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Old 07-10-2013, 08:35 PM   #1
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Magic Bands in August...

Ok, so I just called WDW to make sure they had the correct flight information & asked about Mickey Mail... The CM seemed suprised that we didn't have it yet (arrive in 46 days). Just for fun I asked if the Magic Band info would be in the package & she said YES! That way we can pick our colors etc! I didn't think we would e
Get to use them, but she was confident we would!!

Is it too good to be true? Or should I let myself get super excited?

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Old 07-10-2013, 08:37 PM   #2
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Dont get super excited. I was told no bands for our sept trip, but it seems the cms know less about the bands then Dis'ers do!
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Old 07-10-2013, 08:39 PM   #3
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Ok, so I just called WDW to make sure they had the correct flight information & asked about Mickey Mail... The CM seemed suprised that we didn't have it yet (arrive in 46 days). Just for fun I asked if the Magic Band info would be in the package & she said YES! That way we can pick our colors etc! I didn't think we would e
Get to use them, but she was confident we would!!

Is it too good to be true? Or should I let myself get super excited?

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Where are you staying? I think it really depends on that. I personally have not seen any hard core roll out information just still in the test and adjust phase.
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Old 07-10-2013, 08:40 PM   #4
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Ok, so I just called WDW to make sure they had the correct flight information & asked about Mickey Mail... The CM seemed suprised that we didn't have it yet (arrive in 46 days). Just for fun I asked if the Magic Band info would be in the package & she said YES! That way we can pick our colors etc! I didn't think we would e
Get to use them, but she was confident we would!!

Is it too good to be true? Or should I let myself get super excited?

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I'm not sure "too good to be true" and "super excited" would be my choice of words if I were chosen.
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Old 07-10-2013, 08:43 PM   #5
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I wouldn't get too excited. Lots of people on the August thread have gotten their MM and no one has received anything regarding Magic Bands.

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The CM seemed suprised that we didn't have it yet (arrive in 46 days).
There's your key.

You are early. Most times, the Mickey Mail doesn't even go out from WDWTC until you pass that 45-day cancellation/final payment due mark.

Most often, it arrives about 30 days before your arrival date.

The fact that this CM didn't click in to that (which has been the case for a loooooong time) and rather expressed surprise that you didn't have yours yet, that tells me not to listen to much else this particular CM has to say - or at least, not to pin hopes on it.
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I wouldn't get too excited. Lots of people on the August thread have gotten their MM and no one has received anything regarding Magic Bands.

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Old 07-11-2013, 10:49 AM   #8
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I'm going in Aug and didn't receive anything about the magic band.

I had to call for another reason and asked about them being available when we arrive and was told no they were still doing select group of guests.
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The OP said a CM told her she would get Magic Band info in her Mickey Mail for her upcoming August trip and she asked if she should get excited. I pointed out that being that everyone I know how has gotten Mickey Mail for August so far has not gotten anything regarding Magic Bands, and therefore the CM was probably wrong and the OP should not get too excited.
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Old 07-11-2013, 10:56 AM   #10
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I'm going in Aug and didn't receive anything about the magic band.

I had to call for another reason and asked about them being available when we arrive and was told no they were still doing select group of guests.
Same here... arriving August 11th staying at the Wilderness Lodge...
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I'm not sure "too good to be true" and "super excited" would be my choice of words if I were chosen.
My thoughts exactly!
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Old 07-11-2013, 12:45 PM   #12
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It is possible that you are part of the resort that is testing them, but I haven't heard of any rollout and we have an August trip as well without any mention of the bands. With information so limited, I'm not sure how I feel about them yet.
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Ok, so I just called WDW to make sure they had the correct flight information & asked about Mickey Mail... The CM seemed suprised that we didn't have it yet (arrive in 46 days). Just for fun I asked if the Magic Band info would be in the package & she said YES! That way we can pick our colors etc! I didn't think we would e
Get to use them, but she was confident we would!!

Is it too good to be true? Or should I let myself get super excited?

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I think its very possible that your resort could be part of the testing at that time. So don't expect it but be prepared for it. I believe its very likely you will have it as more and more testing is coming out as we know it.
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I think its very possible that your resort could be part of the testing at that time. So don't expect it but be prepared for it. I believe its very likely you will have it as more and more testing is coming out as we know it.
I wouldn't expect a lot more resort guest "testing" going forward. There will be some additional CM testing coming up in the next few weeks or month but most "testing" is now pretty complete and just awaiting infrastructure to be completed before "rollout".

Not saying there might not be, just saying what I'm hearing from some of the NextGen team.
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There's your key.

You are early. Most times, the Mickey Mail doesn't even go out from WDWTC until you pass that 45-day cancellation/final payment due mark.

Most often, it arrives about 30 days before your arrival date.

The fact that this CM didn't click in to that (which has been the case for a loooooong time) and rather expressed surprise that you didn't have yours yet, that tells me not to listen to much else this particular CM has to say - or at least, not to pin hopes on it.
I totally agree! I've never received my MM prior to 30 days (and I pay my trips off well before the deadline). I don't believe they send it out prior to the 45 day mark because they're not going to send mail to people who haven't paid in full or may still cancel.

It sounds like the CM has great intentions but might be a bit mis informed.
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