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  1. While $49.99 seems a bit high for this set, I really want it! Never mind. I was looking at the price on a Canadian site. Price is $39.99 and it's a Redcard exclusive.
  2. That is a very good point. I was really only hoping for the short range rfid capabilities such as fast pass, resort room door opening, etc. I know fast passes are on hiatus for the moment. who knows WWDC is this week we may see a announcement. My biggest concern at the moment is my that AP expires in February and sales have stopped are currently on hold. I’m hoping I don’t get shut out of park reservations for my April trip. At this point I’m more excited about visiting Universal than Disney.
  3. It’s purely a cost saving move. While there are folks that have old bands the battery for the long range RFID function lasts about three years. The short range which is what is used for magical express from the airport, opening your resort door, entering the park, paying at restaurants and stores, and fast passes will still work. In reality Disney wants their guests to use MagicBands just for the analytics they capture off of them. Here is an article from Forbes detailing how they use the data that’s captured from the bands. https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbes-personal-sh
  4. They do offer a Keys to the Kingdom card which is what they provided prior to magicbands for those that don’t want to use a MagicBand. I see it more as a money saving move. The bands will still be available for purchase and they will continue to provide discounted bands. i wouldn’t be surprised if when fast pass returns it will also have a price associated with it. I also have concerns about battery life. While I enjoyed Maxpass in Disneyland between that and trying to secure a boarding pass for Rise of the Resistance My phone’s battery was dead after a little
  5. Just received an email regarding the Disney Park Pass Reservation system. Here is the link in case anyone is interested. https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/experience-updates/park-reservations Also read earlier today that Disney will stop providing complimentary MagicBands beginning January 2021.
  6. Yes the marathon and half marathon are in January. That's really the best way to enjoy your trip and not feel exhausted at the end of it. Most of my previous trips I felt like I needed a post vacation to recover.
  7. I enjoy both Spring and Fall. It really comes down to my children's school break. This year was the firsts time in three years that they had the same spring break. Next year they will both be in the same High School and once again have the same spring break. What I really enjoy about the spring is the flower and garden festival. It is similar to Food and Wine where they have additional kiosks selling food however it's honestly the nicest that Epcot looks all year. The way they decorate the park with the topiaries and flowers really brings out the park's beauty. While the Spring is
  8. Nothing in terms of monetary compensation. What they have done is allowed for any borrowed points from next year, that were used for a trip that was cancelled due to the shutdown, to be moved back into it's original year. This is important as once points are borrowed or banked into a year they are stuck there and have to be used or they are forfeited. The issue right now is a lack of availability. With people pushing their trips out to the fall and winter months there is nothing available through January. Fall and winter months are always busy with DVC due to Food & Wine, Hallo
  9. Yes, it has. It has changed the way I vacation at Disney. I no longer feel like I have to do everything on this trip because I know I will be back. I have been able to share some amazing trips with my family to both Walt Disney World and Aulani (Hawaii). While it was a big financial investment I have gotten my money’s worth. I have hosted my siblings and parents at WDW. We took around 20 people to Hawaii to celebrate my daughter’s 15th birthday. Next Easter we are spending 10 days total at Disney world. The first five days will be my wife, two kids and myself. The next fi
  10. Well just booked 10 days at Animal Kingdom Villas Kidani Village for next year's Easter Break. Hopefully things get back to normal by then.
  11. Yes those are all queues. In reality all rides that have any type of restraints or interactivity will be an issue. Well Spaceship Earth is supposed to go down for a lengthy refurb which won't be an issue for the moment. Yes, I knew they were cleaned. However the distribution will have to change as currently most are just laid out on trays and everyone picks up their own. My point was that there are a lot of instances where guests may come into contact with surfaces or items that my have been touched by others. I'm glad I'm not in Disney
  12. Off the tope of my head.. Winnie the Pooh, 7 Dwarfs Mine Train, Space Mountain, and while not screens the play land in Dumbo which could be roped off. There is also the piano interactive section of the Haunted mansion queue. Let's not forget about 3D/4D films and attractions: It's tough to be a bug, Muppets, what about Flight of Passage and Toy Story Mania? Those glasses will be problematic.
  13. I'm also wondering how they will handle transportation. I can't imaging they will run more buses to maintain social distancing on them or the gondolas. I can see Disney also having to turn off the interactive screens/entertainment that are in the queues. I remember being in the parks in 2014 during Ebola and having to keep an eye on the kids to make sure they didn't touch any of the interactive screens while in queues. There are too many things to have to worry about to have anything close to an enjoyable vacation.
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