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Old 08-22-2013, 10:18 AM   #2656
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Oh yeah, that's right. Magic bands for Poly start in September. We'll be there starting September 5th and we received our magic bands yesterday.

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I knew from when I talked to them before a I left that it was going to be September but they made it sound like late September and then when the poster said she had gotten the ability to choose hers and I thought her trip was later September I thought the info I had been given was right. I am glad to hear that they are trying them out sooner rather than later. I hope we still have the ability to get them when we go in December. Anyone know if the resorts that were doing it stopped doing it when they put another resort on to test it. Like CR. I know they were doing it this month and wonder if they will stop now that the Poly will be testing. I would figure by December there would be another resort testing them and wondered if they would still be doing it at the Poly. I am dying to try out those bands. I want a purple one! LOL
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Old 08-22-2013, 10:22 AM   #2657
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I have to say, being here now is so special. I simply cannot imagine staying anywhere else!

About our stay so far, I have no complaints whatsoever. The room was perfect, the fridge works, the transportation so far has been GREAT! Mousekeeping has been great, we got two towel animals. I called this morning to have some laundry picked up and they showed up in 10 minutes. We got locked out of our safe, called to have someone fix it and he was there within 20 minutes.

The pool was crazy packed yesterday, and tables/chairs were hard to find, but it was one in the afternoon, the hottest part of the day, so I'm not sure I should expect anything less. I would love to see them checking/wristbanding but that's another thread.

So far, our stay has been outstanding!!!! Sooooo happy to be here!!!
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Old 08-22-2013, 10:31 AM   #2658
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As far as I understood Magic Bands are not yet being tested at the Poly so the person that had it could not have been staying at the Poly. Even if you do a split stay and the first resort does have magic bands they stop working when you go to the resort that doesn't yet have them. I do believe the Poly is on schedule to get the bands soon as I thought one of our posters said she got the ability to choose them but I believe it is later in Sept.
Good point! I know they are definitely not available at Poly right now, so unless I'm missing something, that would be a good indicator they are not staying there. And the fact that they are only checking on weekends is disappointing.
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Old 08-22-2013, 10:34 AM   #2659
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I have to say, being here now is so special. I simply cannot imagine staying anywhere else!

About our stay so far, I have no complaints whatsoever. The room was perfect, the fridge works, the transportation so far has been GREAT! Mousekeeping has been great, we got two towel animals. I called this morning to have some laundry picked up and they showed up in 10 minutes. We got locked out of our safe, called to have someone fix it and he was there within 20 minutes.

The pool was crazy packed yesterday, and tables/chairs were hard to find, but it was one in the afternoon, the hottest part of the day, so I'm not sure I should expect anything less. I would love to see them checking/wristbanding but that's another thread.

So far, our stay has been outstanding!!!! Sooooo happy to be here!!!
We got locked out of our safe as well. My eldest daughter who thought she knew the code we used re-locked the safe but then when we came back that night, no combination we used re-opened it. They had someone in our room in about 10 minutes to open it for us and she was as nice as she could be.

We were there the 2d week of August and they were wristbanding people at the pool. And each time they did it, the place started to clear out.
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Old 08-22-2013, 10:37 AM   #2660
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We got locked out of our safe as well. My eldest daughter who thought she knew the code we used re-locked the safe but then when we came back that night, no combination we used re-opened it. They had someone in our room in about 10 minutes to open it for us and she was as nice as she could be.

We were there the 2d week of August and they were wristbanding people at the pool. And each time they did it, the place started to clear out.
Must be a kid thing. My youngest did the same thing with the safe. We could not get it open. Thankfully that day we didn't have anything in there. Did you hear that they caught a mousekeeper stealing from a safe at the All Star? The Poly safes are great just don't leave your room key around because I believe you can use that to bypass the lock on the safe.
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Oh yeah, that's right. Magic bands for Poly start in September. We'll be there starting September 5th and we received our magic bands yesterday.

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DznyCrzy11, how did you know you could do the Magic band/ Fastpass+ thing? We will be at the Poly starting 9/21 and the only thing I see I can do on My Disney Experience is make my Fastpass+ ride choices. It then says nothing about a magic band.
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Old 08-22-2013, 11:27 AM   #2662
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I have to say, being here now is so special. I simply cannot imagine staying anywhere else!

About our stay so far, I have no complaints whatsoever. The room was perfect, the fridge works, the transportation so far has been GREAT! Mousekeeping has been great, we got two towel animals. I called this morning to have some laundry picked up and they showed up in 10 minutes. We got locked out of our safe, called to have someone fix it and he was there within 20 minutes.

The pool was crazy packed yesterday, and tables/chairs were hard to find, but it was one in the afternoon, the hottest part of the day, so I'm not sure I should expect anything less. I would love to see them checking/wristbanding but that's another thread.

So far, our stay has been outstanding!!!! Sooooo happy to be here!!!
Glad you're having a great stay .
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Old 08-22-2013, 11:55 AM   #2663
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DznyCrzy11, how did you know you could do the Magic band/ Fastpass+ thing? We will be at the Poly starting 9/21 and the only thing I see I can do on My Disney Experience is make my Fastpass+ ride choices. It then says nothing about a magic band.
I received an email on Monday and had a UPS letter that same day. That night we customized the bands and yesterday we received them in the mail!

It won't let me make FP+ selections so I'm going to have to call and find out what's wrong. Although, I'll admit, I'm not to thrilled with the idea of FP+. We like to plan when we get there, to an extent. We started out with 2 ADR's for 2 of the days and found that "too restrictive" so I cancelled a couple of the ADR's, now we just have 1/day.

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Never got an email or letter but u did my FP+s and customized my magic bands they arrived two days ago
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Old 08-22-2013, 12:53 PM   #2665
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Try rechecking in online that seems to do the truck on the magic bands
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Old 08-22-2013, 02:40 PM   #2666
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The Poly will be all wristbands by Sept 1st. Some guests do have them already.
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Old 08-22-2013, 02:43 PM   #2667
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Never got an email or letter but u did my FP+s and customized my magic bands they arrived two days ago
Awesome! How far in advance are people able to make their selections? Did I see something about 60 days or did you do it all earlier?
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Old 08-22-2013, 03:04 PM   #2668
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We've arrived! Fully unpacked and already relaxing... It's so good to be back at the Poly. We checked in about 1:45 and our room was ready. We are in Samoa, ground floor, with connecting rooms. We have a room facing the volcano pool just by the steps leading down to the pool area, it's a great location and you can hear all the pool activities and stuff like that. Very cute, but probably not the best location if you want quite. However, it's exactly what I wanted.
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Try rechecking in online that seems to do the truck on the magic bands
Just went back to My Disney Experience and the customize your Magic Band option was there!! They are on the way to my house!
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Awesome! How far in advance are people able to make their selections? Did I see something about 60 days or did you do it all earlier?
Well since its in testing stages it wasnt an option for us at 60 days but I was able to do OLCI at 60 days.. Now being able to book your FP+ reservations is suppose to eventually be a 60 days or is it 6 months? lol
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