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Old 08-19-2013, 12:01 PM   #2731
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Please read back through the last four days of posts on this thread. POR will begin Magic Band / FP+ testing on 3rd Sept. There is some talk about problems with FP+ bookings after 28 Sept - were you able to book any for 29th Sept?

Anyone under three (who does not need a ticket) should be able to accompany their parents into FP+ rides I assume.

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No I am not able to book anything on the day I leave which is the 29th. Which would be nice to have with wanting to go to a park before ME takes us to the airport.

I did do the trick of redoing the check in and I was able to set up the magic bands. Not sure why they are sending my son a magic band but I will see if he will wear it.
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Old 08-19-2013, 12:18 PM   #2732
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Not sure why they are sending my son a magic band but I will see if he will wear it.
Maybe you could hold him up against the door lock when he's asleep in your arms to avoid disturbing him when you get back to the room?

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Old 08-19-2013, 12:44 PM   #2733
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Yes, they do seem to be.


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Old 08-19-2013, 02:53 PM   #2734
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I was able to do the re-check in trick & then customize my magic bands - my dates are 9/28 - 10/05. I was not able to select any FP+ options.

I did have an issue with the bands when I customized - my DBF & DD were switched. On the first page it would show DBF name, then when I clicked to customize it, that page showed DD name. I customized & saved, then summary page shows DBF name, but under the magic band, shows DD name - wires got crossed somewhere...I'm not going to call IT right now b/c I haven't received an official invite yet & doubt they'd help me at all without that - is that reasoning correct or should I call? I was hoping I could just customize them as is & just have the privileges added/changed when we check in at POR front desk - can this be done or is this an IT issue that should be resolved before they ship...?

FWIW - the site said I had until Aug 28th (30 days out) to customize my bands, but if the invites are going out at 18 days prior, I may not be able to get IT to help before they ship, if I'm correct in thinking they won't help w/o an official invite....
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Old 08-19-2013, 03:10 PM   #2735
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Hi all just found this thread today and was ecstatic to find out how to book BOG lunch reservations!!!! Thanks!!!

We're at POR from 23rd sept in RR garden view and our only request is a non connecting room!! Does anyone have info on the connecting rooms at POR? We had to move rooms last yr during our honeymoon at AKL due to noise and dont want to make that mistake his year!!!

Any help appreciated!!! Red MB holder.
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Old 08-19-2013, 03:20 PM   #2736
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I shot a number of panoramas around Riverside while I was there, and also got one of the new POFQ lobby.

Here's one from the Riverside bridge between the main building and Ol' Man Island that I've just finished working on. I've created HQ versions too, plus Quicktime files for the Flash-challenged iPeople:

Flash: www.portorleans.org/images/panoramas/POR-Main-2013-2752-pano360.swf
Quicktime: www.portorleans.org/images/panoramas/POR-Main-2013-2752-pano360.mov
Flash HQ (big file): www.portorleans.org/images/panoramas/POR-Main-2013-2752-pano360_HQ.swf
Quicktime HQ (big file): www.portorleans.org/images/panoramas/POR-Main-2013-2752-pano360_HQ.mov

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Hi all just found this thread today and was ecstatic to find out how to book BOG lunch reservations!!!! Thanks!!!

We're at POR from 23rd sept in RR garden view and our only request is a non connecting room!! Does anyone have info on the connecting rooms at POR? We had to move rooms last yr during our honeymoon at AKL due to noise and dont want to make that mistake his year!!!

Any help appreciated!!! Red MB holder.
We've stayed in connecting rooms at various resorts, never a problem. Two weeks ago we had one at POFQ, again no problems.
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I was able to do the re-check in trick & then customize my magic bands - my dates are 9/28 - 10/05. I was not able to select any FP+ options.

I did have an issue with the bands when I customized - my DBF & DD were switched. On the first page it would show DBF name, then when I clicked to customize it, that page showed DD name. I customized & saved, then summary page shows DBF name, but under the magic band, shows DD name - wires got crossed somewhere...I'm not going to call IT right now b/c I haven't received an official invite yet & doubt they'd help me at all without that - is that reasoning correct or should I call? I was hoping I could just customize them as is & just have the privileges added/changed when we check in at POR front desk - can this be done or is this an IT issue that should be resolved before they ship...?

