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I so want to be one to get the email inviting me to try it. I've joined My Disney Experience, put all my reservations on there and annual passes etc and zip Sad I must just breath if it is going to happen it will happen.

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I so want to be one to get the email inviting me to try it. I've joined My Disney Experience, put all my reservations on there and annual passes etc and zip Sad I must just breath if it is going to happen it will happen.

I did too. I just noticed that I have an option to "link a magic band". While I'm quite certain everyone has that, a small part of me is hoping maybe I'll get a chance to test it out!!

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JMUDukz wrote:
Sally-Ann wrote:
I so want to be one to get the email inviting me to try it. I've joined My Disney Experience, put all my reservations on there and annual passes etc and zip Sad I must just breath if it is going to happen it will happen.

I did too. I just noticed that I have an option to "link a magic band". While I'm quite certain everyone has that, a small part of me is hoping maybe I'll get a chance to test it out!!

Where in My Disney Experience did you see that "link a magic band" option? I'll have to look and see if I have it too.

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I so want to be one to get the email inviting me to try it. I've joined My Disney Experience, put all my reservations on there and annual passes etc and zip Sad I must just breath if it is going to happen it will happen.

I did too. I just noticed that I have an option to "link a magic band". While I'm quite certain everyone has that, a small part of me is hoping maybe I'll get a chance to test it out!!

Where in My Disney Experience did you see that "link a magic band" option? I'll have to look and see if I have it too.

When you are in the "My Plans" tab, it's on the right hand side under "where to start"

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Thanks. I'll look for it!

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Yes everyone has that option. It's part of the system now.

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I don't have that on mine (scratches head and looks confused)

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I think they are on there last test for magic bands before its for available for everyone.

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Mandy wrote:
I think they are on there last test for magic bands before its for available for everyone.

yay That's exciting news Mandy! yay

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That's it the MDE site hates me. I found where I should be, it won't let me do anything with the my magic bands bit and to make it worse it won't let me do Fastpass + . mad I have been round and round in ever decreasing circles until the only thing left is my downturned smile like a reverse Cheshire cat. Grump.

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That's it the MDE site hates me. I found where I should be, it won't let me do anything with the my magic bands bit and to make it worse it won't let me do Fastpass + . mad I have been round and round in ever decreasing circles until the only thing left is my downturned smile like a reverse Cheshire cat. Grump.

It won't let me either. I just get info screens. Sad

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That's it the MDE site hates me. I found where I should be, it won't let me do anything with the my magic bands bit and to make it worse it won't let me do Fastpass + . mad I have been round and round in ever decreasing circles until the only thing left is my downturned smile like a reverse Cheshire cat. Grump.

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Sally-Ann wrote:
That's it the MDE site hates me. I found where I should be, it won't let me do anything with the my magic bands bit and to make it worse it won't let me do Fastpass + . mad I have been round and round in ever decreasing circles until the only thing left is my downturned smile like a reverse Cheshire cat. Grump.

It won't let me either. I just get info screens. Sad

If you don't have a magic band, you can't do anything with it. Also , you have to be chosen to use the Fastpass+ right now, it's not an option for the general public.

I can still get into the Fastpass + page for BOG because we did the Beta test, heck I can still book reservations anytime I want, but it's only good for a week out.

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I have just been given fastpass+ today, lets hope that means bands will be next on the list!

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I have just been given fastpass+ today, lets hope that means bands will be next on the list!

How did they notify you Robyn if you don't mind me asking? Just want to get the jest of how they are going about doing this.

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I'm still hopeful that after I do online check in tomorrow it will let me as we are staying at Kidani.

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Sally-Ann wrote:
That's it the MDE site hates me. I found where I should be, it won't let me do anything with the my magic bands bit and to make it worse it won't let me do Fastpass + . mad I have been round and round in ever decreasing circles until the only thing left is my downturned smile like a reverse Cheshire cat. Grump.

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Sally-Ann wrote:
That's it the MDE site hates me. I found where I should be, it won't let me do anything with the my magic bands bit and to make it worse it won't let me do Fastpass + . mad I have been round and round in ever decreasing circles until the only thing left is my downturned smile like a reverse Cheshire cat. Grump.

