S/D & SoG to be added to Magic bands !

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  1. pooh2001

    pooh2001 been there, done that, TRYING to go back

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    I called WDW info today.
    We love the Dolphin - but were afraid in 2015, we would have "paper" tickets and not Magic Bands.

    WDW info said :thumbsup2 , S/D & SoG guests will have Magic Bands and FP+ options in 2015 ! :dance3:

    Such good new for us.
    I had to share ;)
     
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  3. jaz0308

    jaz0308 Mouseketeer

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    Oh I do hope this is true! Won't stay at SOG until all this gets figured out!LOL!
     
  4. rteetz

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    well I know swan and dolphin were the first off site resorts to allow FP+ booking but only day of and at a kiosk so I don't think many actually took advantage of this. I think swan and dolphin guests should be able to get this option as essentially they are on site but not technically.
     
  5. DebbieB

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    Supposedly AP Holders will be getting Magic Bands and the rumor is offsite too, except they may have to pay for it.
     
  6. BabyFu18

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    We were considering stay at SOG this summer but decided on a disney resort since SOG didn't have magicbands and FastPass+ (along with other reasons), but if SOG adds this options we will probably stay there in 2015 (we've stayed there in the past as well).
     
  7. rteetz

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    yes if you stay at an off site hotel you will have to pay for but there may be exceptions for places like Swan and Dolphin
     
  8. goofynut41

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    I hope this is true... I don't think the SOG should be left out of anything... Military and all... :rolleyes: So in the meantime if they take out the fastpass stations the SOG is left out?:confused3
     
  9. Tuffcookie

    Tuffcookie Enjoys an early hour of peace. Is a smart cookie.

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    If S/D was the first resort to test the new FP+, why would Disney exclude them from participating once they rolled it out? :confused3

    TC :cool1:
     
  10. TDC Nala

    TDC Nala <font color=red>1937, what a year that was<br><fon Moderator

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    they can still use their tickets to book fastpass in the parks.

    They didn't have the same test as the Disney-owned resorts. S/D guests were able to book fastpass plus upon entering the parks (without magic bands). At this point, any guest who is not staying at a Disney-owned resort can do that. But they haven't given S/D anything beyond that yet - like magic bands, or booking FP+ before arriving at the parks.
     
  11. jessiesgurl

    jessiesgurl Earning My Ears

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    Any updates on this? I emailed Disney on this & they said that there is nothing annouced- does that mean that something will be annouced, or does that mean that it just isn't going to be?

    Hoping something is annouced for January 2015! :)
     
  12. illinidp

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    If they want it they will have to pay for it. It doesn't look like they have been able to agree on a price yet.
     
  13. mevelandry

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    The only thing missing will be the Magical Express! :thumbsup2

    Seriously, that's the only reason we never stay there.

    EDIT: I did not hear any info about ME. It's wishful thinking.
     
  14. jessiesgurl

    jessiesgurl Earning My Ears

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    Awesome! Where did you find this info? :confused3

    Sorry, I'm just a planner and I like to find out as much info before hand as I can.

    I think we can handle not having Magical Express; but I would LOVE to get the magic bands :woohoo::love:
     
  15. jessiesgurl

    jessiesgurl Earning My Ears

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    mevelandry, Do you know if this will be annouced for January, or later in 2015? :flower3:
     
  16. mevelandry

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    I got no information... I'm just wishing and dreaming!! :sad1:

    I've tried Mears, they're ok but it's not like the Magical Express.
     
  17. MouseClubMama

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    This is awesome news!!! :banana:We are staying @SOG April 2015. I had heard this was in the works, and I was hoping that it would happen soon. Thanks for sharing!
     
  18. DebbieB

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    Note that the original post was dated 1-21-14, 7 1/2 months ago.
     
  19. msb578

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    I was thinking the same thing. This information is pretty outdated.

    S/D guests are treated as on-site for FP+ purposes (60 days in advance). They can elect to purchase magic bands, or may simply use their RFID tickets.
     

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