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Old 06-02-2013, 02:22 PM   #16
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I like that date because, unlike many I do not want this system to be in play for my trip. I am the second half of July, there is no way they are going to have this up to speed by then and for that I am greatful
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Old 06-02-2013, 03:21 PM   #17
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I like that date because, unlike many I do not want this system to be in play for my trip. I am the second half of July, there is no way they are going to have this up to speed by then and for that I am greatful
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Old 06-02-2013, 07:20 PM   #18
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I think it's very clear that this is another round of testing, not the beginning of role out.

First, Cheshire called it a test.

Second, it has an end date. Role out wouldn't require guests to check out by a specific date.

Which means, anything we hear about guests experiences could be different from what it will finally be. They may make changes based on the tests, or they could alter how they know it will run in order to better test a certain aspect.

What I would love to know is what are the specific goals of this test. IT test? Guest satisfaction? Data to be able to predict guest FP+ selections? Effect on stand bye lines?
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Old 06-02-2013, 07:37 PM   #19
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Hope they are testing when I am there in September.
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Old 06-02-2013, 08:22 PM   #20
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1. I think it's very clear that this is another round of testing, not the beginning of role out.

First, Cheshire called it a test.

Second, it has an end date. Role out wouldn't require guests to check out by a specific date.

Which means, anything we hear about guests experiences could be different from what it will finally be. They may make changes based on the tests, or they could alter how they know it will run in order to better test a certain aspect.

2. What I would love to know is what are the specific goals of this test. IT test? Guest satisfaction? Data to be able to predict guest FP+ selections? Effect on stand bye lines?

this^

1.they may just be testing the bands the same way they used the cards.

2. or even things like if people actually show up for their fp+.
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Old 06-02-2013, 08:42 PM   #21
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It's just good to hear some "official" information for once! Thanks so much Cheshire Figment~very much appreciated!!
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Old 06-03-2013, 08:43 AM   #22
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It's just good to hear some "official" information for once! Thanks so much Cheshire Figment~very much appreciated!!
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Old 06-03-2013, 09:04 AM   #23
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Very cool! I'm looking forward to hearing from those who get to try it out.
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Old 06-03-2013, 10:36 AM   #24
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Not interested in this change at all. Horrible!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 06-03-2013, 12:12 PM   #25
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I was so worried that my March trip would definitely be involved with FP+.
Now we are going in November and there's a chance this won't roll out then, and now I am upset that we wont get to try something new.

Hah.. i can't make up my mind.
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Old 06-03-2013, 12:29 PM   #26
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Thanks for the update!

I am still protesting the use of bands because I want a black one


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Old 06-04-2013, 08:45 AM   #27
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My husband and I will arriving in 17 days (YAHOO) and got the email the other day that we are eligible to be "testers". We figured why not and selected our Magic Bands and secured our FastPass+ "reservations". While I do admit it is pretty great to know we already have FastPasses for the big rides we want to do (especially during such a busy time)...I am a little concerned about the fact that we may very well not be eligible to get any more regular Fast Passes after we have used our FastPass+. Unless I am misunderstanding something I am assuming we can't get any more than the three we are alloted per day. Which kind of stinks.

I do love that my room key, payment method and FastPass+ are all stored on a handy little wristband though. We'll see how it goes...I will definitely report back.
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Old 06-04-2013, 09:17 AM   #28
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It figures. I get excluded because I stay DVC. Also, I'm not staying at those resorts. And I'm going in October.
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Old 06-04-2013, 10:23 AM   #29
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My husband and I will arriving in 17 days (YAHOO) and got the email the other day that we are eligible to be "testers". We figured why not and selected our Magic Bands and secured our FastPass+ "reservations". While I do admit it is pretty great to know we already have FastPasses for the big rides we want to do (especially during such a busy time)...I am a little concerned about the fact that we may very well not be eligible to get any more regular Fast Passes after we have used our FastPass+. Unless I am misunderstanding something I am assuming we can't get any more than the three we are alloted per day. Which kind of stinks.

I do love that my room key, payment method and FastPass+ are all stored on a handy little wristband though. We'll see how it goes...I will definitely report back.

Thanks for the report!

If you have time, can you let us know what sort of choices you were given (both for attractions and for time slots)?

Also, wondering if the e-mail you received says anything about whether you could reserve more FPs when you are in the park (above and beyond the FP+ that you were able to pre-book).
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Old 06-04-2013, 10:27 AM   #30
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My husband and I will arriving in 17 days (YAHOO) and got the email the other day that we are eligible to be "testers". We figured why not and selected our Magic Bands and secured our FastPass+ "reservations". While I do admit it is pretty great to know we already have FastPasses for the big rides we want to do (especially during such a busy time)...I am a little concerned about the fact that we may very well not be eligible to get any more regular Fast Passes after we have used our FastPass+. Unless I am misunderstanding something I am assuming we can't get any more than the three we are alloted per day. Which kind of stinks.

I do love that my room key, payment method and FastPass+ are all stored on a handy little wristband though. We'll see how it goes...I will definitely report back.
Many, like myself, have the same concern about getting additional FPs in the park and will be very interested to hear what your actual experience is. Good luck and have a great time!
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