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Old 09-08-2013, 11:15 AM   #286
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Oh my gosh, I am 64 days away! I am so stalking my MDE this is so crazy. Every day I log onto the computer and my first two things are check MDE to see if I anything has changed there then I head over here to see what all of you are experiencing. Is this nuts? I really wish those of you who are 60 days or less with stays starting in Nov would give us some good news.... anything even a morsel would be nice.
Well, hopefully in a few days I will be able to have some news .
Right there with you! Although I do try to not check MDE every day. Not working so good.

55 days left and still no change at MDE. But I will, just for you, keep checking and let you know if there is a change!
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Old 09-08-2013, 12:00 PM   #287
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I've only been casually following this thread so for those of you who are less than 60 days out and still can't customize MBs, why do you suspect that is? Perhaps their resort is not one that is participating at their travel times?

I'll be at the 60 day mark next weekend, staying at CSR. Now I'm concerned! Have there been any educated guesses as to the participating November resorts for testing (assuming they ARE testing in November)??
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Old 09-08-2013, 12:20 PM   #288
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I've only been casually following this thread so for those of you who are less than 60 days out and still can't customize MBs, why do you suspect that is? Perhaps their resort is not one that is participating at their travel times?

I'll be at the 60 day mark next weekend, staying at CSR. Now I'm concerned! Have there been any educated guesses as to the participating November resorts for testing (assuming they ARE testing in November)??
Rumors for November MBs have ranged to full roll out of all resorts, to no new resorts added. You haven't missed much! It will only be confirmed, it appears, that your resort is not participating in November testing if by mid-October you are still not able to customize the MBs.
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Old 09-08-2013, 01:39 PM   #289
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I am sorry, but I have to disagree. I don't think it is all about attitude. I should be happy to wait in a 2+ hour line just because I am at Disney?!?! The problem I have, and most people have with the whole system is we have come to expect a certain type of vacation from Disney. This whole system has flipped that. No one knows what to expect. People are getting nervous, and I for one, don't blame them. Our family has never waited in a line longer than 20 mins because we knew how to work the FP system plus always arrive for RD. This has been the same for whenever we go whether it be June or Dec or Nov (now we haven't gone Xmas week or Easter week). I don't think it will be a problem with this trip, but who knows what will happen after this whole thing goes live with everyone using it. I don't think it is ridiculous for people to ponder cancelling trips. My dollars and time are precious. I won't be spending them on a vacation that I deem not worth it anymore. If in the end, offsiters don't get to book FP+s until the day of and all the TSM FP+s are gone 60 days out, we will go elsewhere. Might sound ridiculous to some, but I don't buy tickets to Disney to sit on a bench. I buy tickets to Disney to ride rides. Now with all of that said, do I really think it will come to that?? No. I think that once this system rolls out fully people will learn it and will be able to use it to its full advantage just like they do with the reg FP right now.
EXACTLY! If we are using vacation time and a lot of money, I want to get at least a similar experience as past trips to WDW. I do not want an inferior one. We go early....usually not rope drop......and can easily pull 6-8 FP a day. We are ride junkies, not waiting-in-line junkies. We go at lower crowd times because we HATE crowds and waiting in lines. I am in no mood to be limited to 3 FP.

Forgive me for not being so grateful that WDW let me in the gates that I happily accept any limitations they place on me. I can't simply pop on a huge pair of rose colored glasses and pretend that 3 FP a day is just as good as 6-8. Sorry, I have math skills.

Again, having been to Universal a few times and discovering how much I LOVED their FOTL privileges for onsite guests, I can say with certainty that WDW is on the verge of losing me (and others like me) who are not entranced by the idea of waiting in line after line after line. If a line is longer than 20 minutes, I am not getting in it.

WDW charges more every day and if they severely limit the number if FP I can pull, what's in it for me? FP+ essentially benefits WDW, and doesn't really do much for the visitor. Geez, unless you showed up in the afternoon, who COULDN'T pull at least 3 FP a day?

Again, simple math says 3 is not as good as 6 to 8. Attitude can't change facts. And being oblivious while walking around singing the Rubbertree Plant song is not my style.
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Old 09-08-2013, 02:00 PM   #290
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For those panicking - remember that the October rollout didn't happen until August 22 or so. Nothing has been officially announced for November, and it's entirely possible that nothing will be until around the same time this month. While most of us will be within 60 days when that happens, they're probably more concerned with timely getting the MBs out to those people arriving on 11/1. No need to panic.

