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Old 07-23-2013, 12:48 PM   #271
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I have my magic bands now. Can we use these in replace of our ME vouchers?
You should be able to. If you go to Manage Your Band on the MDE website, and click on one of your bands, the next page has this at the bottom:

"Your MagicBand will serve as your Disney’s Magical Express "ticket" and Disney Resort hotel room "key." Be sure to pack your MagicBand in a carry-on bag so you'll have it available upon arrival."

Of course, we should all probably have our vouchers with us in case it's not working as planned.
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Old 07-23-2013, 12:54 PM   #272
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Are you also at one of the four resorts being mentioned as the "test" resorts? Just curious if there are other guests at other resorts that have been selected, and hoping that answer (for us) is yes.
We're at POP. Despite IT saying not everyone was participating - we have 4 "families" on 3 different types of reservations and all of us are testing. Between us, there are 2 packages, 1 RO, and 1 Military RO, and we've all received our MagicBands and invitations to participate.
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Old 07-23-2013, 02:36 PM   #273
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Where can I get info on how to obtain a magic band??
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Old 07-23-2013, 02:39 PM   #274
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Where can I get info on how to obtain a magic band??
It's still being tested, but if you are staying at AKL, CR, YC, or POP in August, and are eligible for the test, you'll be notified.

You can log in to the My Disney Experience section of the WDW website and see if it prompts you to customize your bands.

It's unknown when it will rollout for all guests.
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Old 07-23-2013, 03:04 PM   #275
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It's still being tested, but if you are staying at AKL, CR, YC, or POP in August, and are eligible for the test, you'll be notified.

You can log in to the My Disney Experience section of the WDW website and see if it prompts you to customize your bands.

It's unknown when it will rollout for all guests.
Some are even getting them without doing anything..
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Old 07-23-2013, 03:47 PM   #276
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We are staying at Beach Club in Dec, guess we aren't eligible yet.
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Old 07-23-2013, 03:50 PM   #277
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We are staying at Beach Club in Dec, guess we aren't eligible yet.
Don't be surprised if this isn't rolled out in some way going live by then. Rumors are by FW. On this big test they aren't even going to do follow ups with the testers. That right there tells you the train is about to leave the station..
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Old 07-23-2013, 04:50 PM   #278
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I got my bands today and called Disney. They said I could reserve the FPs closer to my travel dates and also use the UT paper tickets I bought in the FP machines as a regular FP is used. They linked my UT tickets to my room only reservation. I only look on these boards when I have a trip planned and didn't know anything about magic bands or the online MDE so I'm glad I found out! I have no idea how this will work out in reality but I'm game to try!
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Old 07-23-2013, 04:57 PM   #279
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I hope I can get them for the fast pass!
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Old 07-23-2013, 08:24 PM   #280
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I doubt it. I would keep the vouchers and be ready for them to scan them when you get to the ME area....

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You should be able to. If you go to Manage Your Band on the MDE website, and click on one of your bands, the next page has this at the bottom:

"Your MagicBand will serve as your Disney’s Magical Express "ticket" and Disney Resort hotel room "key." Be sure to pack your MagicBand in a carry-on bag so you'll have it available upon arrival."

Of course, we should all probably have our vouchers with us in case it's not working as planned.
I stand corrected! Looks like you probably can use them... as long as the area at the airport is already setup for Magic Bands.

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Old 07-23-2013, 08:48 PM   #281
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I got my bands but two of them reverted back to gray. I wonder if they would send me new ones with the color I ordered. Something strange happened to switch it back to the default. It shows as gray now online. Anyone else have that issue?
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Old 07-23-2013, 08:54 PM   #282
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I had kind of the same thing happen. We have 4 in out party. Picked out the colors and fixed the names on them. Said they shipped; then the next day two more showed up as needed to be customized. I fixed them and tweaked the names a bit so I know which ones are which. I will be interested in seeing what actually shows up. They are being mailed to my son's house in Orlando so I won't know till we actually get there.
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Old 07-23-2013, 10:17 PM   #283
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It's still being tested, but if you are staying at AKL, CR, YC, or POP in August, and are eligible for the test, you'll be notified.

You can log in to the My Disney Experience section of the WDW website and see if it prompts you to customize your bands.

It's unknown when it will rollout for all guests.
This is probably a silly question but I can't find the MDE section. I am in Canada and I am wondering if only those in the states have MDE
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Old 07-24-2013, 06:27 AM   #284
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This is probably a silly question but I can't find the MDE section. I am in Canada and I am wondering if only those in the states have MDE
Not a silly question at all!

The Canadian website is different then the American website. As far as I can tell there is no mention of MDE on the Canadian site. We use Tunnelbear to access the American system. I also have the MDE app on my IPad which has allowed me to login and customize magicbands and choose fastpass times for the August test.
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Not a silly question at all!

The Canadian website is different then the American website. As far as I can tell there is no mention of MDE on the Canadian site. We use Tunnelbear to access the American system. I also have the MDE app on my IPad which has allowed me to login and customize magicbands and choose fastpass times for the August test.
Thank you for the info--I thought maybe I was doing something wrong
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