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Old 06-01-2013, 11:37 AM   #1
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Exclamation Guest Test of Magic Bands (Official Notice)

The following has been posted in the Advisories section of the official internal web site.

As part of the test and adjust process for MyMagic+, a test involving Guests will begin onsite June 20. Selected Guests will be contacted beginning as early as June 3, inviting them to participate in the test. Test participants will:

Touch to enter their rooms, touch to enter the parks and touch to pay at eligible locations starting upon check in and continuing through their departure (all eligible parties will depart by July 6)
Redeem FastPass+ selections at all four theme parks between June 20 and June 26

Below is an outline of how eligibility for the test has been determined:

Eligible Guests:

Check-in date of June 20, 21 or 22 AND
Staying in Walt Disney World accommodations at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge Jambo House or Disney’s Contemporary Resort only

Ineligible Guests:

Check-in date outside testing window (before June 20 or after June 22) OR
Staying in a Disney Vacation Club villa (Jambo House, Kidani Village, Bay Lake Tower) OR
WDW Resort Guest staying anywhere other than the eligible locations above OR
Any Guest staying off property
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Originally Posted by Cheshire Figment View Post
The following has been posted in the Advisories section of the official internal web site.
Thanks for the info!
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Old 06-01-2013, 11:53 AM   #3
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Thanks, CF.

Looking forward to reports from DISers who are selected to participate.
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Old 06-01-2013, 11:54 AM   #4
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Thanks for the great info as always CF!
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Old 06-01-2013, 12:36 PM   #5
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Thanks for sharing, CF.

Makes sense that they'd start doing the small group tryouts on the basic experience package...
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Old 06-01-2013, 12:52 PM   #6
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Well dang I check in June 23rd! And I'm not staying at either of those 2 resorts oh well
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Thanks for the update. Interesting that they are excluding DVC from the test. Probably to Keep it simple and deal with only one reservation system for now.
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Looking forward to post trip reports!!!
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Thanks CF. Always great to get some information on the testing. Hopefully someone here will get to experience it.
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Kinda falls in line with what I was thinking. Selected tests getting started with real guests and slowly expanding over the summer. Working the kinks out in late August/September before the holiday & party season kicks off.
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Old 06-01-2013, 02:08 PM   #12
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- We're not going in June or July
- We've never stayed (but would love to) at AKL or CR....

I'm thinking our chances of being selected are somewhat low.....

Like others I'll be interested to read reports from those who are lucky enough to get to 'play'!
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Old 06-01-2013, 02:16 PM   #13
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We are going in July to SSR. Hoping maybe they will expand it some by then. Thanks for the info, CF!
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Old 06-01-2013, 09:43 PM   #14
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I'm glad to get another trip in before widespread use.

I don't know if I'd turn down being part of the test if my dates fell within the range though. I want more details on how it all will work.
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Fastpass as we know it will be a thing of the past soon. THE END IS NEAR!! Glad we are missing it, but curious how it will play out for our trip next year. By then someone will have figured out the system and what is best. Oh happy day!
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