Magic Band design or not? - PassPorter - A Community of Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, and General Travel Forums
PassPorter.com
Award-winning travel guidebooks
Thank you to our forum sponsor:

   guidebooks   |   news   |   podcasts   |   boards   |   blog   |   worksheets   |   photos   |   articles   |   updates   |   register   |   follow us on


Go Back   PassPorter - A Community of Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, and General Travel Forums > PassPorter's Walt Disney World Resort (Florida) > Planning Your Adventure: Your Plans for Walt Disney World
Register


Welcome! We're happy you've found the PassPorter Community -- the friendliest place to plan your vacation to Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, Disneyland, and the world in general! You are now viewing the PassPorter Message Board Community as a guest, which gives you limited access. As our guest, feel free to browse our messages by selecting the forum you want to visit from the list below.

To post messages and ask questions, join our FREE community today and you'll get access to tools and resources not available to guests, such as our vacation countown timers, "living" avatars, private messaging system, database searches, downloads, and a special PassPorter discount code. Registration is fast, simple, and completely free. Just click the Join Our Community link.

If you think you've already joined, log in below now. If you don't remember your member name or password, please visit our Member Name and Password Recovery page. You are also welcome to contact us.

Forum Sponsor: Mouse Fan Travel™
Learn Why PassPorter Recommends This Sponsor
 
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-24-2018, 11:24 AM   #1
lovewdw2
Community Rank: Jetsetter
 
lovewdw2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Pa
Posts: 2,021

Post Thanks / Like
Smile Magic Band design or not?

When I plan on going to Disney, I pick out the color of the Magic Band. Then I design (inside) the 9 spaces that Disney allows to create in naming it.

This trip I picked yellow (1st time wearing)and my son picked red. I designed our names/labels. I usually incorporate the year and month, and depending what event I may add that into the mix.

I have had the Orange, Pink, Green, and Purple. I wish they would have a Teal one!

Few Questions:
1. What color do you pick?
2. Do you design or do you use just your name?
3. If you could add a color for the Magic Band, what would it be?

Thank you for answering!
__________________
Kate in PA
All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them- Walt Disney
My Countdown Counting down to: Mom + Son + Disney= Fun Vacation + Birthday= Can't wait!
Disney here we come!
My Previous Trips1994 Dixie Landings, 1998 All Star Music, 2000 All Star Movies, 2002 Contemporary, 2003 Caribbean Beach, 2004 Outside WDW, 2005 Caribbean Beach, 2006 All Star Sports, 2007 Coronado Springs, 2008 Beach Club, 2012 Wilderness Lodge, 2013 Port Orleans Riverside, 2014 Caribbean Beach, 2015 Boardwalk Inn, 2015 Pop Century, 2016 Disneyland, 2017 Port Orleans French Quarter!

Last edited by lovewdw2; 04-24-2018 at 06:46 PM..
lovewdw2 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2018, 12:05 PM   #2
HiddenMickey
PassPorter's Club Passholder


What's this?

PassPorter Guide

Community Rank:
Legend Extraordinaire
 
HiddenMickey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Chapel Hill, NC USA
Concierge Level: 6
Posts: 36,290

Post Thanks / Like
I have green and yellow ones. I'm thinking they are out of battery by now though.
Blue would likely be my next choice.
My DD added a design to one set we have. We won't pay extra for them or buy designed ones.
__________________


PassPorter Guide for the Staying in Style forum
HiddenMickey is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2018, 01:17 PM   #3
Terrio
Community Rank: Trekker
 
Terrio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 1,627

Post Thanks / Like
I have pink, blue, yellow and purple. I have used my name on 2 of them and created fun names on the other 2. I agree with you that teal would be a nice color-that or turquoise.
__________________
Terri
My PassPorter Bookshelf
My Previous TripsWDW: 1978-Off Site, 2007-POFQ, 2011-POFQ, 2013-POFQ, 2014-POFQ, 2015-POFQ, 2016-Polynesian/POFQ
Terrio is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2018, 04:15 PM   #4
Lilianna
 