Those of us that have spoken to CMs specifically about this have heard very promising things. For now, I'd just say hang right, and we'll probably know for sure in about 2 weeks or so.
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Old 09-08-2013, 02:29 PM   #291
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For those panicking - remember that the October rollout didn't happen until August 22 or so. Nothing has been officially announced for November, and it's entirely possible that nothing will be until around the same time this month. While most of us will be within 60 days when that happens, they're probably more concerned with timely getting the MBs out to those people arriving on 11/1. No need to panic.

Those of us that have spoken to CMs specifically about this have heard very promising things. For now, I'd just say hang right, and we'll probably know for sure in about 2 weeks or so.
We arrive on 11/2. So I hope they decide to be timely about getting me our MBs if the testing is extended at POR
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Old 09-08-2013, 03:00 PM   #292
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I staying at AoA in Nov. (we were there in August too) they had MB testing in Sept. Does that mean that it will continue into Nov or does that mean just Sept until full roll out?
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Old 09-08-2013, 03:15 PM   #293
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I called into IT today for a MDE issue and I also asked about MB and FP+ for my Pop stay in November. He said we will definitely get MB's and FP+'s but the system should allow this happen around the 40 day mark prior to arrival.
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Old 09-08-2013, 03:17 PM   #294
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I staying at AoA in Nov. (we were there in August too) they had MB testing in Sept. Does that mean that it will continue into Nov or does that mean just Sept until full roll out?
If they had it in September, they will have it in October and November too. Disney hasn't stopped MB use at any resort.
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I called into IT today for a MDE issue and I also asked about MB and FP+ for my Pop stay in November. He said we will definitely get MB's and FP+'s but the system should allow this happen around the 40 day mark prior to arrival.
More possible evidence of a full rollout by 11/1.
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More possible evidence of a full rollout by 11/1.
For currently testing resorts. Still not sure what to expect for those not testing. Do you all think the rest will go live together? Or a staggered approach? Any theories?
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Old 09-08-2013, 03:48 PM   #297
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We're arriving Nov. 2 also, at BWV, and really hoping to get MBs! When I spoke to a CM the other night about a problem with MDE, I asked about adding testing resorts for November. She claimed that they have no knowledge yet of any plans past October.
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I think another group of resorts will be added soon. Maybe this week for end of Oct/nov arrivals. I have no insider info, just from what I have read online and sense of how the system has been operating. I think we will see a third and fourth group of resorts added, and then go live in Jan. With the elimination of reg. Fastpass to follow in spring. Gradual changes are easier for the system to accommodate, as well as, the public.
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If they had it in September, they will have it in October and November too. Disney hasn't stopped MB use at any resort.
Thank you! I haven't been following too closely all the tests.

When we were there in Aug. a CM told a lady wearing a MB that she was not supposed to also get FP through the machine. (This was at Buzz) the lady said the resort told her she could double dip. Anyone else hear about CMs restricting the FP machines?
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EXACTLY! If we are using vacation time and a lot of money, I want to get at least a similar experience as past trips to WDW. I do not want an inferior one. We go early....usually not rope drop......and can easily pull 6-8 FP a day. We are ride junkies, not waiting-in-line junkies. We go at lower crowd times because we HATE crowds and waiting in lines. I am in no mood to be limited to 3 FP.

Forgive me for not being so grateful that WDW let me in the gates that I happily accept any limitations they place on me. I can't simply pop on a huge pair of rose colored glasses and pretend that 3 FP a day is just as good as 6-8. Sorry, I have math skills.

Again, having been to Universal a few times and discovering how much I LOVED their FOTL privileges for onsite guests, I can say with certainty that WDW is on the verge of losing me (and others like me) who are not entranced by the idea of waiting in line after line after line. If a line is longer than 20 minutes, I am not getting in it.

WDW charges more every day and if they severely limit the number if FP I can pull, what's in it for me? FP+ essentially benefits WDW, and doesn't really do much for the visitor. Geez, unless you showed up in the afternoon, who COULDN'T pull at least 3 FP a day?

Again, simple math says 3 is not as good as 6 to 8. Attitude can't change facts. And being oblivious while walking around singing the Rubbertree Plant song is not my style.
All I have to say is good riddance and shorter lines for the rest of us.
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