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by JenMuse
Sep Sun 06, 2015 9:06 pm
Forum: Walt Disney World Resort
Topic: Memory Maker ~ now with video!
Replies: 42
Views: 13805

Re: Memory Maker ~ now with video!

You need to have your husband assign it to your My Disney Experience account since you are managing all of the reservations and stuff. I'd call Disney and make sure all the magic bands from your group are linked to the memory maker. I created accounts for all of my family and then linked them as fre...
by JenMuse
Sep Thu 03, 2015 2:28 pm
Forum: Walt Disney World Resort
Topic: Memory Maker ~ now with video!
Replies: 42
Views: 13805

Re: Memory Maker ~ now with video!

Has anyone used Memory Maker lately? I have never gotten it before and just wondering what people think of it. We have 10 people on our trip, including my one year and this is his first trip to Disney World. So I'm feeling like this might be a good investment for this trip. Thoughts??? I got it for...
by JenMuse
Sep Thu 03, 2015 2:19 pm
Forum: Walt Disney World Resort
Topic: Disney Dining Plan
Replies: 46
Views: 12561

Re: Disney Dining Plan

In my calculations, I always tack on an extra $10 per meal for gratuities, as well as 6.5% sales tax. That way you can have an honest comparison to know how much you will be spending. I also always break out alcohol into a different line item even when I'm calculating out-of-pocket dining costs. Lo...
by JenMuse
Sep Wed 02, 2015 11:29 am
Forum: Walt Disney World Resort
Topic: Disney Dining Plan
Replies: 46
Views: 12561

Re: Disney Dining Plan

I think the dining plan can be worth it with the proper planning, you also have to consider the value of having everything paid for and budgeted before you get there. :mickey2: Yep, the piece of mind is the biggest selling point I find. If my calculations had ended with the DP being only $20 more t...
by JenMuse
Aug Fri 28, 2015 10:28 am
Forum: Trip Planning & Reports
Topic: I have only ......... days/months till I go again.
Replies: 4674
Views: 443511

Re: I have only ......... days/months till I go again.

Woo, magic band box shipped today. I declined my third but my brother will be getting his first. He chose blue. I've thought about what color I would choose, but since we don't have any plans in the works, I haven't committed to one yet. I think I'm going to have a hard time choosing one when the t...
by JenMuse
Aug Thu 27, 2015 1:20 pm
Forum: Trip Planning & Reports
Topic: I have only ......... days/months till I go again.
Replies: 4674
Views: 443511

Re: I have only ......... days/months till I go again.

Woo, magic band box shipped today. I declined my third but my brother will be getting his first. He chose blue.
by JenMuse
Aug Wed 26, 2015 2:37 pm
Forum: Walt Disney World Resort
Topic: Disney Dining Plan
Replies: 46
Views: 12561

Re: Disney Dining Plan

Wow ~ that is some awesome work JenMuse, and I know you have also shown how you do that as well BIG ~ I have to bow to both of you and your calculations! My dream is to get the free dining ~ and yes, I'm aware that means I'm probably spending too much on the room ~ and be there during the Food & Wi...
by JenMuse
Aug Wed 26, 2015 2:32 pm
Forum: Walt Disney World Resort
Topic: Disney Dining Plan
Replies: 46
Views: 12561

Re: Disney Dining Plan

Great job there with your calculations! Good to know there is someone else out there just like me. ;) My spread sheet for a 2016 trip with our kids has me saving a little bit of money by going with the Dining Plan as well. Because it will be our kids' first trip (4.5 and 2), we'll probably be doing...
by JenMuse
Aug Wed 26, 2015 1:20 pm
Forum: Walt Disney World Resort
Topic: Disney Dining Plan
Replies: 46
Views: 12561

Re: Disney Dining Plan

For my January 2015 trip with my dad, I pulled up menus of the places we had reservations and prefer (for QS) then calculated the out-of-pocket vs DP price: out-of-pocket won. Mostly cause he's a diabetic and I don't have much of a sweet tooth so dessert was not a priority. For my upcoming September...
by JenMuse
Aug Mon 24, 2015 1:42 pm
Forum: Trip Planning & Reports
Topic: I have only ......... days/months till I go again.
Replies: 4674
Views: 443511

Re: I have only ......... days/months till I go again.

32 days...woot woot! Looking forward to seeing the new construction at the Poly and maybe hitting a waterpark for the first time ever, as you know, research. :) Both Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon will be open so I think I may have to skip a 3rd day in the MK for a day at one or both water parks...
by JenMuse
Aug Mon 24, 2015 11:39 am
Forum: Trip Planning & Reports
Topic: I have only ......... days/months till I go again.
Replies: 4674
Views: 443511

Re: I have only ......... days/months till I go again.

32 days...woot woot! Looking forward to seeing the new construction at the Poly and maybe hitting a waterpark for the first time ever, as you know, research. :) Both Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon will be open so I think I may have to skip a 3rd day in the MK for a day at one or both water parks.
by JenMuse
Aug Wed 19, 2015 11:38 am
Forum: Walt Disney World Resort
Topic: What do you do with your Magic Bands?
Replies: 48
Views: 12697

Re: What do you do with your Magic Bands?

After consideration, I declined my MagicBand for next month's trip. I already have 2 from this year. It's wasteful to get another when I have 2 perfectly functional bands already.
by JenMuse
Aug Tue 18, 2015 5:40 pm
Forum: Walt Disney World Resort
Topic: DHS Park Changes and Transformation
Replies: 48
Views: 8608

Re: DHS Park Changes and Transformation

The main purpose for FP+ is to distribute people around the parks...making wait times for all minor attractions go up in favor of keeping the headliner wait times a little lower. For that reason of spreading people around the park...doing everything at DHS will end up taking you more than one day. ...
by JenMuse
Aug Tue 18, 2015 10:45 am
Forum: Trip Planning & Reports
Topic: I have only ......... days/months till I go again.
Replies: 4674
Views: 443511

Re: I have only ......... days/months till I go again.

So DW and I decided to do a SUPER QUICK trip to WDW for our 5th anniversary. We honeymooned there back in 2010...so we saw it only fitting that we go back for our 5th anniversary...{amazing itinerary cut for space}... I feel like you will be doing more in your trip then I'll do all week in mine. :)...
by JenMuse
Aug Mon 17, 2015 11:53 am
Forum: Walt Disney World Resort
Topic: What do you do with your Magic Bands?
Replies: 48
Views: 12697

Re: What do you do with your Magic Bands?

There is at least one out-of-park use: if you play Disney Infinity 2.0, you can put the magic band on the RFID base and get the DL Small World for your toybox. No kidding!? Thanks for the tip! Welcome - I hope they can come up with more out-of-park uses for the Magic Bands. It seems they would be a...