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Old 09-13-2013, 11:55 AM   #646
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But if all/almost all of the resorts are "live" by November, what does that mean? Does it mean they will all be FP+ testing and you can get the 3 FP+ as well as pull regular FP? Or does it mean you will only be able to get the 3 FP+ but no regular FP?

I am not happy with being left hanging when my 45 day payoff is rapidly approaching. When I am spending thousands on a trip, I want to know what I am going to get, so I can decide whether or not I want to take the offer. And to be clear, being limited to 3 FP a day will not be good for the way our family vacations. I wouldn't have booked a WDW vacation under those limitations and if the rules are changed midstream, I won't be happy.

WDW needs to clarify ASAP what they are going to do for those traveling in November whose payoff dates are approaching.
I would call IT and say exactly that. I wouldn't call the regular reservations line, because the chances you'll get anyone with updated info are slim.
I know exactly how you are feeling. Because though I am in line to get my two day tickets added to my account, I still have a major issue. I won't be able to upgrade those two day tickets to 10 day tickets until I get there, therefore will be left with whatever is left for fastpass+. I have resigned myself to booking the two days of fastpass+ I qualify for on the last 2 days of our trip, which are December 20th and 21st. That will be when the Christmas crowds are rolling in and the place is packed.
I REALLY REALLY want to know if there is going to be regular fastpass available still, or if they are going to come up with a way to upgrade my ticket before I get there, but so far I am still in the dark.
I am pleased the one issue is hopefully getting sorted, but I am with you 100%. Thousands of dollars for this trip with non refundable DVC point rental, and non refundable plane tickets, is too much money on the line to still not know if I'll actually be able to ride anything without ridiculous standby waits.
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Old 09-13-2013, 11:59 AM   #647
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I have to admit that now that all the resorts are going live for October and its looking like go live will be November 1st I'm getting kind of nervous. It's sort of like we'll be guinea pigs. It's gonna be a very different experience with all resorts added, possibly off site too, and possibly no access to traditional fastpass.
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Old 09-13-2013, 12:04 PM   #648
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But if all/almost all of the resorts are "live" by November, what does that mean? Does it mean they will all be FP+ testing and you can get the 3 FP+ as well as pull regular FP? Or does it mean you will only be able to get the 3 FP+ but no regular FP?

I am not happy with being left hanging when my 45 day payoff is rapidly approaching. When I am spending thousands on a trip, I want to know what I am going to get, so I can decide whether or not I want to take the offer. And to be clear, being limited to 3 FP a day will not be good for the way our family vacations. I wouldn't have booked a WDW vacation under those limitations and if the rules are changed midstream, I won't be happy.

WDW needs to clarify ASAP what they are going to do for those traveling in November whose payoff dates are approaching.
(Check in is oct 31st at POFQ)

The IT guy just told me,

1.that we would still be able to pull regular FP...

2. Oct-Nov. is still testing, not live yet..

3. Every member of the party gets magic bands, this includes babies!.. <<< this still shocks me
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Old 09-13-2013, 12:17 PM   #649
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O my gosh thank you sooooooo much for letting me know..
I just check my account and we have magic bands options!!!!!

Made FP+ Plans...... FYI not a lot of choice for little ones.. :-(

We check in on OCT 31st... at POFQ


Ps. I also called the tech line, b/c my little one is under 3.. And it won't allow me to make FP+ choice for her...
I was told, it doesn't matter if they are under three..
However she will still receive a magic band! <<<<<<< someone please explain
my coworker was a part of the August test group and her son was 2. He got a MB but it was just for "show" He could not charge the credit card, open the room door, get into the park, scan for pass. Since his parents had booked FP for the rides, their child just went with them. They didn't prebook his FP, they just let him on the ride with the parents.
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Old 09-13-2013, 12:21 PM   #650
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(Check in is oct 31st at POFQ)
3. Every member of the party gets magic bands, this includes babies!.. <<< this still shocks me
Magic Bands will be used by a guest for many years. The bands are tied to the person, not the reservation. Disney expects that you will bring them back on future stays. This means that today's 2-year-old could use it again at 4 or 5 years of age.
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Old 09-13-2013, 12:22 PM   #651
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my coworker was a part of the August test group and her son was 2. He got a MB but it was just for "show" He could not charge the credit card, open the room door, get into the park, scan for pass. Since his parents had booked FP for the rides, their child just went with them. They didn't prebook his FP, they just let him on the ride with the parents.

