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Old 07-23-2013, 09:54 PM   #121
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I think everyone should just bull ring the magic bands thru their noses for ease of access.

Sorry. Obviously that glass of wine has made me a little too relaxed. Hee hee hee.
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Old 07-23-2013, 10:57 PM   #122
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Hey there - I think I could manage one of those bands. I wear a watch all the time, so maybe it would be okay. As long as it doesn't get all sweaty underneath. That would be icky.

I was at the ankle bracelet idea! Throw that leg up on the counter!!
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Fun!!! I love when you get Disney mail, it means you're sooooo close!

I have giant man wrists, so I think we would both be fine with the bands LOL, but I don't generally wear a watch so it may get on my nerves. And if its the material I think it is - I would be afraid it would get hot too.

Do they seem like they will stay on your bag if you hook them on there? I would be afraid to lose it that way too though. Hmmmm.

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Old 07-24-2013, 09:28 AM   #124
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Happy 3 Weeks & 4 Days since I fell behind and missed 4 Weeks!

We never bought trip insurance ever until last March, actually I had bought it for our trip in Oct 2011 that we postponed till March 2012 and was able to transfer it to the March Trip. I bought it again for last years Nov-Dec trip and again this time thru the carrier Jet Blue offers.

Now that we are older you just never know what might happen.

Your FP + plans sound good and how cool is it you already got the bands!
Thanks Sheila!

Yeah, I guess you are right and you never do know what could happen. Hope you got a good deal on your insurance through Jet Blue!

Thanks, we are excited to give the FP+ another try and hoping things work out!


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A little late here, but I'll join in! I read one of your other reports and enjoyed it so I figured I'd read another! I am going to live vicariously through you as you stay at YC (with an amazing deal, wow!) and test out those magic bands. I love how they came delivered in that little box.

Welcome!! You're not too late, we've got 3 1/2 weeks to go!! Thanks for joining and feel free to post anytime!

Yes, we got a super amazing deal at the YC!! Hoping we like it there! And we'll see how the MagicBands go! I know, that little box they came in is really cute!


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I too am surprised by the size of the magic bands!

I probably missed this in your report...

Is the YC part of the magic band test? I saw that you picked your FP+ rides... Did you pre-pick your colors for the bands?

The whole FP+ and Magic Bands confuse me! I can't wait to hear how your trip goes!
Welcome!

Yes, the YC is part of the test group. It is POP, AKL, CR, and YC I think. Travel dates Aug 2-25. Yep, we got to pick our FP+ times and our MagicBand colors!

I hope it's not too confusing once we get there and it all works out. I will be checking in live to let everyone know how it's going!!
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Old 07-24-2013, 09:39 AM   #125
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Well I must say that I am intrigued. Still don't think I'm going to like it, but I am intrigued. Can't wait to hear your opinion on it when you get back. Even if the whole system is the best thing since sliced bread, I still won't like wearing it on my wrist though. It's just a claustrophobia thing with me. I don't like wearing rings or bracelets. Yes, I know that's dumb... what can I say. Maybe I could just strap it to my bag???

I wonder if you can wear them at the water parks???
I hear ya, I don't like wearing things on my wrist either. Don't ever wear a watch and very rarely wear a bracelet. Should be interesting. I'm guessing mine will end up in my bag most of the day...

I'm not sure about the waterparks. Haven't heard. I did hear that we will be given regular room keys as well when we check in because of the whole SAB thing. You can't get in there without a room key for everyone, and they don't have the 'tap your key/band kiosk' thingys there yet.


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I think everyone should just bull ring the magic bands thru their noses for ease of access.

Sorry. Obviously that glass of wine has made me a little too relaxed. Hee hee hee.
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Hey there - I think I could manage one of those bands. I wear a watch all the time, so maybe it would be okay. As long as it doesn't get all sweaty underneath. That would be icky.

I was at the ankle bracelet idea! Throw that leg up on the counter!!
I think for anyone who wears a watch it won't be a problem. Pretty similar in size. But, it might be hot. We'll see!

See, the anklet idea isn't bad, right?!


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Fun!!! I love when you get Disney mail, it means you're sooooo close!

I have giant man wrists, so I think we would both be fine with the bands LOL, but I don't generally wear a watch so it may get on my nerves. And if its the material I think it is - I would be afraid it would get hot too.

