Lightning Lane changes- paging overseas visitors

I thought of you with the missing bags this week as DS20 is back off to SE Asia- in 2922 his GFs bag didn’t arrive for 10days- after they’d done the jungle trek they’d so carefully packed for- this week his backpack got left behind.
But thanks to you we now have AirTags so cld locate it & it caught up with him 24 hours later

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Will start sending out sone emails to the bigwigs too- thanks for this.
I replied back to the generic response email asking for complaint to be passed to higher management and have heard nothing since so time to start rattling some more cages

I remember! Can’t believe it happened again, but I’m glad it got back to him quickly.

It opened right in the middle of one of our trips. We had decided to avoid DHS like the plague that day, but around 5pm I saw the wait times had dropped significantly so we hopped over and had a great evening.

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It turned out to be less of a thing than the Millenium Falcon opening Memorial Day.

So glad our big birthday bash was not really impacted. We got to do the rides we wanted with little wait. And big win: had a great server at 50s Prime Time. :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

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So I did my experiment today.
And from Paris last week, if I was in the app and tried to book dining, I was re-directed to the website as you described. And to disneyworld.eu none the less.
Could not even access disneyworld.com from there.
Today, from Oslo, Norway, I could book dining directly from the app without any problems.
I don’t know why, but seems they don’t care about Norway… :laughing:
We don’t have our own site, which I think makes a big difference, because we don’t really fall under anyone’s territory in that sense. France does. UK does.
And we’re also not in the EU, so we’re always a bit of a special case…

Whatever the reason, I’m happy about it, and gives me a little hope that I’ll be able to prebook rides before my trip in late September! :crossed_fingers:

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Interesting! I hope it works out for you.

Hopefully it works out for everybody at some point, and this ridiculous exclusion of international guests is removed. :crossed_fingers:

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I really hope so too, but suspect not. I would bet a lot that it will follow the already in place day of lightning lane geofencing restriction that excludes everywhere other than the US and Canada rather than the dining or magic band restriction that’s specific to some countries. Would love to be wrong.

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My parents couldn’t even buy an ILL yesterday because the app didn’t think they were in the US despite having already let them get a BG. There was some user error with locations services, sure, but the geofencing is ridiculous.

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Sorry!! That’s so unfortunate for your parents. Mine would never figure that out.

I remember missing out on first day ILL a couple of years ago that way(ish) too! I had to hard reboot like 3 times to get it to take and I’m still not positive that was it, but now I think it was. It was still the multi-day purchase on Genie + so I didn’t realise there was a problem early enough.

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Guest services helped them sort it out, today they are supposed to be getting G+ so hopefully it will work!

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I just edited my post with the following, for any DVC members affected.

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Ive fixed my phone with a Fake GPS app and the MDE app now thinks I’m in Florida and will allow me to buy Genie Plus, whereas it wouldnt before. I think with this we will be ok.

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Android?

Yes

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I’m playing with it and i can join the Walk up wait list for Chef Mickeys breakfast and get seated in 10 minutes. Not bad when I’m in Spain

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As I mentioned, my parents are at WDW and I noticed earlier they hadn’t booked an LL when they were eligible. I thought I would go in and try to book for them, and it seemed to be letting me. But I didn’t go all the way through with it since I wasn’t sure what they had already ridden.

It does seem like it’s just a payment issue though. Surely that could just be a call to buy it some time before 7 days if they won’t put it on the website, and then you can book at 7 days.

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With thanks to “DCBaker” from WDWMagic, the departure of Louise Pentland, Chief Counsel to Disney Parks and Experiences, to Roku is interesting - given her leaving date of July 23rd.

Her remit is given as

“ all legal and regulatory matters for the segment’s businesses, which include its global theme park destinations, cruise operations, global consumer products operations, and e-commerce platform.”

Article from Roku here:

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