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  1. EagleScout

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    Is that post regarding magic band correct? Are they there at bc/yc already? Last i heard, they were slated for limited rollout in feb for either bw or akl with others to follow later. Thanks!
     
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  3. Ninja Mom

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    Think of how much money she could make if she shipped them out to all of us waiting for our vacations to start. The lucky girl would never have to leave the resort! (she would be knee deep in lobster rolls though.. :confused3)

    ~NM
     
  4. LuvLuvLuv

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    I did go thru here... but not the post I actually posted on. I ended up finishing up all of someone's points for $5 per point :worship::cool1: I've had some good deals on points in my time--but never something this amazing. Plus--being that it's January--the points are lower :thumbsup2

    I was only planning on one night, but it was too good, so I ended up with 2. What a steal--I am so excited I can't stand it!! It made it easier to convince DH since we only live 3 miles away.
     
  5. catho72

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    Think she could send some grey goose and gran mariner slushies along with the lobster rolls, too? I'd pay top Disney Dollars for them! ;)
     
  6. MickeyT

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    Sounds like they still have a lot to work out on this. IMO they will have to have a different option than bracelet. A lot of folks don't like things on their wrist. Here is a post from Jim Hill Media yesterday with some of updated information. As with all second hand information proceed on your own>>>>

    Anyway ... So just to recap here: Though the start of official onsite testing of MagicBands has now been quietly pushed back to late February / early March, it's still full speed ahead for the My Disney Experience program. Which Company officials eventually hope will bring that hassle-free, pampered feel of a Disney Cruise to the Walt Disney World Resort vacation experience.

    That said, Disney knows that a lot of people will be paying very close attention to what happens during the initial roll-out / in-park tests of those MagicBands. Which is why -- rather than allowing Guests who are staying at Disney's Boardwalk to have first crack at this particular component of the My Disney Experience program -- the thinking now is that they may need to get away from the Epcot Resorts area. That a far more remote resort might be a better test site for the initial roll-out of MagicBands. Which is why the in-house scuttlebutt now is that Guests staying at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge may wind up being the guinea pigs for this yet-to-be-field-tested-in-a-large-way element of MyMagic+. That it'll be people who've booked packages at AKL who'll be the first to be issued MagicBands.

    But make no mistake, folks. In spite on any privacy concerns that Ed Markey's letter to Bob Iger last week may have raised, the My Disney Experience program is still going forward. The Walt Disney Company has put too much time & money into the development of MyMagic+. Though that said, Mouse House managers recognize that -- given how long it took to educate WDW visitors about the particulars of FASTPASS when that ride reservation system was first introduced back in 1999 -- there'll be a pretty steep education curve with the public when it comes to this much-more-involved use of technology. Especially since some of the more innovative features of the My Disney Experience program (EX: The ability to order quick service meals in advance from anywhere inside of a WDW theme park using your smart phone) aren't expected to come online for a few months yet.


    Link>>>>> Jim Hill Media
     
  7. medicgirl177

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    Mmmmm Grey Goose slushies AND lobster rolls! The idea alone will get me through my day at work!
     
  8. natebenma

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    Might as well throw in some Oreo Bon-Bons from the Marketplace for a well-rounded meal.
     
  9. tnkrbell

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    only one more WAKE UP!! WHOOO HOOOO!!:cool1::cool1:
     
  10. AliceIn

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    :cheer2: Have a safe trip!
     
  11. AliceIn

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    Hi Beth! Welcome to the thread. I'm also going to the BC for the first time in late August.
     
  12. tnkrbell

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    Thanks!!
     
  13. EagleScout

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    Regarding mymagicexperience, for people with bc trips in 60 days or less, is the program giving an option for online checkin (where is it on mme webpage), and does it include prompts for fastpass plus, parade view reservations, etc? Thanks! (We have a bc trip in may, so things may be rolled out by then even if not yet available). And a quick repeat thank you to Dee, who spends so much time (i assume without compensation) to ensure this thread is so nice.
     
  14. natebenma

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    The info on pool hours keeps changing. I would think the pools will at least be open until 10, perhaps longer at the lifeguards discretion if the weather is really warm and the crowds are big. Still may not be late enough if your boys are closing down the parks- well, they could go after AK and EP.

    The quiet pools and hot tubs there are open 24 hours.

    BTW- I have a trip report (Welcome Foolish Muggles, in my signature) from our 4 night stay at the dark side- we were at the Portofino, but I think Hard Rock would have been much better for my family.


    ITA!!!

    I didn't have the opportunity to help plan the class trip we took in June and it drove me crazy!!!


    I'm excited to put your stay into permanent type! I hope your mega-split doesn't give you a splitting headache, but I would totally do the same thing!!!



    I'm sure you can get it without the pail, but I doubt you would get a discount. Almost positive you can switch out soda for milk- Disney just lists the healthier option on the menu. I know when we got burgers from HH, we got French fries, I don't know for sure, but assume that is still the case. Will post the info as soon as someone reports back.



    I'll make the adjustment.


    :welcome:

    So glad to hear you are checking out the Beach Club for your birthday celebration. Let us know if you have any questions.

    I'll add you to the Be Our Guest list on Page 1.

    :cool1:
     
  15. natebenma

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    You assume correctly!

    You are welcome, and I appreciate the encouraging words!

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    :welcome: We're heading to Yacht Club (apparently the dark side:eek:) for the first time in late August and are so excited too!:cool1: I just said to my DH last night, would it be wrong to get a birthday button and say we are celebrating my 40th while at Disney...I turn 40 in June and we're not going till August? He says it's too far away. :(

    Loving this thread too, so much info and so much fun to follow along. Thanks Dee!:thumbsup2
     
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    Congrats! That's a great deal!

    I think the Oreo Bon-Bons would be the perfect ending for this meal :)
     
  18. ALMinVA

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    Im in HEAVEN...

    ok so i did not get those magic bands, we have annual passes and just got room keys. Getting into the parks and the parking lots were no problems as you just wave your room key on the Mickey and thats what opens everything.
    On EMH at animal kingdom, they had guests using room keys - we had paper annual passes and it was no problem, they had cms with handheld devices scanning paper tickets.

    Loving the YC, spent a few hours at SAB yesterday before our yachtsman reservation - kids went to beaches and cream and the arcade with a kids nite out sitter and we adults had a nice steak!

    Today - is the day, I am lobster roll bound!!! Hurricane Hannahs here we come! Its illuminations cruise night for Dh's birthday and resort play day - I will take pictures. I am a lobster roll fan, its all i ever order when we visit New Hampshire in July!!!

    Have to run, kids want breakfast -
    will be back! only sad part so far is we missed Teena!!!! All the confusion of dh's delayed flight set us back and we never made it over :(

    ill be back with more info and pictures!
     
  19. lililoo12

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    You do get a discount if you order a kids meal no pail and shovel. We accumulated so many, wish i knew sooner. That free pail is not really free. I think they took 2 bucks off
     
  20. EagleScout

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    Dee- thanks for confirming, which confirms my negative opinions of the recent spate of near personal attacks against you and/or the other responders/moderators here. Just like I give my son and my wife (but for different reasons), you get a big "woohoo!" Back to positive things, do you or others have any further update on magic bands/magic plus/fastpass plus? It sounds like bands are not there yet (or are they), but there is rfid on rooms and parks. Is there now rfid on sab admission? Is there 60 day out online reservation, fastpass plus, parade view reservation, etc?
     
  21. Mousemommy1

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    Glad you are all having an amazing time!!!! You deserve it after all it took you to get down there! :thumbsup2
     
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