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  1. kathy
    October 9, 2014

    I am feeling a little confused about the magic band and fast pass for visitors that are staying off site. We are arriving in April 2015 and I am having trouble finding info regarding how we can access fast pass and if we can pre purchase a magic band if we are not staying at a resort.

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    • Dave
      October 9, 2014

      Kathy, this is all covered in Chapter 9 of our book, but basically you need to set up a My Disney Experience account, and buy tickets. With the tickets linked up in your account you can make FP+ reservations 30 days before planned use. You don’t need a magic band. The book is here: The easy Guide to Your First Walt Disney World Visit

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  2. Sara
    September 18, 2013

    If you are staying at shades of green do you not qualify to test the magic bands?

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    • Dave
      September 18, 2013

      No, Sara, only the Disney-owned resorts are in the test…

      Was this even remotely helpful?

      Well then mosey on over to the home page, and like it on Facebook or pin it on Pinterest!

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  3. Wendy
    September 8, 2013

    It is hard to be such a rebel!

    Wendy

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  4. Wendy
    September 7, 2013

    laughing and added an extra was!

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    • Dave
      September 8, 2013

      Wendy, I’ve deleted the extra “was”–let me know if you’d rather the syntax put the “was” in the other spot.

      You do know that multiple “was,” suspect syntax, avoiding LOL, and resisting yachting at 60 days (who are you not to yacht when all other WDW guests must do so…) really harms your internet cred??

      🙂

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  5. Wendy
    September 7, 2013

    I am not a fan of “LOL ” speak – but I actually was laughing out loud!

    Try as I might, I could not figure it out!

    Wendy

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  6. Allison – Agent with Destinations in Florida
    September 7, 2013

    I know everyone is so excited about this new customer service. We are trying it out this week and next week. I can’t wait to share my feedback!

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    • Dave
      September 8, 2013

      Looking forward to hearing it, Allison!!

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  7. Wendy
    September 7, 2013

    “then not being able to do a yachting until 60 day before your arrival date, even if it’s extended!”

    Dave – what is yachting? Well, I know what it is in the large boat on the water sense – but not in the WDW sense…

    Wendy

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    • Dave
      September 7, 2013

      Wendy, had i not made clear that one is required to go yachting to be admitted to Disney World? 🙂

      Sorry–auto correct messed with “on-line check in.”

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  8. Jaynee
    September 6, 2013

    Today I logged in and clicked on FastPass+ and was able to make reservations for our trip in mid-October! We did not receive an email invitation or anything, I just tried the link to see if it worked (it did not work when I tried two weeks ago). Thrilled that we’ve now secured three rides at each park each day we are there, and worked it around our other reservations for meals! We are also getting the bands, since I clicked on that link and found that active as well!

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  9. Amanda
    September 5, 2013

    I have the same question as Brigitte. My parents have a separate reservation, but we’re all staying at POR. I customized our Magic Bands and have been looking into the Fastpass+ options… but want to make sure I can include all 5 of us, not just my family of 3. Thanks for your help!

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    • Dave
      September 6, 2013

      Amanda, I don’t know technically how to do this, and its all a little too fresh to find out how to do it for sure…but you should be able to link all of yours up…Worst case, do the Fastpass+ selections at the same time–while on the phone together if you are distant–so that your events and times are aligned.

      Was this even remotely helpful? Then mosey on over to the home page, and like it on Facebook or pin it on Pinterest!

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  10. Pamela
    September 5, 2013

    I found out that we are eligible to get magic bands by clicking on links on the website. I didnt recieve an email nor a letter. Would have loved the letter in the mail for scrapbook..oh well. We are staying at Art of Animation in October. Still trying to get fast pass set up though for extra day we have tickets to Halloween party, but Its not letting us fast pass the extra day for this. I am so excited I get a band though..

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    • Dave
      September 6, 2013

      Cool, Pamela!!

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  11. Jackie
    September 4, 2013

    We got ours a couple of weeks ago and will be in Disney Sept 7th

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    • Dave
      September 4, 2013

      Cool, Jackie!!! Have fun and let me know what you think…

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  12. Wendy
    September 3, 2013

    Thanks, Mike…we can hope!

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  13. Mike
    September 3, 2013

    Is the Grand Floridian in the testing group? We will be there at the end of October.

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    • Dave
      September 4, 2013

      Mike, not so far.

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  14. Kuleen @ TheDisneyKids.com
    September 3, 2013

    Thank you for the info. A lot of this new Magic Band and FastPass stuff seems so confusing, so it is nice to read about how it is working for other people.

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    • Dave
      September 4, 2013

      Thanks, Kuleen–hope you get to try them soon!

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  15. Mike
    September 3, 2013

    Wendy, as far as I know, no invitations yet for us Nov folks. Wilderness Lodge not yet in the group of testing resorts but seems a better than 50/50 bet it will be by Nov. There are a few other rumors out there that testing will be suspended for Nov and Dec, but I find this not very credible. Dave, have you heard anything about November testing?

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  16. Brigitte
    September 3, 2013

    I have already received our Magic Bands! My parents are traveling with us, but under a different reservation number, do you know of any way to get them added to the experience!

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    • Dave
      September 4, 2013

      Brigitte, are they eligible for the test?

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  17. Wendy
    September 3, 2013

    Hope this finds you well – we are traveling to Wilderness Lodge Nov 23 – 29th. Would we already know if we were chosen?

    Thanks!

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    • Dave
      September 4, 2013

      Hi Wendy! There’s two issues–extension of the test into November, which I expect, but we may not hear about for a bit, and then not being able to do a yachting until 60 day before your arrival date, even if it’s extended!

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  18. Tom
    September 3, 2013

    Wow, great! We want to hear your impressions Dave. Btw, when do you get your magic bands? While checking in at the lobby? Or do they send it by mail? What happens in case you don’t get them? Do you get replacements?
    Cheers

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    • Dave
      September 3, 2013

      If there’s enough time–I’ve heard ten days–they mail them. Mine’s on the way now. Otherwise I guess it is at check in…and be sure that I’ll let everyone know how it goes!

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