Do they seem like they will stay on your bag if you hook them on there? I would be afraid to lose it that way too though. Hmmmm.

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We also got our ME booklet this week too!! It's getting close now!

IDK if it would stay strapped to a bag or not. Maybe if you were just walking around, but it could probably come loose if it got banged around on rides and things.
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Old 07-24-2013, 10:03 AM   #126
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I hear ya, I don't like wearing things on my wrist either. Don't ever wear a watch and very rarely wear a bracelet. Should be interesting. I'm guessing mine will end up in my bag most of the day...

I'm not sure about the waterparks. Haven't heard. I did hear that we will be given regular room keys as well when we check in because of the whole SAB thing. You can't get in there without a room key for everyone, and they don't have the 'tap your key/band kiosk' thingys there yet.




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I think for anyone who wears a watch it won't be a problem. Pretty similar in size. But, it might be hot. We'll see!

See, the anklet idea isn't bad, right?!




We also got our ME booklet this week too!! It's getting close now!

IDK if it would stay strapped to a bag or not. Maybe if you were just walking around, but it could probably come loose if it got banged around on rides and things.
The insurance from the JB site is fairly cheap for what it covers we paid less than $50 for both of us and last year it was less than $40 each time. It covers flights, lost luggage and limited medical etc . In Oct 2011 when we postponed due in part because of Bob's needing the eye surgery if we had gotten a note from his Dr. We could have been reimbursed for the cancelled flights but he did not want to ask the Dr for a letter so instead we were able to just transfer the policy to our new dates in March. We should have put in the claim would have come out ahead by $100 but wasn't worth fussing with Bob over the Dr note. Men can be such a PIA sometimes

I can see me taking the Magicband off and forget to put it on before heading out to the parks. But I do love the pink one
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Okay if not a nose ring how about an earring? A necklace???
I think they could make fab jewelry designs somehow. Maybe not as they are, but the RFID chip is small enough so I think they could give more options than the band.


I wonder what happens if you lose it? Seems like they would be expensive and maybe they would charge a replacement fee?
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Old 07-24-2013, 10:17 AM   #128
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The insurance from the JB site is fairly cheap for what it covers we paid less than $50 for both of us and last year it was less than $40 each time. It covers flights, lost luggage and limited medical etc . In Oct 2011 when we postponed due in part because of Bob's needing the eye surgery if we had gotten a note from his Dr. We could have been reimbursed for the cancelled flights but he did not want to ask the Dr for a letter so instead we were able to just transfer the policy to our new dates in March. We should have put in the claim would have come out ahead by $100 but wasn't worth fussing with Bob over the Dr note. Men can be such a PIA sometimes

I can see me taking the Magicband off and forget to put it on before heading out to the parks. But I do love the pink one
Well that sounds like a good deal!

Men are silly about things, aren't they??

I like my pink band too! But yes, it could be very easy to forget, especially when you aren't used to having to bring something like that to the parks.


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Okay if not a nose ring how about an earring? A necklace???
I think they could make fab jewelry designs somehow. Maybe not as they are, but the RFID chip is small enough so I think they could give more options than the band.


I wonder what happens if you lose it? Seems like they would be expensive and maybe they would charge a replacement fee?
Well I would need two for earrings!! And I might need an extender to fit it around my neck!

You are right, they could make something a little more attractive I would think...

I'm not sure what happens if you lose it. I bet they would charge you for a replacement. Great. I can totally see DS14 losing his. I still can't believe they are shipping them all UPS and not just giving them to you when you check in.
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Old 07-24-2013, 10:26 AM   #129
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Epcot Plans!




We all love Epcot very much. Epcot is the main reason we choose to give up the Poly for an Epcot resort sometimes!


Rides/Attractions we love at Epcot:
Soarin
Test Track
Gran Fiesta Tour
Maelstrom
The Seas with Nemo
Spaceship Earth
Mission Space (well the rest of my family loves it – me not so much )
Impressions de France
World Showcase
IllumiNations


Rides/Attractions we like at Epcot:
Turtle Talk with Crush
Living with the Land
Innoventions


Rides/Attractions we have never done at Epcot:
Ellen's Energy Adventure
Circle of Life Film
Norway Film
Reflections of China
The American Adventure
Oh Canada


And then there is Figment and Captain EO (is that even still there???).... We have done Figment a few times and think it's okay. Definitely not a 'must do'. We saw Captain EO once and that was enough for us.


