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Old 09-03-2013, 05:18 PM   #2566
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I'm not sure if they're in this thred or another one, but I know I have seen 3 separate people post about making ghost ressies and cancelling once they got their bands, and everything worked out fine.

One was from someone who is currently there and the other 2 were from people who had just returned and said they had no issues with the MB's and were even able to use them as room keys for the Contemporary and Y & B resorts.
But those hotel's have been in the test program so of course they would work there.

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Old 09-03-2013, 05:25 PM   #2567
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But those hotel's have been in the test program so of course they would work there.

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Say a thread that said it also worked at SSR that's not a test resort. Worse comes to worse it just won't open that hotel door.
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Old 09-03-2013, 08:04 PM   #2568
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But those hotel's have been in the test program so of course they would work there.

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Really not sure then, as I don't know why they would book a ghost if they were already getting the MB's, but I know people have posted about being at WDW and being able to use the MB's at a non-test resort.
I'll just say that I know of someone personally (at OKW right now) who booked a ghost ressie and cancelled it and their MB's are working for them... not sure if the OKW was brought into the test program or not
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Old 09-03-2013, 08:22 PM   #2569
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Really not sure then, as I don't know why they would book a ghost if they were already getting the MB's, but I know people have posted about being at WDW and being able to use the MB's at a non-test resort.
I'll just say that I know of someone personally (at OKW right now) who booked a ghost ressie and cancelled it and their MB's are working for them... not sure if the OKW was brought into the test program or not
OKW is not a MB test resort.
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Old 09-03-2013, 08:23 PM   #2570
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Really not sure then, as I don't know why they would book a ghost if they were already getting the MB's, but I know people have posted about being at WDW and being able to use the MB's at a non-test resort.
I'll just say that I know of someone personally (at OKW right now) who booked a ghost ressie and cancelled it and their MB's are working for them... not sure if the OKW was brought into the test program or not
Their FP+ worked fine also?
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Old 09-03-2013, 08:40 PM   #2571
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Yes... they haven't had any problems with FP+ or dining ressies, etc.
As I've said before, I'm just going on what others have said as personally, I'm not in favour of this sneaky way of getting MB's and find the whole process a little off-putting.
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Old 09-04-2013, 09:23 AM   #2572
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So I heard the story book princess meet and greet is opening mid sept. here's hoping they have fastpass + for it!!! Fingers crossed!
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Old 09-04-2013, 11:48 AM   #2573
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Staying at BWV - no FP+ for us!

Oh well, we'll get the last hurrah of regular fastpass I suppose.
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Old 09-04-2013, 01:06 PM   #2574
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Remember me? Booked one day room only at Pop. Didn't check in. Didn't cancel. Got bands in mail. Booked FP+. Arrived today at Wilderness Lodge today which is not a testing hotel. Lady at the desk tested them. They opened the WL room on first try. Will test FP+ later tonight.

And they unlocked a Dragon in Disney Infinity too. Best $135 I ever spent.
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Old 09-04-2013, 01:42 PM   #2575
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Remember me? Booked one day room only at Pop. Didn't check in. Didn't cancel. Got bands in mail. Booked FP+. Arrived today at Wilderness Lodge today which is not a testing hotel. Lady at the desk tested them. They opened the WL room on first try. Will test FP+ later tonight.

And they unlocked a Dragon in Disney Infinity too. Best $135 I ever spent.
Did you bring up the bands or did the lady at the desk question you about them? Was she nice about it? How did she "test" it?
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Old 09-04-2013, 01:46 PM   #2576
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Remember me? Booked one day room only at Pop. Didn't check in. Didn't cancel. Got bands in mail. Booked FP+. Arrived today at Wilderness Lodge today which is not a testing hotel. Lady at the desk tested them. They opened the WL room on first try. Will test FP+ later tonight.

And they unlocked a Dragon in Disney Infinity too. Best $135 I ever spent.
It unlocked something in Infinity for us, but I'm not sure what it was, I thought it was suppose to be a whole new toy box board or something.

Anyways, glad to hear it worked for you, hope you have a very magical vacation
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Old 09-04-2013, 02:44 PM   #2577
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Remember me? Booked one day room only at Pop. Didn't check in. Didn't cancel. Got bands in mail. Booked FP+. Arrived today at Wilderness Lodge today which is not a testing hotel. Lady at the desk tested them. They opened the WL room on first try. Will test FP+ later tonight.

And they unlocked a Dragon in Disney Infinity too. Best $135 I ever spent.
Yep, I remember you! Glad it's worked out for you. I know you really wanted to experience the MB but was at WL. Have a great vacation! Report back after your trip how you liked everything!
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Old 09-04-2013, 03:01 PM   #2578
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Just in case anyone is wondering, we did a ghost reservation, got the magic bands, scheduled FP+, and then cancelled the ghost reservation. We checked in today at WL (a non-testing resort), and everything has worked great so far! We used the magic bands for the Magical Express, to open our room at WL, to get into DHS, and to use a FP+. The only problem we've had so far is with dining. It had us enter a PIN, and I entered the one I (THINK) I set up, but it said the PIN was invalid. But they said guest relations could fix that for us. So overall, it's worked perfectly -- aside from the obvious questionable ethics
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Old 09-04-2013, 03:13 PM   #2579
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Just in case anyone is wondering, we did a ghost reservation, got the magic bands, scheduled FP+, and then cancelled the ghost reservation. We checked in today at WL (a non-testing resort), and everything has worked great so far! We used the magic bands for the Magical Express, to open our room at WL, to get into DHS, and to use a FP+. The only problem we've had so far is with dining. It had us enter a PIN, and I entered the one I (THINK) I set up, but it said the PIN was invalid. But they said guest relations could fix that for us. So overall, it's worked perfectly -- aside from the obvious questionable ethics
Ha ha! Thanks for reporting back, as I know a LOT of people were wondering about if it would work!
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Old 09-04-2013, 03:31 PM   #2580
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Just in case anyone is wondering, we did a ghost reservation, got the magic bands, scheduled FP+, and then cancelled the ghost reservation. We checked in today at WL (a non-testing resort), and everything has worked great so far! We used the magic bands for the Magical Express, to open our room at WL, to get into DHS, and to use a FP+. The only problem we've had so far is with dining. It had us enter a PIN, and I entered the one I (THINK) I set up, but it said the PIN was invalid. But they said guest relations could fix that for us. So overall, it's worked perfectly -- aside from the obvious questionable ethics
Great news. I am glad to see it working as I plan to cancel our ghost reservation later today. Thanks for updating!

The only people I have seen question the "ethics" of this are those that have been asked to test MB because they happened to have a reservation at a test resort. I am not sure why they are so concerned.
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