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Disney MagicBand Testing at Resort, Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios Attractions and Food Purchase, MyMagic+, FastPass+ – Photos and Video

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Thanks to our friend Derek, we had the opportunity to test out the MyMagic+ MagicBands at both Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios, using our MagicBands for three attractions each day. We checked in at the Hospitality desk at Disney’s All Star Music Resort (below, left), where we received our MagicBands and other information. Our MagicBands were handsomely presented in a large box (below, right), with our names.

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Video #1 – MagicBand Unboxing and Wearing, Walt Disney World, MyMagic+, Fastpass+, Beta Testing – We were invited by a Cast Member friend to test the new MagicBands with MyMagicPlus, (FastPass+) which is testing both for Cast Members and select guests. It may be 2 or 3 months before it rolls out to all resort guests at Walt Disney World. This is the MagicBand as we took it out of the box and try it on.

Our room was in the Rock section of Disney’s All Star Music Resort (below, left). Denise and I didn’t end up staying with Derek, but we do have a room tour video. Our MagicBands (below, right) also have our names on the back.

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Denise tests our her MagicBand on the resort door (below, left). She said she’d prefer the RFID chip to be in the side of the MagicBand to make it easier to use.  A towel Mickey (below, right was greeting us on the bed at Disney’s All Star Music Resort.

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Video #2 – Disney’s All Star Music Resort – Rock Section – Room Tour with MagicBand Entrance, Walt Disney World – This is a detailed room tour of a standard room at Disney’s All Star Music Resort in the Rock Section, along with a MagicBand entrance. MagicBand is part of MyMagic+ and we were testing it.

Our first MagicBand test was at Spaceship Earth (below, left). Our suggestion is to make sure that everyone in your party is associated online together, it will make things much easier! The Fastpass+ entrance (below, right) had barely been used, official testing actually started there today. Kiosks were not yet in use when we were there yesterday.

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We only had about an hour to play, and 3 hours of Fastpass+ attractions scheduled. What we did was ride Spaceship Earth, and then move our Character Spot reservation to a much closer time. We had to wait until after Spaceship Earth, since it would have overlapped otherwise. We met Mickey, Minnie and Pluto (below, left). Here is one incarnation of our schedule (below, right). We had many changes throughout both days!

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Our last visit at Epcot was at The Seas with Nemo and Friends (below, left). They were very excited when we arrived, since they hadn’t had many guests yet. We also went to Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside for a late lunch, using the MagicBand as payment (below, right). It works very much in that regard like a Key to the World card.

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Video #3 – MagicBand Testing at Resort Room Door, Epcot Attractions and Food Purchase, MyMagic+, FastPass+ – We tested our new MagicBands and MyMagic+ today (invited by a Cast Member friend). This is our experience at the resort room door, attractions at Epcot (Spaceship Earth, Character Spot and The Seas with Nemo and Friends), an example of changing the time of an experience and some kiosks guests can use if they don’t have a smart phone. We also went to Port Orleans Riverside for lunch, and used our MagicBand there to pay (we connected the MagicBand to our credit card).

We went to Disney’s Hollywood Studios today (below, left), which was much busier than Epcot had been. Our first reservation was for Toy Story Midway Mania (below, right), possibly the most difficult Fastpass to get on a regular day at Walt Disney World.

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We tested out the kiosks at Disney’s Hollywood Studios – they are at several areas in the park, including near the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror (below, left). We changed one of our attractions (below, right). It takes a little getting used to the app and kiosks to understand how it works, but we started zipping through after a couple of changes.

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We didn’t get a chance to ride Tower of Terror, but we did go to the Rock n’ Roller Coaster (below, left), where we mixed with the regular Fastpass guests. I tapped my MagicBand against Mickey twice, once upon entry and once closer to the ride (below, right). This in part is in case the ride has a breakdown, it doesn’t show up as a used Fastpass.

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We rode The Great Movie Ride (below, left), which has never had Fastpass before. The American Idol Experience also is new to Fastpass+ (below, right). This was an enjoyable test and we hope that Fastpass+ runs smoothly once everyone staying on property is part of it. Guests staying at a Walt Disney World resort will receive MagicBands, just as Annual Passholders will. MagicBands will also be for sale in the gift shops. Currently, this is only a test – some guests at Walt Disney World resorts are participating, but it will be later this year before it fully rolls out.

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Video #4 – MouseSteps Weekly #64 Fastpass+ MagicBand Testing at Epcot & Disney Studios; Colorvision Tour – We were able to test Fastpass+ at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Epcot during a Cast Member test (thank you to Derek for inviting us!) This is a look at how MagicBands work, both at several attractions at Epcot and at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

We purchased a set of MagicBand CoverBands a few weeks ago (below, left). The CoverBands included are themed to the Haunted Mansion, Enchanted Tiki Room, and it’s a small world. They are easy to put on the MagicBand (below, right).