We always have intentions of seeing all of the films in WS and doing Ellen's Energy as well, but none of that ever seems to happen. But who knows, maybe with the heat we will be seeking out indoor things do and we will get to see one or two of those films this year!


We will go to Epcot 3 times on this trip. We will definitely ride TT and Soarin as much as possible! DH and the boys will all ride Mission Space while I enjoy sitting outside waiting for them in my unconfined space!! We will ride Nemo at least once. And maybe LWTL if there is no line. We will ride the boat rides in Mexico & Norway. And Spaceship Earth a time or two. We will enjoy a few meals in Epcot and lots of snacks around WS! We will take in as much of World Showcase as the heat will allow. And we will definitely see IllumiNations, probably more than once since we can walk back to the resort afterwards.






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Love Epcot!

You know how when you dream of being at Disney, it's usually the same place that you mind goes to? My 'go to' is strolling around the WS in the evening, when it starts to cool off a bit. I have a grey goose lemoncello slush in my hand and they are starting to play the Illuminations pre-show loop. I always hear the "Year Jig" song and it just takes me to that happy place

And I agree with you about M:S Bob will go in and do it alone while I wander around in the area below, and send ridiculous videos of myself walking on the moon to my friends at work
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Love Epcot!

You know how when you dream of being at Disney, it's usually the same place that you mind goes to? My 'go to' is strolling around the WS in the evening, when it starts to cool off a bit. I have a grey goose lemoncello slush in my hand and they are starting to play the Illuminations pre-show loop. I always hear the "Year Jig" song and it just takes me to that happy place

And I agree with you about M:S Bob will go in and do it alone while I wander around in the area below, and send ridiculous videos of myself walking on the moon to my friends at work

My happy place is in Epcot, Future World:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUuyCkvp3nA

Can't wait to hear this music!! It was replaced with Christmas music when we were there in December.

Mission Space is just gross. I'll never forget the feeling I had the last time I went on it and they closed that door.
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Old 07-24-2013, 02:07 PM   #132
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Thanks for your thoughts. You are probably right, we likely won't need a LM FP+ on our rope drop day. I guess I just worry because it is new and I know Fantasyland gets busy around 10 and I'm worried we won't be able to fit in all 4 of our Fantasyland attractions that we like before the crowds hit - IASW, PP, Philharmagic, and LM.

It will be interesting to see how it all works out once the FP+ is all rolled out. I'm a bit worried that the FP lines are going to get awful long.
This is what I would recommend doing PP, LM, Philharmagic, IASW in that order and you should be fine without a FP for LM. All done before 10am and then go from there. I know it is a lot of back tracking but then you will have another FP instead of LM.

That is cool that you got your Magic Bands. I have the same concerns as you about not being comfortable in them. I don't even wear a watch while we are in the World. Please let me know you feel wearing them.
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This is what I would recommend doing PP, LM, Philharmagic, IASW in that order and you should be fine without a FP for LM. All done before 10am and then go from there. I know it is a lot of back tracking but then you will have another FP instead of LM.

That is cool that you got your Magic Bands. I have the same concerns as you about not being comfortable in them. I don't even wear a watch while we are in the World. Please let me know you feel wearing them.
That sounds like a good idea.

I will definitely let everyone know how the MagicBands work out!
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Shelly I'm at your happy place right now.

Waiting for the boys to get off MS- I don't do that one either. Lol
Also waiting for DH to get here after work then we are having dinner at Garden Grill YUM!!

That was DS16's request. Trying hard to keep him happy. He is a typical teenager from what I hear and doesn't want anything to do with us especially since I LOVE being in Disney. So he definitely doesn't want to be here. Today however was a good day.

We leave Sat. I am so sad
Tomorrow and Friday we are doing US/IoA.
I haven't had a chance to read all your updates. I will catch up when I get home.

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Shelly I'm at your happy place right now.

Waiting for the boys to get off MS- I don't do that one either. Lol
Also waiting for DH to get here after work then we are having dinner at Garden Grill YUM!!

That was DS16's request. Trying hard to keep him happy. He is a typical teenager from what I hear and doesn't want anything to do with us especially since I LOVE being in Disney. So he definitely doesn't want to be here. Today however was a good day.

We leave Sat. I am so sad
Tomorrow and Friday we are doing US/IoA.
I haven't had a chance to read all your updates. I will catch up when I get home.

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