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Old 09-27-2013, 07:19 AM   #151
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What if we do a split stay with Swan and Dolphin???? Will our magicbands work for park entry on our Swan stay the first few nights? Our tickets were not purchased through a package.
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Old 09-27-2013, 08:50 AM   #152
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Sorry if this has been addressed. I have the My Disney Experience account, wifey and BIL and SIL will be along at BW next month. All names are on the ressie, all tickets purchased from UT are linked to a band, the bands arrived yesterday. No one else has a MDE account, I invited all.

Question, shouldn't they all be able to access the page to get FP+? Is there something more that needs to be done to make this happen? Wifey got into something today based on an invite sent yesterday but couldn't find the page to reserve a FP+. I successfully did this for her and I on arrival day, BIL and SIL come a day later, I'd like all to be able to manage their bands.

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Old 09-27-2013, 10:49 AM   #153
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What if we do a split stay with Swan and Dolphin???? Will our magicbands work for park entry on our Swan stay the first few nights? Our tickets were not purchased through a package.
They will obviously not work as a room key.
If you have a credit card linked they should work for purchases.
If you have non-package tickets linked to your MDE account they should work for park entry.
It should not work for FP+ until the first day of your WDW stay.
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Old 09-27-2013, 10:52 AM   #154
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Sorry if this has been addressed. I have the My Disney Experience account, wifey and BIL and SIL will be along at BW next month. All names are on the ressie, all tickets purchased from UT are linked to a band, the bands arrived yesterday. No one else has a MDE account, I invited all.

Question, shouldn't they all be able to access the page to get FP+? Is there something more that needs to be done to make this happen? Wifey got into something today based on an invite sent yesterday but couldn't find the page to reserve a FP+. I successfully did this for her and I on arrival day, BIL and SIL come a day later, I'd like all to be able to manage their bands.

Thanks for any advice offered,

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Personally, I find it easier to manage my family's bands. If you want them to each be in charge of their own they will each need to create their own MDE accounts and accept your invitation. Then you should all be linked and should all be able to make FP+ selections for everyone.
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Old 09-27-2013, 10:55 AM   #155
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Are most of the magic band readers right hand or left hand "friendly"? In other words, is it easier to wear on the R wrist or L wrist?
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Old 09-27-2013, 11:09 AM   #156
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OK, I have a unusual situation and I hope someone here knows the answer. I would rather not call WDW, I get better info here .

We are going next April, have a reservation at the Coronado, and now it looks like we might have a chance at SOG . Thing is, we won't know if we can stay at SOG until closer to departure - like maybe a week before .

Before than, I will have made my ADR's and FP+ reservations. I have some days leftover on my 10 UT tickets (no exp), so were going to use them this trip. If I get to stay at SOG and cancel Coronado, what happens to my ADR's and FP+ reservations? If I have my ticket media in the magic band will I lose anything? We are going during Spring Break , so I would prefer not for it to all disappear, since it would be difficult to get it back during that crowded time.

Any help or insights would be most appreciated !

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Old 09-27-2013, 11:17 AM   #157
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Can we add a day to our park hoppers on our Magic Bands after we arrive at WDW? We're not certain yet that we will need the extra day since we already plan to attend MVMCP later that evening.
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Old 09-27-2013, 01:08 PM   #158
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Are most of the magic band readers right hand or left hand "friendly"? In other words, is it easier to wear on the R wrist or L wrist?
The scanners are to your left as you enter each park so having the bands on your left hand makes entry easier. Some lefties have reported having issues when the band is on their right hand.
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Old 09-27-2013, 01:11 PM   #159
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OK, I have a unusual situation and I hope someone here knows the answer. I would rather not call WDW, I get better info here .

We are going next April, have a reservation at the Coronado, and now it looks like we might have a chance at SOG . Thing is, we won't know if we can stay at SOG until closer to departure - like maybe a week before .

Before than, I will have made my ADR's and FP+ reservations. I have some days leftover on my 10 UT tickets (no exp), so were going to use them this trip. If I get to stay at SOG and cancel Coronado, what happens to my ADR's and FP+ reservations? If I have my ticket media in the magic band will I lose anything? We are going during Spring Break , so I would prefer not for it to all disappear, since it would be difficult to get it back during that crowded time.

Any help or insights would be most appreciated !

Thanks!
First, nothing is stored in the band. Everything in your MDE account is accessed using the chip in the band. That means that your band will be good over many trips. It will simply access whatever is linked to your MDE account at that time.

As for the FP+ selections, by that time I would expect day/off-site guests to have access to FP+ so it shouldn't matter where you are staying. Disney has not announced a date when they will be included in FP+ but they are testing that system with CMs now. All you can do is wait and see what is in place closer to your trip.
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Old 09-27-2013, 01:13 PM   #160
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Can we add a day to our park hoppers on our Magic Bands after we arrive at WDW? We're not certain yet that we will need the extra day since we already plan to attend MVMCP later that evening.
The park hoppers aren't on your bands, they are linked to your MDE account. The bands simply access that information with their chip. You will have no problem adding a day to your tickets. Just visit Guest Relations and they can do it for you.
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Old 09-27-2013, 01:48 PM   #161
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The name is printed on the inside of the band and is not decorative. It is more for identification purposes so you don't mix them up with someone else's. Neither the personalization nor the colored bands cost anything.

You can purchase different band decorations in the shops, but they are not mandatory. I do not know if you can add both a sleeve and bandits. Perhaps another poster will be able to help.
Yes you can, you just need something to make a very small hole in the sleeve so the bandits go in.
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Old 09-27-2013, 02:47 PM   #162
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So my magic bands are being shipped in 5 days. I do not have tickets yet but will get them soon. Do I just add them to my MDE account when I get them and then they will be in my bands?
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So my magic bands are being shipped in 5 days. I do not have tickets yet but will get them soon. Do I just add them to my MDE account when I get them and then they will be in my bands?
You add them to your MDE account and then they will be in your account. The bands do not store anything. They have a chip that can access whatever is linked to your MDE account. So yes, you add them to your account and then you can use your bands to get into the parks.
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Old 09-27-2013, 04:50 PM   #164
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I was able to customize my bands today for my trip starting 11/23. I also have the page to book FP+....thanks for the info. I am soo confused!!
BTW,it says I have until 10/24 to customize the bands.
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Old 09-27-2013, 05:33 PM   #165
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The scanners are to your left as you enter each park so having the bands on your left hand makes entry easier. Some lefties have reported having issues when the band is on their right hand.
Thank you! Exactly what I was wondering, as we have two lefties in our group. They're really gonna think I'm an expert planner now when I tell them to keep it on their left. Lol.
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