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Video #5 – Disney MagicBand CoverBand Accessory Demo for MyMagic+ Fastpass+ – Haunted Mansion, Tiki Room – These are the CoverBands that guests can buy for the MagicBands that are currently being tested (the testing is rolling out to resort guests). Included are the Haunted Mansion CoverBand, The Enchanted Tiki Room, and it’s a small world. There are other accessories as well.

For many more great photos, please check out MouseSteps latest update HERE!

Celebrate Spring – Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2013:

Epcot's Flower & Garden 2013 DVDJeff Lange Experiences: Epcot’s Flower & Garden Festival 2013

Celebrate spring at one of Disney’s most anticipated events of the year: The Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival 2013.

Experience these unique panoramic displays throughout Epcot’s Future World and all around World Showcase!

Running Time: 64 Min

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Also available: Jeff Lange Experiences: Epcot’s Flower & Garden Festival 2012, Jeff Lange Experiences: Epcot’s Flower & Garden Festival 2011, Jeff Lange Experiences: Epcot’s Flower & Garden Festival 2010,Jeff Lange Experiences: Epcot’s Flower & Garden Festival 2009, Jeff Lange Experiences: Epcot’s Flower & Garden Festival 2008

Christmas at Walt Disney World: Holiday Treat 2012 DVD – Available Now:

Jeff Lange’s Holiday Treat 2012 (Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party 2012)

Seasons Greetings from Jeff Lange! Celebrate the holidays with this new DVD featuring the 2012 Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Walt Disney World.

Features yearly favorites such as: “Cinderella’s Holiday Wish (Castle Lighting)“, “Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmastime Parade“, The Magic, All-New Celebrate The Magic! (Holiday Segment),Holiday Wishes Fireworks – Celebrate the Spirit of the Season“, “Celebrate the Season Show“, Very Merry Party Scenes, and much more!

Running Time: 66 min

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Available Now – The Splendor of the Holidays at the Walt Disney World Resorts!

Jeff Lange Experiences: Walt Disney World Holiday Traditions

Jeff Lange brings you this latest DVD in a series that features one-of-a-kind Disney experiences: Walt Disney World Holiday Traditions.

Experience the splendor of the holiday season at the following Walt Disney World resorts: Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge Kidani Village, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge Jambo House, Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, Disney’s Beach Club Resort, Disney’s Yacht Club Resort, Disney’s Boardwalk Resort, Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort, Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground, Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, Disney’s Polynesian Resort, Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Bonus: Walt Disney World Dolphin and Walt Disney World Swan.

Running Time: 66 min

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All-New: Halloween at Walt Disney World (Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party 2012) – Available Now:

Jeff Lange’s Trick or Treat 9 (Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party 2012)

Jeff Lange presents this all-new DVD from the 2012 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Walt Disney World!

Featuring: Not So Scary Entrance Scenes, Trick-or-Treat Trails, The Headless Horseman, Mickey’s Boo-to-You Halloween Parade, Happy HalloWishes Fireworks, Villains Dance Mix and Mingle, Not So Scary Party Scenes, Haunted Mansion at Midnight and more!

Running Time: 66 min

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Also available: Trick or Treat vol 1 – 8 (Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Parties 2003-2011) – Click HERE

Halloween Time at Disneyland (Mickey’s Halloween Party)

Jeff Lange’s Disneyland Trick or Treat (Mickey’s Halloween Party at Disneyland)

Jeff Lange presents this all-new DVD from the 2010 Mickey’s Halloween Party at Disneyland!

Featuring: Spooky Halloween Party Scenes, Snow White’s Scary Adventures, Mickey’s Costume Party Cavalcade, Space Mountain: Ghost Galaxy, Halloween Screams – A Villainous Surprise in the Skies Fireworks, Haunted Mansion Holiday and more!

Running Time: 66 min

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Also available: Halloween Titles (Including Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Parties 2003-2011) – Click HERE

All-New Release – Journey Into Imagination with Original Dreamfinder Ron Schneider: Exclusive Signed Edition

Journey Into Imagination with Original Dreamfinder Ron Schneider: Exclusive Signed Edition

Join Ron Schneider as he chronicles his journey from the early days of Disneyland to his years at EPCOT Center’s Journey Into Imagination – including a previously unreleased ride-through of the classic original attraction!

The Ron Schneider Story (2012) – Ron shares in exciting detail the creative challenges he faced in bringing EPCOT Center’s only characters to vivid life. Anyone who’s a fan of Disney theme parks – or has ever held the dream of performing for an audience of millions – will enjoy these behind-the-scenes tales, told by a talented storyteller and theme park legend.

