Holy smokes, for real??? I haven't really been keeping up with the MB testing, just knew that some ppl got them, and some didn't. Had no idea it was tied to our check in date. Really, I'm sort of excited about the bands themselves, not so excited about the FP+. I'm all for convenience, having everything tied to the MB, but while we were choosing our FP+'s, it was a bit disappointing. We aren't terribly spontaneous, but having to basically map out our entire day every day of our trip wasn't so magical . We like just a bit of leeway built into our day, but with FP+'s, it feels like we're tied to a schedule. I'm hopeful that, as it is EVERY year in Sept, crowd levels are so low that we hardly use any FP, so maybe it won't be a big deal. Just my $.02.