Lilianna's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Henderson, NV
Posts: 1,835

Post Thanks / Like
Quote:
Originally Posted by lovewdw2 View Post

Few Questions:
1. What color do you pick?
2. Do you design or do you use just your name?
3. If you could add a color for the Magic Band, what would it be?
1. I picked purple for me, grey for my 23 yr old son and blue for my 11 yr old son.
2. On mine, I listed MstrGracy because the purple reminded me of the HM wallpaper. The grey is P Life for Pirates Life as my oldest like Jack Sparrow, etc. And the little guy got ExitExit as it's a long standing joke from when he was 4 yrs old on the Haunted Mansion ride.
3. I'd like to see another blue-something darker. Or mixed up colors.
__________________
~Joby/Lil~Me stealing Capt. Jack Sparrow's treasure!

My Countdown Counting down to: WDW!
6 days, 6 hours, 20 minutes
My Previous Trips(2 many 2 count b4 1994)~~DLR 5/1994~~DLR 11/1999~~WDW/Disney Cruise 10/2005~~DLR 4/2008~~DLR 10/2008~~DLR 5/2010~~DLR 3/2013~~DLR 4/2014~~DLR 11/2014
Lilianna is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2018, 06:33 PM   #5
CinderAbby
Community Rank: Legend
 
CinderAbby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Eastern Massachusetts
Concierge Level: 3
Posts: 19,088

Post Thanks / Like
Among the three of us, we have at least one of every color - including the gray - of the original MB design and on the inside, all we did was our name (my name was too long so I used my nickname) and the year.

For the new version of MB's, we're going with pink, purple and blue this year. Again, name and year on the inside. I like the design of some of the special ones but don't like the price tag so they stay on the shelf.

If I could pick a new color for the MB's? Maybe lighter shades of some of what they have - like a lighter purple and a lighter blue. White might be good too - goes with anything (but just can't be used between Labor Day and Memorial Day )
__________________
Looking for my previous TR's? Here they are

My Countdown Counting down to: If we can make it work, we're going
76 days, 9 hours, 20 minutes
My Previous TripsAll WDW - July 1980 off property - July 1981 FW - July 1983 FW - July 1985 FW - August 1987 FW - July 1988 Treehouse Villas - July 1990 Treehouse Villas - July 1997 FW - August 2006 AS Sports, 1st time with DH and DD - August 2008 AS Sports - August 2009 AS Sports - August 2010 AS Sports - July 2011 AS Sports - August 2013 AS Music - August 2014 AS Music - August 2015 AS Music - August 2016 AS Music
CinderAbby is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2018, 12:00 AM   #6
revral
Community Rank: Scout
 
revral's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Seattle, Washington
Posts: 4,408

Post Thanks / Like
My color choice changes each trip. Since I go solo instead of my name I do the month & year so a November 2018 trip would be Nov 18.
__________________
My Previous TripsDL not sure probably 20+ DW ASMu December 07-17, 2007 ASMu January 26-February 03, 2009 POR February 01-09, 2010
revral is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2018, 10:54 AM   #7
Lilianna
 
Lilianna's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Henderson, NV
Posts: 1,835

Post Thanks / Like
Quote:
Originally Posted by CinderAbby View Post
Among the three of us, we have at least one of every color - including the gray - of the original MB design and on the inside, all we did was our name (my name was too long so I used my nickname) and the year.
I like the idea of using the year, especially if you are regulars of WDW & don't re-use your magic band.

My youngest is into Disney hats. The ones that can be embroidered, we have started added the year to as well as his name.
__________________
~Joby/Lil~Me stealing Capt. Jack Sparrow's treasure!

