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Old 08-31-2013, 09:17 AM   #271
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Ok...so....I picked our fastpass+, got the invite for testing magic bands yesterday, but when I click on manage magic bands it takes me to a page talking about linking tickets?! We have to customize them by Sept 5th. What gives?! We purchased a vacation package & everything is linked?!
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Old 08-31-2013, 08:16 PM   #272
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I received my letter in the mail to test the bands on our next visit on Sept 14 thru 17th. My reservation was already attached to bands. Had some trouble putting tickets on, got mine done but having trouble with daughter's. I am able to book fast passes on my band but not daughter's. Spoke to Disney It dept and they are working to fix daughter's band. Can't wait to try it out.
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Old 09-01-2013, 02:19 PM   #273
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So my cruise group over on FB has sent me to query the group. There seems to be a number of people staying at BLT (on the cruise group) who can't get them to show up on their account, and since I saw that the Contemporary was on the list of test resorts for Sept- I was wondering if anyone here is actually at BLT in September and got MB's????
Still trying to figure that out too. We are checking in BLT on 9/20. Half our group has ordered tickets for p/u upon arrival. Two off us are getting APs, but haven't ordered them yet. Haven't seen anything in MDE yet. Hope is comes through soon. Would love to get the bands and test them.
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Old 09-01-2013, 02:48 PM   #274
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Bay Lake Tower is not a test resort for September.
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Old 09-01-2013, 02:54 PM   #275
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We spoke to a CM today who actually listed what hotels were being tested for September. They are as follows:
Pop Century
Animal Kingdom Lodge (Jambo only)
Yacht Club
Beach Club
Art of Animation
Polynesian
Contemporary
Port Orleans Riverside

She said she literally just got the list today and when asked if more hotels would come online in September she did not sound hopeful.

So I guess that is that.
Here are the testing resorts for September.
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Old 09-02-2013, 04:46 AM   #276
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Gonna be in SSR on 10/27-11/3

Here's hoping to be picked! Already have our APs linked to the MDE account. Even did the online check-in just in case that helps. 54 days out! Can't wait!
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Old 09-02-2013, 08:35 AM   #277
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Here now and have to say magic bands as with most over hyped. Sure they are cool but really you use for purchases and park admission. Sure one day will be more interactive. The fast pass system is just ok. Most options are spread out so if your planing on a half day or to speed up your day not so much. The old system works better if you know what your doing. Our options ended up being so spread out did not use a few. The be our guest email was a nice option and did the for lunch. Oh and we have a fridge. In riverside they upgraded us to a princess room. Not that it's an upgrade just more of a walk to the ole mill. Lol.
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Old 09-02-2013, 10:34 AM   #278
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Here now and have to say magic bands as with most over hyped. Sure they are cool but really you use for purchases and park admission. Sure one day will be more interactive. The fast pass system is just ok. Most options are spread out so if your planing on a half day or to speed up your day not so much. The old system works better if you know what your doing. Our options ended up being so spread out did not use a few. The be our guest email was a nice option and did the for lunch. Oh and we have a fridge. In riverside they upgraded us to a princess room. Not that it's an upgrade just more of a walk to the ole mill. Lol.
The more Disney has the direct ability to control crowd flow, the better it is for everyone. This is their way of taking systematic flow control of the guests. You may not even see the impact on a guest level, but this is BIG.
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Old 09-02-2013, 09:37 PM   #279
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If I linked my tickets to my magic bands already, do I still have to pick up my tickets at will-call?
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Old 09-02-2013, 09:45 PM   #280
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If I linked my tickets to my magic bands already, do I still have to pick up my tickets at will-call?
Good question! I just assumed the bands were my new tickets!
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Old 09-03-2013, 07:14 AM   #281
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If I linked my tickets to my magic bands already, do I still have to pick up my tickets at will-call?
I'd still pick up my tickets at will call. Being this is still testing it is possible you may run into a few bumps. This way if you get to a park and the bands don't work for whatever reason you will have your physical tickets as a back up.
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Old 09-03-2013, 09:06 AM   #282
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I actually changed hotels to be able to participate. Wanted to try something new since we have been to the parks many times. We are going at the end of October, and when I swtiched from ASMu to POP, I made sure that we would be getting the magic bands and she said Oh yes, that is part of the test. Very happy we did, gave me something to do over the weekend and planned it all out! So excited!
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Old 09-03-2013, 07:41 PM   #283
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I'm going to POR for my honeymoon at the end of September and I have been able to customize my Magic Band 26 days in advance.
But I'm Canadian so I will only get them at the resort.
I have also been picking fastpass+ for attraction
I haven't been able to get any Be Our Guest Fastpass+
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Old 09-03-2013, 07:57 PM   #284
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I got picked for this. I customized the bands, but why do they have to mail them to me? Why can't I just get them at the resort? I have not bought my theme park tickets yet so it doesn't let me reserve fast pass plus, so it all seems fairly useless, unless I'm missing something.
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Old 09-03-2013, 08:55 PM   #285
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How to pack Magic Bands? And should I put them in my purse/carry on luggage or send it through the belt?
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