It won't let me either. I just get info screens. Sad

If you don't have a magic band, you can't do anything with it. Also , you have to be chosen to use the Fastpass+ right now, it's not an option for the general public.

I can still get into the Fastpass + page for BOG because we did the Beta test, heck I can still book reservations anytime I want, but it's only good for a week out.

I think I have the magic it's just Disney just don't see it yet!!!! laugh

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mrhub wrote:
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I have just been given fastpass+ today, lets hope that means bands will be next on the list!

Who did they notify you Robyn if you don't mind me asking? Just want to get the jest of how they are going about doing this.

I just noticed it on my disney experience lol

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I have just been given fastpass+ today, lets hope that means bands will be next on the list!

Who did they notify you Robyn if you don't mind me asking? Just want to get the jest of how they are going about doing this.

I just noticed it on my disney experience lol

It's active and you can book fastpass+ stuff? Cool!

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mrhub wrote:
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I have just been given fastpass+ today, lets hope that means bands will be next on the list!

Who did they notify you Robyn if you don't mind me asking? Just want to get the jest of how they are going about doing this.

I just noticed it on my disney experience lol

It's active and you can book fastpass+ stuff? Cool!

Yep! Already booked loads Smile

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That's so cool RobynPrincess - I keep looking, but nothing. Are you an annual passholder? I'm trying to figure out how people are being chosen to participate in these new enhancements - is it just random or not? You will definitely have to fill us in when you do your TR.

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I spoke to some sources and they said that they are doing another test in Sept but the bands will practically be live by then and they are opening up 10 more resorts like Port Orleans, GF, Poly, Wilderness Lodge and I can't remember the rest. Another thing with the bands. They are giving out key to the world cards with the bands just in case there is any issue with the bands as room keys.

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Hi everyone i am new here so bare with me!

We are going to DW in 26 days. We are staying at Art of Animation in the Ariel room. So a few days ago i was on the Disney world website and noticed the area where it says Fast pass. I saw this before but never clicked on it. Well i clicked on it and was able to reserve some times and dates for fast passes. I thought hmmmm interesting.....then clicked on the magic bands and it would NOT let me do anything. So next day i called Disney and said what I was able to do and how does that whole fast pass thing online work will they add that on my Disney room key. They looked up where i was staying at and what dates and said hey guess what you are eligible for the magic bands!!!!! mickey

The girl on the phone told me people are being picked by resort and by date. Some resorts are not included in this trial period. So it matters when and where you are staying. My friend is going the same time we are and she is staying at Saratoga they are NOT involved in the selection right now. The girl also said it does change here and there and more dates or resorts are added so it is just by the luck of the draw. Oh and she said that you have to get on there fast if you see it pop up when you click the magic band and it asks you to confirm address and quickly pick your band colors and names or you will get the ugly gray ones. LOL Hope this helps!!!!

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Thanks for the information Leeesa.

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Yes, thanks Leeesa for the info. I do keep checking but still nothing. Next trip for sure.

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Great Information Leeesa! Thank you for sharing with us mickey

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Exciting! We got the option to order the Magic Bands and did so yesterday. I am still working out my skeptical bugs but at the same time am kinda excited.

I also completed all our FastPass+ selections yesterday. I think I am warming up to it.

When you pick your park for FastPass+, you can pick up to 3 attractions. The system then returns a set of Best Match times, plus 3 other time options. You select which you want and you are done! You can also go back and change them individually,if to decide a time does not work for your plans.

For one of my FP+ days, we got a bonus FP+, for a total of 4. Unfortunately for us, it's for the Little Mermaid, which isn't really on my list of things to do laugh

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I can make FastPass+ selections, but not able to do anything with magic bands.

Made 3 selections for all parks. For Magic Kingdom it gives an extra one. It picks it for you, but you can change it.

Why can't I customize magic bands?

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They opened it up to where you can get fastpasses at all the theme parks and just not one?

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Only one park per day