Monday, April 21, 2014

An Annoying Thing About Magic Bands

Pumpkin on Cinderalla's Carousel
I love the Magic Bands. So far, we have had a near-perfect experience with them. However, it isn't COMPLETELY perfect. You see, there is the Fast Pass debacle. When the idea of Fast Pass first came out (basically a reservation for you to go on a ride), they were unlimited. You even got a free Fast Pass every now and again when you got a ticket. you would slip your park ticket into a Fast Pass machine, and got a ticket in return for your desired experience. It was a fabulous idea, and a lot of people took advantage of it.

Well, with the Magic Bands, you are able to book your Disney experiences WAY in advance-- Pretty much as soon as you know you are going to disney and pay in full for your package. Pumpkin really wants to see Elsa and Anna, but the Fast Passes were all booked up... And the wait was 135 minutes. Um, no freaking way. Maybe if we can get there earlier, before the line gets completely out of hand. But, there were no fast passes left even last week, and she REALLY wants to meet the sister princesses.

Magoo on the carousel
But that isn't what annoys me. What annoys me is that you are only allowed to get THREE Fast Passes per day. It doesn't matter if you have park hopper tickets, or get your first Fast Passes really early in the morning-- You are limited to three. It sucks. We got It's A Small World, Winnie The Pooh and Tomorrowland Speedway. We were done by 1:30 with everything, and headed over to Hollywood Studios. There were no Fast Passes to be had-- I wasn't allowed to get them, even though we got to Hollywood at 6pm. Totally stinks.

Still, we had a fabulous time at the Magic Kingdom and Hollywood Studios today. At the Magic Kingdom, the kids went on: It's a Small World, Cinderella's Golden Carousel, The Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Mad Tea Party, Dumbo, Tomorrowland Motor Speedway and the train in the Magic Kingdom. They met the White Rabbit (obscure!) and Pumpkin met Mickie Mouse (who actually talked in the Town Square Theatre). I even convinced the kids to do Muppetvision with me, which is my absolute favorite attraction in all of Disney. Tomorrow, we are off to the Animal Kingdom, where I get to eat my FAVORITE lunch at Yak & Yeti! YAY!

Me and my kids on the teacups

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