Journey Into Imagination with Commentary by Ron Schneider (1997) Ron offers up his thoughts and remembrances while you watch this never-before-seen footage from the original Journey Into Imagination!

Journey Into Imagination (1997) Enjoy this previously unreleased 1997 ride-through of the classic Journey Into Imagination. This version features the exterior, queue and complete ride including all of your favorite original scenes with Dreamfinder and Figment!

Running Time: 70 Min

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Also available: Jeff Lange Remembers: Epcot’s Journey Into Imagination Collectors Edition 2-Disc Set

All New – The Very Best of Disney’s Nighttime Fireworks Spectaculars!

Jeff Lange Presents: Walt Disney World Nighttime Fireworks Spectaculars

Jeff Lange takes you to Walt Disney World to experience the very best of Disney’s Nighttime Fireworks Spectaculars!

Featuring: Disney’s Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky, Wishes: A Magical Gathering of Disney Dreams – 40th Anniversary Special Edition, IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth, Let There Be Peace on Earth Finale, Fantasy in the Sky New Years Eve Fireworks and BONUS: The Magic, The Memories, and You! (Romance Segment).

Running Time: 66 min

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Jeff Lange’s Magic Kingdom Summertime 2011

Celebrate the summer of 2011 in style, as Jeff Lange brings you the newest offerings from Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom!

Featuring the following 2011 summertime favorites: Entrance Scenes, Haunted Mansion Interactive Queue, Haunted Mansion Ride, Snow White’s Scary Adventures, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Magic, The Memories, and You! plusBONUS: Disney’s Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky Fireworks Spectacular!

Running Time: 66 min

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Also available:Jeff Lange’s Magic Kingdom Summertime 2010 (Featuring SpectroMagic, Summer Nightastic! Fireworks Show, Main Street Electrical Parade and more!)

Recent Releases – Frontierland Classics, Adventureland Classics and Liberty Square Classics:

Jeff Lange Remembers: Frontierland Classics

Take a trip back in time to experience classic Walt Disney World “Frontierland” attractions. This fifth volume in the series features the following: Splash Mountain (1992), Frontierland Shootin’ Arcade (2006), Country Bear Jamboree (1992), Big Thunder Mountain Railroad (1997), Tom Sawyer Island (2006) and more!

Running Time: 65 min

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Also available:Jeff Lange Remembers: Fantasyland Classics

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Jeff Lange Remembers: Adventureland Classics

Take a trip back in time to experience classic Walt Disney World “Adventureland” attractions. This fourth volume in the series features the following: Adventureland Tour (1992-1997), Jungle Cruise (1993), Enchanted Tiki Birds Tropical Serenade (1992), Pirates of the Caribbean (original version including Barker Bird 1992), Pirates of the Caribbean (1997) and more!

Running Time: 66 min

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Jeff Lange Remembers: Liberty Square Classics

Take a trip back in time to experience classic Walt Disney World “Liberty Square” attractions. This third volume in the series features the following: The Hall of Presidents (Original Version – 1993), Mike Fink Keel Boats (opening day attraction – 1992), Haunted Mansion (original version – 1992), Haunted Mansion Bonus Ride (my final recording of the original version with some special surprises – 2006)!

Running Time: 66 min

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Also available: Jeff Lange Remembers: Tomorrowland Classics

Epcot Center Historical DVDs – Available Now:

For fans of classic Epcot Center, I present my Epcot Center Historical Collection!

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Walt Disney World Vintage Footage:

Jeff Lange DVD Presents: Bob Welbaum’s Walt Disney World 1986 DVD

 

Jeff Lange turns back the clock to 1986, where you will experience Walt Disney World through the eyes of Disneyana documentarian Bob Welbaum. This incredible vintage footage includes select narration from Mr. Welbaum, who shot this video before recording was commonplace.

Walt Disney World 1986 contains clips from the following: Walt Disney World Resorts, Original Disney Shopping Village, Epcot Center, Discovery Island, Magic Kingdom, Seven Seas Lagoon and much more!

Running Time: 65 Min

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Also available:Jeff Lange Remembers: Fantasyland Classics and Jeff Lange Remembers: Tomorrowland Classics

Disneyland Vintage Footage (5 Volumes Available):

Jeff Lange Remembers Disneyland Classics Vol 5

Jeff Lange takes you on a trip back in time to experience classic Disneyland attractions. This fifth volume in the series features the following:

Aladdin’s Royal Caravan (1993), Disneyland Railroad(1992) including the burning settlers cabin, Big Thunder Ranch and more, Beauty and the Beast Show (1993),Pinocchio’s Daring Journey (1993), Alice in Wonderland (1993) andFantasy in the Sky Fireworks (1993)!

Running Time: 66 Min

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Also available: Jeff Lange Remembers: Disneyland Classics Volume 1 – 4.

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