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Old 08-22-2013, 08:48 AM   #76
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Hi again! Question... It was stated on another thread that you have to do online check in to be eligible for the MBs. Does anyone know? I really didn't want to do online check in in case there was a chance at check in for a different room/request.

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I've been asking the same question. In one thread, everyone insists you have to do online checkin, in another people have said that they didn't but were still able to do FP+/MBs, some said only at the 30 day mark, though, and in another the claim was without online checkin you can do FP+ but only get the grey bands. :headdesk: It's really frustrating me, because we check in 10/10 and there have been reports of those dates being open for FP+ bookings already. I'll check in online if I absolutely have to, but I'd prefer not since we booked our room through Expedia and they had trouble putting a room request on it (want to try for a king bed).

I really this is all in a testing phase so some confusion is unavoidable, but really? This is unreal!
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Old 08-22-2013, 08:51 AM   #77
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This was definitely not true for me. I have not (and do not plan to) check-in online and was able to customize my MagicBand and get Fastpass+ selections no problem. The MagicBand option just popped up on Monday and the band itself is being delivered today. whoo hoo
How many days before arrival did the options appear? Am I just stressing too soon? And did you make your selections through the MDE website or app?

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Old 08-22-2013, 08:56 AM   #78
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How many days before arrival did the options appear? Am I just stressing too soon?
I am wondering the same thing. Checking into BC on 10/5! Any bands for Oct yet?
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I'm starting to have second thoughts about BC is there really only a 50% chance of getting a balcony? That's important to us....and I also read how you may be stuck walking endless halls and turns to your room. Are the buildings I should request to be closer to SAB...or Epcot? Last year we stayed at GF and were spooked I think. It was nice having a large balcony and everything being compact.
There is no guarantee of a full balcony. You could switch to the YC if a balcony is a must have.

The resort is all in one building, so most likely you will not have to walk as far in a BC hallway as you would at a resort that has many separate buildings. There are a few room locations that are a little bit of a longer walk than others. But I think that part of that is the fact that walking down hallways is very boring. We stayed in the Tahiti building at the Poly, and that was a long walk - longer than any BC hallway.
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So....just wondering...I just found my way to the "old" Disney website trying to find a place to add celebrations to the ADR's which apparently we can no longer do ourselves without calling. I managed to get it done for BOG weeks ago, but none of the others are giving me the option. Anyways, I read that maybe I could do it on the old site. Tried, but it's not able to pull up the dining reservations at this time. Okay. BUT I looked at the resort reservations details and noticed that in Room Category Type is listed "Garden View" and we booked Standard View. Do you think that means they upgraded us to a Garden View?

It would be nice...we'll be on the plane this time tomorrow!!
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Old 08-22-2013, 09:15 AM   #81
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Thanks for starting another thread, Dee.

I haven't received any notification to sign-in for or participate in the trial. I've been periodically checking MDE and have successfully ordered Magic Bands and also managed to do my selection on FP+.

My dates are 30 Sep - 7 Oct. At time of writing, FP+ is not available on 30 Sep but I had no problems with selections from 1 - 6 Oct. Looks like the test might be opened to early October guests as well.

As I live in Australia, I do not expect the MB to be shipped out to me; but rather they should be waiting at the desk. For those interested, I did put my Australian address in as the shipping address.

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I just wanted to let you know that according to Andre who handles the POR thread that tech is having a problem with FP+ for the Sept. 30th. You may want to keep trying for that date.
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I found my way over here. It's really hot here ... yesterday on way to classroom at 8 AM it was 105.

Lily was very excited to see me at the airport!!!!

Thanks Dee for all your hard work here.

Quick answer: A garden view will NOT be a view of a parking lot. It will be a view of something green ... although it definitely could be dense woods and no garden. A true description of the garden view at the BC would be: "View of Something Green that is not a roof."

Hope everybody is having a wonderful time. And I sure hope Rosa's family will have some wonderful non-sick days before heading home. Jay, I'm glad pixie dust hit you and I wish I was there for a family hug!!
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Just woke up back at home from a week at BC. Our family fell in love with the resort. The location was ideal, food options were great (we were not on DDP), the smell of the lobby, our mousekeeping, the size of the room, SAB...it was all fantastic. It's hard to imagine staying anywhere else. We visited GF and the Poly (our other resort wish list locations) and they did not feel as comfortable to us as BC.

Now it's off to unpack, do laundry, get the kiddos off to school, then start to sort through the thousands of pics that we took and our photopass pics.

Eventually I hope to get a trip report done.
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Teena: Glad you arrived safe!!!

I bet Lily was looking for Mickey to exit the plane too
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Just woke up back at home from a week at BC. Our family fell in love with the resort. The location was ideal, food options were great (we were not on DDP), the smell of the lobby, our mousekeeping, the size of the room, SAB...it was all fantastic. It's hard to imagine staying anywhere else. We visited GF and the Poly (our other resort wish list locations) and they did not feel as comfortable to us as BC.

Now it's off to unpack, do laundry, get the kiddos off to school, then start to sort through the thousands of pics that we took and our photopass pics.

Eventually I hope to get a trip report done.
So glad you enjoyed it!! It's hard NOT to fall in love with the place.

I am always shaking my head when I see people saying it's their least favorite resort
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Someone asked a few pages back about the old blue H2O+ toiletries. The Marketplace sold the bath gel or the after sun gel only when i was there in July. (I cant remember which gel it was....sorry!). In the health club, it is available in the dispensers in the shower....unfortunately you can't take that with you as they are attached to the wall.

The Aquatics line is available on the H2O+ website for purchase. I have also found them at Carsons (a Midwest department store). This scent is my favorite as well! The new grapefruit line is growing on me but my heart will always be with Aquatics.

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Maybe we should all sport a shiner while we are at BC to be result recognized by our fellow YC/BC peeps while on vacation! It can be our new LGMH and it's a lot more obvious than the laminated Sunken Treasure recipe card!

Thanks for the live reports everyone! You rock for taking time out of your vacation to keep us all living vicariously through you!

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I am wondering the same thing. Checking into BC on 10/5! Any bands for Oct yet?
I'm still waiting on my 30th Sep check in...
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