My Countdown Counting down to: WDW!
6 days, 6 hours, 20 minutes
My Previous Trips(2 many 2 count b4 1994)~~DLR 5/1994~~DLR 11/1999~~WDW/Disney Cruise 10/2005~~DLR 4/2008~~DLR 10/2008~~DLR 5/2010~~DLR 3/2013~~DLR 4/2014~~DLR 11/2014
Lilianna is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2018, 08:35 PM   #8
dolphin041599
Community Rank: Globetrotter
 
dolphin041599's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Columbus, OH
Posts: 3,171

Post Thanks / Like
I have purple, blue and red. DD has pink, blue, purple, and green. We don't always use our names. For instance, I used MBA Grad for our May trip as I've just gotten my MBA. For our August trip, I will do something for my birthday. One year I did Cpt Jack as he's my favorite.

We've previously ordered some decals for the MBs, but we didn't for this trip. I did, however, order the purple wall one because I like purple and this gives me a different option than the purple they offer.
__________________
My PassPorter Bookshelf
My Previous TripsSeptember 26, 2004 - CBR/Disney Wonder (Land and Sea Package); March 28- April 4, 2009 - POP Century/WDW - Celebrating Munchkin's 10th Birthday; October 8 - 12, 2010 - Howard Johnson Disneyland, CA; June 5 - 12, 2013 - Beach Club/WDW; December 19 - 26, 2015 - Coronado Springs; March 29 - April 2, 2016 - Port Orleans - Riverside - Royal Room; March 15 - 26, 2017 - Port Orleans French Quarter, Disney Fantasy Cruise and Polynesian; December 16 - 20, 2017 - Disneyland, Paradise Pier
dolphin041599 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2018, 11:27 AM   #9
HiddenMickey
PassPorter's Club Passholder


What's this?

PassPorter Guide

Community Rank:
Legend Extraordinaire
 
HiddenMickey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Chapel Hill, NC USA
Concierge Level: 6
Posts: 36,290

Post Thanks / Like
I love the idea of adding the year. It would help us know how old the ones we have are (if we'd done that) and whether their battery might still be working.
__________________


PassPorter Guide for the Staying in Style forum
HiddenMickey is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2018, 12:05 PM   #10
Tabitha34
Community Rank: Trekker
 
Tabitha34's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Crystal Coast, NC
Concierge Level: 7
Posts: 1,328

Post Thanks / Like
I love the idea of adding the year! I have never thought of putting anything other than a name on my. Not necessarily our actual names though.
__________________


We Turned Her Into A Disney Lovin', Character Huggin', Thrill Ridin' Girl!l My First TR! Completed!


A Little Not So Scary Fun is Right Around The Corner
Fall 2014 PTR

~Tabitha~
My Countdown Counting down to: Our Next Trip to the World!
118 days, 18 hours, 20 minutes
My PassPorter Bookshelf
My Previous TripsFirst trip to WDW 1985, WDW Dec. 1991, WDW June 1997, Honeymoon WDW Dec. 1998, Cruise Oct. 1999, WDW Dec. 2000, Cruise Oct. 2003,WDW Dec. 2004 First trip with Son, WDW Oct. 2005, WDW Dec. 2005, WDW and Cruise Sept. 2006 First trip with Daughter, WDW First time staying on Property POR 1/28/12-2/4/12, WDW 10/28/14-11/4/14!
Tabitha34 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2018, 04:18 AM   #11
3dogknight
Community Rank: Trekker
 
3dogknight's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: michigan
Posts: 1,159

Post Thanks / Like
I usually have an orange or grey one , I am thinking of trying to find a Figment one this visit.
__________________
Joe-the 3dogknight

My Countdown Counting down to: poly 2018
aloha
My Previous TripsI visit WDW yearly and I am a vacation club member at OKW. DL 3 times ,DCL 4 times, Disney Vero beach 2006 and 2009,2014,All Star Sports 2016
3dogknight is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2018, 12:05 AM   #12
minemoz1
Community Rank: Trailblazer
 
minemoz1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Orlando area via Chicago
Posts: 5,388

