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Old 09-25-2013, 07:36 AM   #1471
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Woo-hoo! Finally able to make FP+ reservations and customize bands! This will make several of my family members very happy because we can eliminate some of our rope drop days and sleep in or get some pool time in the mornings!

I can't do any Fireworks either except for Fantasmic. I'll keep an eye out since I'd like to book Illuminations one night. I already have the Wishes Dessert party set up.
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Old 09-25-2013, 07:45 AM   #1472
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We are arriving Nov 29th at ASMO and can't get FP+ or MB. The system acts like it will let me, but it does not go past the screen where you choose who the FP+ is for. Hopefully, this is just because we are 65 days out and will clear up soon.
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Old 09-25-2013, 07:47 AM   #1473
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For things like Illuminations, what exactly are you booking? A certain spot?
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Old 09-25-2013, 07:54 AM   #1474
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To my surprise yesterday, I was able to customize our Magic Bands and make Fastpass+ selections. We check into Port Orleans Riverside on November 21st. We paid everything off on Monday through AAA since that's who we booked through. My hunch is that regardless of release dates, since we're paid up, we progressed to the next step. Just a thought for those that are anxiously waiting like I have been.
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Old 09-25-2013, 08:02 AM   #1475
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To my surprise yesterday, I was able to customize our Magic Bands and make Fastpass+ selections. We check into Port Orleans Riverside on November 21st. We paid everything off on Monday through AAA since that's who we booked through. My hunch is that regardless of release dates, since we're paid up, we progressed to the next step. Just a thought for those that are anxiously waiting like I have been.
We haven't paid our trip off yet (will be later this week) but we were able to book FP+ and get MB. We will be arriving Nov 16th.
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Old 09-25-2013, 08:05 AM   #1476
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I was able to customize our magic bands and add fastpass+ selections for some of our days, then had to call IT to add the rest as the system would not allow me to add any fastpass+ selections for November 26-30. IT was super helpful and added my selections and then I was able to go back and adjust the times.
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Old 09-25-2013, 08:08 AM   #1477
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Was anyone able to get the mickey and Minnie meet & greet at adventure outpost animal kingdom? Trying to get it for nov 4th but it says it is closed for refurb. I don't see it listed anywhere that it is supposed to go down for refub.
it was blocked out for me too! maybe it will get added later on, some rides are missing on other days too, thankfully we can keep tweaking our lists if plans change!
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Old 09-25-2013, 08:16 AM   #1478
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Thanks to following this thread, discovered FP+ came available last night. Got a few days of Fastpasses booked, but had to go to bed.

This morning, I tried the Modify Check-In trick and finally got the Personalize Magic Bands to appear. Woohoo!!
Our trip is a split-stay: 5 of us for 3 nights in BLT, then 7 of us for 8 nights in WL. Looks like my group of 5 will be sent 2 magic bands...anyone with magic band experience -- can you confirm if they actually send multiple bands?



Also, for those stressed out about booking FP+. I understand, it is definitely weird and it is tough to try and figure out which ones you should choose and where you think you'll be in the park at a certain period of time. I miss the old days.
BUT, let's remember this. Like it or not, those old days went away about a year ago. Since we now live in a world where you have to come back to the ride for your allotted hour, I am VERY HAPPY to now be able to try and pick my hour. We have days where we will leave the park in the middle of the day and then come back. Very cool, that I can get a Toy Story Midway Mania fastpass for the morning and then a Tower of Terror for the evening, which fits in perfectly with our actual schedule.


Good luck to all of those still waiting on FP+ and Magic Bands to work for you.
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Old 09-25-2013, 08:18 AM   #1479
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Question: The site states, [Your MagicBands will serve as your Disney's Magical Express "tickets"]

Is there a good way to confirm that your Magical Express info is correct?
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Old 09-25-2013, 08:21 AM   #1480
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UGH! I clicked on personalize magicbands, screen popped up to confirm address and but then it says order complete? WHAT? I never got to pick colors or anything. WHAT DO I DO NOW? WHO DO I CALL TO GET THIS FIXED?
Go through the following steps...modify your on line check in, you will probably get an error message at some point, either way...log out of your account and then back in. You should be able to personalize bands. If you can't repeat the process a few times. If that doesn't work call IT at (407) 939-7765 (press #2).

