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New "Welcome Home" for DVC Members

Discussion in 'DVC News & Rumors' started by Russ, Feb 7, 2017.

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    Russ Staff Member Site Owner

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    Disney has implemented a special "Welcome Home" greeting for DVC Members who have added their DVC Membership affiliation in My Disney Experience > My Account: My Profile > Memberships & Passes.

    Now, when you use your Magic Band to gain entry into Disney World Parks, you will get a special purple to green ring and if you listen closely you'll hear a "Welcome Home!" greeting.

     
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    Thanks for the updated news, Russ.

    I went to the link you provided and it shows that I am a DVC member but it doesn't show that for my wife. We only have one log-in ID for MDE, and it is my email address. And I couldn't see any way to update her status to being a DVC member. She has a card with her name on it, but that's it.

    I guess I will be the only one Welcomed Home when entering a park! I don't think I'll tell her about this. :)
     
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    Note, when you add someone under Friend and Family (e.g. your wife), you can specify that they can manage their own account, which will send them an email to register for their own MDE account. I assume they will be able to add the affiliation to their account as well if they are listed on the title. I'm not sure what will happen with the kids who are managed by you, although I guess technically they aren't members...yet :p. I'll try and add the affiliation to my wife's account and see if that works.
     
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    Russ...I've had issues with the friend and family with my wife and kids. They have their formal names which they have to use to travel since their IDs have that. But Disney gave us the option to include their nicknames, and ever since I've done that MDE has been a mess for us when I add them to a trip. I've been on the phone several times to MDE tech support and they can't explain it either. So at this point, since the new tech doesn't really mean much to me, I'm not going to worry about it.
     
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    We joined DVC the last few days of our trip this week. I thought something was wrong when my color turned purple! It was a fun surprise!
     
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    @abelmom2

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    It's the little things in life!!
     
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    BTW, I verified only I had this happen to me (not DW or DDs) :tu:.
    I thought I mis-scanned too, then I remembered my own post :whistle:.
     
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    You crack me up!
     
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    Anyone know why it might not work for us? Looks like the MDE account has the DVC account linked, but when we scan our bands it doesn't turn purple. Is it only for direct sales, we bought a resale 5 years ago and are grandfathered in (we bought well before the new rules went into effect).
     
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    I have a 2 year old Tink old style band that doesn't turn purple. The Poly band that arrived a couple of weeks ago does turn purple. I thought it was the old style band but who knows with Disney tech.
     
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    That could very well be the problem, we only have old style bands right now. Thanks.

    We'll be getting new bands next month.
     
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    Hmm...we bought resale and direct. Would be interesting if other resale folks aren't getting the special welcome :confused:. At least it's not a flashing red ring of shame :p
     
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    We also used new bands. Only mine lit up purple. We have direct and resale points. My guess is it's more about the newness of the band, but I'm with you guys and wonder if direct vs resale has anything to do with it.
     
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    No, I'm 100% resale (grandfathered), and my bands turned the scanner purple every time last trip. I used 2 new bands.
     
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    Got the purple all last week. New style MB's and never heard it. Most of the greeters were saying it, but if the turnstile ever did, I never heard it.
     
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    It's only advertised as a special visual "greeting". The audio greeting is inaudible unless it's extremely quiet (which it never is).
     
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    Did anyone else in your family get the purple? I was the only one. The turnstiles never said it, but CMs did. However the whole time we were there only 2 CMs said "Welcome Home". Everyone else just seemed to ignore it.
     
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    Both my wife and I got the purple "greeting" in February. There was one day where I got it and she didn't, but I don't remember whether she was using the new MB or one of her old ones. I got it every time. I think that there was one day when I used my older MB, but I know that I pretty much used the new ones for the 8 days that we were there.
     
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    Mine turns purple 1st but DH does not.
     
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    Same here, but I feel I deserve that purple because DH doesn't have the slightest clue how the points work! He just knows he pays for them! :pound:
     
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    I handle all the planning as well.
     
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    Can't say that I noticed but according to Ashley and Donna, both of theirs turned purple also.

    Russ-I put my head down to the turnstiles several times and it did not make a sound. This I am certain of, given the peculiar glances from the turnstile greeters. One of them actually told me at MK that it had been turned off. Makes sense to me due to the added network traffic necessary to produce it. I am pursuing an official answer. :)
     
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    I just chalked it up to old age (in my case ;)) and being noisy, but makes sense if they turned it off.
     
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    Last week mine turned purple but DH's did not - I think that is totally appropriate since I am the one who books everything, plans ev4rything, gets up early to book FP's and ADR's. He just "goes along for the ride!" He thought it was funny.
     

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