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New DDP and room charge tracking features in MDE app

Discussion in 'Using MyMagic+, FastPass+ and My Disney Experience' started by Rob562, Aug 22, 2017.

  1. Rob562

    Rob562 Well-Known Member

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    Looks like an update to the MDE app today is adding some interesting features for on-site guests: You'll be able to see the remaining credits on your Dining Plan, as well as keep track of purchases to your room charge account. You'll also be able to renew "eligible Annual Passes" in the app. (My guess is that FL Residents will still have to show continued proof of residency in-person)

    If I were to hazard a guess, the dining plan and room charge tracking is a necessary step toward using the DDP and room charging for ordering meals in the app.

    The AP renewal may also signal that AP discounts are coming to in-app meal ordering.

    -Rob
     
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  2. hakunamatata

    hakunamatata Love Me Some Fast Passes Premium Member

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    I think they got tired of me going up each morning and asking how many dining credits I had remaining.
     
  3. Souvenir

    Souvenir Well-Known Member

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    Nice! I will love being able to see the charges posted to my account, simply to make sure everything is correct and I have no discrepancies. I hate saving receipts and it's inconvenient to go to the front desk every day or two for a print out.
     
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    donsullivan Premium Member

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    One other thing this new release added is support for Apple's upcoming iOS11. If you are part of the public beta for that software you learned that MDE did not work at all- it just crashed on launch. This new release fixes that compatibility and the app 'seems' to work just fine on the latest beta release.

    Note: Do not even consider using beta software on your phone or tablet unless you 100% understand the implications of that. It's not uncommon for there to be lots of bugs that impact the stability and usability of your device.
     
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    jaklgreen Well-Known Member

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    WOW! Welcome to 2017! LOL
     
  6. JS514

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    This is great news! It will really save time from having to go to the desk, as well as time from sitting in the park trying to remember all the meals/snacks we've used. Ha!

    Now, if they could just add bus wait times to the app, we will be good to go...
     
  7. AshaNeOmah

    AshaNeOmah Active Member

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    I never thought they'd add viewing room charges to the app. Too easy to keep up with, and limit, spending if you can just check it on the app.

    I figured I'd be spending blind for the next few decades.
     
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    MDE just keeps getting better and better!!
     
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    These are actually really nice features. The Dining Plan credits feature is great as I don't have to keep asking the restaurant or the front desk. I've never charged anything to the room but just seeing your purchases is handy.
     
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    Launchpad McQuack Well-Known Member

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    I'm really liking how they are combining everything they can into the app. I'm hoping the next update allows for using AP discount while preordering food at counter service locations.
     
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    LieutLaww Underwater Basket Weaver Premium Member

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    That is supposed to be coming down the line
     
  12. Master Yoda

    Master Yoda Pro Star Wars geek. Premium Member

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    This.^^^^

    It would always seem like every person at the front desk not checking in or out was inquiring about either dining credits and/or room charges.
     
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    John Kocher New Member

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    I did the update and the new features aren't showing up. We are going in January so maybe we are to far out to see it?
     
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    It really is one of the best things Disney has created, I love it and will ALWAYS be a staunch advocate for MDX
     
  15. Rob562

    Rob562 Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Since neither your room charging or dining plan are active until your check-in date, I'm not surprised you can't see anything right now...

    -Rob
     
  16. JaxFLBear

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    Once you've completed online check in, the room charge feature should appear.

    I have the option to view charges for our upcoming September reservation (check in on 9/13, online check in has been completed).
    I don't have the option for our upcoming December reservation (online check in available in 48 days).
     
  17. Mr Ferret 88

    Mr Ferret 88 Situational swearer Premium Member

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    Rube ;)
     
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  18. hakunamatata

    hakunamatata Love Me Some Fast Passes Premium Member

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    Well I do love me some FP+ and DDP.
     
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  19. Mr Ferret 88

    Mr Ferret 88 Situational swearer Premium Member

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    I don't go anymore. But you can rent some DVC points from me.
     
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  20. Master Yoda

    Master Yoda Pro Star Wars geek. Premium Member

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    Do you still have all 12 of your 10,000 point contracts?
     
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