FWIW - the site said I had until Aug 28th (30 days out) to customize my bands, but if the invites are going out at 18 days prior, I may not be able to get IT to help before they ship, if I'm correct in thinking they won't help w/o an official invite....
I would call anyway - cuz if they wanted us to wait until 18 days out when we get the email then they should have locked us out, right?
They should know Disney fanatics jump on things as soon as possible....just look at all those people who were up and at'em to get the F&W ressies on the phone and waited 4 hours

Based on your experience, I just figured out that in order to get my MB I will need to check in online. I was not going to do that since I had two ressies - one after the other and was gonna check in at Front Desk so I could request the same room and not have to move. Buuuttt if I want my MB now rather than later, I guess I am gonna cave and do the online c/i.
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I'm checking in to POR September 5th and just received my 5:15pm by UPS delivery. I also received an email at 2:05pm with the same exact information. I posted pictures of the envelope and flyer on the "Any September Guests received FP+ testing invite?"

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Old 08-19-2013, 07:14 PM   #2740
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I'm checking in to POR September 5th and just received my 5:15pm by UPS delivery. I also received an email at 2:05pm with the same exact information. I posted pictures of the envelope and flyer on the "Any September Guests received FP+ testing invite?"

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Old 08-19-2013, 07:15 PM   #2741
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We're checking in to POR on Sept 22nd (yippee!). I did the Magic Bands, and got my FastPass+ stuff all reserved. I was wondering if anyone has gotten a FastPass+ for BOG lunch on Sept 27th or later? It says none available for that day and the 28th, but there are available times for every other day before the 27th. I was wondering if maybe the system hasn't gotten that far yet? I'm keeping my fingers crossed that is the case!
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What day did you customize your MBs?
I did online check in Wednesday, FP+'s completed on Thursday and did the Magic Bands on Friday. I expected Mickey mail today (and it was right on time, so to speak), since today is 17 days prior to check in Sept 5th.

As of right now my magic bands say they are shipping soon. I have heard that they may arrive about the same time that changes! I should get them in one or two days. I will report immediately!

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Old 08-19-2013, 08:46 PM   #2743
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I shot a number of panoramas around Riverside while I was there, and also got one of the new POFQ lobby.

Here's one from the Riverside bridge between the main building and Ol' Man Island that I've just finished working on. I've created HQ versions too, plus Quicktime files for the Flash-challenged iPeople:

Flash: www.portorleans.org/images/panoramas/POR-Main-2013-2752-pano360.swf
Quicktime: www.portorleans.org/images/panoramas/POR-Main-2013-2752-pano360.mov
Flash HQ (big file): www.portorleans.org/images/panoramas/POR-Main-2013-2752-pano360_HQ.swf
Quicktime HQ (big file): www.portorleans.org/images/panoramas/POR-Main-2013-2752-pano360_HQ.mov

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Old 08-19-2013, 08:55 PM   #2744
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WOW!! Those panoramas are incredible!! I am such a nut for landscaping! I can not get over how green everything is! Did you use a filter on those panoramas or is it really that lush and green! Loved it!!! Thanks so much for sharing!
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We're checking in to POR on Sept 22nd (yippee!). I did the Magic Bands, and got my FastPass+ stuff all reserved.
Guessing you did online check in and that must have activated your MB ability. I check in on 9/26, did not do online check in and no MB ability....wondering if online check in is the key here.....

I was wondering if anyone has gotten a FastPass+ for BOG lunch on Sept 27th or later? It says none available for that day and the 28th, but there are available times for every other day before the 27th. I was wondering if maybe the system hasn't gotten that far yet? I'm keeping my fingers crossed that is the case!Did the reso number begin with a 4? I tried to get in but couldn't as I don't have a reso number to use....I am hoping for the 30th....would love to hear how you do.
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I did online check in Wednesday, FP+'s completed on Thursday and did the Magic Bands on Friday. Wow! It has taken me 3 days so far to get my FP+ in order and I am still not finished....great job!

I expected Mickey mail today (and it was right on time, so to speak), since today is 17 days prior to check in Sept 5th.So 18 days is about right - and I just need to learn patience

I will report immediately!
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