There seems to be a lot of misinformation/misunderstanding floating around about Magic Bands so I thought I would make one central post. General Magic Bands are soft, rubber wrist bands that contain an RFID chip. You are not required to use the Magic Bands and may opt, instead, to use an RFID-enabled KTTW card. They are waterproof and can be worn in the pool/shower on water rides (Splash Mountain, Kali River, etc.) and at water parks. The band comes in one size, but a portion of it is removable to make it a better size for smaller wrists. Magic Bands are tied to the person, not to a resort reservation. They are meant to be brought back for years and re-used. Your Magic Band is linked to your profile on MDE (also known as MDX). There is no information stored on the bands themselves. You can manage your own profile, as well as that of any family/friends you have. (Any Family & Friends members that manage their own account can be linked to yours.) Any reservations that are on your MDE/MDX profile will be accessible by your Magic Band. If you have more than one upcoming resort stay you will get a MB for each one, but all will work for all of the reservations because they are tied to your MDE/MDX profile. You can link your profile to someone else's and you will then be able to link to any of their friends/family as well. Once this is done you will be able to make FP+ reservations for everyone. To make FP+ reservations you will need a park ticket or annual pass attached to your MDE/MDX profile. If you have a park ticket you will limited to FP+s for the number of days on your ticket. Customization Once you have an active "Personalize MagicBands" tab in your MDE/MDX account you will be able to customize your bands. You can choose from seven colors (gray, green, yellow, pink, blue, red and orange). You can personalize each band with a name or nickname (9 character maximum). There have been differing accounts of how long you have to customize your bands. Some have reported having until 10 days before check in. Others have reported having until 30 days before check in. Your best bet is to check your own MDE/MDX account to see what your options are. Once you lose the ability to customize your bands or, if you choose not to customize bands, you will be given non-imprinted (no personalized names), gray bands at check in (if you would like them). Shipping Currently bands are shipped out approximately 29 days before check in. Once your customization window closes your bands will be shipped out. Most bands are shipped via US Mail and will arrive a few days after they are shipped. If you make your reservation at least two weeks in advance they should be able to ship your bands. If you live outside the United States they will not ship bands at this time. Instead, they will send them to your resort for pick-up at check in. This is supposed to change once full roll-out of the program occurs but there are not more details at this time. Use Magic Bands may be used for the following... As a park ticket. As a room key. As a resort account charge card. For Disney Dining Plan credits. To access Disney's Magical Express. For the Memory Maker photo package. For Fast Pass + selections and entry. For Resort check in. For special magical experiences throughout WDW. Access key-entry guard gates at Disney resorts. Parking lot access for resort guests at Disney parks. Notes Disney has said that guests should not try to link tickets for hard-ticket events to their MDE/MDX accounts. These include Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party, Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, Night of Joy, etc. Guests should use the tickets provided to them to enter the park for these events. All information in this post is subject to change as MDE/MDX and My Magic + are fully rolled out. Please understand that all of these things are the way Magic Bands will ultimately work. During this testing/roll-out phase there are several glitches that need to be worked out. Go on your trip with an open mind and an expectation that at least one problem will occur. Every new system goes through a "breaking in" phase and MM+ is no different. Safe travels everyone!