Post Thanks / Like
I have an MK 45th anniversary band that I splurged on. Right now, whenever I go to enter a park, instead of flashing green, it flashes multi color. One of the cast members commented on it yesterday. She's never seen the entry lights do that before.
__________________
Michele

I'm living the dream 20 minutes from Disney! Next trip...tomorrow.
minemoz1 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2018, 07:58 AM   #13
jpcommons
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Ashburn,VA
Concierge Level: 10
Posts: 343

Post Thanks / Like
I got the Flower and Garden Festival orange bird band this past trip. Like the above poster said, different bands react differently to the scanners. I did not know this at first and thought something was wrong with my new band. I actually lost one of my use anywhere/anytime fastpasses because I scanned my band twice thinking something went wrong the first time. I think it took me another day before I realized that this band did not show a green ring when scanned. It showed a white ring. The good news was that, since the rest of my family still had the use anywhere/anytime fastpass, they allowed me to go in the fastpass entrance without it actually being on my band. They stated that if the majority of the party had it, they would usually allow the one without to go in with them.
jpcommons is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2018, 05:49 PM   #14
MichaelF
Community Rank: Explorer
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 7,415

Post Thanks / Like
We have a big family so I have several of every color. We don't do anything extra with the design, just use the basic magic band.
MichaelF is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2018, 07:33 PM   #15
CinderAbby
Community Rank: Legend
 
CinderAbby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Eastern Massachusetts
Concierge Level: 3
Posts: 19,088

Post Thanks / Like
Quote:
Originally Posted by minemoz1 View Post
I have an MK 45th anniversary band that I splurged on. Right now, whenever I go to enter a park, instead of flashing green, it flashes multi color. One of the cast members commented on it yesterday. She's never seen the entry lights do that before.
I've heard of this before. Don't the Star Wars ones make Star Wars noises when scanned? I think another one made sounds too, I just forget which design I read it about
__________________
Looking for my previous TR's? Here they are

My Countdown Counting down to: If we can make it work, we're going
76 days, 9 hours, 20 minutes
My Previous TripsAll WDW - July 1980 off property - July 1981 FW - July 1983 FW - July 1985 FW - August 1987 FW - July 1988 Treehouse Villas - July 1990 Treehouse Villas - July 1997 FW - August 2006 AS Sports, 1st time with DH and DD - August 2008 AS Sports - August 2009 AS Sports - August 2010 AS Sports - July 2011 AS Sports - August 2013 AS Music - August 2014 AS Music - August 2015 AS Music - August 2016 AS Music
CinderAbby is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
A Magic Band Tip JoanneS Using Disney Tech: FastPass+, MagicBands, MyDisneyExperience, MyMagic+, MemoryMaker, Apps & More 10 02-01-2018 10:23 PM
Magic Band Color [what shade is the pink band?] Holly98 Planning Your Adventure: Your Plans for Walt Disney World 8 03-17-2016 05:53 PM
More than 1 Magic Band JackieB Using Disney Tech: FastPass+, MagicBands, MyDisneyExperience, MyMagic+, MemoryMaker, Apps & More 6 11-28-2015 06:21 AM
Magic Band/Free Dining [are dining credits accessible thru the Band?] luvnwdwgal Feasting and Snacking: The Eateries at Walt Disney World 5 08-21-2013 10:46 AM
WDW: 'Magic Band' Wrist Band Pending FCC Approval (10-09-2012 09:10 AM) PassPorter News PassPorter News 1 10-12-2012 12:32 AM

Thank you to our forum sponsor:













Please login or register to hide these ads -- it's free and easy!

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:39 PM.

-->

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like v3.4.0 Patch Level 1 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
(c) 1998-2017 PassPorter Travel Press/MediaMarx, Inc.
Celebrating 19 Years of Making Dreams Come True
Ad Management plugin by RedTyger