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Old 08-10-2013, 11:40 AM   #181
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I actually read all of this. Phew. It was long. I've been watching social networks for a couple months, so you all really confirmed things I'd been extrapolating from that. Which is that every month DIFFERENT hotels test the bands and it's announced about half a month before the month in question happens. WE're getting closer to that mark so I'm hoping this coming week we will find out what hotels so that we can all stop waiting and hoping. Unless they are releasing the bands to everyone in September, it's safe to assume they won't repeat a hotel. So far I haven't seen my hotel (Wildernes Lodge) get tested.

And now I wait.
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Old 08-10-2013, 11:55 AM   #182
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Has French quarter been picked yet? I don't want it

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Old 08-10-2013, 12:06 PM   #183
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It has not been tested as far as I've found. But you can always say no to testing it and stick with the good old fashioned Key to the Kingdom.
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Old 08-10-2013, 12:29 PM   #184
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I'm hoping like crazy French Quarter is picked! You can always opt out of testing. It isn't mandatory. I would like to be a Magic Band guinea pig!
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Old 08-10-2013, 12:41 PM   #185
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Some of the rumors are pointing towards an expansion of the testing in September with more hotels being added onboard, and that the "testing" will continue until every hotel is added to the system, at which point the system is "rolled out". This is a smart idea. Preserves the momentum of the testing going on so far and eliminates the overload to Disney's servers that would likely accompany bringing every hotel online simultaneously later this year.
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Old 08-10-2013, 01:02 PM   #186
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Some of the rumors are pointing towards an expansion of the testing in September with more hotels being added onboard, and that the "testing" will continue until every hotel is added to the system, at which point the system is "rolled out". This is a smart idea. Preserves the momentum of the testing going on so far and eliminates the overload to Disney's servers that would likely accompany bringing every hotel online simultaneously later this year.
Really hoping this rumor is true and that CSR is chosen for Sept! I guess if the 17 day out notifications continue, we should know something towards the end of next week for the first of the Sept guests? I'm feeling hopeful!
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Old 08-10-2013, 01:06 PM   #187
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Some of the rumors are pointing towards an expansion of the testing in September with more hotels being added onboard, and that the "testing" will continue until every hotel is added to the system, at which point the system is "rolled out". This is a smart idea. Preserves the momentum of the testing going on so far and eliminates the overload to Disney's servers that would likely accompany bringing every hotel online simultaneously later this year.
We've all heard it different. LOL. I talked to a CM who said that each month DIFFERENT hotels have been doing it and no hotel has repeated. Once all hotels have had a test month they will roll it out. I don't think we really know anything concrete at this point. Next month could be the same hotels as this month plus some. Or all the hotels that tested this month go off of testing and new ones replace them.
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Old 08-10-2013, 01:13 PM   #188
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We will arrive on September 3 (to the 12th). Staying at Beach Club. Really hoping to try the Magic Bands! Don't really care about the FP+. I'm from Canada, but was able to register with MDE. I check daily for the magic bands, but nothing yet. Fingers crossed!!
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Old 08-10-2013, 01:16 PM   #189
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We've all heard it different. LOL. I talked to a CM who said that each month DIFFERENT hotels have been doing it and no hotel has repeated. Once all hotels have had a test month they will roll it out. I don't think we really know anything concrete at this point. Next month could be the same hotels as this month plus some. Or all the hotels that tested this month go off of testing and new ones replace them.
It makes you wonder how many of these "rumors" have merit or are simply a byproduct of wishful thinking..

If there is to be a testing phase in September, we should expect to be notified around Thursday of this week for guests checking in on the first (should the same 17-day-out procedures be in place).
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Old 08-10-2013, 01:25 PM   #190
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I hope so I really want a magic band....and as one of the pps said I don't really car about fastpass + just want a magic band lol
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I hope so I really want a magic band....and as one of the pps said I don't really car about fastpass + just want a magic band lol
i am really hoping to get mines as well i am 34 days out staying at CR. One thing that stopped on my MDE is the Pop Out Message saying ready for a new king of magic that has stopped showing up for a week now and just logs in normal with no messages.
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Old 08-10-2013, 01:57 PM   #192
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Really hoping this rumor is true and that CSR is chosen for Sept! I guess if the 17 day out notifications continue, we should know something towards the end of next week for the first of the Sept guests? I'm feeling hopeful!
In one of the other MagicBand threads there was a post about a Disney Travel agent recieving MagicBands for their clients arriving in Sept and the resorts were: Pop, Wilderness, Contemporary, CBR and CSR.

We are staying at CSR in Sept and would love to be part of the testing as well!

In fact, today when I clicked on FastPass+ from the My Disney Experience dropdown it forwarded me to the Select a Day page!! The dates displayed were Aug 10th - 14th and then a pop up appeared stating "The selected date must be within at least one party member's FastPass+ selection window."

I am really crossing my fingers that this means my family has been selected!!
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Old 08-10-2013, 02:04 PM   #193
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In one of the other MagicBand threads there was a post about a Disney Travel agent recieving MagicBands for their clients arriving in Sept and the resorts were: Pop, Wilderness, Contemporary, CBR and CSR.

We are staying at CSR in Sept and would love to be part of the testing as well!

In fact, today when I clicked on FastPass+ from the My Disney Experience dropdown it forwarded me to the Select a Day page!! The dates displayed were Aug 10th - 14th and then a pop up appeared stating "The selected date must be within at least one party member's FastPass+ selection window."

I am really crossing my fingers that this means my family has been selected!!
This claim has seemed to be bogus. The travel agent even deleted the original post. Because it isn't done by family, but by hotel. And they've been notifying 17 days out for a while. I think the travel agent was trying to get more people to book through them implying they were more likely to be picked if they did.

I could be wrong but it's a gut feeling I've had since I heard about that claim earlier this week.
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We're at BC at the end of Sept. I'd love to try out the MagicBands, just not so sure about FP+ yet.
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In fact, today when I clicked on FastPass+ from the My Disney Experience dropdown it forwarded me to the Select a Day page!! The dates displayed were Aug 10th - 14th and then a pop up appeared stating "The selected date must be within at least one party member's FastPass+ selection window."

I am really crossing my fingers that this means my family has been selected!!
I have been seeing that calendar page for a couple of weeks now. Although, today it is gone. The thing that I noticed for the last few days is that the August dates are on the top row and October on the bottom. No Sept. , but I am not loosing hope!
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