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Old 05-18-2013, 10:16 AM   #376
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Seems like everyone has missed the worst part of all about the bands...

Big ol' thick tan line on your wrist.
Wear it around a belt loop or bag strap instead
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Old 05-18-2013, 02:14 PM   #377
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I wonder how this will work for AP's. We only purchase our AP's on the night we arrive so we wouldn't be able to "pre-book" the wrist band and we would NOT want grey!
This may be the biggest mistake of the whole MagicBands plan. Lots of people don't plan ahead or won't know they need to log in and make selections. People will HATE being forced to take gray, no matter what silly word you put in front of it.

Wait, I have a solution! Offer this amazing array of choices with one easy to stock part number.

Dumbo Gray
Thumper Gray
Tramp Dog Gray
Notre Dame Gargoyle Gray

you get the idea...
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Old 05-18-2013, 02:27 PM   #378
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This may be the biggest mistake of the whole MagicBands plan. Lots of people don't plan ahead or won't know they need to log in and make selections. People will HATE being forced to take gray, no matter what silly word you put in front of it.

Wait, I have a solution! Offer this amazing array of choices with one easy to stock part number.

Dumbo Gray
Thumper Gray
Tramp Dog Gray
Notre Dame Gargoyle Gray

you get the idea...
I thought you could buy one once you are there? If you don't like grey just buy a different color.
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Old 05-18-2013, 03:44 PM   #379
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I thought you could buy one once you are there? If you don't like grey just buy a different color.
Yes and considering how terrible the current system is when you have to go from one Key to the World card to another during a single stay, I don't have much hope for the "upgrade your band" process.
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Old 05-18-2013, 03:58 PM   #380
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Yes and considering how terrible the current system is when you have to go from one Key to the World card to another during a single stay, I don't have much hope for the "upgrade your band" process.
I've never had any problem upgrading my KTTW card (adding days, transferring stuff from one card to another). I HAVE had issues with the RFID room doors. Got to my room at midnight on our arrival day and our room key wouldn't work. Front desk fixed it.

Or one could continue to moan about ugly colors and tan lines. Whatever floats your boat. For me, the thing I DON'T have a problem with is the bands as far as MyMagic+ is concerned.
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Old 05-18-2013, 03:59 PM   #381
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I thought you could buy one once you are there? If you don't like grey just buy a different color.
Before your trip, you will have the option to select from a few colors. This will be done using the My Disney Experience website/app. The bands are then mailed to you.

Reports of designer bands have become strong over the past few months. It's no telling when those will be sold though. I have heard conflicting reports on whether or not someone who doesn't select a color in time for it to be mailed can switch it out at guest services. Only time will tell.

Here's a recent article about the timeline...

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

Here are some pics of the color choices...



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Old 05-18-2013, 04:42 PM   #382
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So when the timeline mentions needing to choose your colors within a certain day before your arrival that's only once this is full force live, right? We leave in 3 weeks and I'd love to choose a color, but I'm guessing this wont be an option for us that early?
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So when the timeline mentions needing to choose your colors within a certain day before your arrival that's only once this is full force live, right? We leave in 3 weeks and I'd love to choose a color, but I'm guessing this wont be an option for us that early?
No, they are not using the Magic Bands, yet. Right now it appears that they are testing the FP+ system. You might get a chance to test out the system
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I thought you could buy one once you are there? If you don't like grey just buy a different color.
It will probably be a while before non-resort/AP guests will get to get MagicBands (heck, we don't even know when ANYONE will yet), but from the sounds of it, they will only keep gray ones on hand.

As for purchasing designer bands, Disney hasn't said much about that at all lately. I think they want to get the basics done first before they start worrying about that.

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So when the timeline mentions needing to choose your colors within a certain day before your arrival that's only once this is full force live, right? We leave in 3 weeks and I'd love to choose a color, but I'm guessing this wont be an option for us that early?
It's a choice once they make it available to whoever they make it available to. No idea whether it will be before it's fully out or not. I suspect it will be available to a subset of guest at some point before it's 100% available. But it is extremely doubtful MagicBands will be available to any guests in three weeks.
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Old 05-18-2013, 05:27 PM   #385
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We are planning a trip for next year, sometime around June or July, staying offsite and purchasing tickets at the gate (exchange rate, they are the equivalent of over $400 each here) so... I'm not sure how this would work for us.

Maybe we won't even have access yet when we go, its all up in the air. I hope you can book fastpasses on the day, also none of our family would be inclined to take an expensive smartphone with us into the parks (only one of us own one anyway). I've heard of the kiosks, so it looks like that would be our only option there. I do hope all the headliners won't be booked out on the day... I imagine they would only allow so many fastpasses to be allocated early with the rest on the day, otherwise many who don't prebook will wait longer and spend less... Seems sensible to keep at least half the fastpasses back for on the day.

I will just have to keep an eye on things it seems. Saying that, I just realised we don't do sit in meals or many parades unless we pass them, so I will probably just mentally assign that 15mins extra we waited for btmrr or whatever if the fastpasses were used up as time we'd have been waiting somewhere else if we had done sit in meals or something.
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That seems like an odd comment here.

. It's the DIS boards. Everything regarding Disney is a First World Problem.
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It will probably be a while before non-resort/AP guests will get to get MagicBands (heck, we don't even know when ANYONE will yet), but from the sounds of it, they will only keep gray ones on hand.

As for purchasing designer bands, Disney hasn't said much about that at all lately. I think they want to get the basics done first before they start worrying about that.



It's a choice once they make it available to whoever they make it available to. No idea whether it will be before it's fully out or not. I suspect it will be available to a subset of guest at some point before it's 100% available. But it is extremely doubtful MagicBands will be available to any guests in three weeks.
Thanks! This is what I figured. I know the RFID cards are in effect, so I thought maybe they'd have the option of using the bracelets without FP+ being in effect (just using them to charge, access your room, etc...) It would be SO COOL to be one of the testers!
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That seems like an odd comment here.

. It's the DIS boards. Everything regarding Disney is a First World Problem.
Yes but people have to make comments like that to make themselves feel like they're better than other people because of course nothing they ever worry about could be considered a "first world problem".
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I'd like to be so laid back tbh, I think I'm doing my parents in with debate over this. They don't mind waiting in standby if this doesn't work for us, so I'm stressing over nothing but I can't help myself!
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