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Old 12-05-2013, 11:01 AM   #1
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Magic bands question [are they adjustable (for kids v adults)?]

Hi again,

I was wondering if the magic bands were different sizes, I will be coming with 2 x 5yr olds and they only have wee wrists lol.

Thanks Suzanne xx
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Old 12-05-2013, 11:12 AM   #2
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Hi! The inside portion of the Magic Bands actually rips apart from the other shell, making a much smaller and child sized bracelet! Pretty cool engineering
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That does sound interesting! Thanks Poohlover x
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once the inside has been taken out it is permanent it can't be put back together to make it larger.
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To explain that a little more fully: when you look at the MagicBand, there's a color differece. A colorful inner band (if you choose a color other than gray) and a dark gray band around that. If you remove the dark gray section, you're left with the colorful section that sizes down to a child's wrist.



For pictures and a good bit of info on the testing phase, check the article on MouseChat (where the picture above comes from): Disney Magic Bands In-depth review at Disney World

Note that the problems they experienced are being worked through during the testing phase. I had a chance to use the MBs back in the first week of November and I didn't experience a single problem (other than I'm a tad short and getting the MB on the pads at the Food & Wine Festival booths was tricky for me.)
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The only thing I found vaguely annoying about my band's two different colored segments is that my wrists are just small enough that the best fit for me was one peg in the dark gray section and the other in my inner red one. So, I couldn't simply peel off the gray segment.

Slight annoyance as completely cool as the bands are on the whole.

But yeah, no worries about the band not being easily adjustable for kids.
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you can take the gray part off to make the band smaller
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We took the outer grey part off for my youngest DD (she was a little over 2 & very petite) and she loved wearing it once we fitted it to her tiny wrist!
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The magic Band has two little "pegs" on the underside of one arm, that snap into a series of matching holes on the other arm.

The side with holes, about half of it can be taken off (a one-way process, mind you, as it involves tearing off the rubber along a pre-set line).

It will possibly still be too large for toddlers, but at age 4+ they should fit reasonably well.
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I guess I have the opposite question for this thread, are the bands large enough for a thick-wristed man like myself? I've tried to wear those silicon bands before and had much irritation due to how tight they fit...especially in the heat of the Summer.

So does anyone know if you can get an XL size instead of one size fits all?
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I guess I have the opposite question for this thread, are the bands large enough for a thick-wristed man like myself? I've tried to wear those silicon bands before and had much irritation due to how tight they fit...especially in the heat of the Summer.

So does anyone know if you can get an XL size instead of one size fits all?
MagicBands only come in one size.

Adjusted to the largest size (using the last two posts), my MagicBand is 2-7/8" in diameter. I'm a pretty big guy myself, and I can almost get my whole hand through at that size, so it will fit some pretty big wrists.

One thing to keep in mind is that there is no law saying you have to wear your MagicBand on your wrist. You can put it on a neck lanyard, keep it in your pocket, attach it to your belt with a cord or chain, whatever you want. So even if it doesn't fit your wrist comfortably, you can almost certainly come up with some other way to carry and use your MagicBand conveniently. All it takes is a little imagination.
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MagicBands only come in one size.

One thing to keep in mind is that there is no law saying you have to wear your MagicBand on your wrist. You can put it on a neck lanyard, keep it in your pocket, attach it to your belt with a cord or chain, whatever you want. So even if it doesn't fit your wrist comfortably, you can almost certainly come up with some other way to carry and use your MagicBand conveniently. All it takes is a little imagination.
Excellent ideas. Thanks, Will. I hope it fits comfortably though so I can wear it!
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I guess I have the opposite question for this thread, are the bands large enough for a thick-wristed man like myself? I've tried to wear those silicon bands before and had much irritation due to how tight they fit...especially in the heat of the Summer.

So does anyone know if you can get an XL size instead of one size fits all?
I don't have either especially-large or especially-small wrists, but my weight probably pads them out a little bit. And, I certainly wasn't wearing my band at the largest possible size.

I can't guarantee it will fit you, but it's pretty likely to be wearable.

If not? Loop it around a pin lanyard or a belt loop, pull it out when you need it scanned.
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