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Old 07-28-2013, 11:02 AM   #1
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Magic Bands? anyone use them yet?

Our Magic bands will be in the mail tomorrow!!
Very excited....

Has anyone had the chance to use them yet?
Did you like them?

My husband is super excited about them!

Just curious on what you all thought?
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Old 07-28-2013, 11:42 AM   #2
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27 days! How exciting. Let me know how you like the bands..we are going in February!!
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Old 07-28-2013, 05:00 PM   #3
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I'd like to know too, we will be there soon, and I'm wondering how comfortable they are to wear, and if they are hot? Being that it's August, and the band is rubbery looking, and wide, I'm wondering how sweaty it will be in that August heat & humidity?
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Old 07-28-2013, 09:13 PM   #4
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We will be there not long after you. We are staying at Pop and were also chosen for test. I cant wait. So excited!!!
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Old 07-28-2013, 10:36 PM   #5
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I never got an email saying I was in the test, but they say my magic bands will arrive tomorrow via UPS. I don't have my AP yet so I couldn't attach tickets. This should prove interesting.
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Just got letter in mail choosing us for testing them also. Seems exciting, hope it comes with some perks.
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We didnt know until i logged into disney site. It said i had 4 days to customize my bands. Verified shipping address and customized. If we hadnt logged in we wouldnt have known.
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I am also curious.
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UPS delivered mine today. It should be interesting, especially when my second part of the split stay kicks in and that resort isn't part of the test.

edit: I'm uploading shots of the box and instructions that came with it to the WDW miscellaneous photo section if anyone wants to see what the package looks like.
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Old 07-29-2013, 12:21 PM   #10
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We Never got "THE EMAIL" either,.
But was told will be in our mail this week!!!
So I guess a lot of people didn't really know..because its so new!!
Very excited thou. I Chose PInk! LOL
I will report back. After our trip!
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I have a friend who is a supervisory CM who has been testing them, and she says they seem to be working just fine. She actually goes and stays overnight at a resort with her husband and then they do a day in the parks and eat a couple of meals, to be sure they're giving them a fair try. She thinks people will like them once they get fully rolled out.
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Old 07-30-2013, 05:49 AM   #13
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Ours have arrived yesterday!!
Pink for me, Red hubby...
They look nice...
My sister in law/brother in law, and the kids also were choosen!!
and they received theirs..
I like them very comfty
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Hey everyone, we had the chance to actually use the MagicBands at WDW this past weekend. Aside from a few glitches at the start they worked really well. Our glitches were that we arrived late at night and activated our bands on our door lock as instructed and then the next morning mine wouldn't let me charge to the room or even let me IN the room and my mom's wouldn't charge to the room. The Concierge desk was able to force reload our bands and everything was good to go. They are super easy to use, simply line up the Mickey on your band with the Mickey on the scanner and wait until the scanner goes green. Once Mickey flashes green, you're good to go.

You're able to buy items specifically for the MagicBands that let you customize them beyond just the colour.

The only really annoying thing with the bands is wearing them in the heat of a Florida summer. Since they are not made of fabric, you arm really sweats underneath it.

Just as a FYI, we were staying at POP Century which is one of the current test resorts.
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This is just a curiosity question -- is there a reason they are being mailed out ahead of time?? That seems odd to me! Previously with KTTW cards, you picked those up at check-in. (I guess to me it's one more thing to have to remember to be sure to pack/risk getting left behind!! ).

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