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Old 04-06-2013, 11:07 PM   #1
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Disney Magic Band News for Annual Passholders

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Today I also learned a few more things about the Band itself. As stated in my last related blog, they are made of a smooth material that is hypo-allergenic, heat resistant, and waterproof. After spending a long day in the hot Florida sun, the Bands may be washed with ease. I was even told that it would be safe to put one in a dishwasher; I’m not so sure I will be trying that though. Similarly, the sizing of the bands will be easy to customize. Both adult and children Bands are fully adjustable and come on and off with ease. And, something that amazed me, the children’s Bands are actually one layer of the adult-sized bands. You’ll notice this in the picture below:



Image: A child-sized MagicBand is nestled on top of an adult Band to allow it to be sized appropriately.

As we already knew, MagicBands will be available readily at the parks. With the amount of miles covered during a trip to Disney, it wouldn’t come as a surprise if a Band was lost here or there. Apparently, the company already a plan in place for this. I learned today that it will be very easy to get a replacement for a lost or malfunctioning Band. Upon hearing this, I immediately guessed that this would come into play with the sales of “designer” or character Bands, which, by the way, Disney is being very hush-hush about. In fact, I was told this afternoon that options like these are just rumors because some guests who are testing the Bands have customized them on their own. However, we have seen official Disney-released photos that speak otherwise:



Only time will tell us how the MagicBand changes our way of vacationing, and I’m excited to hear that Disney will give its guests options for customizing the Band itself. New information is forthcoming quickly now that testing of the system has resumed – it was abruptly halted recently, but that has now changed. I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for this show to get on the road. Here’s hoping that will come to fruition sooner rather than later.

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I know many are against the bands and do not like them but personally I'm very willing to see how this all goes and very eager to try them. Obviously disney has put a lot of time, effort and money into these so that can't be terrible. Again I think it will come down to personal preference on how the bands will do overall but I am very excited for these.
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Question: Would you like to participate in a billion dollar experimental entertainment idea?

My answer: Yes.

I don't anticipate having my own billion dollars to experiment with, so I can't see a downside.
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~I *LOVE* this article -- so much!!! This is the best write-up, I have ever read on the Magic Bands! Kudos, to the writer!

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I know many are against the bands and do not like them but personally I'm very willing to see how this all goes and very eager to try them. Obviously disney has put a lot of time, effort and money into these so that can't be terrible. Again I think it will come down to personal preference on how the bands will do overall but I am very excited for these.
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So how do we go about getting the bands? I recently ordered an AP & will be activating it at the end of April. When I bring my voucher to Guest Services will I be able to get a band then?
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So how do we go about getting the bands? I recently ordered an AP & will be activating it at the end of April. When I bring my voucher to Guest Services will I be able to get a band then?
They may very well not be in place by the end of this month as they are still in testing. You can get your plastic RFID card in the interim. Once the bands are fully instituted, they will be mailed.
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So how do we go about getting the bands? I recently ordered an AP & will be activating it at the end of April. When I bring my voucher to Guest Services will I be able to get a band then?
Let us know how it goes. Good luck.
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