We get to try the MagicBands!

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We get to try the MagicBands!
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Fri, 09-13-2013 - 9:59am

I am soooooo excited!  I ordered ours the other day.  I got pink and Meredith got green Smile  Today, I pulled out the tickets I ordered before prices went up from Undercover Tourists, and linked them.  I'm not ready to pick FastPass+ times yet, but I can't wait to do it!  I need to "review" that info first anyway.  Plus, when you log onto MyDisneyExperience, you have your countdown clock.  33 days now!!!

Now if I can just remember where I wrote down the confirmation number for our culinary demonstration, I'll be in great shape lol!

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Fri, 09-13-2013 - 10:47am

How cool!   I hope you'll share about your mother/daughter trip & about how the FastPass+ works out for ya'll.    It sounds promising for getting to ride those rides where even FPs are hard to get (like TSMM).

33 days?!   That is close!!   

 

  

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Fri, 09-13-2013 - 5:52pm
Oh, M'Shel! That is exciting!! I keep reading about them and I'm very curious as to how they will work out - can't wait to hear about your experience with them. 33 days - so close!!! Love that you and Meredith are doing this again!

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Fri, 09-13-2013 - 5:55pm
Hey Deb - I am so far behind on our board but I saw your two tickers - your girls' bdy trip is coming up soon too! And I was very curious about your European trip next year - Sorry if you posted the details elsewhere but I'm assuming it's a cruise but wondering what ports of call you'll be making. We have recently been in touch on Facebook with "lost" family members that live all over Italy. I would love to take a trip there to meet them and to see Italy and well, lots of place in Europe! Can't wait to hear about your planning :)

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Fri, 09-13-2013 - 6:38pm

Hi Val (hope it's okay to answer her here M'Shel)

It is our first time to Europe.   We are going to London for 3 days then getting on a 12 day cruise.  The cruise goes to Guernsey, England; Dublin, Ireland; Belfast, Ireland; Cobh, Ireland; Orkney Island, Scotland; Glasgow, Scotland; Inverness, Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland; and then Le Havre, France.    The ship is suppose to return to England, but we are getting off in Le Havre and going up to Paris for 3 days before flying home.   We are very excited.   I keep hoping Yuliya finishes more of her trip report of her time in Paris.   She even hit DisneyLand Paris!   

We are tentatively booked to see Italy in 2015.   It sounds like a really amazing place.   I hope you do go - all that history and a family connection to boot!  What memories waiting to happen!!

 

  

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Sat, 09-14-2013 - 5:06pm

We are still trying to talk Ken into going.  Mitchell really wants to go see a paintball tournment in Orlando, but he needs his dad to drive him.  He brought it up last night again but called it a Disney trip.  I told him that's where he made his mistake; he should call it an Orlando trip LOL!  I have 3 (1) day tickets left from years past, so they could come to one of the parks with us if they wanted.  I also thought they could fly down a day later (Thursday or even Friday).  It would be a nice mini-vacation for them.

And Deb, I love hearing about your trips!  What cruise line are you using for Europe?   

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Sat, 09-14-2013 - 7:38pm

How exciting! How did you find out you were eligible? I really want to try them, although I am not so sure about the new fast pass + system... We are staying at AKL bout didn't book through Disney because we booked before Disney announced their discounts so we used the AAA one. I wonder if that will make it so I can't use the magic bands? We are 80 days out and have everything on the Disney Experience app as well but it won't let me do anything with the Magic Band section.

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Sat, 09-14-2013 - 10:18pm

Oh man.  That sounds like fun for Mitchell.    Not a lot of time left to change his father's mind.   Good luck!

We are going on Princess next summer.

 

  

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Tue, 09-17-2013 - 8:32am

Oh, how fun!!!  I'm not thrilled about FP+ (just not that great of a planner!), but the magic bands are cute/fun.  You'll have to let us know how it goes!

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Wed, 09-18-2013 - 10:09pm

Melissa,

I made sure that I added our reservations to my Disney account online.  I had booked through Mouse Fan Travel.  My travel agent actually sent me an email about it.  It was a PDF from Disney saying that we had been selected to try them.  However, it had nothing about us specifically on it; definitely a generic letter.  If I were you, I would contact your rep at AAA and see if they can find out anything about it for you.

And YAY!  They came yesterday!  I love that they have our names on the inside.  And mine is spelled correctly!  Let's see if I can upload a pic. <a href="http://s204.photobucket.com/user/mbbowen/media/IMG_1845_zps8735f6aa.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb241/mbbowen/IMG_1845_zps8735f6aa.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo IMG_1845_zps8735f6aa.jpg"/></a>.  Ok, I don't this is working, so if anyone can tell me how to do it, tell me!  I uploaded to PhotoBucket, but I don't know what to do now Frown

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Sun, 09-22-2013 - 7:27am

Oh those are cute! (I could see them on Photo Bucket, just had to arrow through) I'm hoping we get to use them in March since I always dread having to dig the cards out of my purse and put them away again. 

Your trip is so close - can't wait to hear all about it when you get back :)

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