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Old 05-17-2013, 08:33 AM   #331
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According to the link, your name goes on the back of the band, the part that sits on your skin. I was thinking it would be on the front, like a fun ID bracelet for kids to wear with their first names. Other than the possibility of having it returned to you if lost, I don't see the appeal of having your name on the band if no one sees it.

"Iconic Gray"? LOL I guess just "grey" was too boring.
I don't think it was meant as decoration, but for knowing whose is whose, especially if someone wants the same color as someone else. I don't think 9-10 characters is going to get a lost band returned to you any easier than a quick scan of the band and your whole profile coming up.

The often hinted at upsell bands may offer customizations on the outside, but those still seem a ways off.
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Old 05-17-2013, 08:34 AM   #332
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And meanwhile I'm laughing because we always bemoan the lack of quality merchandise available these days at the parks and resorts -- we literally come home with the money that we'd brought to buy things because we can't find anything of decent-enough quality to buy!

Sigh.

Like everyone else, just kind of sitting and waiting and watching. We head down in 21 days (yipee!) and are eager to know what system(s) we'll be working with. I appreciate having the forum for ideas and even the little wisps of information because frankly, it beats working
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Old 05-17-2013, 08:37 AM   #333
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I don't think it was meant as decoration, but for knowing whose is whose, especially if someone wants the same color as someone else. I don't think 9-10 characters is going to get a lost band returned to you any easier than a quick scan of the band and your whole profile coming up.

The often hinted at upsell bands may offer customizations on the outside, but those still seem a ways off.
I was thinking the customization would be different. Knowing whose is whose with names printed on the back does make sense.
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Old 05-17-2013, 09:08 AM   #334
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Looks like some MagicBands are indeed in the wild - and some more details about colors and selection:

http://blog.wdwinfo.com/2013/05/17/f...gic-magicband/

Some interesting details:

- You must choose a color at least 5 days in advance. Less than 5 days everyone gets "Iconic Gray" (was to sensationalize a boring color there...)

- If you do it at least 10 days out, they can be shipped to you. I'm betting there is an upcharge for that.

- You can get your name (9-10 characters) printed on the band - I'm going to assume that likewise has to be done in advance. No idea on an upcharge.
The link also states :

"... MagicBands and other MyMagic+ features will begin TESTING... For Cast Members and their guests ONLY.... most likely be open to only 'higher up' Cast Members in management roles... "
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Old 05-17-2013, 09:33 AM   #335
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forgive me if this has been discussed but i can't read all 19 pages of this thread...but is there any indication of what will be in place to keep track of return times? is it expected that you will have a paper ticket like current FP? or will it be up to the guest to keep track of attractions and return times utilizing their own methods?
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forgive me if this has been discussed but i can't read all 19 pages of this thread...but is there any indication of what will be in place to keep track of return times? is it expected that you will have a paper ticket like current FP? or will it be up to the guest to keep track of attractions and return times utilizing their own methods?
Pretty much up to the guest and whatever electronic gizmos they may or may not have.
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According to the link, your name goes on the back of the band, the part that sits on your skin. I was thinking it would be on the front, like a fun ID bracelet for kids to wear with their first names. Other than the possibility of having it returned to you if lost, I don't see the appeal of having your name on the band if no one sees it.

"Iconic Gray"? LOL I guess just "grey" was too boring.
Standard safety advice is not to have your child's name visible to the public on any item of clothing or jewelry. Otherwise, someone who doesn't know your child can walk up and start talking to them using their name, and easily convince your child that they are a family friend.

Honestly, even as an adult, I wouldn't particularly care to be displaying my real name to the entire world. I don't want strangers calling me by my first name like they know me. (But that may be because I have an LD that affects my ability to recognize faces, so I rely on the cues people give me - like them knowing my name - to determine whether I know them or not.)
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Standard safety advice is not to have your child's name visible to the public on any item of clothing or jewelry. Otherwise, someone who doesn't know your child can walk up and start talking to them using their name, and easily convince your child that they are a family friend.

Honestly, even as an adult, I wouldn't particularly care to be displaying my real name to the entire world. I don't want strangers calling me by my first name like they know me. (But that may be because I have an LD that affects my ability to recognize faces, so I rely on the cues people give me - like them knowing my name - to determine whether I know them or not.)
That is fine for you. I feel differently about it for myself and my child.

If your child isn't old enough to realize a stranger isn't a family friend, they shouldn't be left alone.
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That is fine for you. I feel differently about it for myself and my child.

If your child isn't old enough to realize a stranger isn't a family friend, they shouldn't be left alone.
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Looks like some MagicBands are indeed in the wild - and some more details about colors and selection:

http://blog.wdwinfo.com/2013/05/17/f...gic-magicband/

Some interesting details:

- You must choose a color at least 5 days in advance. Less than 5 days everyone gets "Iconic Gray" (was to sensationalize a boring color there...)

- If you do it at least 10 days out, they can be shipped to you. I'm betting there is an upcharge for that.

- You can get your name (9-10 characters) printed on the band - I'm going to assume that likewise has to be done in advance. No idea on an upcharge.
FYI This link also says that the information that started this thread (that FP+ is already live in the parks) is incorrect. I suspect that OP made a lot of this up and has been stringing people along for several dozen posts.
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FYI This link also says that the information that started this thread (that FP+ is already live in the parks) is incorrect. I suspect that OP made a lot of this up and has been stringing people along for several dozen posts.
I heard that AP holders will be limited to 20 FP+ per quarter.
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Children shouldn't be left alone if they are unable to recognize a stranger from a "family friend" at WDW.
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I was thinking the customization would be different. Knowing whose is whose with names printed on the back does make sense.
Agreed-take them off at night and toss them on the counter. Wake up and anyone with the same color would know which they need.
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Agreed-take them off at night and toss them on the counter. Wake up and anyone with the same color would know which they need.
How that will work for the family of 8 who didn't choose their colors ahead of time and all have the "Iconic Gray" remains to be seen
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How that will work for the family of 8 who didn't choose their colors ahead of time and all have the "Iconic Gray" remains to be seen
Perhaps at your resort or at the parks you will have the opportunity to obtain a "charm" that would unique to you and your personality that could be attached to your band to help distinguish it form others ... for a nominal fee of course
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