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So personalize magic bands came up for me. No checkin and no need to modify anything. Since we got a split stay at AoA and AKL I guess we get two sets of Magic Bands? If both end up shipping can I use either one or do we have to switch out when changing resorts? I wish we could book some FP+ but it's just not meant to be this trip.
You should be able to use either band for your whole trip. I say should because there are still glitches in this very new system. Definitely bring both bands with you, just in case. I have several bands as well. I just choose a new color each time.

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I am curious if this is now a full rolling out and working with the 60 day window or if it is just testing for November. Are people checking in at the end of November (more then 60 days out) able to do FP+? I guess we will know more when we get to 60 days from December 1st, which would be October 2nd.
Since day guests/off-site guests are not yet included it is not a full roll out. They are starting tests for those people with CMs now. That was the first step for the resort guest process as well.

The people checking in at the end of November have reported being able to customize bands but they cannot make FP+ selections until they are within their 60 day window.


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I just called Disney tech support but they could not assist me, told me to call back beginning of October. I then did online checkin and experienced another issue, so I called back and spoke with CM(Mark?), he was wonderful! He was able to get my magicbands customized and it now appears on the website! It will ship to resort for us at check in. I am able to make changes online up until Oct 12. Best to give it a try and see if it will work for you and then if you have issues, call. Hope all goes well.
Yup, rule #1...if you get a CM that seems clueless or whose information seems wrong say thank you, hang up and call back.
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Old 09-25-2013, 08:22 AM   #1481
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Question: The site states, [Your MagicBands will serve as your Disney's Magical Express "tickets"]

Is there a good way to confirm that your Magical Express info is correct?
You would need to call Disney. You should still get a packet in the mail as well since you will need luggage tags, you just won't need to show the ticket at the ME desk. You will scan your band instead.
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Old 09-25-2013, 08:26 AM   #1482
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How are those checking in on 11/30 getting the ability to customize MBs already? I'm reading about modifying check-in, but you can't check-in onilne until you're 60 days out, so are they modifying it as in changing their check-in date? So confusing

I'm at CBR, has anyone else there been able to go any further (customize, FP+, etc)?
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Old 09-25-2013, 08:27 AM   #1483
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So I have an odd Fastpass+ question.

I am scheduled to be onsite with the following reservations:
November 8-11 - room only
November 11-17 package with 2 day ticket

so the reason for a 2 day ticket is because that is the minimum quantity of ticket that you can get to qualify for a free dining package, plus I will not use it, instead i will turn it in as a credit for an annual pass (been a pass holder for many years).

I just logged into my account to see if I can access the fastpass+ and I can, however after I did 2 reservations, it tells me that I have reached my limit due to quantity of my ticket. Do they not link annual passes to this service?
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Old 09-25-2013, 08:29 AM   #1484
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Hi everyone!

Yesterday, after reading all the posts here, I was able to select my Fast Pass+ choices. I probably will revise some of them, but am THRILLED that Fantasmic was an option on my first day. Less waits with a 4-year-old is good. Hopefully he won't be too scared by it.

Though I initially couldn't see Magic Bands as an option. But I hadn't done the online check-in. After I did that this morning, the Customize Magic Bands popped up immediately. So I think I am all set.

Yay.
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Old 09-25-2013, 08:34 AM   #1485
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You would need to call Disney. You should still get a packet in the mail as well since you will need luggage tags, you just won't need to show the ticket at the ME desk. You will scan your band instead.
Just want to add that as of a couple of weeks ago, you still need the booklet for the RETURN trip to the airport as the DME guys have no way of scanning the bracelets. We only used our bracelets at MCO to go to WDW.
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