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Old 08-06-2013, 12:47 PM   #136
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I just had a mini-freak out... we're arriving at WL on Sept. 7, and on MDE somehow my mother ended up with two of the sets of park tickets, and my husband had none. I wasn't really concerned until I saw in this thread that there's a chance of MM+ being tested in September! So... yeah, I picked up the phone pretty quick!

Anyway, (shocker) it was a glitch on Disney's side. So they're fixing it for me so my husband can have his tickets. However, she did mention that she hasn't yet heard of any testing for the week we will be there. I know that doesn't mean much since it always seems things like this vary from CM to CM, but still interesting to hear that. I will say that MDE looks very different now from how it did a few weeks ago! Seems like the integration is gathering steam.
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Old 08-06-2013, 02:15 PM   #137
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How many days out are testers being able to customize their bands and make FP+ reservations?
We're staying at AKL Jambo - Aug 31 and AKL Kidani Sept 1-14
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Log onto MDE and see if it prompts you to do anything for the Jambo portion of your stay.
Thanks - I logged in and just get the standard, "Are you ready for a new kind of magic?". I guess we're not picked.
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Old 08-06-2013, 03:03 PM   #138
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As one anxiously awaiting, I am beginning to feel like one of the LGM in the claw machine. OOOOO AAAAAAAH will I be chosen next?
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Old 08-06-2013, 03:10 PM   #139
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Tomorrow we hit the 30 day mark. We are staying at the CR. So I can't wait to see if maybe, by any chance, there might be something in my email box. I know I am dreaming but it is still exciting.

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Old 08-06-2013, 03:45 PM   #140
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As one anxiously awaiting, I am beginning to feel like one of the LGM in the claw machine. OOOOO AAAAAAAH will I be chosen next?
Exactly!
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Old 08-06-2013, 04:13 PM   #141
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As one anxiously awaiting, I am beginning to feel like one of the LGM in the claw machine. OOOOO AAAAAAAH will I be chosen next?
LMAO That is so funny! I really feel the same way!
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Old 08-07-2013, 07:12 AM   #142
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Talking Testing continuing in September!

Hello fellow September travelers! I posted this info over on one of the "main" fp+ threads but thought I would post it here too since it could affect us the most and I wanted to make sure you all saw it!

A friend sent me this link asking about magic bands. The link is to a photo of magic bands posted by a Disney travel agent. In the comments of the photo, the TA says since August 1st they have been receiving bands for guests arriving in September that have been chosen to test. So far they’ve had clients staying at Pop, Contemporary, WL and CSR and CBR.

I don't want to get too excited because we might be at a resort where they haven't rolled out magic bands yet but it looks like they are expanding the resorts in September. I think it would be really fun to test and if we run into any issues we will just opt out and use KTTW.

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fb...type=1&theater

(BTW, I don't know this agent just wanted everyone to be able to read the comments on the photo for themselves so if I need to remove the link please let me know.)
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Old 08-07-2013, 07:43 AM   #143
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I'm an August tester. I am going back in September and staying at WL. I just checked and I can pull FP+ for September.
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Old 08-07-2013, 07:48 AM   #144
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I am going 8/28-9/4 and just got invite yesterday.
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Old 08-07-2013, 07:52 AM   #145
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Really bad if Disney doesn't include BLT in these tests.

My little ones are going to be walking around contempory asking all about how they can get the magic bands since the accessories will be every where.

Common Disney us DVC members spend a TON more yearly then your average go every few years person. Get us included in the program.

It is like Disney is teasing us if now WL is included. As contemporary, AKL and WL all have DVC wings.
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Old 08-07-2013, 08:09 AM   #146
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Really bad if Disney doesn't include BLT in these tests.

My little ones are going to be walking around contempory asking all about how they can get the magic bands since the accessories will be every where.

Common Disney us DVC members spend a TON more yearly then your average go every few years person. Get us included in the program.

It is like Disney is teasing us if now WL is included. As contemporary, AKL and WL all have DVC wings.
BLT was just testing, you missed it. Go to the DVC boards and read the thread about someone's experience.
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Old 08-07-2013, 09:58 AM   #147
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i guess at this point i probably won't be testing the magic bands at the contemporary since i'm 37 days out with no notification of testing them.....
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Old 08-07-2013, 10:48 AM   #148
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i guess at this point i probably won't be testing the magic bands at the contemporary since i'm 37 days out with no notification of testing them.....
I don't know about that for sure.

If I remember when this big August test was starting it wasn't until the middle of July before Disney started letting people know.

Then at the 17 day window seems to be when they send out the email inviting you to be in.

I would guess that IF september has another test we will know for sure within the next two weeks.
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Old 08-07-2013, 10:54 AM   #149
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BLT was just testing, you missed it. Go to the DVC boards and read the thread about someone's experience.
I know about the small test Disney did in July.

I am saying that it is really like a tease when Disney picks mostly hotels that have DVC wings, but doesn't allow DVC people in with those testing. Disney treats the DVC people like they know your going to come and spend our money anyway so why try.

I can see right now that some DVC visitors at the contemporary and animal kingdom are probably wondering how to get the bands since guest staying at those hotels are allowed to have them. The kiosks are probably all over and some of the DVC children want to buy some of the cool things they see.

Hey we all have to tell our kids they can't buy things they want, but to me Disney should have chosen hotels that didn't seem to segment its guests for some to be part of the test and others staying (paying the same if not much higher room rates) are not.
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Old 08-07-2013, 11:00 AM   #150
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Hello fellow September travelers! I posted this info over on one of the "main" fp+ threads but thought I would post it here too since it could affect us the most and I wanted to make sure you all saw it!

A friend sent me this link asking about magic bands. The link is to a photo of magic bands posted by a Disney travel agent. In the comments of the photo, the TA says since August 1st they have been receiving bands for guests arriving in September that have been chosen to test. So far they’ve had clients staying at Pop, Contemporary, WL and CSR and CBR.

I don't want to get too excited because we might be at a resort where they haven't rolled out magic bands yet but it looks like they are expanding the resorts in September. I think it would be really fun to test and if we run into any issues we will just opt out and use KTTW.

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fb...type=1&theater

(BTW, I don't know this agent just wanted everyone to be able to read the comments on the photo for themselves so if I need to remove the link please let me know.)
This is really making me crazy! I haven't been this stressed over a vacation detail since waiting for dessert party adrs to open up! LOL! Fingers crossed...emails checked hourly...arriving September 4...staying at CSR...really really would love to be a tester! Come on Disney, don't let me down!!!!
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