Magic Bands? anyone use them yet?
About This Page: This is a discussion on Magic Bands? anyone use them yet? within the Touring the 'World': The Parks at Walt Disney World, part of the PassPorter Community - Boards & Forums on Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, and General Travel; Our Magic bands will be in the mail tomorrow!!
Has anyone had the chance to use them yet?
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.
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?
Registered Message Board Members Get Our Free Newsletter! When you register you'll have the option to sign up for our weekly PassPorter Newsletter. It's chock-full of feature articles; news; tips; contests; photos; and special offers in our online store.
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!
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.
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.
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!! ).
~ There's nothing like a little Rope Drop music to start your day! ~
PassPorter's Free-Book to Walt Disney World It’s hard to believe anything is free at Walt Disney World; but there are actually a number of things you can get or do for little to no cost. This e-book documents over 200 free or cheap tips to do before you go and after you arrive. You could save a considerable amount of money following these tips. Perhaps more importantly; you can discover overlooked attractions and little-known details most people whiz by on their way to spend money. Click here to see free sample pages from the e-book! Get this popular e-book free of extra charges when you join the PassPorter's Club for as little as $4.95. A club pass includes access to all our other e-books; e-worksheets; super-size photos; and more! This e-book is also available for separate purchase in the PassPorter Online Store for just $5.95.