Discussion in 'Theme Parks Attractions and Strategies' started by Mother Gothel, Dec 1, 2013.
was not able to do it yesterday either. I asked cms and they took it away earlier this week
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So you got Magic Bands and Key to the World cards when you checked in, but the KTTW cards can't be used to spit out paper FP's?
First report. Thanks!
More details please.
Well, maybe I won't try to get FP+ when we go. Seems like we could do more with the old school FP.
yeah. we are staying at beach club
The situation is that with FP+ pulling from the pool of FP positions, "regular" FP is running out of tickets earlier.
If it's allowed. Opting out of the magic bands does not nessesarily mean you get fp-. Just an rfid card that still works pretty much the same. Just ask any one staying at POP.
Good, now EVERYONE in the parks can play with a level playing field.
As far as I know, offsite guests (except the Swan/Dolphin) don't have access to FP+, so I'm not sure if the playing field is level or not. I don't know if they have access to any kind of FP, or if it's just over? Seems strange that there was no word of BC losing the FP- ability. It was all over the boards that it was going to happen at Pop.
... and a pretty sucky playing field if you ask me. (versus how things were before FP+)
Mother Gothel, can you clarify what you mean? Your KTTW card is not pulling paper FP's? Where are you staying at? When did you check in?
so does this means offsite' ers like me have a fighting chance?
All last week we were able to use KTTW to pull FP-. If this is true it must have just happened yesterday. I heard no reports of this while at the parks on Friday.
Mother Gothel, I do not mean to offend, but the CM saying they took it away earlier this week....
Others staying onsite have posted about pulling paper FP's right through yesterday, so that conflicts with what you were told. Maybe "they took it away" from Beach Club guests earlier this week? You are the first reporting this. Just trying to know the details.
I will check today. I did notice that my KTTW cards from 06 worked on Wednesday and Thursday at MK (as did my old APs, current AP, and current KTTW), but only valid KTTW and AP worked Friday at Hollywood Studios.
We were able to pull both at least until 10pm on Thanksgiving day. Checked out Friday so not sure after that.
The Hub made the POP announcement public here (still miss The Hub). Hub mentioned they thought removing KTTW from getting FP- was going to happen the Sunday once Thanksgiving rush was gone and the start of a new week. Would be very interested if this means just BC has been added to not getting FP-, if it is now half or all the resorts doing this like POP, or it the OP has a faulty KTTW card. Could mean the days of FP- might be over for onsite guests. If true, I am glad I didn't switch from POP yet.
Somebody posted this summary on Reddit yesterday. I don't know where he gets his info but most of what he says (especially conditions of refusing to participate if you're staying in a Magic Band only testing resort) appears to match what we've heard before here.
1: MyMagic+ eligibility is being extended to all resort reservations.
Essentially, regardless of when your upcoming vacation is, you're going to get MagicBands. Now, you may or may not have access to customize them on Dec 4th or 5th, but you will get them.
Rules still apply: you will need to link the resort reservation to My Disney Experience before you can proceed with the MyMagic+ fun stuff.
There is no longer a "testing window" for resort guests, though MyMagic+ is still in testing. Resort guests (with only a handful of exceptions that if you were a part of you would be aware of) are now fully eligible for MyMagic+ and all the good stuff.
This will roll out some time in early December, for all reservations from April 1st on.
2: MagicBand only testing is rolling out to more resorts.
You may be aware that Pop Century guests are no longer receiving Key To The World cards in addition to their MagicBands. (If you were not aware, congratulations, you're all caught up.)
This policy of MagicBand-only testing is being expanded to the All Star collection of resorts in early December, and does not have an effective end date.
This policy will be eventually pushed out to all resorts, sooner rather than later.
Keep in mind: if you are someone who does not want to participate in MyMagic+ testing and would prefer to opt out and get a traditional KTTW card, that will not be possible at any hotel participating in this round of testing. If you do opt out (which you still can), you will be issued a demagnetized KTTW card. This card will not work at any FastPass+ kiosks or touch points, and will also not work at traditional FastPass kiosks. Essentially, if you opt out at Pop Century or the All Stars right now, you're opting out of all FastPasses period.
Additionally, if you are staying at any of these resorts, you will not be issued a KTTW card unless you opt out fully.
3: Guests who have participated in testing are fully encouraged to continue to use MyMagic+ features after their stay at a WDW resort.
According to the My Disney Experience FAQ: "If you participated in a MyMagic+ test on or after August 2, you have the ability to link park admission, make FastPass+ selections using My Disney Experience, touch to enter the parks, and touch to redeem FastPass+ selections with your existing MagicBand, regardless of whether you are staying at a Walt Disney World® Resort hotel."
The only exception to this, of course, is guests who stayed prior to August 2nd, or guests utilizing non-linkable park admission (typically, Disney-issued complimentary admission).
4: Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin are now being included in a separate MyMagic+ test.
Guests staying at these resorts can participate in a modified version of FastPass+, but will not receive MagicBands and are unable to link their reservations to My Disney Experience at this time.
In order to participate in FastPass+, guests at these resorts will visit a Swan and Dolphin Service Center in the park they are visiting that day in order to set up their three experiences.
Swan and Dolphin are the only non-WDW owned and operated hotels participating in FastPass+ at this time.
If you have any questions about MyMagic+, MagicBands, FastPass+, or the like - feel free to ask!
This account has been set up today to streamline any and all MyMagic+ responses onto one account. I am not a public representative of the Walt Disney Company, and my opinions and statements do not reflect the opinions of the Walt Disney Company and are not intended to do so.
Thanks for checking, lug. I will be looking to see what happens for you. Even if yours work, it may be based on when/where KTTW card was/is being issued rather than that the FP machines are now being programmed to not take KTTW cards.
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