Another benefit, I think: The MB should be able to connect to the profile showing the adult's cell phone number, so it can serve the purpose of CMs being able to contact the parent of a lost child.

And yes, children under 3 have never needed Fast Passes, so it makes sense that they don't need FP+ either.
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Old 09-13-2013, 12:28 PM   #652
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I have to admit that now that all the resorts are going live for October and its looking like go live will be November 1st I'm getting kind of nervous. It's sort of like we'll be guinea pigs. It's gonna be a very different experience with all resorts added, possibly off site too, and possibly no access to traditional fastpass. - See more at: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.....mP0DJGfw.dpuf
I agree. I am getting freaked that the whole system will shut down once all these resorts are in the system causing all sorts of problems.
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Old 09-13-2013, 12:36 PM   #653
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Another benefit, I think: The MB should be able to connect to the profile showing the adult's cell phone number, so it can serve the purpose of CMs being able to contact the parent of a lost child.

And yes, children under 3 have never needed Fast Passes, so it makes sense that they don't need FP+ either.
I think it might do that already. Does anyone know this?
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Another benefit, I think: The MB should be able to connect to the profile showing the adult's cell phone number, so it can serve the purpose of CMs being able to contact the parent of a lost child.
That is a great insight. Leave this tattoos at home. MBs will do the trick!!! Disney's already saving me $$$.
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Old 09-13-2013, 12:43 PM   #656
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Stinks doesn't it? We are OKW owners but aren't staying there until January. Hopefully it is up by then!

I will keep my fingers crossed for you. Hopefully you'll hear good news in the next day or two (along with those staying at Fort Wilderness).
Thanks, I can't wait to check out "your" resort. If you ever want to rent your points in the future, keep me in mind ;-)
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We arrive at POR on November 4th.

I booked at over 500 days out. I had to wait 6+ months for our flights to be released. Wait for MVMCP dates and tickets to be released. Wait over a year for our 180+10 window to open. Wait for Dessert Party dates to go on sale. Now I'm waiting to see if we'll be able to use FP+.

I'm so tired of being patient!
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I have to admit that now that all the resorts are going live for October and its looking like go live will be November 1st I'm getting kind of nervous. It's sort of like we'll be guinea pigs. It's gonna be a very different experience with all resorts added, possibly off site too, and possibly no access to traditional fastpass.
I hear you. I'd been excited and happy to test since August...when I knew what that involved. Now it's back to not know how it's going to be and I'm nervous about it. Scared it's going to be a train-wreck of problems with everyone live. Worried about FP- not being available. Without it, I wouldn't have wanted to test.

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(Check in is oct 31st at POFQ)

The IT guy just told me,

1.that we would still be able to pull regular FP...

2. Oct-Nov. is still testing, not live yet..

3. Every member of the party gets magic bands, this includes babies!.. <<< this still shocks me
If I trusted the IT CM's, this would reassure me.....but does help just little bit.
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We arrive at POR on November 4th.

I booked at over 500 days out. I had to wait 6+ months for our flights to be released. Wait for MVMCP dates and tickets to be released. Wait over a year for our 180+10 window to open. Wait for Dessert Party dates to go on sale. Now I'm waiting to see if we'll be able to use FP+.

I'm so tired of being patient!
Man I could I written this myself... except I'd have to add free dining release to that list of waits too. Planning this trip has been too much excitement for me.
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We arrive at POR on November 4th.

I booked at over 500 days out. I had to wait 6+ months for our flights to be released. Wait for MVMCP dates and tickets to be released. Wait over a year for our 180+10 window to open. Wait for Dessert Party dates to go on sale. Now I'm waiting to see if we'll be able to use FP+.

I'm so tired of being patient!
I haven't been waiting as long as you.. but I get it. I've carefully planned this "Disney bucket list" Christmas surprise trip from start to finish. I rented the points in the spring, I made my ADR's the day they opened up, booked my carriage ride, my MVMCP tickets, waited for the candlelight processional, still waiting for the Wishes dessert party. I've never spent this much on a trip or planned one in this much detail. And it's all being blown to smithereens by not knowing if and when I can book Fastpasses or if I will have access to regular fastpass.
I am going at a busier time than any of our trips because I thought "I've got this, I know how to tour and use fastpass, we'll be ok."

And now? I have no clue.
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