POP Century~Unofficially the Grooviest FAQ Thread #8~July 2013

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  1. Simba77

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    I believe you still get the credit, but only if you ask about it.
     
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  3. GoofyMB

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    Is it $15 per night? I could use that and order a mini fridge to be delivered from Walmart
     
  4. DonoMoose

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  5. krystal276

    krystal276 Earning My Ears

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    We will be arriving Sept 13 and were able to customize our Magic Bands as of yesterday! I'm pretty excited about testing out the new technology.

    The only thing that I didn't like - once I clicked customize on each one, it automatically processed my order. I couldn't come back and make changes and there was no place to "finalize". I was doing the last one and I thought I would go back and change the color of one of them, but it automatically finished my order off after and I couldn't go back and make changes. So make sure your happy with your color choices as soon as you choose them.
     
  6. angelmom27

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    After I finished there was an option to go back and make changes. I finalized it and then before they were delivered I had the option that said change on the side.
     
  7. sjhanksaz

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    I hope the new fridges are in by October!!!!pirate:
     
  8. jsebsirois

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    Now that we switched from Music to Pop (can't wait to try it for the first time), I really hope we'll get to test Magic Bands. We're not really into planning a lot for our trips so I'd like to see how we can make the most out of that new technology without over planning!
     
  9. Minnesota!

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    I would ask for a medical fridge, but if you do not get one - there has been plenty of ice to be had these last 8 days...
     
  10. PhoenixStrength

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    If they are out of medical fridges while you are there then they will keep your food in the back fridge at Everything POP food court. It will be a pain to have to have a CM get what you need from theback each meal, but it's an option they have offered in the past, before fridges were standard in the rooms.
     
  11. Brit_Jude

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    We're driving down for our late September vacation. We're now thinking of bringing DH's truck so we can bring a mini-fridge we have to use in the room. We have planned all along to drive my car as it get's much better gas mileage. I wonder how the lack of a fridge is being handled at the deluxe and moderate resorts. I also wonder if they will get replacements before the values.
     
  12. cfriend416

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    I believe the deluxes are done or almost done. Following that pattern, the moderates will probably be done before the values. You could always call your resort a couple days before you head down to see what the fridge situation is and decide which car you want to take then.
     
  13. jpessa

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    Ha ha ha, love that idea!
     
  14. Brit_Jude

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    Staying at Pop so I'll keep watching this thread and call to check before we leave. Thanks.
     
  15. Stormeyes

    Stormeyes The Disney Fox

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    Just a heads up: I'm checking in 9/12 and JUST got notification that I'm now a part of Magic Band, FP+ testing. Oddly enough, I still haven't gotten my Mickey Mail either.
     
  16. linmarinelli

    linmarinelli Earning My Ears

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    I don't think its all the rooms. We were just there on Aug 5-10 on 3rd floor 60's building corner room facing the lake., and we had a working fridge. I went thinking we wouldn't have one or I would have bought more snacks and drinks that needed to be refrigerated. I heard a lot of people staying at the same time as us saying they didn't have one though, or they had one and it had a note on it saying don't use. Ours was in perfect working order..we used it mostly for the water we brought, or if one of the kids didn't finish all their food at lunch.
     
  17. linmarinelli

    linmarinelli Earning My Ears

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    Like I said, I was just there Aug 5-10 and tested the magicbands and fp+. I don't know what horror stories you have heard, but everything worked perfectly for us! We had a great experience with them. Every fp+ I scheduled we got on with no problems...even changed the time on one once when we were running late, did it on my phone on the bus! FP+ made our vacation so much less stressful, no running to get regular FP and waiting for the return time. Just go to your scheduled park, at the scheduled time and get right on the ride usually! My boyfriends kids loved it! And I was able to schedule all high priority rides at each park with no problems. They rode everything they wanted, sometimes twice, because we had hoppers and did 2 parks a day, so we went back to each park 2 or 3 times. We would go to a park in the morning, ride whatever we wanted because the crowds were smaller, go back to POP to rest and swim then head to the park for the afternoon/evening where are FP+ were scheduled. Except for the day we went to AK, I scheduled the FP+ for the morning there, we were on the safari before 8:30! So don't be nervous, I don't know if I was lucky or not, but it was amazing for us. Not to mention how good the bands work to get in your room when your hands are full. Going swimming without carrying the key cards, and how easy it was to charge to the room too. The boys liked using it to make their cars for test track too!
     
  18. jsebsirois

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    Just went through the POP picture thread and can't wait to be there! I'm wondering if anyone knows about the christmas tree : when is it up? Is it only in December or we'll get a chance to see it early november?
     
  19. leftaslide

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    From what I've read, looks like the decorations go up in mid November. I'm not 100% on that, though. Someone could correct me. :)
     
  20. stitchlovestink

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    IME, Resort decorations don't go up as early as the park decorations. Some were up in mid November and they added right up until right after Thanksgiving...it was the last couple of days of November before they put the Biggest Lobby Tree up at POP. That was a few years ago...but that was the progression then.
     
  21. faithsmth

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    We have Chef Mickey reservations at 9:30am. Do the Disney buses run early enough to get us to MK to walk over to the Contemporary for our reservation? :confused3
     
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