to get food and sit at a table. No bottled soda. I do not like fountain soda. That said, the food was very good but my turkey was cold by the time we sat down.

Overall we are happy here.
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Old 08-16-2013, 07:47 AM   #2505
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Correct, the first check-in date to get Magic Bands is 3rd September. Sorry.

As I mentioned earlier, the fact that a lot of guests are due to arrive on Monday 2nd Sept (the start of Free Dining) is the reason that the Magic Band launch isn't happening until the Tuesday. The resort very sensibly doesn't want to launch a brand new and still experimental system on an extremely busy checkin day.

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No problem! I was just making sure since it seemed that some were able to do one but not the other. I don't think it would have really done a lot of good for us since we are first timers and are only going to be in the parks for one day. It would have been cool to get the magicbands but just knowing that we don't qualify means I don't have to worry about missing something.
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