As I sit watching a severe storm roll through and pray that the electricity and Wi-Fi don't go out. I thought I would gather some photo's of Winter Travel Memories of past.
Not all Winter Travel includes snow ;)
Enjoy the journey xoxoxo
• My Disney Experience, a new website and mobile application, will provide a one-stop shop for all things Walt Disney World during every phase of a guest’s vacation. Guests may use My Disney Experience to get information on all Walt Disney World offerings, reserve dining and other experiences and make FastPass+ selections in advance. Some people like to plan every aspect of their Disney vacation in advance while others like to plan very little, letting their day unfold spontaneously. My Disney Experience gives guests the flexibility to plan as much or as little as they’d like to create the exact Disney experience they want. The My Itinerary section of the web site gives guests a daily view of their plans; here guests can choose to add plans such as resorts, dining ADRs, and parks or locations they plan to visit on a specific day. My Reservationscontains a list of resort and dining reservations, including confirmation numbers. Guests can also use My Disney Experience system to connect withFamily and Friends to coordinate plans and share photos. There is no charge to use the My Disney Experience system. To get started using MyMagic+, visitStartYourDisneyExperience.com and sign up for an account. Visit our Mobile Option page to learn more about the My Disney Experience mobile application. Disney also offers an official My Disney Experience FAQ.
• Disney FastPass+ service will allow guests to lock in some of their must-do attractions and experiences for each day of their trip through My Disney Experience - up to 60 (and possibly +10) days prior to day of use for Magic Your Way ticket holders and Annual Passholders. For the first time, guests will be able to reserve firework and parade viewing areas, shows, Disney character greetings, quick service restaurants and more before ever leaving home. Generally, guests will be able to choose up to 3 (and in some cases possibly 4) FastPass+ experiences at one park per day for each day they hold theme park tickets. Guests can choose the same FastPasses for everyone in their party at once or individually. For guests who don’t know where to start, Disney will recommend FastPicks – a set of FastPass+ selections that serve as a starting point – and give guests the option to customize their selections. The system will then return up to 4 groups of availability from which to pick - early, mid day, late, or all day.Additionally, all Disney tickets now comes with an ID code that may be entered on the My Disney Experience web site. Even unactivated annual passes purchased online or by phone and "Will Call" tickets may be entered. Those guests who enter a Disney park with a ticket linked to My Disney Experience by using a MagicBand or RFID card will not be able to use the existing paper FASTPASS system to obtain FASTPASSes.Once guests arrive, they can use their smart phones or park kiosks to spontaneously change their plans in the moment, even once the FastPass+ arrival window begins. Those with My Disney Experience mobile app loaded on their phones can even be notified in the event of an attraction closure (guests may opt out of notification). Over 60 rides, shows, parades, and meet & greets will be included in FastPass+. There is no charge to use the FastPast+ system, but you must have a My Disney Experience account set up to use FASTPASS+. Additionally, you must have purchased theme park tickets in advance to make FastPass+ selections in advance. Those guests who are not FastPass+ eligible, will still be eligible to use the existing FASTPASS machines in the parks (at least in the initial stages of the rollout). Once the FastPass+ system is completely working as intended, the old paper system is expected to be phased out. Visit our FastPass page to learn more about FastPass+. Disney also offers an official FASTPASS+ FAQ.
• MagicBands, worn on the wrist, are all-in-one devices that connect all the vacation choices guests make online with My Disney Experience. Guests can use their radio frequency identification-equipped wrist bands to enter their Disney Resort hotel room, buy food and merchandise, and enter any theme parks and water parks for which they've purchased tickets. Even parking plaza booths will be equipped with RFID touch points to validate parking. Plus, the MagicBand provides FastPass+ access to all the experiences selected in advance and serves as the connection to Disney’s PhotoPass+ Service.
MFL Tip: Wear your MagicBand so that the Mickey head faces away from your body for easiest scanning.
No personal information is stored on the bracelet. Rather, the bracelet contains a unique ID code that identifies guests in Disney's encrypted database and Disney’s readers use that code to look up guests' information. Also, to make a purchase using the MagicBand, guests have to enter a four digit pin number, which they previously set up. If the MagicBand is lost, guests will have the option to disable it through their My Disney Experience account using their smartphones or by reporting it to any Guest Services Cast Member. In fact, Disiney claims it will be very easy to replace a lost or malfunctioning MagicBand. Guests may choose or limit the amount of information shared when registering the MagicBand online.
Initially, guests staying at Walt Disney World resort hotels, Annual Passholders, and those who purchase PhotoPass+ packages will automatically receive a complimentary standard MagicBand. Guests staying in a hotel that is not located within the Walt Disney World Resort will be issued a special RF card instead of the MagicBand. A paid version of MagicBand will be available at a later time for guests staying off-property.
Standard MagicBands will be hypoallergenic; completely waterproof for use in water parks (bands do not float), showers, heavy rain and the washing machine; and be ventilated for comfort in high heat. MagicBands will come in single adjustable size with a removable layer, allowing the bracelet to be sized for younger guests. It you remove the outside layer, however, you cannot add the outside piece back on; thus, it’s important to be sure that you want to shortened the band before you do so. The Mickey Mouse head on the MagicBand must come into contact with the Mickey Mouse symbol on the RFID reader for your MagicBand to be read. MagicBands are also expected to be reusable for future visits, although we are hearing the non-replaceable battery has only a 3 shelf-life. Additionally, using My Disney Experience app or website, guests will be able to customize their MagicBands with their names or nicknames (printed on the underside of the band using up to 9 or 10 characters) and choose from 7 possible colors, including pink, green, red, orange, blue, gray, or yellow. Clickhere to see how the MagicBand will arrive at your home after you book your vacation. Disney also plans to introduce collectible sets of MagicBand accessories and charms that park guest can purchase to make each wristband even more unique.Disney is expected to use the following world-wide delivery schedule in regards to MagicBands. From booking until 10 days prior to check-in dates, guests may customize their MagicBands online and choose to have their bands sent to their homes or to their resorts where they may be picked up at the front desk upon check-in. Guests who elect to have their MagicBands sent to their home, will receive them no more than 30 days prior to their arrival dates. From 9 to 5 days prior to arrival, guests may still customize their MagicBands online but must then pick them up at their resorts. Guests who have less than 5 days prior to arrival or who do not wish to pre-customize their bands will receive a plain gray band at check-in. Replacement bands will also be gray. Guests who do not wish to wear the MagicBand can request instead, a RFID card similar to the current Key to the World card. Each MagicBand can handle multiple ticket entitlements. For additional MagicBand information, Disney offers an officialMagicBand FAQ.For Annual Passholders, the first MagicBand will be free and additional replacement bands will cost $50. Additionally, while annual passholder will be able to add a credit card via their My Disney Experience account to use with "touch to pay" devices, they will still need their RFID cards to take advantage of passholder discounts.