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Old 08-30-2013, 04:07 AM   #91
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Not reading thru the whole thread to see what has been said but we saw a few people using the magicbands to fastpass rides. What a slow system, they will have to improve the speed for them to work. Sounds good to just touch your band and ride but waiting for the system to accept each rider was so slow, I would say approx 6 paper fastpass riders were going thru for each magicband.
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Not reading thru the whole thread to see what has been said but we saw a few people using the magicbands to fastpass rides. What a slow system, they will have to improve the speed for them to work. Sounds good to just touch your band and ride but waiting for the system to accept each rider was so slow, I would say approx 6 paper fastpass riders were going thru for each magicband.
That's not a good sign at all
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I think it will quicken up as time goes on. They have a scanner each side of the entrance so two can do it at a time. It just needs time for CM's and users to get used to using both at once rather than all waiting for one scanner. They are still very much a novelty at moment. Can't tell you number of times we have used bands for dining and/or snacks etc and CM serving us has said it's the first time they have processed a transaction that way. Never a problem they all seem well trained just still not many in use yet. Staff very keen to see what we think of them. I am a big fan. Having said that I do think that a lot of people won't like them as FP plus does add a lot of structure to your day as you work round what you have planned in. We find ourselves constantly clock watching to check we don't miss times. I'm sure that wont be for everyone
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Old 08-31-2013, 01:00 PM   #94
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DS out there just now and absolutely loving them. Has booked his FP+ for what he wants and then picks up paper FPs for other rides in between. The other evening he and DGF decided late on to head over to HS after a chill out day at AKL and dinner at Boma. Booked FP+ for TSM, Rock and Roller Coaster and then Star Tours followed by Fantasmic then set off. Knew before they headed out what they would get on.

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DS out there just now and absolutely loving them. Has booked his FP+ for what he wants and then picks up paper FPs for other rides in between. The other evening he and DGF decided late on to head over to HS after a chill out day at AKL and dinner at Boma. Booked FP+ for TSM, Rock and Roller Coaster and then Star Tours followed by Fantasmic then set off. Knew before they headed out what they would get on.

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That's good.

The only issue is once FP+ comes out of testing there will be no paper FP only the + which is what I am waiting to see. Be interest what people think once it is rolled out as I think there will be more competition for the popular FP+.
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Old 09-01-2013, 12:33 PM   #96
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Any word on linking the ultimate ticket??? We are travelling on 29th of September, and I just saw on the MDE page, that we are getting Magic Bands as we're in POR.

However we have booked all aspects of our trip separately, (flights through normal, accommodation through our CM friend who will be staying with us. And park tickets through the UK website).

So our room is in a separate booking to our tickets if you get what I mean? Will we be able to add the 14 day ticket to our Magic Band when we're there?

I'm confusing myself, as I hadn't really banked on Magic Bands being part of our trip this year!!!!

Shoulda stuck with CSR like we'd planned!

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Any word on linking the ultimate ticket??? We are travelling on 29th of September, and I just saw on the MDE page, that we are getting Magic Bands as we're in POR.

However we have booked all aspects of our trip separately, (flights through normal, accommodation through our CM friend who will be staying with us. And park tickets through the UK website).

So our room is in a separate booking to our tickets if you get what I mean? Will we be able to add the 14 day ticket to our Magic Band when we're there?

I'm confusing myself, as I hadn't really banked on Magic Bands being part of our trip this year!!!!

Shoulda stuck with CSR like we'd planned!

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I have the 14 Day as part of my package and the ticket's now been added to MDE successfully, so I imagine with a ticket code / order number it'll be fine for you...

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I've just checked in (60 days to go!) and I'm at the YC.

The option to book FP + is down the side but when I click it, it only shows up thi weeks dates then an error message crops ups with "must select dates within reservation window" but it doesnt let me change the dates to my holiday dates?!

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I've just checked in (60 days to go!) and I'm at the YC.

The option to book FP + is down the side but when I click it, it only shows up thi weeks dates then an error message crops ups with "must select dates within reservation window" but it doesnt let me change the dates to my holiday dates?!

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You may be a little early. I dont know if this is working on the same principle as the ADRs, but those only go 'live' for reservations at 6 am on the day your window opens and we have about an hour to go for EST to catch up with us
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You may be a little early. I dont know if this is working on the same principle as the ADRs, but those only go 'live' for reservations at 6 am on the day your window opens and we have about an hour to go for EST to catch up with us
Ahh thanks! I didnt think of that!

Also, my other half has just set up a MDE account and now his tickets have dissapeared from my view goodness me I'm so baffled by this entire process!
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I don't have our tickets as they're part of a package with Virgin Hols.
I called Disney a couple of times and they said that Virgin needed to do something for the tickets to appear on their system. At 30 days out I was able to get the tickets added by Disney (still had to call them again to do this). Prior to the 30 days they were still telling me they were waiting on Virgin.

But if you have the tickets in hand you shouldn't have this problem!
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An update from WDW Technical :

The Magic Bend testing only runs up to the end of Oct, so those of us who are checking in from 1st Nov onwards shouldnt have the ability to book any FP+ or customise any Magic Bands.

Guests that check in on or before the 31st Oct and are in the testing resorts will have the option to do this for their entire stay. But they are currently not adding any November/December guests into the testing mix.

She said that there would be an email (heard that before..!) going out to all November check ins if the testing phase is extended into the month. But currently we are not able to do anything more than simply online check in and continue to book ADRS.

Hope this helps some of you!

Oh and the issue of tickets not appearing in your recervations for other members of your party is all down to the setting that that person has in their " my friends and family" section. It needs to be set at "View all my activities".
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An update from WDW Technical :

The Magic Bend testing only runs up to the end of Oct, so those of us who are checking in from 1st Nov onwards shouldnt have the ability to book any FP+ or customise any Magic Bands.

Guests that check in on or before the 31st Oct and are in the testing resorts will have the option to do this for their entire stay. But they are currently not adding any November/December guests into the testing mix.

She said that there would be an email (heard that before..!) going out to all November check ins if the testing phase is extended into the month. But currently we are not able to do anything more than simply online check in and continue to book ADRS.

Hope this helps some of you!

Oh and the issue of tickets not appearing in your recervations for other members of your party is all down to the setting that that person has in their " my friends and family" section. It needs to be set at "View all my activities".
Reading that you had me feeling gutted, but we check in on the 28th October at Poly and so should be able to have the Magic bands and FP+ for the whole trip
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I don't have our tickets as they're part of a package with Virgin Hols.
I called Disney a couple of times and they said that Virgin needed to do something for the tickets to appear on their system. At 30 days out I was able to get the tickets added by Disney (still had to call them again to do this). Prior to the 30 days they were still telling me they were waiting on Virgin.

But if you have the tickets in hand you shouldn't have this problem!
We have booked virgin too and are 35 days out. MDE is in order,bands are customised but can't add tickets to access FP .virgin told me tickets won't arrive till 2 weeks before dep so there's nothing I can do. What exactly did you get Disney to do to add tickets?and do you know which dept you phoned?x
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