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Old 10-17-2013, 03:27 PM   #301
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I just checked in online (I arrive 12/14) and immediately saw a change that I could personalize MB's and caught Edna's training. Too funny! I'm still trying to navigate through the whole process. Looks like we can all choose same color or each have different colors, but I wonder if 1 member of our party doesn't want a MB and prefers a card is that okay to order 4 out of a party of 6? My daughter is 2 and I'm not sure she will want to wear a band every day either.
You will get a MagicBand for everyone listed on the order page. If any of those people does not want to use the MagicBand, they can request a KTTW card at check-in. NOTE: Currently, they are automatically issuing KTTW cards along with MagicBands during the test phase.
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Old 10-17-2013, 03:43 PM   #302
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Some info: I am an AP holder and got to test in September. I customized my MB. Two weeks ago, I was in a non-testing Dis Resort, I was able to use it to check in at the security area, it worked to charge to room, get into parks, open my door and was able to make FP+.

My only problem, I spend more with it. LOL!!! That and some of the machines are picky at how Mickey lines up to scan.
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Old 10-17-2013, 07:54 PM   #303
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If I book a room for this upcoming Friday, will I still get MagicBands and FastPass+? That is only a few days from now.

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I made a reservation last Sunday and checked in on Tuesday. I got one of the grey magicbands when I checked in and I have been booking a few FP+, so it should be fine. I booked Soarin two days in a row without any problems.
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Old 10-17-2013, 10:34 PM   #304
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MDE says "customize magic bands" and I'm +58 days out. But when I click on "customize" it brings me to an order saying to confirm my mailing address. Is the customization after I confirm my address? I'm confused. :P
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Old 10-17-2013, 10:57 PM   #305
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MDE says "customize magic bands" and I'm +58 days out. But when I click on "customize" it brings me to an order saying to confirm my mailing address. Is the customization after I confirm my address? I'm confused. :P
Yes it is. They ask you to confirm your address because they will be shipping the bands to you.
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Old 10-18-2013, 10:45 AM   #306
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split stay & early park access

Has anyone done this? We're doing a split stay in 2 weeks, first part POFQ room only. Second part at Poly with package. Question is ~ am I still able to use one of my park days during the room only reservation by visiting guest services? We received a set of bands for each reservation. I know that the POFQ bands are only for room access, just wondering if I would be able to use the Poly bands for park?
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Old 10-18-2013, 11:16 AM   #307
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Customization Window?

I couldn't find this information in the original post. We arrive 12/15 but I am not able to customize our magic bands. It shows our original tickets and AP's but not the bands. I am, however, able to get FP+ for each day of our trip. Any help or guidance will be greatly appreciated.
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Added question: I guess I was assuming that existing tickets and AP's would be replaced with MagicBands...is that correct?
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Old 10-18-2013, 12:03 PM   #308
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Has anyone done this? We're doing a split stay in 2 weeks, first part POFQ room only. Second part at Poly with package. Question is ~ am I still able to use one of my park days during the room only reservation by visiting guest services? We received a set of bands for each reservation. I know that the POFQ bands are only for room access, just wondering if I would be able to use the Poly bands for park?
Nothing is stored on the bands. They each have an embedded chip that simply accesses information in the Disney database. Any information that is in your MDEx profile is accessible by any band assigned to you. Therefore, both of your bands will work for your entire trip. The bands you get for your POFQ stay will continue to work at the Poly and the ones you get for the Poly stay will work at POFQ.

Your tickets are linked to your MDEx profile. Therefore, any band assigned to you will be able to access them. It is expected that guests will bring bands back trip after trip. They will continue to work by accessing whatever is linked to a profile at that time.
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Old 10-18-2013, 12:05 PM   #309
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I couldn't find this information in the original post. We arrive 12/15 but I am not able to customize our magic bands. It shows our original tickets and AP's but not the bands. I am, however, able to get FP+ for each day of our trip. Any help or guidance will be greatly appreciated.
Scott

Added question: I guess I was assuming that existing tickets and AP's would be replaced with MagicBands...is that correct?
If you are staying at a WDW resort your customization window should be open. You may need to do, or re-do, on line check in to get access to the personalization link.

Your tickets won't be replaced by the bands. Your tickets will be linked to your account and you will be able to be accessed by the bands. You can still choose to use a KTTW card if you would prefer. Both options simply have an embedded chip that reads your information from your MDEx profile.
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Old 10-18-2013, 12:48 PM   #310
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Finally started playing with MDE, even though we don't go until April - figured if any problems came up that would give us time to contact IT !

So far, it seems to be going well , everything is showing up, and my friend and I are linked, and I can see her preferred icon.

The only thing is, when I made the ADR's through MDE, we were not linked and so I entered her name and her daughter's name. Right now, her daughter is still listed in my Friends and Family, but I don't think it is the same person since it is either available to Invite or that I can manage. Would it cause any problems if I deleted her? She shows up on our ADR's the same way. But I don't want to accidentally delete someone who needs to be there.

It's kind of fun....I'll see how I feel after I try to add my old UT tickets this weekend !
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Old 10-18-2013, 01:08 PM   #311
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Way too many posts to read through

I have reservations in late January. At what point will I be able to choose magic bands and make fastpass + selections? Is after I do the online check in? Thanks
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Old 10-18-2013, 03:58 PM   #312
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I have reservations in late January. At what point will I be able to choose magic bands and make fastpass + selections? Is after I do the online check in? Thanks
You should be able to at the 60 days or less point once you have a valid ticket attached to your reservation. I had done online check in at the 60 day point but it didn't let me do it until I renewed my AP that expires the end of November. Then I was able to with no problems.
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Old 10-18-2013, 04:17 PM   #313
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You should be able to at the 60 days or less point once you have a valid ticket attached to your reservation. I had done online check in at the 60 day point but it didn't let me do it until I renewed my AP that expires the end of November. Then I was able to with no problems.
So I have to have tickets linked on MDEx to schedule fast pass +? I will be staying at Wilderness Lodge 12/20-12/22. I have purchased my tickets from Orbitz (they are not linked in MDEx). Can I link Orbitz tickets in MDEx. If not, can I still schedule fast pass +?
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Old 10-18-2013, 04:30 PM   #314
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Billionth or so MDE/MickeyBands/FP+ question...

Staying at POP 12/31-1/9. Just was able to customize all 4 MBs. When try to get FP+, parents are OK, kids say "ineligible for Magic My Way" or something like that. Are we just too far out to select FP+? Do I need to do something different with kids? They are linked properly b/c I was able to customize all of our MBs. I thought folks were able to get FP+ at the same time they could customize MBs????
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Do they have valid tickets linked?
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